Update for the 2023-2024 Season
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 officiating protocols.
Generally, candidates go through a two-year process to become certified. Candidates with previous volleyball and officiating experience may take one year or less to become certified at the discretion of the NHVOA Apprentice Chairperson.
The NHVOA Assignor will assign apprentices to sub-varsity matches (freshmen and middle school) to officials who are enrolled in the apprentice program.
Officials who successfully pass the apprentice program are placed on probationary status for one year. An official’s rating and probationary status will be reviewed and may be adjusted at the end of each season.
Apprentices will receive the following referee tools:
You will need the following items in order to officiate