Training Clinics


Pre-season Officials’ Clinics are one of the cornerstone programming efforts collaboratively managed by the NCAA and PAVO. Clinic programming, content development and distribution, and clinician-driven delivery platform are partially funded by a grant from the NCAA and are primarily intended to prepare officials for the upcoming women's collegiate volleyball season. While all volleyball officials are invited to attend, most conferences and assignors highly recommend (some even mandate) clinic attendance as a preparatory step for referees for the upcoming season.

Clinic curriculum typically includes new NCAA rules, new techniques and protocols, matters related to professionalism, and other areas of emphasis. The NCAA considers clinic attendance as required criterion for post-season officiating assignment. Registration online is highly recommended, and is easily done on the PAVO E-Store (just click on the tab above). For those who pre-register online, the PAVO 2015 portion of the clinic fees is indicated in the table below. As always, local clinic hosts may charge an additional amount for local expenses (copies, facility, etc.). The amount due to PAVO plus the local clinic fee will be collected when you pre-register online with a credit card.

Pre-Registered/Pre-Paid On-Line

Current PAVO member*          $25 + local charges

Non-collegiate referee             $30 + local charges

Women’s Collegiate referee    $75 + local charge

Walk-In (Not pre-registered-Payable at the door)

Current PAVO Member             $75 + local charges

Non-collegiate referee              $80 + local charges

Women's collegiate referee   $125 + local charges

*To register for a clinic at the PAVO member rate, your 2015 PAVO dues must have been received in the PAVO central office and you must have accepted the PAVO Conditions of Membership, the general waiver, and the media release.

Click here for the clinic locations and host information.

You must register online by 11pm CST on the Tuesday before the clinic date. If you miss the pre-registration deadline, you may attempt to attend the clinic of your choice as a walk-in. However, clinic hosts are not required to accommodate attendees who are not pre-registered and will do so on a space-available basis only. A walk-in fee of $50 will be charged in addition to the PAVO clinic fee and local clinic fee. As a courtesy, if you miss the pre-registration deadline, please contact the host directly to notify them that you plan to walk-in, so that they can plan accordingly.  Please contact the host directly if you have any other questions. 

If you do not have a credit card please call the PAVO Central Office (888/791-2074) to pre-register for the clinic of your choice.

PAVO will accommodate boards and conferences that pay the clinic registration fees for the individuals on their roster. If your board chair or conference coordinator has informed PAVO that s/he is responsible for your clinic registration fee, you will see a prepaid "voucher" in the system which will reflect that responsibility. Even if a third-party is paying your registration fee, you must pre-register online to avoid the $50 surcharge!

Interested in hosting a clinic? Most hosts are PAVO affiliated boards or collegiate conferences. For information about hosting a clinic, contact Miki at the PAVO Central Office.

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