Officials' Division

Officials' Division

Founded in 1982, Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization recognized as the Regional Volleyball Association (RVA) for all of Northern California and Northern Nevada. NCVA is one of 40 RVAs under USA Volleyball (USAV), the non-profit organization recognized by the United State Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball, and sitting volleyball in the United States.

NCVA provides volleyball referees, tournament directors, clinicians, and head officials in the capacities listed below:

  • Girls’ and Boys’ Club Tournaments: We cover 22 events each season, ranging from one day to three days long.
  • Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Varsity and Varsity High School Programs: We service 39 Bay Area schools.
  • Girls’ Middle School Programs: We service 6 leagues across the Bay Area.
  • Girls’ League Tournaments: We assign tournament directors to over 500 league events.
  • Girls’ and Boys’ Beach Tour Stops and Beach Open Championships: We assign Tournament Directors and Referees to all USAV sanctioned beach events held in Northern California.
  • New Referee Symposiums for High School and Club Programs: We sponsor and operate 5 new referee symposiums each season.
  • Corporate and Alumni events: We work to develop an event that meets the needs of the attendees, supplying any variation of referees, tournament directors, and head officials.

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Contact NCVA

Frequently Asked Questions: The OAG has compiled a list of commonly asked questions. If you think one should be added, please reach out to [email protected].

Independent Contractor Agreement: This document outlines responsibilities for ALL referees. Required to be submitted by ALL referees each season.

Libero Serving Guidelines: Detailed information on the guidelines for allowing the libero to serve.

Libero Tracker: The libero tracking sheet used by all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.

Lineup Sheet: The lineup sheet used by all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.

Membership: Use this link to register as a member and submit the required background screening.

National and Advancement Clinics: These clinics are designed to help you enhance your refereeing skills and improve your performance in every match you officiate.

Officiating Materials: A detailed list of all recommended and required officiating materials.

PAVO Official Word: An informational newsletter published by the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials.

2016:  January-February

2015:  October     June

Payment Forms:      Referees    Tournament Directors/Clinicians

Pre-Match Responsibilities: Detailed information on your pre-match conference with your officiating crew.

Rulebook – Beach: The Domestic Competition Regulations (DCR) for all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.

Rulebook – Indoor: The Domestic Competition Regulations (DCR) for all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.

Rules Clinic / Online Clinic Requirements

Rules Comparisons – USAV/NFHS/NCAA: This document outlines all the rules difference between USAV (Club), NCAA (College), and NFHS (High School).

Rules Comparisons – USAV/NCAA: This document outlines all the rules difference between USAV (Club) and NCAA (College).

Scoresheet: The scoresheet used by all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.

Sign up to work: Use this link to submit and review your application(s) to work club season tournaments.

Signals: A detailed list of all hand signals used by referees during the club season.

Uniform: A detailed list of all uniform items worn by referees at all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.

Officials are responsible for food, parking, and hotel expenses, unless otherwise listed below. All sites charge for parking.

September
Boys’ Power League QualifierSeptember 16-17, 2017San Mateo Event Center
Boys’ Power League QualifierSeptember 23-24, 2017San Mateo Event Center
December
Boys’ Power League Region ChampionshipDecember 16-17, 2017San Mateo Event Center
San Jose Convention Center
January
Boys’ Far Western Bid Tournament January 6-7, 2018San Mateo Event Center
Girls' California KickoffJanuary 13-14-15, 2018Craneway Pavilion, Richmond
San Jose Convention Center
San Mateo Event Center
Santa Clara Convention Center
Girls’ Power League QualifierJanuary 20-21, 2018San Mateo Event Center
February
Girls’ Power League QualifierFebruary 3-4, 2018Cal Expo, Sacramento
NB Courts, Livermore
Sacramento Convention Center
San Mateo Event Center
Girls’ Power League QualifierFebruary 10-11, 2018Santa Clara Convention Center
Presidents’ Day February 17-18-19, 2018San Jose Convention Center
San Mateo Event Center
March
Girls’ Golden State Qualifier March 2-3-4, 2018Reno Sparks Convention Center
Girls’ Golden State Classic March 3-4, 2018Craneway Pavilion, Richmond
NB Courts - Livermore
SportsHouse, Redwood City
Girls’ Spring Fling March 3-4, 2018 International Agri-Center
April
Girls’ Far Western National Qualifier
** Hotel provided
April 21-22-23, 2018 Reno Sparks Convention Center
Reno Event Center
Girls’ Far Western National Qualifier
** Hotel provided
April 27-28-29, 2018Reno Sparks Convention Center
Reno Event Centera
May
Girls’ Power League Region ChampionshipMay 5-6, 2018Cal Expo, Sacramento
San Mateo Event Center
Girls’ Power League Region Championship
** Hotel provided in Reno only.
May 12-13, 2018Reno Sparks Convention Center
Reno Event Center
Sacramento Convention Center
San Mateo Event Center
Girls’ Power League Region ChampionshipMay 19-20, 2018Sacramento Convention Center
Girls’ Bay View ClassicMay 26-27-28, 2018San Mateo Event Center

All Symposiums are open to all returning and new referees. Any new referees wanting to work will need to attend a Symposium before they will be assigned.

The Symposium is a two or three day event designed to give the official actual court/game experience while being mentored by our Training Team prior to sending them to your first match. We feel that although rules clinics are valuable tools, the on court game type setting is a good way to give newer officials the game experience they need prior to the start of the season.

The first part of the symposium will be in a classroom setting and will introduce the officials to the basics of the game of volleyball. The attendees will be given detailed information on subjects such as Court and Equipment Match Protocol (when to arrive, conducting warm-ups etc.), Officiating Mechanics (signal sequences, time out and substitution procedures etc.), Ball Handing (setting and other contract violations), and Scorekeeping.

After the classroom session, you will begin working as part of the officiating team. The Training Team will be nearby to answer any questions you may have. You will work with a veteran official and be debriefed after each match to help you improve before we send you out on your own.

The second and/or third days of the Symposium weekend you will be assigned to work on the court as the paid official (R1) for the court.

TrainingDateStart TimeLocation
Symposium - Classroom and On-Court TrainingSaturday, September 23-24, 2017Saturday: 8:30 AM
Sunday: 7:15 AM
San Mateo Event Center
Symposium - Classroom and On-Court TrainingSaturday, January 13-14-15, 2018Saturday: 8:30 AM
Sunday: 7:15 AM
Monday: 7:15 AM
TBD
Symposium - Classroom and On-Court TrainingSaturday, March 3-4, 2018Saturday: 8:30 AM
Sunday: 7:15 AM
TBD

NCVA Training Team

Keith Aidun

Official for 22 years; 14 years with NCVA
National Official
National Scorekeeper
Certified Official in Canada
Certified Line Judge
Certified Tournament Director
Division I, II, III – PAVO/NCAA – Official & Line Judge
Officiated USAV Boys/Girls 18 Open Championships
Officiated USAV High Performance Championships
Officiated Post Season – DII Championships
Member of NCVA Officials Advisory Group (OAG)
Member of Evaluation Team
Former High School & College Volleyball Player

Bryan Hall

Formerly USAV National certified(1999)
Regional USA Volleyball Official
State Referee PAVO/NCAA
Officiated Women’s and Men’s Collegiate : NCAA DIV II, NAIA, NJCAA
Officiated Men’s Collegiate : NAIA, Club
CIF Volleyball Official
Coached: Middle school/High School -1999-2011
Former Volleyball player – 1982 -2006
Member of NCVA Training Team

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Stewart Schulze

NCVA Regional Official
Member of NCVA Training Team

Ruth Verbel

USAV Junior National Official
Member of NCVA Training Team

Directions: This document includes addresses and directions for all schools serviced by NCVA.

Independent Contractor Agreement: This document outlines responsibilities for ALL referees. Required to be submitted by ALL referees each season.

Membership: Use this link to register as a member and submit the required background screening.

Payment Forms: Girls’ High School     Boys’ High School

Rules Clinic / Online Clinic Requirements

Rules Comparisons – USAV/NFHS/NCAA: This document outlines all the rules difference between USAV (Club), NCAA (College), and NFHS (High School).

Uniform

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