Mentoring Form to be completed by Mentor: Mentor Form
New for 2021-2022
Mentoring Apprentices at a Freshmen Match
During the August 2021 Business Meeting it was suggested that we schedule apprentices to work freshmen/reserve matches that precede a JV/Varsity match and that an experienced official could volunteer to show up early to mentor the apprentice.
Officials may be asked to mentor an apprentice when an apprentice is working a freshmen match that precedes a JV/Varsity match. The goal here is to offer support to the apprentice in a situation where the official would normally be working alone. The official will not be paid for mentoring in a freshmen match and should contact the assignor if they prefer to not mentor.
Some scenarios in mentoring in this situation.
The role of mentor here is to support the apprentice and offer help.
Resources for Officials
Mentoring Apprentices at JV/Varsity Matches
First year apprentices will observe one JV/Varsity match and then on three other occasions officiate a JV match and then observe the varsity match. Second year apprentices will officiate and observe four matches during the season. They are usually assigned to work with a mentor every two weeks. The apprentice is not paid to work at these matches.
Observe a JV/Varsity Match
First year apprentices will observe their first JV/Varsity match and will not officiate. They will be listed in the Arbiter as an Observer. Here are some of the things you can ask an apprentice to do when they are observing.
The apprentice observes both JV and Varsity matches and does not officiate. They should come to the match dressed as if they were going to officiate.
Working a JV Match / Observing the Varsity Match
Matches assigned as Apprentice means the apprentice will officiate the JV match. They will be assigned as an Observer for the Varsity match.
During the JV match:
The apprentice officiates as R2 working with a mentor. The apprentice can officiate at R1 if set 3 is a non-deciding set.
During the Varsity match:
The official will be observing this match ideally near the scorer’s table. Here’s what they should do.