Junior Officials Development Program

Participation with a USAV juniors' team involves more than just playing! Players are also part of the officiating crew when their team is assigned as the "work team" for a match. That means various players on each team need to learn how to keep score and/or track the Libero, work as a second referee, as well as work as a line judge. The OVR has a history of well-trained junior work teams. Your cooperation in our Junior Officials Program will help us ensure that we are providing the best support officials for each match.

Through USA Volleyball, the OVR provides a curriculum with online courses to train junior players for each of these support roles. In addition, in-person training clinics can be setup by a team or club. An in-person clinic may be particularly helpful for new clubs or for teams with players who have little or no previous experience with USAV. These clinics can also cover USAV playing rules, which may be helpful for new/newer coaches. For information about hosting an in-person clinic, please contact the OVR Referees' Chair, Brian Hemelgarn hemelgarn@ovr.org (Region Chair) or Katie Wagner kwagnervb@gmail.com or Jared Malott malott@ovr.org (Junior Officials Development Coordinators).

Please see the links below for further details about the OVR's certification process and the online training courses.