How to Become a Volleyball Official


These are the steps to becoming a women's collegiate volleyball official:

Study the rules, learn the techniques of officiating, and take the practice examination in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Rules book and the PAVO Officials' Guidebook.

Consider attending the training camps and clinics administered by PAVO. More information on these programs is available here, or by calling (888) 791-2074.

Attend interpretation meetings and officiating training courses that are conducted in your local area.

Practice often and in a variety of environments.

Contact the chair of a nearby PAVO board to find out when they conduct practical and written examinations.

Complete the evaluation process to obtain a PAVO rating, remembering that maintaining high standards for officials is a primary goal for PAVO.


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