There are so many questions that arise during the course of our refereeing careers. Here is a site that will help us to answer so many of those questions, and see what goes on in other areas of refereeing. This blog is to help answer questions about rules, techniques and mechanics for refereeing in USA Volleyball. The topics and discussions include:
- How do other referees of varying experience levels handle the same situation that we might have encountered during a match?
- How do different areas of the country handle their certification and training?
- How has another referee handled the stress and scheduling of volleyball alongside work and family obligations?
- Tips for others? If so, we’d love to hear them.
In addition, the blog will feature polls about how to handle situations as well as video clips for instruction, training, or “You make the call.”
Register to post comments, questions or replies (the blog is moderated to keep the discussion professional and appropriate). Please keep your posts professional and make situations vague to protect the innocent and the guilty.
The blog is moderated by a panel of USA Volleyball Officials Commission leadership, head referees, and raters:
Steve Crane (Director, RVA Scorer Development, National Indoor Officials Commission
Kathy Ferraraccio (Associate Chair, USAV National Indoor Officials Commission, Referees)
Nancy Funk (Associate Chair, National Indoor Officials Commission, Scorers)
Donnie Goodwin (RVA At Large Referee Representative, National Indoor Officials Commission)
Brian Hemelgarn (Director, National & Jr National Referee Certifications/Evaluations)
Thomas Hoy (Director, Camp Development, National Indoor Officials Commission)
Michael O’Connor (Director, RVA Jr. Officials Development, National Indoor Officials Commission)
Steve Owen (Chair, International/National Beach Officials Commission)
Michelle Prater (Director, RVA Referee Development, National Indoor Officials Commission)
Steve Thorpe (USA Volleyball Rules Interpreter)
Steve Webster (Editor, VolleyballRefTraining.com)
Donna Wigton (Director, International Scorers)
We will answer your questions as frequently as possible, pose questions that we get from this blog and from other sources, and keep watch over the postings.