Registration opens on Sept 1st of each year.
IMPORTANT: Transfers from other USAV Region please, contact Earl Capps. Also please contact the AZ Region office to move your membership to Arizona BEFORE you register for the new season.
If you are a renewing Member click here to access WebPoint. Make sure to click on Renew Online on the left side after logging in to begin the renewal process.
Find your assigned Region Team Leader in the following document - Each official is assigned a Team Leader. The official is assigned according to where they live - in the Phoenix metro area it is by zip code. Once registered contact your assigned Team Leader.
Official's Division Coord (exp 2021)
1. Attend a Clinic:
Regional II Officials with less than 3 years experience:
Attend the free lecture clinic NPPR2 (New, Probationary, Provisional and Regional II) Officials Clinic normally held in early December each year. This year's clinic will be on December 7th from 10am - 1pm at the AZ Region Volleyball Facility. Attending this clinic satisfies the classroom portion of your required annual training.
Regional II officials with 3 or more years experience and Regional I officials:
Attend the Developmental Referee Clinic, in conjunction with the National Clinics, presented by the National Officials Commission. This clinic is designed for new referees and enhancing the skill levels of veteran non-National referees. Registration is through VolleyballRefTraining.com. Look for registration announcements on the Region website Officials landing page and/or from your team leader late November/early December. Please note: non-National level officials will incur a small registration fee.
2. Attend a wave(s) at the designated December pre-season tournament Practical Training Clinic (AZ Kick Off, December 14th-15th):
For Regional II Officials: Attending this clinic satisfies the on-court practical portion of your required annual training. For more information on this clinic, contact Ron Pelham. In the event you cannot attend this practical clinic, you can satisfy your training requirement by officiating your first wave assignment of the season under observation and with no compensation.
For Regional I Officials: Attending this clinic satisfies the "Practical observations and mentoring of Provisional or other Regional Referees as directed by the Referee Director" portion of your requirements to retain your rating. For more information on this clinic, contact Ron Pelham. In the event you cannot attend this practical clinic, contact Jim Feickert, the Referee Training Director, for other options.
3. Complete the required Regional Official's online training curriculum on the USA Volleyball Academy:
Access the Academy through your Webpoint account. For assistance in finding the training links, please visit the Webpoint Training Instructions or contact your Team Leader. If you are already logged into Webpoint, you can open a new tab in the same browser and use the following link to go directly to your required registration (AZ20 Arizona Regional I & II Referee Training). Please note: this direct link will expire on Feb 15, 2020.
Online Clinic Deadlines: The following dates area deadlines for completing the online training with the AZ Region Officials' Division:
To be assigned you must have an account in ArbiterSports.com and have marked yourself Ready to Be Assigned. To be paid you must have an account in ArbiterPay.com. Link your ArbiterPay.com account to your Arbiter account #108723. Send Gigi Prieto, Official's Assignor, an email asking her to invite you into our ArbiterSports corps so you can be assigned. If you are new to the Region you must have both of these accounts to be selected to work and to get paid; once you have contacted Earl Capps and registered with AZ Region in Webpoint (as detailed above), you will receive an invitation from Gigi Prieto to join ArbiterSports.com with a new account.
The Arizona Region has 3 incentive offers to encourage the Arizona officials to work our Region tournaments. Below is the description of each of those offers. All officials' bonus pay will be paid with the last payroll of the girls' tournament season in May/June.
The Officials' Division has two (2) policies designed to assist an official in handling misconduct on and off the court. Sanctions in the rule book (DCR) remain the same for on-court teams and club personnel, but the Spectator/Parent Code of Conduct policy applies to aggravated misconduct in the stands or off-court in which violators can be ejected from the playing facility before, during and after the match.
The Region Purple Card Sanction Policy was also created to handle misconduct by parents, spectators and club personnel before, during and after a match. Violators affiliated with a club team can be sanctioned with possible escalation up to ejection from the facility. Read the entire policy here.
Substandard Scoring Teams
Any team that an official finds is deficient in properly scoring a match will be written up on the Officials Tournament Report Form and Pay Sheet detailing specific team name and head head coach. The report goes to the ODC who notifies the Club Director of the team deficiency. The club is then responsible to re-train the team members either by contracting another OD Scorer to hold a clinic and paying the standard clinician fees OR reviewing the USAV Academy training modules. Either way, if they are deficient in their next tournament scoring assignment, they will be penalized eight (8) points on their next scheduled match to play. If the team scores deficiently a third time, they will be penalized one (1) set on their next match.
Mileage Policy Update
There has been some accounting discrepancies discovered by the Region Office as to recording mileage on the Officials Tournament Report Form and Pay Sheet. Here are the following clarifications:
Officials Not Available for Tournament Assignment:
Officials will need to make themselves available for at least one tournament wave assignment before February 15th or they will be removed from Arbiter and placed on the "Not to be Assigned" list for three (3) consecutive tournaments. Reinstatement requires contacting the Competition Assignor or the ODC. This policy will be an extension to the current tournament requirement necessary to retain your rating certification, as outlined in our OD Handbook.
Fully supported by USA Volleyball, www.volleyballreftraining.com 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:
As always, point your browser to www.volleyballreftraining.com 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 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.
Payroll is paid bi-weekly - for everyone not just officials. The payroll for officials is transferred to the official's account in ArbiterPay.com. 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, Region Championship Bonuses and any official shirt refunds will be done in the last payroll of the girls' tournament season.
New lateral-entry officials from other USAV regions may start on Probation if their Regional or National certification is lapsed. The length of probation depends on reviews of proficiency and adaptability. Advancements from probationary must be approved by the OD Steering Committee.
Lateral-entry officials (transfers) with current certifications and in good standing in their previous region will retain the same rating in the Officials Division (OD).
EXPECTATIONS OF REGIONAL II OFFICIALS AND REQUIREMENTS TO RETAIN RATING:
EXPECTATIONS OF REGIONAL I OFFICIALS AND REQUIREMENTS TO RETAIN RATING:
CONSEQUENCE FOR NOT MAINTAINING YOUR RATING: