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Junior Official Development Program

Becoming A JODP Official Checklist

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 SportsEngine before Dec 1st. Each JODP official must be a full Junior member.  If a JODP official turns 18 prior to or during the season they must complete and pass a background screen and the SafeSport Core Training within 30 days after turning 18 years old. click here to access SportsEngine. To register at SportsEngine, you nee to go to SportEngine registration.
  • Submit the following documents to the Region Office:
    1. Independent Contractor Agreement/Sole Proprietor Waiver
    2. Official's Code of Conduct;
    3. COVID Waiver & Release of Liability, and
    4. Player Medical Release Form.
    5. All 4 documents are required annually. These forms are linked here and can be also accessed on the Handbook page.
  • This year, the JODP clinic will be combined with the 0-3 officials clinic. This clinic is scheduled for Sunday, January 10th from 12PM – 3PM. Listed below are the details:
  • As with so many things due to COVID-19, the online training is still being organized by USAV.  More information as we receive it. Complete the New, Probationary, Provisional Referee online training curriculum on the USA Volleyball Academy.
  • Plan to work the Club level tournaments on the Junior Girls Schedule. New officials will be assigned to the 12's tournaments at first and may advance to 14's as the season progresses. Returning officials may be assigned to higher levels.
  • All officials need to have an account in and All payroll is paid through All assigning is done through Earl Capps ( will send you an invitation to create an account and/or 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:

  1. Log into ArbiterPay
  2. Click on the Payroll Tab,
  3. Then the ArbiterPay sub tab.
  4. Type in your ArbiterPay username and select the + symbol
  5. Type in your ArbiterPay Security Key,
  6. Click the group #s that are not linked and click save when finished
  7. The Arizona Region Arbiter group ID # is 108723

2021 JODP Clinic

The JODP clinic for the 2021 season will be held on Sunday, January 10th from 12PM – 3PM This clinic will be held online via GoToMeeting. Meeting link will be provided on Thursday, January 7th.

Please contact Earl Capps @ with your intention to attend.

USA Volleyball Ref Training Website

Great resource for officials

As with so many things due to COVID-19, the online training is still being organized by USAV.  More information as we receive it.

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).

How Payroll Works

Payroll is paid bi-weekly - for everyone not just officials. The payroll for officials is transferred to the official's account in 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).

Payroll processing:  The payroll is processed every two weeks.  ArbiterPay holds our money for 5 business days before it is available to be transferred and available to the official. Therefore when the payroll is transferred the payment is for work approximately 3 weeks prior to the pay date.  

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.