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Sports Re-Opening Update from MHSAA

Please visit this link for up-to-date information on sports re-opening for the 2020-21 season. 

Game Situation Updates 9/30/20

A few updates to game situations:

  • MHSAA (Andi Osters) has made it very clear in response to another official's inquiry on this matter:  under NFHS rules, substitutes are to remain seated, and are not allowed to stand - even during these social distancing directives from the Governor.
  • The MHSAA received clarification that registered officials are subject to Executive Order 153. This order requires all officials at indoor contests to wear a facial covering, and for officials at outdoor contests to wear a facial covering when unable to consistently maintain six feet of distance from others except for occasional and fleeting moments. In other words, indoor contest officials shall wear a face covering, while it remains optional for outdoor contest officials. Complete language can be found in EO 153.
    ​​​​​​​  Please remember that local schools may require additional precautions be taken by officials that exceed the minimum requirements of this order (such as the requirement for officials to wear masks at all times).

Q&A from 8-27-20 CAAVO Membership Meeting

Follow this link to the Q&A from our membership meeting. Note: some of these answers are only due to our current COVID situation. You will be notified once some of these rule changes have been lifted.

Registration Now Available with MHSAA...

MHSAA officials may register for the 2020-21 school year HERE. The deadline for registration has been extended to September 14, 2020. After this date, officials renewing registrations will incur a $30 late fee which cannot be waived. Please note, you must still be registered before working any MHSAA contest.

Notes from your CAAVO Board...

We hope you are all continuing to stay safe and healthy. Here are a few updates for what's happening in the volleyball world.

  • Online membership meeting was held on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Check the meetings tab on this website for updates.
  • Ross has finished loading virtually all of the high school schedules that have been sent to him. Additional schedules on hold until we have a better picture of the effects of COVID on our season. Assignments may be continuing, so be sure that your calendars are updated in Arbiter, including the Spring season if we should end up going that direction (March, April, May).
  • Be sure to register and pay for your 2020-21 dues as soon as you are able, since that is the primary means by which our network of assignors know officials will be making a commitment to CAAVO to remain as a member. Please note the details regarding this seasons' membership dues below.
  • Check out the award that CAAVO won for our great recruiting efforts.  
  • All officials education courses are currently free on! Take advantage of this great opportunity before it's gone!

It's Time to Renew Your 2020 Membership!

Membership dues are currently being accepted for the 2020 season. Remember that this membership is good through June of 2021, so if we do end up having a Spring season, versus a late start on this Fall season, your dues will be valid to that date. If we do not have a 2020-2021 season and you have already paid your dues, those dues will be applied to the 2021-2022 season membership dues. 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.

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.

Given the current status of if/when the volleyball season is going to begin, please be sure to also update your calendar for the Spring months (March, April, May).

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

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.

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 late December 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.

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.

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