How to Become an NHVOA Volleyball Official
The goal of the NHVOA Apprentice Program is to prepare officials to become certified to officiate NHIAA matches using National Federation High School Volleyball Rules and NHIAA protocols. Generally, candidates go through a two-year process to become certified. However, at the discretion of the NHVOA Apprentice Chairperson, candidates with previous volleyball experience may take one year or less to become certified.
Officials who successfully pass the apprentice program are placed on probationary status for one year. The volleyball assignor will assign matches to patched officials. An official’s rating and probationary status will be reviewed and may be adjusted at the end of the season.
Although the NHVOA Assignor will assign some sub-varsity matches during the season, it is the responsibility of an apprentice to contact athletic directors to secure sub-varsity matches. The Assignor will provide apprentices with a list of schools that have their matches assigned by the assignor.
You will need the following items in order to officiate
Estimated starting cost: $200. Once you join the apprentice program some of the referee tools will be provided to you.