Instruction

2018/19 Instructional Plan for Foothill-Citrus

The CIF State office requires that every volleyball official participates in a minimum of 18 hours of instruction (training) per year to be certified for that current year.

A. Instructional Hours Overview

1st year officials will be required to attend 21 hours of instruction.

Here is a breakdown of how we sum up those hours, and below is a more detailed description of each one:

  • Scrimmage Mentoring - 1.5 hours (See below item B)
  • Whistle and signal training - 1.5 hours (See below item C)
  • Classroom training- 6 hours (See below item D)
  • On-court training - 10 hours (See below item E)
  • Rules Exam – 1 hour (See below item F)
  • Practical Evaluation – 1 hour (See below item G)

Returning officials will be required to attend 18 hours of instruction.

Here is a breakdown of how we sum up those hours, and below is a more detailed description of each one:

  • Classroom training- 6 hours (See below item D)
  • On-court training - 10 hours (See below item E)
  • Rules Exam – 1 hour (See below item F)
  • Practical Evaluation – 1 hour (See below item G)

B. Scrimmage Mentoring (New Officials Only)

  • Date:              6/12/18
  • Time:              5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Location:       Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club, 1599 Monte Vista Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

All new officials will be required to take this course. We will be watching a live scrimmage and all new officials will be mentored through the process of a match.

C. Whistle and Signal Training (New Officials Only)

  • Date:              6/12/18
  • Time:              6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location:       Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club1599 Monte Vista Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Immediately following the live scrimmage mentoring we will hold a course to learn how to blow a whistle and how to use the volleyball signals and mechanics.

D. Classroom Training

Classroom training sessions include rules discussions, video review, training videos, and demonstrations. Here we can ask questions and learn in a classroom setting.

Classroom sessions are all at Damien High School Room 403, 2280 Damien Ave., La Verne, CA 91750. Just east of the main parking lot and north of the tennis courts.

  • Monday, 6/11/18, 6pm - 9pm (Advanced officials class)
  • Wednesday, 6/13/18, 6pm - 9pm  (New and lower officials class)
  • Tuesday, 6/19/18, 6pm - 9pm  (Advanced officials class)
  • Thursday, 6/21/18, 6pm - 9pm  (New and lower officials class)

 

  1. This criteria is for FCVOA base full members. If multi-unit, see criteria in section IV.
  2. All officials must attend 2 out of the 4 offered classrooms sessions.
  3. If you are currently working NCAA matches and attend the NCAA clinic, then this can be used as one of your classroom sessions. So you still must attend 1 more classroom session.
  4. It will not be required to sign-up for classroom instruction. Just show up and sign the attendance sheet. If you do not sign, then you do not get credit for attending.
  5. Show up to the classroom sessions on time, with a note taking method and rule books.
  6. If you are only able to attend 1 out of the 4 offered sessions then you can makeup 1 session in another Association. An email must be sent from the Association to our Instructional Chair stating you attended.
  7. If you are unable to attend zero sessions in our Association, then you will be unable to certify for the current year.

E. On-Court Training

Every summer the high school teams play in a summer league to practice with their teams in a game-like atmosphere. Our Association uses these leagues to help train our officials. In return, the schools get officials on their matches instead of having to referee their own or pay for officials.

All of the on-court training sessions are located at: Forza1 Volleyball Club, 3008 Inland Empire Blvd, Ontario, CA 91764

  • (Frosh-Thur/Fri) July 5, 6, 12, 13 / Times TBD (New officials and C5’s only)
  • (JV-Mon/Tues) July 9, 10, 16, 17 /Times TBD (C4 and C5)
  • (Varsity-Wed/Thur) July 18, 19, 25, 26 /Times TBD (C3 and up)

How to sign up

  1. This criteria is for FCVOA base full members. If multi-unit, see criteria in section IV.
  2. To sign up for your on-court training you must attend the Association Meeting or Classroom sessions and sign up in person. Schedules will be posted on the Calendar at socalvoa.org/calendar.
  3. All officials must sign up and attend (2) sessions of on-court training.
  4. If you are a new official or C3 and lower, sign up for the officials slots.
  5. If you are a C2 or higher official, sign up for observer slots.
  6. We are setting aside July 16th for a Make-up day.
  7. If for some reason you have to reschedule or are unable to attend a day that you signed up for, then you can either sign up for any empty slot on another day or attend the Make-up day.
  8. If you are unable to attend the Make-up day and everything else is full, you will be unable to certify as an official for the current year.
  9. If you are unable to attend (2) days because you had to cancel or reschedule and you are only able to attend the Make-up day, you will be unable to certify as an official for the current year.

On-Court Information

  1. 4 officials and 1 observer will be assigned for each court.
  2. Officials will rotate positions on the court halfway through a set to 25. You will NOT rotate if the match goes to a 3rd set to 15.
  3. Show up to on-court sessions early (remember the players have to warm up, and you need to check equipment). We should be bringing more than just your whistle. Your usual game day equipment is required. If you are a brand new official and do not have anything yet, please ask the Unit Board or Instructional Chair.
  4. Please DO NOT show up unless you signed up and your name is on the calendar for that date. If you show up and are not on the schedule you will be asked to leave.
  5. You do not have to be in uniform for the instruction at all.
  6. When you arrive at the site there is a room in the front office area that has a sign on the door for referees only. Please keep this door shut at all times. When you arrive please sign in on a sheet on the table and read any notes on the wall that may have been left for everyone. If you don't sign in you don't get credit.
  7. After signing in check in with your observers and they will place you on a court in the order that you arrive.
  8. Bring water, it will be hot!! Some snacks aren’t a bad idea either as it will be a long night.
  9. If you signed up for a slot, it is for the entire night, not just a couple of matches.

Things to remember about the Summer League

  1. If a team uses a libero they will do their best to have a different color shirt. But they are not required, so make sure you are asking if a team is using one.
  2. Make sure you have a score sheet and a scoreboard for every match and get 1 volunteer from each playing team to do each. After the match make sure the score sheet is turned in.
  3. Unless we have officials doing lines, the teams will need to provide 1 volunteer from each playing team to do lines.
  4. After you call captains for the coin toss, warm ups are 4 minutes for each team.
  5. Start warm-ups right after the coin toss, please do not waste time.
  6. Please keep matches moving as we do not want to be there all night.

Information for Observers

  1. Observers will no longer be taking “notes” on officials. We need more hands-on training, get out there and teach.
  2. Make sure to take attendance of the officials and observers that attended. As well, have each observer send their recommendation for a rating on each official they work with. Please email this information to the Instructional Chair as soon as possible.
  3. Try and rotate officials as best you can half way through a set depending on the flow of the match.
  4. If you have 4 officials per court have the 2 “off” officials stand with you and mentor them while you instruct the 2 officials on the court.
  5. If the league has made changes to the matches and we have too many officials for 1 court (more than 4) then we will keep score using a high school score sheet and line judges. We will have printed score sheets in the officials room just in case.

F. Study Guide & Rules Exam

  1. You can access the STUDY GUIDE and EXAM by going to courses.socalvoa.org and logging in with the same username and password for the socalvoa.org site. When these tools are available a communication will be sent out.
  2. STUDY GUIDE: This is basically an online study program for the rules exam. In the past it was mandatory but it will not be required anymore. But it will still be offered as a tool to study for the exam.
  3. EXAM: There will be a deadline completion date for the exam that is yet to be determined. If you do not meet the deadline you will not be certified. Passing score of 80% on Exam A, if failed exam B will be required. If Exam B is failed you will not be certified.

G. Practical Evaluation

In order for our team to assign a rating to each official we must see them work a match without instruction to see where they truly fit. This is the Practical Evaluation. You will be asked to work a complete match (2 out of 3 during the summer league), one set as the R1, and one set as the R2. If the match goes to a 3rd set then you will switch again with your partner.

  1. To sign up for your Practical Evaluation you must attend the Association Meeting or Classroom sessions and sign up in person. Schedules will be posted on the Calendar at socalvoa.org/calendar.
  2. Practical Evaluation slots will be 2 hour blocks even though you will only work 1 match.
  3. If you are a C3 (or new) or lower you must sign up for a practical evaluation at the sign up sheet at the classroom.
    The dates for the practicals are as follows:
    • July 13th (Frosh) - new and C5
    • July 17th (JV) - C4, C5
    • July 26th (Varsity) - C3+
  4. If you are a C2 and higher and are due for your 3 year review, you need to sign up for a practical. The Instructional Chair will inform which officials need to do this.
  5. If you are unable to make the date corresponding to your rating, then select another date. Keep in mind if you take a less challenging match you may not have a chance to show your skills.
  6. Normal attire is suitable for your practical evaluation. You DO NOT have to be in uniform and it will not “buy” you extra points with your rater.
  7. Formal Rating/Observation sheets will be filed on each official.
  8. If an official is late or no show to their practical, or if they use their phone during a practical, they fail. No exceptions.