Important Dates

  • New Members' Training
    • July 21 Day 1: Basics of volleyball, Officials’ responsibilities
      July 23 Day 2: Teams, Rosters, Equipment, Serving
      July 28 Day 3: Play, Subs, Conduct
      July 30 Day 4: Protocol, Officials Manual, Review old test questions
    • (We will conduct four Rules-based sessions, via Zoom.  The topics and dates are listed below.  There will be additional mechanics-based sessions, which will be conducted in-person, if permissible.  If in-person sessions are not possible, additional Zoom sessions may be conducted for mechanics review.)
  • Girls' Preseason Meeting: TBA
  • First Practice Date: Aug 27
  • First Contest: Sept 10
  • Last Date to Count for Tournament: Nov 5
  • State Finals:  TBA
  • Annual Meeting: TBA

Become an official

To learn more about becoming a volleyball official in Connecticut, click HERE.

New Instructional Videos

I have 3 videos for training purposes:

Line Judge Training
This LJ training video is best I’ve found to share with officials. The one thing it doesn’t show in the beginning is the “ready position.” The ready position should have 2 hands on the flag held in front of the hips. Dominant hand on the handle and the other hand at the tip-end of the flag.

Pre-match R1-LJ Conference
This video is how an R1 does pre-match conference with Line Judges. If adults are to be used, R1’s will still have to talk to them prior to match.

Correct use of Hands for signaling “numbers” between R1/R2
Every official needs to watch and practice along with this video.

These will be sent out to All officials prior to season. I’ve requested CIAC send LJ video to ADs/Coaches at each school incase they decide to use adults.

Regards,

Jim Borbas
CVBO
State Rules Interpreter