Officials Clinics

What is a Volleyball Officials’ Clinic?

The Local officials clinic is designed for students, teachers, players, coaches and parents interested in officiating OVA tournaments and Provincial Championships, as well as elementary and high school matches.
The clinic consists of 2 components; the theory and practical.  The theory session runs for 8 hours, which may be spread out between 2 to 3 evenings or be held over one day. The practical session will take place over a one day tournament, where the candidate will be evaluated by the clinician. 

Emphasis at the Clinics:

  1. Technical and human skill required
  2. Knowledge, interpretation and application of all rules
  3. Use of officials’ equipment and working tools
  4. Operating procedures and mechanisms of refereeing
  5. Game procedures and protocol

At the end of the clinic, candidates should expect to write a closed book exam on the rules at the end of the theory clinic.

Visit the Clinics page to find an Officials Clinic in your area!

Clinic Materials and Requirements

OVA will provide:

  • Fully qualified clinician(s)
  • Theory and practical critiques
  • Clinic manuals and rulebooks
  • Supervised exams for candidates
  • Local badges will only be awarded to successful candidates upon completion of both theory and practical sessions, and registration with Ontario Volleyball

What should I bring to the Clinic?

  • To the Theory Session, candidates should bring a pen/pencil, note paper and lunch or dinner, if the clinic runs during these times
  • To the Practical Session, candidates should wear a uniform [navy golf style shirt, navy blue pants (not jeans), running shoes] and bring a referee’s whistle, pen/pencil, a coin and their rulebook

Hosting an Officials Clinic

If you are interested in hosting a certification clinic for a group of students/individuals, please contact the OVA Office.