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CAAVO Director of Training Kent Neitzert will host Sunday Night Zoom Trainings\Discussion.

Weekly Sunday Night Discussions on Sundays @ 7pm via ZOOM

When the 2024 Fall season begins, a weekly discussion via Zoom will be held on Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM.  These meetings will discuss topics of interest in the officiating world.  These meetings usually last for about an hour, longer if you have more to discuss. Below is the link to join the group.


Kent Neitzert will invite you to these Zoom meetings, and topics change from week to week.    Check back here for announcement of the first topic and Time for the first Fall 2024 meeting.

PAVO Line Judge Training Clinic - Now FULL

April 6, 2024 at Wayne State University

*This clinic is now FULL, and not accepting new attendees*

This clinic is designed for both NEW and current line judges working at the collegiate level.  It will include both classroom and on court instruction.  Attendees will be expected to work portions of NCAA Division II scrimmages during the day at this site to both improve their skills, and to be observed for consideration for advancement to work at higher level collegiate matches.  Some attendees will likely ALSO be attending to be observed as referees, so we will work out a schedule to accomodate that as well.  Cost: $17, payable by mailing a check payable to CAAVO to P.O. Box 9, Haslett, MI  48840.  Clinicians: Brian Smith (multiple collegiate conference LJ assignor), and other PAVO National Line Judges TBA.  Attire: given the limited locker room space, coming DRESSED in uniform is preferred (BLUE is primary color for this day, or white shirt if you do not have blue) for on court observations.  Lunch WILL BE provided by WSU moms!  This clinic WILL meet the 2024 PAVO LJ Certification requirement.    If you are unable to attend, log on to your Arbiter SCHEDULE and DECLINE attending this event.  NOTE: There will be several PAVO LJ Clinics held in 2024 in case you can not attend this one.


PAVO Line Judge Training Clinic - Aquinas College

This collegiate line judge clinic will be held at Aquinas College on July 12, 2024.   This is designed for NEW collegiate line judges as well as those who will be renewing their PAVO Certification.   An observation session will begin at 2pm for new line judges, then a classroom session will begin at 4:30 in the classroom upstairs.  New line judges will need to stay at about 5:30 to view the PAVO Line Judge video.    Registration is via the site, so contact Brian Smith to be invited to attend via Arbiter.   Cost:  $12, payable in advance by sending a check payable to CAAVO to PO Box 9, Haslett, MI  48840.   

High School Referee Training Clinics - Aquinas College July 12 & 19, 2024

CAAVO will be joining with the West Michigan VB Officials Association to conduct two all day high school referee clinics on July 12, then repeated on July 19.   For more details, both NEW and returning officials should contact Marc VanMulegren at                               .   CAAVO officials who will be attending either day should also contact Brian Smith so they can be "invited" via the Arbiter event assigning process so they can earn Member in Good Standing credit.   The cost is usually $55 for non-WMVOA members.  There will also be a collegiate line judge clinic held on July 12 at Aquinas that attendees can separately register for, and attend in addition to the referee clinic.   Both clinics have both an on court and classroom session.

Camps & Clinics for 2024

When Camps & Clinics are available, remember to choose an individual event for additional information and registration/payment options. Please note that the entire list of events does not appear on this page. You must either click View All at the bottom of this screen or navigate to the Events calendar and view the events by month in order to see everything that is available.

CAAVO Member-In-Good-Standing Requirement - As outlined in the CAAVO Membership Handbook... in order to be considered in good standing with the association, and according to MHSAA guidelines, each member shall attend one training clinic and one annual business meeting. The membership handbook can be found in the About Us and the Officials Resources sections of this website.

For 2024, high school volleyball referee clinics will be held at Albion College, Aquinas College, Northern Michigan University, as well as ones in the planning stage at Williamston and Stevenson High Schools.   Check back for more details on dates and how to register to attend.

Other schools that we are aware of that will be hosting scrimmages where officials can sign up to attend, and CAAVO will provide observers, include:

Owosso High School - July 10, 11, 17, 18 (4:30 - 6:30)

Williamston High School - Dates TBA

To sign up, please contact Brian at: