Referee Development Program
Junior Referee Development Program of Arizona Region Volleyball
celebrated Emily Toone, giving her the award for Top Outstanding
Official at the January 4th annual meeting.
has been officiating with the region for 2 years, and has been a
certified referee for 5 years. She has been playing volleyball since
she was young and is currently the setter for the Arrowhead 18s
club team. She is a junior at Peoria High School.
awarded were Juli Nuttall, Jim Feickert, and Jerry Moews for achieving
their Junior National Referee rating, Ernest Vasquez II for most
waves and clinics worked for the 2002-03 season, David Williams
for achieving his National Referee rating, Bob Tang for achieving
his National Scorekeeper rating and the late Rocky Nissan for achieving
his Junior National Scorekeeper rating.
Junior Referee Development program started in 2003 with 12 kids,
and has grown to 28 active participants this year. Every club player
is required to attend the officiating clinic at the beginning of
each club season, and those involved with the Development Program
attend the more extensive annual meeting in January as well. The
Junior Development officials primarily officiate for the 12s and
14s club teams, based on individual experience. After the first
two or three officiating assignments, each official goes through
a rating process.
you have a passion for volleyball, this is great to do,” said
Starling 18s club player Tiana Beetso. “I love it. I get to
be around the sport I love, and make a little extra money at the
same time.” Tiana also said that it is convenient because
she officiates once or twice a month and is able to work around
her current playing schedule.
more information, contact the region office or go to the website.