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JUNIOR CLINICS
Junior members wanting first referee certification must attend an Adult clinic.
Junior members have three options to attain the training necessary to become certified 2nd Referees or Scorers:

In-person training performed by an Official

Contact the Officials or Score Chair to arrange a date, time and location.
Fees: Minimum of $75.00, maximum of $100.00 per clinician with a maximum of 20 in attendance per clinician. One person doing it alone takes two and a half to three hours to complete score and second referee training, $.40 per mile plus any copying charges incurred. If over 20 expected to attend, discussion will need to occur if additional clinicians will be required. If club is having rated players or coaches assist depends on numbers planning to attend if a second clinician will be required.

In-person training performed by Junior Club

Junior Clubs conducting the training of their junior members with in-house staff need to ensure that the clinician(s) are versed in each area and know the current rules, protocols, signals, expectations and forms used by Scorers and Second Referees. They are responsible to provide them with adequate training and practical experience to be prepared for a rating at a regular season tournament. Club Clinicians are encouraged to contact the Officials Chair and Score Chair for current information pertinent to the proper training of their members.

On-line training

You need to be a registered, paid member of WEVA to begin this process. Log into Webpoint by going to the WEVA Registration page and selecting CURRENT. Log into Webpoint. On the left side menu, under USA Volleyball Events, select Region Clinics and a list of clinics appear. On the right side of the slide Register for the appropriate clinic that applies to you:
   •2015-16 WEVA Jr Scorer Clinic, WE16-101
   •2015-16 WEVA Jr Second Referee Clinic, WE_102
After you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Then, when you log back in to your WEVA member account, select the USAV Academy button. It will automatically bring up the clinic(s) you are registered for. There are multiple modules in each clinic culminating with referee and/or scoring exams. ALL modules must be completed. You can start with any segment and watch it through. You cannot advance the slides or skip any. The final slide will tell you that you have completed that module. You will receive an email and certificate of completion. Once you have completed the entire curriculum, including the quizzes with a passing score, USAV will issue you a Course Completion Certificate. You can print that for your records. Your WEVA Webpoint account is updated automatically.
Junior Score & R2 candidates: Once you have finished, you need to be successfully rated for each certification you desire: score or second referee on a match.


ADULT CLINICS
Rule changes for volleyball are considered at meetings conducted by the FIVB. These changes do not filter down to the USA Volleyball until the season afterwards due to the time needed for rulebook printing and distribution. In recognition of this, there will be mandatory online or in-person clinics for all officials every year. New USA Volleyball official candidates and re-certifying USA Volleyball officials must attend the required clinic(s) in their entirety in order to be given credit for the clinic. Please note that practical re-certification ratings will occur at the end of a three-year term unless issues and concerns arise that indicate it needs to be done sooner.
Adult members have two options to attain the training necessary to become certified 1st Referees or Scorers:

USAV National Clinic

Clinician: Kathy Ferraraccio, USAV VB Staff
Date: Friday, January 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Site: Room H-21, Penfield High School, 25 HS Drive, Penfield, NY 14526
Cost: $25
The National Referee clinic is an in-depth clinic for USAV National and Junior National referees. All National level referees must attend the National referee clinic every season. Once per certification term, a national-level referee may attend the online clinic. For other referees, it is a great add-on to the region clinic you attend either in person or on VolleyballRefTraining.com Please contact Fred Chase (fchase@rochester.rr.com or 585-313-3039) to register or for more information.

In-person training performed by an Official

Fees: New Referee training is $25 and Re-certification training is $10. Both trainings include the new FIVB/USAV Rule Book for 2015-2017. Pre-registration is needed and a minimum of six (6) people must register with the clinician or else the clinic is cancelled.

On-line training

You need to be a registered, paid member of WEVA to begin this process. Log into Webpoint by going to the WEVA Registration page and selecting CURRENT. Log into Webpoint. On the left side menu, under USA Volleyball Events, select Region Clinics and a list of clinics appear. On the right side of the slide Register for the appropriate clinic that applies to you:
   •2015-16 WEVA New Referee Clinic, WE16_201
   •2015-16 WEVA Provisional Referee Recertification, WE_202
   •2015-16 WEVA Regional Referee Recertification, WE_203
After you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Then, when you log back in to your WEVA member account, select the USAV Academy button. It will automatically bring up the clinic(s) you are registered for. There are multiple modules in each clinic culminating with referee and/or scoring exams. ALL modules must be completed. You can start with any segment and watch it through. You cannot advance the slides or skip any. The final slide will tell you that you have completed that module. You will receive an email and certificate of completion. Once you have completed the entire curriculum, including the quizzes with a passing score, USAV will issue you a Course Completion Certificate. You can print that for your records. Your WEVA Webpoint account is updated automatically.


RATINGS:
The WEVA Board has reduced practical re-certification requirements to one "up" and one "down" rating every three years. The referee chairperson may review referee performance and require practical ratings in less than three years.
Ratings, other than juniors, should be requested of the referee chair at least two weeks prior to a given tournament.

Juniors

Can be certified at an event following participation in a clinic sponsored by the club the player is playing for, a clinic hosted by WEVA within your geographical area, or the free online course from USA Volleyball. The certification is good for the duration of the player’s junior playing career UNLESS the club and executive director is notified that an individual's certification was revoked due to responsibilities not being performed satisfactorily at an event. If USA Volleyball rules are changed significantly, ALL certified junior officials will need to attend a new clinic to obtain a new certification.

First Referee

New candidates replace a referee who is a qualified member of the Region Rating Team at a regular season match. Rating referee receives the match fee. Re-certification must also occur in the regular season.

Second Referee

New candidates are rated during a regular season match. Re-certification must also occur in the regular season.

Scorer

The rating must occur at a regular season match.