Note: The documents that are available for download below are in .pdf format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This software is available as a free download - if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, please click here to get it.
2013 NCAA Rule Book
The NCAA has adopted a two-year cycle for rule book production and rule changes - The Women's Volleyball Rules Committee will produce rule books only in even-numbered years. The 2012 NCAA Women's Rules and Interpretations can be purchased by calling 888/388-9748 or via the NCAA website.
2013 NCAA Rule Clarifications and Points of Emphasis
The 2013 NCAA Rule Clarifications and Points of Emphasis are viewable and available in a PDF download by clicking on "CURRENT RULE CHANGES" in the left-hand menu. Of course, to fully understand the implementation of these, and to get the complete information on all changes, you'll want to attend an OTP Clinic as part of your season preparation.
PAVO/NCAA "Women's Volleyball Officiating Manual"
The PAVO/NCAA "Women's Volleyball Officiating Manual" includes invaluable information for volleyball referees, line judges and scorekeepers. Protocols, mechanics, and techniques are included in this short, easy-to-read publication. All well-equipped officials will own this book as a complement to the rule book. This valuable publication is published every other year in even-numbered years. The Officiating Manual can be purchased on the PAVO E-store.
2013 PAVO/NCAA OTP Clinics
The 2013 clinic schedule is posted on the PAVO home page. The registration fees for 2013 will not change. The walk-in fee has increased from $25 to $50 starting in 2012. Those fees, payable to PAVO by the host, are:
Pre-Registered and Prepaid Online
Current PAVO member* $25 local charges
Non-collegiate referee $30 local charges
Women's collegiate referee $75 local charges
Walk-In (Not pre-registered-Payable at the door)
Current PAVO Member $50 local charges
Non-collegiate referee $55 local charges
Women's collegiate referee $100 local charges
*To register as a current PAVO member, your 2013 PAVO dues must have been received in the PAVO central office and you must have agreed to the PAVO Conditions of Membership, or you will be charged non-member registration fees.
Fundamental Scorekeeper Training
PAVO now offers a free PowerPoint presentation that provides basic instruction on completing an NCAA scoresheet and libero tracking sheet. This presentation reviews the 2013 procedure and responsibility changes that affect the assistant scorekeeper (libero tracker).
Schools, conferences and local PAVO boards who help with basic training should utilize this new tool. 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. Download slideshow file here.
2012-13 NCAA Scoresheets, Lineup Sheets & Libero Tracking Sheets
No changes were made on the scorekeeping forms for 2013. The 2012-13 Scoresheets and Lineup sheets are available from PAVO - use the link in the left-hand menu to obtain them.
2013 Line Judge and Scorekeeper Training and Certification
PAVO has developed training tools to help prepare these important support officials, including PowerPoint presentations, training videos, training manuals, and examinations. The 2012 Line Judge and Scorekeeper Training Video is the most current version. The 2013 Line Judge Training Manual/Exam and the 2013 Scorekeeper Training Manual/Exam have been updated to reflect all current techniques and mechanics. All videos and training manuals are now available for purchase on the PAVO E-Store. Additionally, PAVO has now made the training manuals and videos available to the pool of clinicians at no charge on the PAVO website (click on the OFFICIALS TRAINING tab above). Approved clinicians include all PAVO State- and National-certified referees and National-certified line judges. Those individuals can now access the manuals and videos for the purpose of giving clinics.
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)
Also, PAVO has developed a new one-page "Libero Tracking Reminders" document that you can download here. The simplified set of "mini-instructions" will help libero trackers of all experience levels understand their tasks during the match and provide reminders and hints that might help avoid errors.