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Junior Club Officiating Information

BECOMING AN OFFICIAL FOR YOUR JUNIOR TEAM

Each team in the Delta Region is required to have at least two certified referees, one certified scorekeeper, one certified Libero tracker and two certified Line Judges listed on the team roster. Different levels of officiating certification are available through the Delta Region. Please review each certification requirement outlined in the Junior Club Official’s Guidebook above.

With the increasing expectation of quality officials for volleyball matches, it is the policy of the Delta Region that certified coaches or certified chaperones of Junior Teams accept the role of primary referee (R1) for their team, when a paid official is not working the set.  Junior Officials may serve as a secondary referee (R2).  We believe that this is the best direction for us to take for the protection of the younger players and the integrity of the game. We expect all Junior Programs to embrace this concept and participate fully as a club.

TO REGISTER FOR THE CLINIC(s) YOU WANT TO TAKE

The first thing you need to do when getting ready to take the online Officials Clinics is REGISTER for the clinic in your member account. Doing this will synchronize your USAV Academy credentials to match your current Webpoint (member account) login information. Hint--make sure your password does not have any special characters like $, &, @, etc. The system will not allow you to take the online clinics with special characters in your password--the password becomes invalid.

To register for the clinics:

  1. Go to webpoint.usavolleyball.org to login to your Member Account
  2. Enter your Username and Password
  3. On the left bottom section of the page look for the Region Clinics tab (not USAV Clinics) and then click on Region Ref/Score Clinics
  4. A list of clinics will then come up on the page. Read each description carefully for the DE Clinic you wish to take. If you are a junior player—only take the clinics listed for junior players.
  5. Then click on the Register Now button to the right of the clinic name.
  6. Fill in and submit all your member information and hit submit. Confirm the information on the next screen and hit register.
  7. After you register for the clinic, you will receive a confirmation email telling you that you are all signed up and can begin, including a link to the clinics. If you aren’t ready to start yet—no worries—you can log back in to the clinics from the main page of your Member Account.

To log in to the place where the DE Clinics can be found (after you register), just click on the “Volleyball Academy” button on your Member Account page. You will then be directed to the Learning Material site. 

When you have completed all modules for the clinic you registered for, your certification will immediately appear under the Officiating tab on the first page of your Member Account. If your page still list “in-progress” this means that you have not completed all of the modules. Log back into the Academy to see what you missed.

If you have questions about the progress click on the link above for the Junior Club Officials Guidebook . The Guidebook will have detailed instructions and screenshots that should help.

PLEASE NOTE: Certificates are issued each time an individual completes a module. There are several modules required for each Clinic. Therefore, someone might receive 4-6 certificates prior to actually completing the clinic and becoming certified. 

JUST REMEMBER: If you see a module listed on your learning activities section of the Volleyball Academy page- you must take the course to complete your certification.

COMPLETED CERTIFICATIONS ARE POSTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE INDIVIDUALS MEMBER RECORD AND THE TEAM ROSTER.

USA Volleyball Academy Help Desk

Trouble with the Volleyball Academy while trying to complete a module or clinic? Click on this link and fill out a Help Ticket. Someone from the Help Desk will answer your email and give you some guidance.

WHICH CLINICS SHOULD I TAKE?

Listed below are the DE Clinics offered in the Delta Region for members of Junior Clubs along with how many minutes each clinic will take. All members of Junior Clubs are eligible to take these clinics which includes: Junior players, managers, coaches and chaperones who could serve as part of the officiating team at a USA Volleyball sanctioned Junior Tournament. Each person participating on the Officiating Team must have taken the course and be certified for the duty they perform.

Junior Club Delta Clinics available to take:

  • DE19_110- DE JUNIOR FIRST REFEREE (R1)  ~ this clinic is for adults of Junior teams (not players).  Modules run-time 36m
  • DE19_105- DE JUNIOR SECOND REFEREE (R2) ~ any member of a junior team. Modules run-time 46m
  • DE19_104- DE JUNIOR SCORE ~ any member of a junior team. Modules run-time 32m
  • DE19_101-DE JUNIOR LINE JUDGE ~ any member of a junior team. Module run-time 10m
  • DE19_102-DE JUNIOR LIBERO ~ any junior team member. Module run-time 16m

HOW MANY OFFICIALS DOES A TEAM NEED TO COMPETE

All teams are only required to have six certified officials on their team rosters. These certifications are: one adult R1; one R2; one Score keeper; one Libero tracker; and two line judges. The Delta Region does not require that everyone on the team have a certification, as long as these six certifications are filled. Some clubs may require all players to take everything---sorry---if so, expect to be on the computer for about 2.4 hours to complete all courses.

Certifications are posted immediately to the team roster.  An individual certification will be listed on the team roster as a Badge: 1-means they are certified to R1; 2-means they are certified to R2; S-certified to keep score ; J-certified to Line Judge; and L-certified to be a Libero tracker.

A "P"  listed on the team roster means that individual is not certified-they are still in-progress. If a team member has a "P" on the team roster, that individual needs to log back into the Academy to see which Module was missed.

 

FAQ FOR TAKING THE ONLINE OFFICIATING CLINICS

q. how do I take the clinic?

A. In order to take the officiating modules, first you have to REGISTER for the clinic.

  • Log into Webpoint (our membership database) at https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/
  • Type in Username and password
  • Under Region Clinics, click on Region Ref/Score Clinics
  • Follow on-screen prompts to REGISTER  for the required/desired clinics.
  • Click on red Login to USAV Academy button to jump to Academy to take course work.
  • Once registered, go to USAV Academy by logging into Webpoint and clicking on that same red Academy button.

Q. I have my certificate. Why am I still showing a “P” on my record?

A. Since the Volleyball Academy system generates a certificate every time someone completes a module, this can get confusing. When the member gets a certificate, they say, “Yay! I am finished I have my certificate!” PLEASE NOTE: They are not finished. The system will generate about 4-6 certificates for each module as part of the R2 and the Scorer Clinics. (I am trying to get USAV to do away with the certificates).

Q. I took the second referee course and have my certificateBut, I still have a “P” on my record.

 A. One of the modules listed in the cadre of courses to complete for the Second Referee Clinic is called “Junior Second Referee”.  Some think that when they finish this particular module (in which they will get a certificate) that they are done. They are not! They still have to complete the other modules listed and the introduction required for clinic—which in-all take about 46 minutes.

Q. I watched the clinic. Why do I have a “P” on my record?

A. In some cases, individuals are only watching the Introduction Slide, which is only about 3-4 slides. The introduction slides are just that, there to introduce you to the requirements for completing each clinic.

Q. I just want to be an R2. But, coach says I have to take scoring courses also?

A. Though the scoring clinic is not required this season for an R2—referees need to understand how to keep score and how to read the score book in case someone messes up the score.

Q. How can I tell if I am through with my clinics and certified?

A. Just log into your Member Account at https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/; put in your username and password; then click on “Member Profile” and then the Coaching/Officiating” tab at the upper right corner. If you are certified, it will read Junior Referee or Junior Scorer, etc. If it reads “In progress”, you are not done.

Q. How can I tell which other modules I need to take to get finished?

A. From your member account, click on the red USAV Academy button. The first page to open is your “Account” page. Look at your “Learning Activities” section on this page. You will see the top section that list the modules you are “ENROLLED” in and the bottom section lists the modules that you have “COMPLETED”. You need to make sure to take all modules listed in the Enrolled section. These modules are all part of the Clinic you registered for…R1, R2, Scorer, Line Judge or Libero.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not spend around 46 minutes getting your Junior R2 certification and about 32 minutes getting your Junior Scorer certification—then you did not finish the clinics.

Do you consider yourself one of the best Junior Officials in the Delta region?

Do you actually look forward to your team’s work assignment at a tournament? Do you consider yourself one of the best second referee, scorer or line judges around? Maybe you would like to work as a paid referee when you are old enough. These are the athletes that the Delta Region wants to encourage and recognize.

Just like outstanding volleyball players are recognized through the High Performance programs, we want deserving Junior Officials in the Delta Region to receive their own recognition. Through the Delta Region Rising Star Official’s Program, junior players who excel as a Referee, Scorer or Line Judge will be awarded the highest honor for a junior official; Rising Star Official.

Chosen by just a few key officials in the Delta Region, players who receive the honor will be awarded a lanyard and badge court-side immediately following a match. Only individuals who display strong knowledge of the rules of the game and demonstrate good officiating techniques will be consider for such an honor.

The future of the Official’s Division lies with our Junior Athletes. How would the Olympics be played without officials? What about all those college and high school matches? Good Officials are needed for our sport to continue to grow and prosper. Question: Where will these Officials come from? They will come from the athletes that are playing the game today.

The goal of the Delta Region Rising Star Program is to encourage athletes that play the game today to want to become the Officials of tomorrow!