Important Dates

2014 PAVO CAMPS     

  • April 18-19
     University of Michigan
    (Ann Arbor) - Collegiate Officials Training Camp
  • May 24-26
    Penn State/Happy Volley

    2014 NRT SITES

  • August 29-30
    University of Central Florida (Orlando) - Referee site
    University of Kentucky (Lexington) - Referee site
  • Sept 5-6
    Missouri St University (Springfield) - Referee & Line Judge site
  • Sept 12-13
    Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) - Referee & Line Judge site





Welcome to PAVO

NCAA Registration - 2014

Registration and dues payment for 2014 will open around May 1.  NCAA Registration is a separate (but related) process from paying PAVO dues.  However, NCAA registration (a $100 value) is included as a PAVO member benefit at no extra cost.  Attached is an excerpt from the Volleyball Arbiter booklet, “Registration and FAQs”.  Please review this information carefully, and in addition here are a few reminders:

  1. NCAA registration is not just for those who would like to be considered for Division I, II or III postseason assignments.  The Volleyball Central Hub will help prepare and train ALL officials throughout the fall season.  Registration will give you access to the Rules Interpretation newsletters, video interpretations, and weekly quizzes that are pertinent to the current season.  Most assignors and coordinators will expect you to have access to this information as the site is developed.
  2. Officials who are members of PAVO must still register on the NCAA site.
  3. If an official is not a member of PAVO, the cost is $100 paid to the NCAA.
  4. Officials who wish to be considered for the Division I, II, or III postseason nomination process MUST do these things:
    • Register with NCAA's Central Hub by September 15; and
    • Attend an NCAA/PAVO clinic; and
    • Pass either Form A or Form B of the NCAA/PAVO exam with a score of at least 90% within the allotted 90 minutes by September 1.
  5. For technical support on the NCAA Central Hub, please call 801/576-9436 or email

NCAA/PAVO Referee Examinations - 2014

Once again, the NCAA/PAVO examinations will be offered in formats tailored to certification levels.  For complete information, navigate to the Examination Information page under the Current Season tab.  The examinations will be available beginning July 15, 2014.

NCAA/USAV/NFHS Rules Comparisons

The 2013 NCAA/USAV/NFHS Rule Comparisons are available!  Please click on "Current Season" above to go to the documents.  The 2014 Rule Comparison documents will be available around July 1, 2014. 

View the PAVO Convention Online!!

Were you unable to attend the 2013 Convention in Seattle?  This year's convention offered some of the most powerful and provocative speakers ever!  Kathy DeBoer was challenging and passionate....Joan Powell was educational and funny....Colleen Hacker was motivating, and when Mike Pereira finished, there was not a dry eye in the house.  But you don't have to wonder about what you missed - you can view the convention sessions online, through video-on-demand! Click here for more information and pricing

Computerized Scorekeeping:  Training Information - Click here!

The NCAA rules committee has determined that the current rules do not prevent the use of a computerized scorekeeping process.  However, any computerized scorekeeping application that is used must cover all aspects of a written scoresheet and/or libero tracking sheet.  It is recommended that scorekeepers receive sufficient training before using a computerized system, and that the computerized scorekeeping first be used as a parallel system to the written scoresheet until a sufficient level of competence is achieved. Any scorekeeper using a computerized system must be trained both in keeping score and in use of the computerized software.  It is also vital that the computer-scorekeeper have a "spotter" to verbally relay the game events that the scorekeeper must record electronically.  It simply cannot be done alone.  

One vendor (Data Project) has developed a computerized scorekeeping product called E-Scoresheet.  The training PowerPoint that Data Project has developed is available via the link above.  E-Scoresheet is designed to record all scorekeeping events and all libero events, allowing one computer-scorekeeper to take care of both functions.  Again, it is vital that a "spotter" also be available to assist the computer-scorekeeper. 

Go to PAVO RefSchool!

PAVO now offers a new program to help you prepare for the women's collegiate season and have your rules knowledge maxxed out in time for the certification exam. 

PAVO RefSchool is a tremendously effective tool that will increase your knowledge of officiating and improve your score on the PAVO annual examination.  The testimony of the 600 members who chose RefSchool last year are proof!  The 2014 NCAA rule clarifications and points of emphasis will be part of the curriculum once the examinations are posted in June.  And, every question from the 2014 PAVO/NCAA Form A and Form B examinations will be included in the question bank in RefSchool at that time. 

When you subscribe to PAVO RefSchool, you can select brief study quizzes that cover specific NCAA rules, or elect to take complete 25- or 50-question practice examinations.  You'll receive immediate feedback on your answers, as well as rule references so you can check on the correct ruling.   

This effective new training tool is available to PAVO members for a subscription fee of only $10.  Non-members can participate for only $15.  A subscription allows you information until April 1, 2014!   

Scorekeeping Forms 2014

There ARE changes to the scorekeeping forms for 2014, and those new forms will be posted soon.  Wait for the 2014 forms to be posted, and then download forms using the links below. 

2012-13 Libero Tracking Sheet

2012-13 Volleyball Scoresheet-Deciding

2012-13 Volleyball Scoresheet-Non Deciding

2012-13 Volleyball Lineup Sheet

Line Judge and Scorekeeper Training Materials 2014 

The 2014 PAVO Line Judge Training Manual/Exam are now available.  The PAVO Line Judge Training Video from 2013 is still the most current.  Thw 2014 Scorekeeper Training Manual/Exam and a revised 2014 Scorekeeper Training Video will be available around May 15 - both are being modified to reflect the new rules and techniques for 2014.  All of these training materials are (or will be) available for purchase - just go to the PAVO E-Store tab above.  The Line Judge Training Manual/Exam and Scorekeeper Training Manual/Exam are included with each video that is ordered.  Both videos and manuals are also available at no charge to PAVO members who are "approved clinicians" (typically, PAVO State- or National-certified referees and National-certified Line Judges) on the "Officials Training" page.  Using these free materials, approved clinicians can give clinics to local groups at little charge. 

Use the links below to learn more about how to use these tools to obtain or renew line judge certification or scorekeeper certification.

Scorekeeper certification |Line Judge certification

Searchable Online Casebook

PAVO has developed a searchable online casebook with all NCAA rule interpretations since the 2002 season. At the moment, the casebook is in a testing phase. The casebook and search functions are fully functional but the graphics and formatting have not been done. You are invited to use the online casebook and send any comments to the PAVO office. 

Fundamental Scorer Training 2014 

PAVO offers a free PowerPoint presentation that provides basic instruction on completing an NAA scoresheet and libero tracking sheet.  Schools, conferences scorers and local PAVO boards who provide basic training should utilize this new tool.  The 2014 presentation is available now!  Click here to view presentation.

NOTE: Reviewing this power point presentation does NOT fulfill the certification requirement of attending a scorekeeper's clinic, but is intended for fundamental instruction only. More information is on the Current Season page.

PAVO Line Judge Certification

More information is on the Line Judge Certification page.

PAVO Scorekeeper Certification

More information is on the Scorekeeper Certification page.

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