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Mask Requirements for MHSAA Officials (1/6/21)

From Brent Rice
Assistant Director, MHSAA

MHSAA Officials,

As we approach the resumption of fall tournaments and the beginning of winter sports seasons, it is important that you are reminded of the expectations for MHSAA officials regarding masks. Please use the link below to review the most up-to-date information regarding the use of masks by contest officials.

https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/Officials/officials%20face%20coverings.pdf

Please know that the MHSAA and its member schools are obligated to uphold these requirements as the organizers of sports. Officials must comply with the minimum standards included in this updated document to ensure that our student athletes can continue with their seasons. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

"Make the Right Call...Officiate School Sports!"

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Volleyball

o   Quarterfinal games will be played on January 12, 2021.

o   Semifinal and Final games will be played on January 14-16, 2021.

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Useful Officiating Resources

Many officials are utilizing electronic whistles this season. 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.

https://nfhslearn.com/library/videos/official-volleyball-signals-using-an-electronic-whistle


Don't Forget to Pay for Your 2020 Membership!

Membership dues are still being accepted for the 2020 season. Remember that this membership is good through June of 2021. Your 2020 dues must be payed by January 31 and prior to your dues for 2021. If you have questions, please let us know.

The best and preferred way for us to process your dues is via this website, where you can click the 2020 Membership "registration" 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.

If you will no longer be officiating for the upcoming year, or moving out of our assigning area, please drop us a message.   


Keeping Your Calendar and Preferences in Arbiter Updated

Remember to put blocks on your calendar for dates that you cannot work.

We need for you to keep your calendar up to date every day of the week. Please do this in order to alleviate the need for turnbacks. Nobody knows your calendar as well as you. Be considerate to our assigner, use the block feature whenever you know your dates are changing.

If you have ANY questions regarding the use of ArbiterSports, please contact any CAAVO board member.


For those of you that entered the gyms this year, sometimes officiating extra matches and weekends; knowing that you were putting your health in jeopardy. We can't thank you enough for going above and beyond this year. Your selfishness has not gone unnoticed. Thank You!


Our Living Website...

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.

Time to Register for CAAVO 2021!

Follow the link below to register for your 2021 CAAVO Membership.

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.

Forgot to pay for your 2020 CAAVO Membership?

You can still pay here. You must catch up with your 2020 membership dues before registering for your 2021 CAAVO Membership. Thanks for your understanding.

First Time, New Member Registration...

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.