Become A Referee

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.





Symposium – Classroom and On-Court Training

September 11-12, 2021

Saturday: 8:30 AM
Sunday: 7:15 AM

@the Grounds, Roseville

Symposium – Classroom and On-Court Training

January 15-16-17, 2022

Saturday: 8:30 AM
Sunday: 7:15 AM
Monday: 7:15 AM

San Jose Convention Center

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

USAV Junior National Official
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

Stewart Schulze

USAV Junior National Official
Member of NCVA Training Team

Ruth Verbel

USAV Junior National Official
Member of NCVA Training Team
VB Official 40+ years
Michigan, Illinois and California
Player; High School, College, and Army
Illinois High School State Finals
Girls: 3 years
Boys: 4 years
California HS Finals 2017 Girls
Special Olympics State Championships
Illinois Special Olympics Training Team
USA Girls and Boys National Championships
NCAA. Post Season D1 LJ
NJCAA National Championships
NCAA D2, D3 & NAIA Post Season

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