Anticipating & Fixing Scoring Errors
Anticipating & Fixing Scoring Errors
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
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
The CBVO looks forward to helping all interested parties become volleyball officials. Feel free to contact our training coordinator, Mark Mosher, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to answer any questions, or click on the links below to apply for membership.
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.
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 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
This is a reminder that the pre-season meeting is at the CIAC lower level at 6pm on March 8th. Your $10 dues are due at this time. A $10 fine is also due if you are not attending the meeting. Please mail both to Ruth Hewston, 6 Haller Place, Yalesville, CT 06492.
See you at the meeting