CAAVO has the opportunity once again this year to gain some experience on the court before the 2023-24 season begins. Williamston High School will be hosting a pre-season league. The format will be 2 games to 25, 4 courts in two gyms. Please take a minute to respond to this survey so we know how many sessions we will be able to schedule for this pre-season. Please note that although there are many dates listed, attendance will be key in actually scheduling specific sessions. Be sure to choose ALL dates that you can be available. If you have any questions, please email Kelli Hart.
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 $15.00 for the first year. Click on the Membership link to the right of this article 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.
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.
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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, 2023 registration link is available above. Early registration ended on February 16. There is now a $10 late fee. Please note that this year when paying online you will see a small administrative fee added to your registration (3%, plus $1). If you choose to send a check you can still register online, just choose the option to send a check.
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 registration link 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. Note: If you are a new official with the MHSAA, you can request a voucher for your first years' registration fee with them, but you MUST request the voucher prior to your registration. It will be void if you register first.
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.