ADULT OFFICIALS | INDOOR
Below you will find the links necessary to become a USAV Indoor Official in the Florida Region.
Darin Clark, Official's Chair
Tel: (321) 698-9130
Sue Wainio, Official's Coordinator
Tel: (941) 744-6747
NOTE: Please do NOT text Sue with region issues except "day of" emergencies. Use email.
Vickie Hinkle, Scorer Representative
Tel. (425) 772-0949
2021-2022 new season update
Here is information on the online training process for Adult Officials. Training will be available as of Monday, October 18 at noon.
- FL22_201 Adult New Referee Training
- FL22_202 Adult Recertifying Provisional Referee
- FL22_203 Adult Recertifying Regional Referee
For those who are recertifying Provisional or Regional officials, click here for more instructions.
For those who are adult candidates to become an official click here for more instructions.
For Regional referees looking to upgrade to Jr National now or in the future we will have a new procedure that will be announced in mid-December.
Scoring Certification Training
- FL22_401 Professional Scorer Training
- FL22_402 Professional Scorer Re-Certification Training
Courses will be available in your Content Library on 10/18/21 at noon. If you want to get started as a new referee candidate, you have what you need, so you can start working on your training. All the info you need is either listed below or on the links above.
The ZebraWeb system will be the primary assigning tool for the coming season. You will be assigned to tournaments there. You will need to update your availability in ZW at the start of the season and keep it up to date as the season progresses. The 2021-22 season tournaments will be built and will appear in the system by October 31, 2021.
If you are not going to officiate this season, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from the list.
If you are an existing ZEBRAWEB user, you will toggle between associations, but you will just have one account. Make sure all of your contact info is correct. Then add your availability. We will be setting up some online training for our new systems in late November.
The policies for ZebraWeb will be the same as last year. However, this year you will enter your availability in ZebraWeb for the dates you WANT TO WORK a Florida Region USAV sanctioned tournament. New this year, everyone will be BLOCKED for all dates. You will need to UNBLOCK the days you want to work. You will be blocked for the Florida Region only, not any other associations.
Once your availability is entered in ZebraWeb, your name will be forwarded to the head referees for the dates you are available. Those head referees will choose the officials they want for their event and will notify me. I will then ASSIGN you in ZebraWeb. You must then accept the assignment within 48 hours, or turn it back. If you turnback the system will require a reason.
If you have been chosen to work at an event that is in another assigning system, such as SportWrench, make sure you are available for those dates in ZebraWeb. The head referee will have to give me a list and of those who have agreed to work those dates and I'll assign accordingly. Remember that we use geography and history when we assign you to an event. If the assignment you receive isn't the tournament you expected, email me and we'll work that out.
To register for events in SportWrench, you will need to complete your USAV registration in SportsEngine first. Everyone will have to verify their eligibility for this new season so they need to “update” their profile for this new year. All you have to do is click the edit button, then click Submit in the pop-up window and SportWrench will run the check. If everything is good for this new season then it will update right away and they’ll be set. Your name must match up with what is in SportEngine.
You may or may not have already applied for a given event in SportWrench, or notified your head referee in some other fashion that you intend to work a certain event. Once you have been assigned in ZebraWeb then those other systems can/will be finalized. Remember that no one can work until they have registered with USAV, passed the background screen and are current for this season with SafeSport.
For those of you who are brand new (candidates) the new officials online training courses are available as of October 18, 2021 at noon. You will see them appear in your personal "Content Library." To access this, sign in to SportsEngine. From your home screen go to Household>Me>View Details>USAV Academy. Once there, look on the left navigation panel and click on Content Library. There you should be able to see the courses that are available. You want the FL22_201 Adult New Referee Training. Click on that to start the course!
If you are an existing Provisional or Regional referee you will be able to access your recertification training the same way and indicated above. Your courses will be either FL22_202 Adult Recertifying Provisional Referee or FL22_203 Adult Recertifying Regional Referee. Online training for recertification should be done as soon as possible, but no later than February 1, 2021.
Thank you all for your patience as we work through this unusual pandemic situation along with all the system changes!
If you haven't done so already, please get registered for USAV. Most of us will need to take the SafeSport refresher course. All of us need a background screen. Info on memberhips and instructions are here:
As much as I'd love to be able to answer your questions, it is highly likely that I don't know any more than you do about the membership, SafeSport and background screen. I know that once I completed all of my requirements, my profile showed "eligible" and so I knew I was good to go for the season. If you don't have that green tag in your profile, check out the info on the web link above. If that doesn't help you can fill out a help ticket at https://help.usavolleyballacademy.org/ or call the region office.
If you are a brand new person (including HS referee) who wants to become certified, the training for this is online as of noon on Monday, October 18, 2021. We will start the online training then. In December and January we will have the new ref orientation sessions which will most likely be virtual again this year. In December and January we will also start on-court evaluations. Most will be in Daytona. We need new people, so we will be doing our best to get folks trained and certified. For now, register for USAV, do your SafeSport training and get your background screen going. Check back here on Mondays for more info. Review the links above for more details. Be patient.
If you are interested in becoming a JN candidate, there will be a new application procedure that will be published shortly. We will outline our program for helping you prepare and improve your skills to go through the upgrade process. We want to be able to send the folks who are ready and help those who are not quite ready to improve. Watch for more details.
We will also publish instructions for those who are interested in upgrading from Provisional to Regional.
USA Volleyball Website: VolleyballRefTraining.com is no longer our website for officials. We are now integrated into the USOPC platform, and we have included the link here: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Officials .
Check back here each week for updates on our new systems and processes for the coming season!
Renew your USAV Membership.
The new Membership Management system is called SportsEngine. All new registrations and all renewals are done through SportsEngine. Start with this informative webpage and you should be able to get registered, get your background screen renewed and your SafeSport refresher done if you are due for that.
Here is the link https://www.floridavolleyball.org/membership.html
Complete your online recertification training.
There will also be a new USAV Academy (Learning Management System). You will be able to access this through SportsEngine after you sign up for the new season. The 2021-2022 clinic materials will be released Monday, October 18 at noon. You may get an email when they are released, but just in case it will be a good idea to check the Florida Region Officials web page for updated info. I recommend checking once a week over the next month or so, as there will be new information posted.
You will receive your assignments through ZebraWeb. This will tell you which tournament you will work on a given weekend. The individual tournaments may use other systems, such as AES or SportWrench to assign you to a court. Those systems are still in place and will be used in the same way they were in the past. The head referee for the individual events will communicate information on those systems. Again, we are planning a series of online webinar sessions to refresh everyone on the Florida Region best practices and to familiarize you with our new assigning system. Be on the look out for an introductory email from ZebraWeb in mid-November. You will want to make sure you register and update your contact information as soon as the system becomes available.
For those wishing to get certified this year, we are referring everyone to the web page, and I will be publishing instructions there. Feel free to pass the web link on to anyone who is interested in joining our team. https://www.floridavolleyball.org/adult-officials-indoor.html
Our first sanctioned training tournaments will be in Daytona in December.