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Officiating in the Ohio Valley Region

OVR Officials' Handbook

Professional officials: the Ohio Valley Region Officials' Handbook covers all aspects of officiating in the Ohio Valley Region. Please direct any questions or feedback to Brian Hemelgarn, OVR Referees' Chair (hemelgarn@ovr.org).

Officiating in the Ohio Valley Region

If you would like to become certified as a new USA Volleyball Official, sign up for information and to attend a clinic. This is for new officials only! Renewing officials must register.

The Ohio Valley Region supports development of officials at all levels to ensure a high standard for OVR-sanctioned events. Visit any or all of the following sections for information on requirements and certification.

Officials who work at OVR sanctioned events are working as Independent Contractors and not as employees. This is true if the OVR is running the event or another organization is running it. Here is a sample Independent Contractor contract that each tournament director will request each official to sign before the official works at the event: Volleyball Officiating Contract

Professional Officials  Junior Olympic, Provisional, Regional, Junior National, National, and International officials certified to work USAV events
 
Junior Officials Junior players competent to serve as second referee and scorer

Registration

Pre-Season Officiating Clinics

Below are the officiating clinic dates for the 2017-18 season. Clinic attendance is required for all referees each season. Specific times and location details are published on the OVR website in the Clinics & Camps section.

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Sunday,
Dec. 1, 2019
Super Fitness Health Club
Upstairs conference room
Toledo, OH
New officialsRegistration: 9:30am
Clinic: 10:00am‑4:00pm
Sunday,
Dec. 1, 2019
Super Fitness Health Club
Conference Room
Toledo, OH
Regional, Junior National, and National RefereesRegistration: 9:30am
Clinic: 10:00am‑1:00pm
Sunday,
Dec. 1, 2019
Super Fitness Health Club
Conference Room
Toledo, OH
Junior Regional and Provisional RefereesRegistration: 1:00pm
Clinic: 1:30pm‑4:30pm
Saturday,
Dec. 7, 2019
Westerville South HS
Media Library, 2nd floor
Westerville, OH
Regional, Junior National, and National RefereesRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑12:00pm
Saturday,
Dec. 7, 2019
Westerville South HS
Media Library, 2nd floor
Westerville, OH
Junior Regional and Provisional RefereesRegistration: 12:30pm
Clinic: 1:00pm‑4:00pm
Sunday,
Dec. 8, 2019
Westerville South HS
Media Library, 2nd floor
Westerville, OH
New officialsRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑3:00pm
Saturday,
Dec. 14, 2019
Kettering Rec Center
Lathrem Senior Center all-purpose room
Kettering, OH
Junior Regional  and Provisional RefereesRegistration: 12:30pm
Clinic: 1:00pm‑4:00pm
Saturday,
Dec. 14, 2019
Kettering Rec Center
Lathrem Senior Center classroom
Kettering, OH
New officialsRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑3:00pm
Saturday,
Dec. 14, 2019
Kettering Rec Center
Lathrem Senior Center all-purpose room
Kettering, OH
Regional, Junior National, and National RefereesRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑12:00pm
Sunday,
Dec. 22, 2019
Omni William Penn Hotel
Allegheny Room, 17th floor
Pittsburgh, PA
New officialsRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑3:00pm
Sunday,
Dec. 22, 2019
Omni William Penn Hotel
Monongahela Room, 17th floor
Pittsburgh, PA
All Referee CertificationsRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑12:00pm
Sunday,
Jan. 5, 2020
Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
Falls Library
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
New officialsRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑3:00pm
Sunday,
Jan. 5, 2020
Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
Ballroom East
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Regional, Junior National, and National RefereesRegistration: 8:30am
Clinic: 9:00am‑12:00pm
Sunday,
Jan. 5, 2020
Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
Ballroom East
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Junior Regional and Provisional RefereesRegistration: 12:30pm
Clinic: 1:00pm‑4:00pm

Online Rules and Scoring Exams

See Officiating Professionally in the OVR, section Online Rules and Scoring Exams.

For Additional Information

If you have any questions about this information or any other topics, contact the OVR Referees' Chair, Brian Hemelgarn (hemelgarn@ovr.org)

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