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Junior Official Requirements

Before you contact the region, READ the step by step instructions, many times they address your question.
If you have questions, please contact your club director first.

The overall goal for the Palmetto Region is to enhance and improve officiating skills of our adult players, coaches, and junior players via improved tracking, rating, and supervision of all officials. Please read all of the instructions below BEFORE taking the clinics so you are sure to take the correct one and get credit for it!

Any questions regarding the officiating clinics should go to your CLUB DIRECTOR first, they will contact the region if they are unable to answer the question. If you have any questions about the Palmetto Region Officials Program, please contact our Officials Chairperson, at officials@palmettovb.com.

2020 Junior Team Requirements

All Palmetto Region junior teams are required to have the following certified members on their roster:

  • At least 1 certified adult (Coaches ONLY take the "PM20 Coaches Officiating Clinic" - will show as certified R2 on roster)
  • At least 2 Second Referees (R2s)
  • At least 2 Scorers

Teams must meet minimum requirements by 1/1/20

Notes

  • Palmetto Region policy requires that Junior Team Officials be trained before they participate in a match as part of the work crew.
  • At least one of the work team members AT THE TABLE (or working as R2) must be a USAV registered & rostered adult. This person is not required to be a coach, but must have completed the required training for scoring. It is also permissible for the adult to work as the R2, instead of sitting at the table, if they have completed the Second Referee or Coaches training clinics. 
  • Each person who will function during the season as a 2nd  referee or scorer must take the online clinic/exam NO LATER THAN January 1st 
  • It is recommended that the entire team complete the Libero Tracking & Line Judge training.

Requirements

To become certified or re-certified as a Junior Referee or Junior Scorer you must do the following:

  • Be a current member in good standing within Palmetto Region – USA Volleyball.
  • Attend the approved online Junior Official Clinic by January 1st
    • Individual online clinics will be accomplished using USAV Academy. All members MUST register through Webpoint to receive credit.
  • Complete the assigned material until certification for the course is achieved by January 1st.
  • NEW THIS SEASON - NO RATING REQUIRED
  • To be certified you must take the online clinic every year

General Officials Clinic Information

(all clinics are ONLINE) 

Everyone follows these steps to begin the certification process

1. Register through Webpoint

A. https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/
B. From the home screen click on “Region Ref/Score Clinics”

C. Then select the appropriate clinic and click “Participant registration”
 

D. Coaches: 

  • Register for “PM20 Coaches Officiating Clinic”
    • Must complete the following in USAV Academy:
      • PM20_999 PM20 Palmetto Region Officiating Overview
      • US20_150 Coaching's Role in Officiating
      • US20_102 Junior Second Referee 
      • US20_103 Junior Signals 
      • US20_106q Scoring Basics Non-deciding Set (w/quiz)
      • US20_107q Scoring – Deciding Set (w/quiz)
      • US20_105q Libero Control (w/quiz)
      • US20_101 Line Judge Essentials (w/ quiz)
      • US20_108 Basic Scoring Example
      • US20_109 Basic Scoring Example - Deciding Set

E. All players must complete Line Judging and Libero Tracking.

  • Line Judging: Register for “PM20 Junior Line Judge Training
    • Must complete the following in USAV Academy:
      • PM20_999 PM20 Palmetto Region Officiating Overview
      • US20_101 Line Judge Essentials
  • Libero Tracking: “PM20 Junior Libero Tracker Training
    • Must complete the following in USAV Academy:
      • PM20_999 PM20 Palmetto Region Officiating Overview
      • US20_105q Libero Control (w/quiz)

F. Your coach or club director will determine which of the following you should complete, either Second Referee or Scorekeeping.

  • Second Referee (R2): Register for “PM20 Junior Second Referee Training
    • Must complete the following in USAV Academy:
      • PM20_999 PM20 Palmetto Region Officiating Overview
      • US20_102 Junior Second Referee
      • US20_103 Junior Signals 
      • US20_106q Scoring Basics Non-deciding Set (w/quiz)
      • US20_107q Scoring – Deciding Set (w/quiz)
      • US20_105q Libero Control (w/quiz)
  • Scorekeeping: “PM20 Junior Scorer Training
    • Must complete the following in USAV Academy:
      • PM20_999 PM20 Palmetto Region Officiating Overview
      • US20_106q Scoring Basics Non-deciding Set (w/quiz)
      • US20_107q Scoring – Deciding Set (w/quiz)
      • US20_108 Basic Scoring Example
      • US20_109 Basic Scoring Example – Deciding Set
      • US20_105q Libero Control (w/quiz)

2. USA Volleyball Academy

A. Access is directly through Webpoint again this year! Click on the red “USAV Academy” button in Webpoint to take you directly there. Do NOT login directly to USAV Academy, only access through Webpoint.

B. Your homepage will show your Certificates, Learning Activities, and Review and Expired. If your certificate is not showing up in the left-hand table, ensure all classes are in the Learning Activities table are completed and your progress shows 100% complete.

3. Ratings not required this season

A. Once you have taken and passed your clinic, you are certified.

B. You must pass the online clinic every year.

Junior Requirements Summary

  • Be a member of Palmetto Region
  • Register through Webpoint for Juniors Officials Clinics
  • Take relevant Official Clinic & Exam in USA Volleyball Academy by January 1st.
  • Enjoy a structured, FUN, and fair season