Welcome • Introductions • Administration • Rule Changes • Other things 2014 Eastern Officials Association Referee Clinic
Introductions • EOA Secretary/Treasurer • Robert Turner • Volleyball Delegate to EOA Board of Directors • Chris Long • Volleyball Committee • Barb Besal Committee Chair • Chris Long Delegate • Bob Kyle Commissioner • Mark Graupmann Line Judge Certifications • Bob Roeser Mentor Program Chair • Ben Pancho • Kathy Shirey • Kelsey Seibert • John Swanberg • Other Board of Directors Members -- Chris Miller President-elect Bob West Football Delegate • Scott Warren Softball Delegate Alan Shackley Swim & Dive Delegate
Administration • Dues • W-9 • Independent Contractor Agreement • Code of Conduct • Registration • Clinic Schedule • Event Calendar • Arbiter • EOA Web Site • NASO & Referee Magazine
Dues • Next year’s dues now withheld from amounts paid through RefPay.
W-9 Form • All agencies safeguard social security numbers • Available on EOA web site & Arbiter link • Resubmit when information (address) changes • Submit by fax or email in pdf to Sec/Treasurer
VHSL Registration • Returning members need to verify information for accuracy and changes • I‘ll send out roster for you to verify
VHSL Registration • Steps to complete registration • Registration form (VHSL ID number) • Fees • State Rules Clinic (On line) • Test (70%) (On line)
Date TBD • Demonstration Match • Actual players • Level 1 officials will officiate • Officials divided into small groups with facilitator for questions and comments.
Saturday Aug 16 or Aug 23 • Scrimmages • 9:00 AM • Tidewater Volleyball Center (4 or 5 courts) • For all new members; all level 4 & 5 officials; and others desiring observation • Most EOA raters will be there
Monday August 18 • On court training (bring whistles, coin, cards, & equipment bag) • 6:00 PM. Norfolk Academy • All members • Multiple station training, clinicians, and discussion • Pre-match duties & post-match procedures • Match interruptions and intervals • Signals & whistle • R1 stuff • R2 stuff • Equipment
Scorekeeping Clinics • All members must attend one session • Unless excused by rating chair based on demonstrated performance at scrimmage(s) • New members attend Jul 31 session & one other session • Others may attend for additional training
In Season Meetings • 6:00 PM Sep 14 & Oct 12 • 1st Colonial HS (probably) • Review situations and progress of season • Discussion of one topic identified by members (e.g., handling coaches, administering sanctions, bench control) • View as continuing training or professional development • Identify requested topics for discussion to Barb Besal
Arbiter • Please keep contact information and close out dates current • Links may not be working currently • www.arbitersports.com
Arbiter Important Information • Make contact numbers available to partners • Keep availability up to date • De-conflict with other sport assigners • Accept assignments quickly when given • Other assignments will come after initial shot • Check site often for new assignments • I’ll use Announcements for important information • If you forget password, the system can help
EOA Web Site • Upgrade and update always in progress • Please provide input on what you want on site for volleyball • Clinic presentations on web site by Sep 1. • Score sheet; Libero tracking sheet; Line-up sheet. All revised. On line soon. Links from Arbiter when on line. • www.evoa.com
Referee Training Web Site • www.volleyballreftraining.com • Training site for officials maintained by USA Volleyball • Contains videos and training modules • Contains Blog • Great training and professional development site • Some rule & mechanic differences • View without receiving credit
NASO & Referee Magazine • Advantages of NASO membership • Great articles in Referee Magazine • $3 million in liability insurance • 18 reasons to join NASO • www.naso.org
18 Reasons to Join NASO • General Liability Insurance Protection • Member Information & Consultation Program • $50,000 Game Call & Assignor’s Coverage • Death Benefit Coverage • Assault Protection Program • Optional Game Fee Loss Insurance • Referee Magazine • “It’s Official” Newsletter • NASO LockerRoom e-Newsletter
18 Reasons to Join NASO (cont) • Annual Sport Quizzes • Advocate on Critical Officiating Issues • Discount to Annual Convention • Major Buying Discounts • Savings on Personal Services • Relocation Referral Services • Personalized Membership Card • Marriott Athletic VIP Card • NASO Membership is tax deductible
Rule Changes 2013 • Signal sequence changed. • Eliminate sending teams to end lines between sets prior to changing sides. • Towel tucked in shorts treated as equipment. • Deciding set protocol. • R1 no longer verifies scoresheet. • Technology on the bench. • Special injury time out. • Libero tracker advises R2 at start of T.O.
Points of Emphasis 2013 • Expectations of Properly Trained Assistant Officials • Legal and Properly Worn Player Uniforms, Equipment, and Accessories • Mastering Officials Mechanics