East Hartford High School

East Hartford | Bristol | Hartford

DateRemarksOfficialObserver
Monday, July 18, 20221 court; 4 gamesJacqueline ValliereAlan
Monday, July 18, 2022 Julia PillarAlan
Monday, July 18, 2022 Jeff WittsteinAlan
Monday, July 18, 2022 Alan
Wednesday, July 20, 20221 court; 4 gamesGiri SuppiahChris
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Bret H. Chernik Chris
Wednesday, July 20, 2022  Chris
Wednesday, July 20, 2022  Chris
Thursday, July 28, 20221 court; 4 gamesJacqueline ValliereAlan
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Craig Pease, Jackson LeeAlan
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Brian Carpenter   Alan
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Rusty PeckAlan
Monday, August 01, 20221 court; 4 gamesCraig PeaseChris
Monday, August 01, 2022 Eileen KnappChris
Monday, August 01, 2022 Eric Knapp/Dylan KnappChris
Monday, August 01, 2022 Rusty PeckChris
Tuesday, August 02, 20221 court; 4 gamesEileen KnappAlan
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Eric Knapp/Alan
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Brian CarpenterAlan
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Rusty PeckAlan
Wednesday, August 03, 20221 court; 4 gamesGiri SuppiahChris
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 Elaine Knapp, LaToya Edwards, Rusty Peck, Craig Peace, bollimuntha, mahesh Chris
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 Chris
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 Chris

Bristol Boys & Girls Club

East Hartford | Bristol | Hartford

Date Venue Official Observer
Monday, July 18, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls   Kerry Irvin    
Monday, July 18, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Monday, July 18, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls Chris  
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls Chris  
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls Chris  
Monday, July 25, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    Nick Paradise Chris  
Monday, July 25, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    Brian Katten 

 

Anthony                                                                        Ryans

Chris  
Monday, July 25, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls   

 

James A.Reitano, Brian Katten, Tony Ryans

Chris  
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls     John Conforto, Joaquin    
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    Brian Katten Chris  
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls   

 

Mahesh  &  Giri

Chris  
Monday, August 01, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls        Giri                                            Chris    
Monday, August 01, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls        Anthony Ryans Chris  
Monday, August 01, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls                     James Reitano       Chris    
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls                               A Ryans          Chris    
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls                        Conforto                    Chris    
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls                Giri, Paul Nanos              Chris    
Monday, August 08, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls                Nick Paradise                  Chris    
Monday, August 08, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls                                                        Chris    
Monday, August 08, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls                                                      Chris    
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Monday, August 15, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Monday, August 15, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Monday, August 15, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Bristol Boys’ & Girls    

Hartford- SMSA

East Hartford | Bristol | Hartford

DateVenue OfficialObserver
Monday, July 18, 2022Sports & Medical Sciences Jackson LeeChris Kelly
Monday, July 18, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesGiri SuppiahChris Kelly
Monday, July 18, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesChris Kelly
Monday, July 18, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesChris Kelly
Thursday, July 21, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesJackson Matthews LeeChris Kelly
Thursday, July 21, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesBret H. ChernikChris Kelly
Thursday, July 21, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesColleen HarrisonChris Kelly
Thursday, July 21, 2022Sports & Medical Scienceskammy spenceChris Kelly
Monday, July 25, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesBret H. ChernikValerie Light
Monday, July 25, 2022Sports & Medical Sciences Brent Chernik, Jim Filmer, Jackie Vallierie, Giri Suppiah and Rusty Peck Valerie Light
Monday, July 25, 2022Sports & Medical Sciences Valerie Light
Monday, July 25, 2022Sports & Medical Sciences Valerie Light
Thursday, July 28, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesElliot M KravittChris Kelly
Thursday, July 28, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesBrian Stuart KattenChris Kelly
Thursday, July 28, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesJoaquinChris Kelly
Thursday, July 28, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesColleen, Chris Kelly
Monday, August 01, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesStephen FilmerJohn Dandrow
Monday, August 01, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesWilliam England John Dandrow
Monday, August 01, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesVincent Doll John Dandrow
Monday, August 01, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesJim Filmer John Dandrow
Thursday, August 04, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesLaToya Edwards, Colleen Chris Kelly
Thursday, August 04, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesChris Kelly
Thursday, August 04, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesJackson Lee; Kammy SpenceChris Kelly
Thursday, August 04, 2022Sports & Medical SciencesChris Kelly

Volleyball Season Set Up for IAABO Refs

The Connecticut Board of Volleyball Officials is now accepting applications for the ’22 fall season.  You’ve been thinking about it for a few years; now is the time.  Like all sports, there is a shortage of officials and that means a surplus of games.

The economic value is even greater for officials from other sports:

  • You own most of the uniform already: black pants, socks and shoes; a whistle. Boom, you’re good to go.
  • A high school double (jv & varsity) pays $135 an afternoon.
  • There are more than a dozen IAABO refs on the Board, including the current president and vice president.

What you have to do?

The trainings begin in mid-July.  Hope to see you there.  Chris

New Member Welcome

(This is the schedule for 2021, left up for now for your consideration.  The ’22 schedule is being developed now.)

Welcome to the Connecticut Board of Volleyball Officials (CBVO). The CBVO is the training and assigning board for high schools in the Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, and part of New Haven counties. Before beginning the process of applying for membership, please read the following information.

Training Dates (2021):

Trainee Overview & Orientation

Sun. July 11 via Zoom, time TBA

Trainees will be informed on procedures and practices such as: Insurance, purchasing an official CBVO shirt, using the Arbiter system to submit your availability to our schedulers, getting paid, and paying assigner fees.  This session is an overview of officiating high school sports.  It is important that prospective officials attend this session prior to attending the CBVO Volleyball Officiating classes.

Classroom Sessions – Times are from 6:30 – 8:30pm

All new officials must attend five classroom and four on-court training sessions. The first three classroom session will be zoom meetings; the final two classroom sessions will/may be at a facility where we can also access a gym, as permitted by any COVID-19  restrictions. The dates and times are:

Mon. July 12*
Tues. July 13*
Thurs. July 15*
Mon. July 19
Tues. July 20

*sessions conducted via Zoom

On-court Sessions – Times are from 6:30 – 9:30pm

On-court will be scheduled as one evening session per official per week, but we will make every effort to accommodate those with scheduling difficulties. Typically, new trainees will be scheduled on Tuesdays and 2nd and 3rd year officials will be scheduled on Mondays.

Mon. July 26
Tues. July 27
Mon. Aug. 2
Tues. Aug. 3
Mon. Aug. 9
Tues. Aug.10
Mon. Aug. 16
Tues. Aug. 17

Two Mandatory Meetings:  The CT Board of Volleyball Officials has two mandatory meetings per year.  These dates for 2021 are:

Tues. Aug. 24 – 6:30 pm – Pre-season Rules Interpretation meeting
Sun. Nov 21 – Time- TBA – End-of-season meeting

Fees:

  • A one-time training fee of $110 is required from trainees. This covers training expenses and a background check through the CIAC.
  • Yearly CBVO membership dues are $100.

General Information:

  • Most volleyball matches are played on weekdays, with some on Saturday. Weekday matches usually begin at 4pm, with some matches starting later. Officials need to arrive at the gym no later than one half hour before the match, so if you cannot get to school gyms by 3:30 (allow for driving time) you may not get scheduled for many matches.
  • Officials are required to buy their own uniforms and equipment.
  • Trainees are required to score 80% or better on an open book test to become CBVO officials. (Rules and case books are provided as part of yearly dues).
  • Typically, officials’ pay ranges from around $70 for a freshman match, to around $140 for a JV & varsity doubleheader.
  • Second and third year officials are required to attend two classroom and two on-court training sessions in the summer.

Applications:

The CBVO looks forward to helping all interested parties become volleyball officials. Feel free to contact our training coordinator, Chris Kelly, at hartfordguy@hotmail.com, to answer any questions, or click on the links below to apply for membership.

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Officially in Short Supply

Hartford Courant, Oct 11, 2020

Heather Kursman normally loses four or five volleyball officials before every high school season, due to retirement, job changes or other life changes.

This year was different.

“I lost the biggest percentage of officials this year — at least 40%,” she said. “Like 25-26 officials.”

Kursman, of East Hampton, is the scheduler for the Connecticut Board of Volleyball Officials north division, which serves the central part of the state ranging from Meriden to Enfield to Windham. She’s been involved in volleyball officiating for 35 years.  Read more.

Training Update: NFHS Center Extended to 7/31

Given the shutdown of the state and the uncertainty with what will be happening in the upcoming weeks and months, the spring training sessions previously announced have been cancelled.

Several online training resources have recently been announced:

The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Learning Center is offering FREE selected officiating courses until July 31. These same courses are perfect for those interested in becoming an volleyball official! Take advantage of this opportunity to sharpen your officiating skills without spending a dime. Specifically, two free volleyball officiating courses are “Officiating Volleyball: Alignment” and “Officiating Volleyball: Ball Handling“.  You will need to register for a NFHS account if you do not have one already, login using that account, then choose the course(s).  The courses will be free upon checkout.

The Alignment course provides the basics of player positioning and alignment, common serve-receive and receiving team positions, and tools and techniques for recognizing illegal alignments.

The Ball Handling course gives an overview of tips and techniques that officials need to make correct ball handling calls. Video examples of various contacts by each position are provided to assist officials in visually identifying ball handling faults. This course teaches and shows the difference between legal and illegal contacts, helping officials be more consistent in their ball handling calls

NFHS Learning Center also has other general officiating courses that may be of interest to CBVO members.