Well, we did it! Another successful season of officiating. Congrats to all who were selected to officiate in post-season tournament matches. This past year gave us opportunities to grow in many areas of our association as we recruited and trained several new officials last summer and brought them in for their first year of officiating this year. We were also heavily involved in the MHSAA Legacy Program this year as we had several high school students that are interested in becoming officials. Yay! They attended classes on officiating basics and eventually participated in actually officiating at the middle school and freshmen levels. We are very excited to have them join us next year!
A note from our association president...
Just a reminder that we began accepting 2019 membership dues on January 1, and while many of you have already paid those, many of you have not. If returning members renew by April 30, annual dues for you remain at $35. On or after May 1, renewing member dues become $45. The best and preferred way for us to process your dues is via this website, where you can click the Membership tab and then the "register" link on the right, and follow the prompts. You can also simply send us a check. That option will be available through this same registration link.
Ross is well ahead of prior years having high school schedules loaded, so most of our assigning for that level may be done by March this year. Several of the college schedules assigned from our site have also already been loaded, and some of the support official assignments are already being made. As always, preference during the assigning process is given to our members who have paid their dues, so we encourage you to consider getting that done sooner rather than later.
If you will no longer be officiating for 2019, or moving out of our assigning area, please drop us a message.
PLEASE remember the importance of BLOCKING the dates on your calendar that you will not be available for an assignment. If you know you have a conflict of dates you can't work, please go block them. If you don't know how, call someone!
We can't begin to express the extra work required when an assignment is turned back because of a simple setting in Arbiter that can be made by you. Please help us out. Remember to also put blocks on locations that you would rather not work, as well as setting the distance that you prefer to travel. If you have ANY questions regarding the use of ArbiterSports, please contact any CAAVO board member.
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.
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 in January and must be completed by May 1 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.