High School Volleyball Officials by t3293888


									                                                                     Revised 6/12/09

                    Utah High School Activities Association
                    High School Volleyball Officials

The UHSAA is grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the Volleyball Officials’
Associations and the Volleyball Officiating Academy in promoting the positive growth of the
profession. Together, we look for ways to improve the consistency in the education, training
and evaluation of our high school officials.

The Academy plays a central role in the education, training, and rating of high school
officials in Utah. To provide increased opportunities for high school officials to attend a
clinic, especially those outside the Wasatch Front, the Academy will offer a July clinic in
St. George. Additional information regarding the Volleyball Officiating Academy is available
on the Volleyball page on the UHSAA website (uhsaa.org). We encourage all officials to
attend one of the Academy clinics to receive the very best on/off court training.

To improve the consistency and communication between the UHSAA and the various chapters
and associations representing volleyball officials, a universal scale was created for rating high
school officials across Utah. The Academy has agreed to use the rating scale when evaluating
high school officials at their “Rating Tournaments.” Officials will receive an Academy rating and
also a high school rating (i.e., 100 to 500). Having all officials rated on the same scale by the
same independent group should create additional clarity and fairness throughout the state.

In assigning post-season the UHSAA considers the knowledge, training, experience, and the
evaluations of our officials. We encourage any official interested in working post-season to
complete the following in the areas of knowledge, training and experience.

    1. Attendance at UHSAA rules clinic or completion of on-line clinic & quiz
    2. Successfully pass Part 1 NFHS Volleyball Test
    3. Successfully pass Part 2 NFHS Volleyball Test

     1. Attend a “Volleyball Officiating Academy” (A minimum of every 3 years)
     2. Work an Academy “High School Rating Tournament” (minimum of every 3 years)
     3. Attend Chapter/Association meetings for additional training

    1. Work assigned pre-season and season volleyball matches
    2. Obtain a state rating from the Academy at a “Rating Tournament”
    3. Receive a recommendation from your chapter or association
    4. Develop a positive and professional relationship with the coaches*
          *Coaches can enter evaluations on officials through the Arbiter program
                                                                      Revised 12/16/08

                         Utah High School Activities Association
                        Volleyball Officials Rating Scale

Rationale: To provide a common instrument for rating high school officials throughout Utah.
This universal rating system would improve the consistency of the ratings throughout the state and
allow the UHSAA to assign officials to the level of play appropriate to their experience, training and
overall ability.

Rating Scale:
100 A top high school official who has demonstrated through training, evaluation, and
      experience they can accurately call and control a state championship match at the
      most competitive level in the R1 position. Capable of officiating fast paced, highly skilled
      matches with complex offensive formations and defensive rotations. Well-respected,
      communicates effectively with coaches, deals quickly and accurately with unusual
      situations. The official has mastered all the R1and R2 mechanics and responsibilities.

200    A very good high school official who has demonstrated through training, evaluation and
       experience they have the ability to accurately call and control HIGHLY competitive varsity
       matches at any level including post-season tournament play. The official is confident
       with all R1 and R2 mechanics and responsibilities during all types of situations.

300    A qualified high school official who has demonstrated through training, evaluation, and
       experience they have the ability to work varsity matches. The official is competent with
       R1 and R2 mechanics including net play, centerline, rotations, substitutions, timeouts,
       ball-handling, illegal hits, blocking, libero, and back row hitters. Qualified to work varsity
       or sub-varsity matches in the R1 or R2 position depending on the level of competitive play.

400    A developing high school official who has demonstrated through training, evaluation
       and experience they have a general knowledge of the rules, signal mechanics and
       game responsibilities. Able to catch centerline violations, net violations, decipher
       score sheets, and proper use of lineup card. Qualified to work sub-varsity matches
       until they gain additional experience, training and proficiency.

500    A new, inexperienced or unrated official. This individual should be encouraged to spend
       additional time on the development of their skills, game mechanics, knowledge of the rules
       and their interpretation and application. This official could gain experience by working
       junior high, freshman, and sophomore matches.
Why has the Volleyball Officiating
Academy Been formed?
Participation and performance in the sport
of volleyball (college, high school, USAV,

                                               SLC, UT 84104
                                               2595 A West Custer Road
                                               Volleyball Officiating Academy (IVA)
etc.) has exploded throughout the Inter-
mountain area in the past few years. As
participation and performance have in-

creased, the demand for experience offi-
cials has escalated. The need for instruc-
tional clinics for the development of new
and veteran volleyball officials is evident.
The Volleyball Officiating Academy board
is committed to assisting in the develop-
ment of competent volleyball officials,
training of new and veteran officials, and
providing a system that certifies levels of
competence in volleyball officiating

For more information contact:
Norma Carr
Bruce Grant
                                                                                           Training &
Teri Jackson
Maile Jewkes
Terri Lewis          801.785.3565
Bruce Miller         801.458.4939                                                                 Academy Board
Daphne Nelson        801.371.9320                                                     Norma Carr          Janai Ott
Janai Ott            801.546.4738                                                     Bruce Grant         Jackie Parker
Jackie Parker        801.486.1152                                                     Teri Jackson        Lisa Peshell
Lisa Peshell         801.957.4078                                                     Maile Jewkes        Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith          801.259.3519                                                     Terri Lewis         Kevin Willet
Kevin Willett        801.796.5719                                                     Bruce Miller        Shelda Bennett
Shelda Bennett       801.544.1365                                                     Daphne Nelson
What is the Volleyball                          Comprehensive Volleyball

                                                                                                             Comprehensive Volleyball Officials Training
Officiating Academy?                            Officials’ Training

                                                                                                                                                           Email: ____________________________
                                                This is an on/off court practical training for new or
                                                veteran officials. (bring whistle, court shoes and in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee $30.00
The Volleyball Officiating Academy is a         some cases full officials uniform)
non-profit organization developed to pro-
mote volleyball officiating at all levels in     Jan. 23-24, 2009 (USAV)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fee $20.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fee $20.00
                                                   Jan. 23- Classroom 6-9pm SLCC LAC Rm 106
the Intermountain area. These levels in-
                                                   Jan. 24- 9am-3pm On court training and Rating at
clude: beginning, recreation, USAV, Jr.          various sites in Salt Lake area. (Dressed to Referee)
high school, high school, and collegiate.        MUST PRE-REGISTER- no walk up registration

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Select any of the events listed below. All pre-registration will require payment.
                                                 MUST Be USAV member & have read USAV rules
A variety of training and clinics will be of-    (contact 801-534-1933 for membership information)
                                                 Cost: $20.00
fered through out the course of the year.
                                                 * Participants must attend each day*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o Jan. 23-24, 2009 @ SLCC LAC and Salt Lake area (USAV)
Upon completion of the 6 hour on and off
court training, officials will be eligible to    July 13-15, 2009 (High School Training)
be rated at a specified tournament for the                @ Dixie State College Times-TBA
different levels of II, III, IV and V.              Bring whistle, white shirt, black pants.
                                                 MUST PRE-REGISTER- no walk up registration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o July 13-15, 2009 @ Dixie State College (H.S.)
                                                 Cost: $30.00
                                                 Ratings will be given at a H.S. Rating Tournament in

                                                                                                                                                           Name: __________________________________
                                                 * Participants must attend each day*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o Aug. 14-15, 2009 @ SLCC LAC (H.S.)
                                                 Aug. 14-15, 2009 (High School Training)
         Volleyball                                  14th- 6-9pm Classroom/On court
                                                     15th- 9am-12pm Classroom/On court
   Officiating Academy                              Location: SLCC-LAC 106 classroom/arena
                                                 PRE-REGISTRATION preferred

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Send Check or Money Order to:
                                                 Bring a whistle, court shoes
  Õ Increase the number of                          High School Rating Tournament

                                                                                                         Pre-Registration Form
    volleyball officials in the                           Location and date: TBA

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Make checks payable to IVA
                                                 Cost: $20.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IVA- VB Officials Academy
    Intermountain area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2595 A West Custer Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
                                                 * Participants must attend each day*
  Õ Train new and veteran
    volleyball officials.                       Training Locations
  Õ Assist volleyball officials to              SLCC-LAC (class rooms/arena)
                                                Salt Lake Community College-
    reach new levels of officiating.
                                                Lifetime Activities Center
                                                4600 South Redwood Rd.
                                                Salt Lake City, UT
                                                USAV and Dixie College site information
                                                will be sent upon receipt of registration.


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