2020 New Rules Interpretations

March 20, 2020 Rules Interpretations

Here are a few interpretations based on issues that have been brought to my recently attention that need to be clarified. Length of Shorts Our definition of shorts is anything that stops above the knee. If the style of shorts (spandex, gym shorts, running shorts, etc.) is the same, the length of those shorts does…

Coaches/Referees: Independent Contractors or Employees?

Should coaches and referees be classified as ICs or employees? It depends on your state and your situation.

How to Enhance Your Mindset

Two-time Olympic Medalist Courtney Thompson shows us how to improve our mindsets and become more resilient.

What To Do When Your Child Wants to Take a Break

It’s easy to start panicking when your child asks to try something different, but working with them will help them come back happier.

A Letter to My Younger Self

Lost a friend last month, who impacted so many, without being a coach – just by being damn good at what he did, officiate.  Players around the world held a moment of silence.  We had set up skiing plans for this season, and enjoyed a great Rio Paralympics together – after he was done being a great Rio Beach Olympic referee. 

Dave Gentile Elected USA Volleyball Board Chair

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 4, 2021) – David Gentile of Kansas City, Mo., was elected as the 18th USA Volleyball Board of Directors chair during the national governing body’s board meeting held online on June 1. “I am honored and privileged to serve as the next USA Volleyball chair of the Board of Directors,” Gentile…

USA Volleyball Statement on the Colorado Crossroads Tournament

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 28, 2021) – In light of recent events and effective immediately, USA Volleyball has terminated its agreement with Colorado Crossroads Girls Junior National Qualifier. Effective 2022 and beyond, Colorado Crossroads will no longer be a qualifying event for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. USA Volleyball will honor all bids…

2020 Officiating Review: A Letter from Pati Rolf

Pati Rolf, USAV’s Director of Officials Development, has some thoughts on 2020 and urges us all to be kind and generous to others and ourselves.

From the Beach: 2020 in Review

2020 didn’t happen as expected, but there still was a beach volleyball season. Keith Murlless, Director of Beach Referee Training and Certification, recaps the season and congratulates the officials who “earned their flip-flops,” as he says.