Referee Development

BECOME A REFEREE

Volleyball referees in Canada are governed by policies set forth by Volleyball Canada (VC) through the National Referee Committee which in turn works in close co-operation with Regional Officials’ Chairpersons (ROCs) in each Region of the Association.

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL REFEREE CERTIFICATION

There are five levels of indoor volleyball officiating:

Level 1 – Local
Level 2 – Provincial
Level 3 – Regional
Level 4 – National
Level 5 – International

Levels 1 – 3 are administered by Volleyball Manitoba and the Manitoba Volleyball Officials Association (MVOA).  If you are interested in hosting a clinic, or wish to participate in a clinic, please contact Volleyball Manitoba.

The MVOA recommends candidates for Level 2 and higher based on ongoing practical assessment. Levels 4 & 5 are administered by the Volleyball Canada Referees Committee.

Rules & Guidelines:

Other Resources:

BEACH VOLLEYBALL REFEREE CERTIFICATION

There are four levels of beach volleyball officiating:

Level 1 – Local
Level 2 – Provincial
Level 3 – National
Level 4 – International

Levels 1 – 2 are administered by Volleyball Manitoba and the Manitoba Volleyball Officials Association (MVOA).

The MVOA recommends candidates for Level 2 and higher based on ongoing practical assessment. Levels 3 & 4 are administered by the Volleyball Canada Referees Committee.

Rules & Guidelines:

Volleyball Canada Rule Variations

The scorer must indicate the proper server order and correct any incorrect server. A scorekeeper’s errors in service order are to be corrected when the fault is discovered, with no penalty to either team.

A service order fault is punished by loss of rally or points scored if a team, prior to their service, has been correctly notified by the scorer, second referee or first referee, that they are out of order. If it is possible to establish the exact time of the fault, the points scored after the fault are cancelled.

For VC 16U and younger competitions. After a team loses service, the last player to serve for that team, at the moment of service by the opposing team, must be positioned closer to the right sideline than their teammate. This requirement must be followed until that team regains the right to serve. During the rally each athlete has the right to position him/herself anywhere on the court. Outcome for violation: 1. Official ends rally immediately upon contact by the server. 2. Point awarded to the serving team.

Beach First Contact Rule

Volleyball Canada, 16U and younger competitions, receiving serve or a first contact with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting) is not permitted, regardless of the quality of the contact. The first referee will use the “double-contact” signal to indicate this infraction.

 

For more information about Refereeing Volleyball in Manitoba, please visit:

Manitoba Volleyball Officials Association (MVOA)

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