Our Referees and scorers are essential
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.
To become a certified referee in Badger Region, the minimum age is 16 years old. This page will help you earn your certification as a first-year official in the Badger Region Volleyball Association.
All Badger Region officials must be members of USA Volleyball through the Region and (if 18 years old or older) successfully pass a background screen administered during the registration process. Failure to do so will prohibit officials from working junior tournaments. All Badger Region officials must agree to abide by the Badger Region Code of Conduct for Officials.
Important forms for officials
- Officials Handbook
- New Referee Checklist
- W-9 (will be sent through DocuSign once membership is verified)
- Payment Reimbursement Request Form
- Uniform Color Guidelines
- 2023-24 Insurance Summary – General Liability
- 2023-24 Secondary Sport Accident Insurance — Summary of Coverage
- Enthusiastic, Supportive, Positive
- USA Volleyball Rulebook
- 2024 Regional Advancement form
- Badger Region Independent Contractor Form
Certifying as a returning official
Welcome to all returning officials to the Badger Region. This information will help you re-certify as an official in the Badger Region Volleyball Association.
A Provisional Referee has demonstrated and successfully applied volleyball rules and refereeing mechanics. This is a developmental level but can be permanent if an individual is unable to advance further or does not desire to advance further. Provisional Referees are assigned to matches appropriate to their skill level, generally girls 14U and below (with exceptions).
After serving a minimum of one year as a Provisional Referee, one may begin working toward their Regional certification. A Regional Referee may officiate any match at any age level within Badger Region. A Regional Referee must have a working knowledge of volleyball rules and mechanics, have good reffing mechanics, be familiar with the USAV scoresheet, know how to transition to the R2 position, show awareness in rotational faults and show back row awareness.
A Junior National Referee is certified to officiate any and all USA Volleyball-sanctioned junior competition in any of the 40 regions of USA Volleyball. This includes all USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. While reffing at a USA Volleyball-sanctioned junior competition, a Junior National Referee is qualified to wear the official USA Volleyball Junior National Referee patch on their officials uniform.
A National Referee is eligible to work at all USA Volleyball-sanctioned competitions, including the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Adult Open National Championships. A National-certified referee may wear the official USA Volleyball National Referee patch on their officials uniform at any USA-Volleyball.
Badger Region Good Stand Policy
The Badger Region board of directors approved in May an “In Good Standing” policy for all officials to be assignable, receiving mentoring and be eligible for advancement moving forward. The criteria listed bin the attachment must be met on an annual basis. If a referee cannot meet these criteria, he or she may apply to the Officials Chair for a one-season waiver to become inactive, which will not be unreasonably withheld.
Certifying as a scorer
All Badger Region professional (new and returning) scorers have undergone a standardized training program to gain and maintain scorer certification. There are three certification levels a professional scorer may achieve: Provisional, Regional and National. Each certification level builds upon the previous level and allows the certified individual to score increasingly difficult matches. A certified scorer may either work through the certification levels or remain at their current certification level by re-certifying annually.
To become a certified scorer in Badger Region, the minimum age is 16-years old. Scorers are considered in training until they have completed all requirements of the first certification level.
LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION
An individual working towards Provisional certification is considered in-training until he or she has completed all the requirements outlined on the Provisional page. All Provisional certification requirements must be completed before an individual is eligible to accept paid match assignments in Badger Region. If an in-training scorer is unable to meet these certification requirements over the course of a certification period, he or she will be required to restart the process. Click each step on the Provision page for additional information or registration materials.
Most scorers remain at the Provisional certification level for the duration of their careers. Scorers are required to re-certify annually to maintain their certification level. The steps to maintaining Provisional Scorer certification are outlined on this page; use the click here link above to be directed there.
A Regional Scorer has met all the requirements of a Professional Provisional Scorer and maintained Provisional certification for at least one year. The steps to achieving Regional Scorer certification are outlined on the Regional page; use the click here link above to be directed there.
Scorers are required to re-certify annually to maintain their certification level. The steps to maintaining Regional Scorer certification are outlined on this page; use the click here link above to be directed there.
If you are interested in achieving or maintaining National Scorer certification, contact Score Chair Erin Stalker firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once an individual has become a professionally certified scorer, he or she is eligible to be appointed as a score monitor in Badger Region.
It is hard work to become a professional referee or professional scorer . Individuals undergo training to achieve different certification levels and be assigned to paid officiating crews.
Badger Region is proud to highlight the awesome referees in our region. We’re grateful for the many referees who shared these videos about their experiences in their own words