Arizona Region of USA Volleyball

Junior Official Development Program

There is a lot on this page - click on the link to go directly to the info without scrolling down. All this and more can be found in the OD Handbook linked above.

Becoming A JODP Official Checklist

The JODP program is full for the 2017 season. No new officials will be accepted at this time.

To be a Jr Official Development Program official in the Arizona Region an official must:

  • Contact Earl Capps (Jr Official's Development Program Coordinator)
  • Register for the new season in Webpoint before Dec 15th. Each JODP official must be a full Junior member and complete and pass a background screen within 30 days after turning 18 years old. To access Webpoint, click on the appropriate link at the top of the column to the left.
  • Attend the JODP official clinic normally held in early January each year. This is the classroom portion of the training. This year the clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 18th from 2 pm - 5:30 pm at Atkinson Pavilions.
  • Take the JODP official's training on the USA Volleyball Academy. Register for the training in Webpoint - click on Region Clinics on the left side menu in Webpoint and select Arizona Jr Official Development Program. Once registered go to the USA Volleyball Academy link in Webpoint to take the training.
  • Plan to work all the Club tournaments on the Junior Girls Schedule. You will be assigned to the 12's tournaments at first and may advance to 14's as the season progresses.
  • All officials need to create an account in and All payroll is paid through All assigning is done through Earl Capps ( will send you an invitation to join our ArbiterSports group after the JODP Training clinic.
  • You must also link your ArbiterPay account to our ArbiterSports group (Group #108723). To link your Arbiter Pay account to our ArbiterSports group:
      Log into ArbiterPay
      Click on the Payroll Tab,
      Then the ArbiterPay sub tab.
      Type in your ArbiterPay username and select the + symbol
      Type in your ArbiterPay Security Key,
      Click the group #s that are not linked and click save when finished
      The Arizona Region Arbiter group ID # is 108723

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USA Volleyball Ref Training Website - great resource for officials

Fully supported by USA Volleyball, is THE central resource for USA Volleyball officials of all levels of experience. It remains free and open to all who wish to learn more about the sport of volleyball.

Highlights of the content include:

  • Signals – A comprehensive guide to the hand signals used in USA Volleyball play. The module combines descriptions and photographs of real, live referees executing these signals with suggestions about things to pay attention to and errors to avoid.
  • Ground Rules – Another thorough guide on how to set ground rules for USA Volleyball play. Get yourself off on the right foot by establishing ground rules that are supported by the DCR.
  • Professionalism – A pair of modules pulled from past USA Volleyball National Clinics on ethics, the Golden Rule, and the characteristics of professionalism.
  • USA Volleyball camp opportunities – Information about the joint PAVO/USAV camp at NCVF in April as well as the Premier Referee Camp in June at Girls Junior National Championships.

As always, point your browser to for all of this content and more. Future modules we're working on will help with briefing juniors line judges and scorekeepers, the science and art of officiating, and sanctions.  In addition, we keep hearing from even experienced referees that they find it valuable to return and view modules again (in particular units on protests and timeout mechanics).

On the VolleyballRefTraining blog (www., there have been some interesting new posts on social media and officiating. The blog is an interactive forum and it promises to get stronger and stronger with participation from you and your colleagues.

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How Payroll Works

Payroll is paid monthly - for everyone not just officials. The payroll for officials is transferred to the official's account in and available by the 5th of the month. It is up to the official to put pay instructions in their ArbiterPay account - example - to send any money in their account to a designated bank account, to hold the money in the account until it is manually moved to a designated bank account, to load an ArbiterPay debit card for use by the official or to cut a check and mail to the official (this will cost the official $5 per check cut).

If a tournament happens in the very last days of a month there is a good chance that the pay for that tournament will be held over until the next month. ArbiterPay holds our money for 4 work days before it is available to be transferred and available to the official. Therefore we may have to transfer the money to fund the accounts before the last tournament is even played.

All Hard Worker Bonuses, Girls' Region Championship Bonuses and any official shirt refunds will be done in the last payroll of the girls' tournament season.

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