There are two types of officials in Badger Region: referees and scorers. Each match is overseen by a work crew composed of referees and scorers who ensure all matches adhere to USA Volleyball’s competition rules.
There are four referees that officiate each match: the First Referee (R1/up ref), the Second Referee (R2/down ref) and two line judges.
First Referee: the lead official of each match in charge of making ball-handling calls, controlling the tempo of the match and using judgement to overrule/uphold the calls of other officials.
Second Referee: responsible for monitoring play at the net, alerting to the First Referee of time outs and substitutions and serving as a liaison between the coach/First Referee.
Line Judges: responsible for monitoring the lines of the court.
Scorers are responsible for ensuring that a match is documented efficiently and accurately. Three to four individuals are needed to score each match, each covering one of the scorer duties below.
Libero Tracker: responsible for filling out the libero tracking sheet according to USAV procedure.
Scorer: responsible for filling out the score sheet according to USAV procedure.
Visual Scorer: responsible for keeping score and assuring it matches the score sheet.
Score Monitor: a professional scorer who has undergone training, received certification and been appointed by Badger Region.
OFFICIATING IN BADGER REGION
There are two ways to gain the qualifications needed to officiate a match in Badger Region.
1. Become a professional referee or become a professional scorer: individuals undergo training to achieve different certification levels and be assigned to paid officiating crews. Please note one must be 16 or older to professionally officiate a Badger Region event.
2. Ref/Score with your club team: club programs are required to educate their players and coaches in all aspects of officiating, allowing members to serve on officiating crews at events.