THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT BEFORE OFFICIATING ANY HIGH SCHOOL (VARSITY OR SUBVARSITY VOLLEYBALL CONTEST).
There are two parts to the online rules meeting: The (1) prerequisite general officiating portion and the (2) sport-specific rules portion. You must complete both.
REGISTRATION: Registration can be found on the officials' section of the MHSAA website. http://www.mhsaa.com/officials
Registration with the MHSAA provides benefits from the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). See benefits listed here.
LATE FEES: A late fee of $30 will be charged when an individual registered with the MHSAA in the previous year (2021-22) registers for any sport past its specific deadline. Volleyball is August 16, 2022. NO EXCEPTIONS.
A lot of good information can be found here in the MHSAA Second Half publication. Take a minute to check out this article and many others.
It IS permissible to play a match with only a single official assigned, but it is never permissible for an unregistered official to officiate an MHSAA VB contest as either the R1 or R2. A coach may not serve as an R2 unless he/she is registered.
Brent Rice ~ 10/22/21
we mourn the loss of yet another friend and colleague in the world of volleyball. Cheri Dobschensky lost her battle with Cancer on July 24, 2022. Cheri, we were blessed to know you. Rest peacefully.
Do you have any photos that you may have taken over the last few years. We would like to showcase some of our members at work. Please send any photos to this link. Thanks!
A quick overview of the CAAVO web site...
You will find most everything on a clickable menu to the left or at the top of the page. Once you navigate to one section, it becomes active at the top of the left navigation. If you need to get back to full menus, just click the "Home" tab. You'll be right back where you started, just in case you get lost.
We are constantly working to add interesting and valuable content to our website. There is a lot that can be created with this site. It involves input from everyone, so if you have any ideas or thoughts about what you would like to see, please let us know.
Your January 1, 2022 registration link is available at the new year! Register early to avoid the February 16 late fee.
Completing your membership will keep you connected to available CAAVO clinics and membership meetings. You will be provided the convenience of paying your yearly association dues online or with a check, as well as registering and paying for clinics online or by check. Each year's membership begins on January 1 and should be completed by February 15 to avoid the late fee. Just click on the arrow above to get started.
If you have ANY questions regarding the registration process, please don't hesitate to contact any board member.
Disclaimer: You MUST still register with the MHSAA in addition to a registered association in order to officiate volleyball. Note that registering with the MHSAA is usually not available until about June 1 of each year. Please check back to register with MHSAA, or don't forget. Just be sure you ultimately register for both.
We are always looking for new members! Each year we have many assignments to fill, at all different levels. You may be new to volleyball, or you may have previous experience. Either way, our goal is to help you develop as an official. Together we will assist you in getting the most from your membership. Because we want to give you the opportunity to experience CAAVO, we offer our first time new members a membership rate of just $10.00 for the first year. Click on the Membership link above to learn about the different memberships that we offer. If you have ANY questions regarding CAAVO, please feel free to contact any CAAVO board member.
You can still pay your 2021 registration dues using the link above. Please do this prior to registering for 2022 if you worked 2021 and never paid your dues. If you have questions, please contact Debby Karabees-Betts.
Many officials are utilizing electronic whistles. Below is a link to a short video providing some useful tips and good examples of electronic whistle usage. While primarily developed for volleyball officials, many of the tips and mechanics can provide guidance to all sports officials.
Follow this link to a free sportsmanship course from NFHS Learn. Highly recommended for all our members. All coaches who are sanctioned will be required to pay a fee and watch this course before returning to coaching.