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2018-19 USA Volleyball Officiating Training Materials

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2018-19 USA Volleyball Course Offerings

Below is a list of the officiating training materials USA Volleyball is offering for 2018-2019. This catalog includes study material for those new to the sport all the way up through the best officials in USA Volleyball.

2018-19 Season-Specific Education

2017-18 Critical Rules & Interpretations

Guide to critical rules and interpretations for 2017-18. Provides direction to officials for the upcoming season. Designed for experienced scorers and referees of all levels.


2017-18 Points of Emphasis for Recertifying Referees

Covers pre-season education for currently certified Provisional and Regional referees. Includes new rules, frequent errors, and much more.


Uniform Requirements & Reminders

A brief guide on player uniforms, legal numbering, and contrasting Libero colors.


Junior Officiating Education

Line Judge Essentials

Pre-season education for all junior players or adults who could serve as a line judge as part of a junior tournament officiating team.


Junior Second Referee

Provides pre-season education for all junior players or adults who could serve as a second referee as part of a junior tournament officiating team.


Junior Signals

Accompaniment to junior first and second referee modules.


Junior First Referee

Provides pre-season education for all junior players or adults who could be serving as a first referee as part of a junior tournament officiating team.


Libero Control

Provides pre-season education for all junior and adult players who could be serving as an assistant scorer as part of a tournament officiating team.


Scoring Basics Non-deciding Set

Task-based approach to learning use of the USAV score sheet. Before the match, tracking servers, recording points, substitutions and time-outs, and completing a score sheet. Non-deciding set only.


Scoring – Deciding Set

Task-based approach to learning use the USAV deciding-set score sheet. Focused only on differences required on the deciding set.


Basic Scoring Example

Example of a non-deciding set under typical circumstances. English and Spanish text with English voice over.


Basic Scoring Example – Deciding Set

Example of a deciding set under typical circumstances. English and Spanish text with English voice over.


Coaching’s Role in Officiating

How to improve the performance of your team’s/club’s officiating team and the role of coaches/club directors in building the sport. Specifically, for junior coaches and club directors, not for players.


Referee Education - Core Components

Official Uniform & Equipment

Covers required and optional attire and equipment for all officials.


Ground Rules

Covers process for establishing ground rules.


Pre-match Preparation and Post-match Debrief

Provides best practices for pre-match preparation and briefing plus territory to cover in post-match discussion.


Signals

Explains the proper mechanics used to make all signals in USA Volleyball officiating.


Introduction to First Referee Responsibilities

Outlines duties of first referee before, during, and after play.


Net & Center Line Rules

Outlines what should and should not be whistled as a net fault for the current season.


Net Play

Explains legal and illegal attacks, back-row situations, and how they are to be judged.


Libero Rules

Covers rules that govern the use of the Libero for junior and adult play.


Introduction to Sanctions

Explains basic information on assessment of team and individual sanctions.


Introduction to Second Referee Responsibilities

Outlines duties of second referee before, during, and after play.


Time-outs and Substitutions

Explains and demonstrates proper techniques and mechanics for administering time-outs and substitutions.


Referee Education - Intermediate

Taking Care of Business

Investigates some of the many details a referee must attend to during a tournament. Recommendations from head referees for points of focus for referees at convention center events.


Sport Court Rules

Addresses rules for play when Sport Court is used as the playing surface.


Officiating U14s

Highlights rule exceptions in place for refereeing U14 volleyball.


Protests

Covers proper procedure referees should follow in protest situations.


Preventive Officiating

Considers the area of preventive officiating, from the moment you walk onto the court until the moment you leave the court at the end of the match.


Second Referee Transition & Positioning

Explains and demonstrates current mechanics and techniques for second referee.


Second Referee Progressions

Outlines the mechanics and key points of focus for a second referee.


Second Referee Transition Analysis

An inside look at the transition techniques of four referees.


Alignment Basics: 5-1

Overview of 5-1 serve receive patterns, highlighting potential positional faults, points of focus.


The Art of Assessing Sanctions

Is assessing a sanction black and white? What factors play into these difficult decisions?


Handling Injury Situations

Outlines the proper ways to handle player injuries.


Ball Handling Best Practices

Tips, hints, and plenty of video to teach the nuances of ball handling calls.


Net Fault Awareness

A look at techniques to improve accuracy of second referee judgement of net contact.


Center Line Fault Awareness

Best practices for making good judgment calls on center line plays.


Reaching Over the Net

Teaches the foundation and nuances of reaching over the net call through a series of video clips.


What Would You Do 2017?

Through video examples, explores a series of judgment calls.


Getting Rated

Outlines best practices for preparing for and completing the rating process, regardless of desired certification.


Health and Well-being

Are you really ready for the USAV season? A look at steps you can take to improve your performance as a referee.


Professionalism I

Outlines basics of officiating professionalism.


Professionalism II

Explores recipe of professionalism for volleyball officials.


Officiating: Art or Science

Analyzes art of officiating versus science of officiating.


Referee Education - Advanced

Referee Interaction with Coaches

Explores the coach-referee relationship and provides some best practices for smoothly addressing bench issues.


Ball Handling – Getting the Tough Calls Right

National clinicians’ video analysis of some difficult calls for the first referee.


Back Row Awareness

National clinicians ring in on video clips of back row situations.


Advanced Line Judge Techniques

Advanced techniques for both two- and four-person line judge configurations. Intended for line judges assigned to such events as USAV PVL, FIVB, Open division, and other high-level competitions using USAV/FIVB rules. (Runtime ~18 min.)


Referee Education - Specialized

Working with Arbitrators

Covers how referees, arbitrators, and tournament staff work together to create an enjoyable and safe environment for our sport.


Effective Evaluation

A practical guide to the process of evaluating referees and the philosophy when serving in this very important role.


Refereeing Sitting Volleyball

Introduction to the rule differences for this exciting and growing discipline.


Referee Platform Requirements

Explains national standards for referee platforms to ensure safety for all participants


Scorer Education

Scoring Basics Non-deciding Set

Task-based approach to teaching scoring. Before the match, tracking servers, recording points, substitutions and time-outs, and completing the score sheet. Not a full set. Non-deciding set only.


Libero Control

Provides pre-season education for all junior and adult players who could be serving as an assistant scorer as part of a tournament officiating team.


Scoring – Materials

Outlines materials needed to keep score in a volleyball match.


Scoring – Pre-set Information

Covers completing the parts of the score sheet to be filled out prior to play starting.


Scoring – Recording Points

Teaches the mechanics of tracking servers and recording points on the score sheet.


Scoring – Set Interruptions

Provides instruction on recording time-outs and substitutions on the score sheet.


Scoring – End of Set/Match

Covers how to complete the score sheet at the end of a set and of a match.


Scoring – Sanctions

Outlines how to record sanctions on the USA Volleyball score sheet.


Scoring – Deciding Set

Teaches the differences required on the deciding set score sheet.


Scoring – Special Situations

Addresses how to record unusual situations on the score sheet.


Scoring – Tip and Hints

Provides tips and hints for anyone keeping score.


Basic Scoring Example

Example of a non-deciding set under typical circumstances. English and Spanish text and English voice over.


Basic Scoring Example – Deciding Set

Example of a deciding set under typical circumstances. English and Spanish text and English voice over


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