ATTENTION in progress Referees:
There will be rating sessions at tournaments around the Region.
These will provide you an opportunity to be rated for your referee certification.
Click HERE for the complete schedule.

 

As you prepare for this season, in addition to reviewing the USAV Domestic Competition Regulations, it may be time to take the next step and use the USAV Officials Training Site.  This training is an additional benefit of being a USAV member (it is not available to the general public). The site has information, training modules, and a link  that provides updates to the rules of the game. Please use this training and improve your officiating skills as soon as you register as a USAV member this season.
 
The training may be accessed by logging in at https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org, scroll down to the bottom of the page and on the left will be a red box listed as USAV Academy; click on this box and you will be sent to the Academy site where you will be able to access the material.

 

2019 USAV Rule Changes

USAV/NCAA/NFHS Rule Differences

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Requirements to become a Certified Official in the Lone Star Region

Completed certifications are good for two seasons.
All items below must be fulfilled within the same season to complete a certification.
Click HERE for a printable copy of the Official's Application form.

Scorer Referee
  1. Register in the Lone Star Region with USA Volleyball
  2. Submit a scorer application
  3. Attend a LS Region scorer clinic
  4. Take and correct the test
  5. Submit completed score sheets from two sets and receiving a passing rating
    (the score sheet must be from an actual match, legible and may be electronic or paper) All ratings must be submitted prior to 10/31.
  6. Pay applicable fees

Send completed score sheets to:
send as photo/attachment to clcrane@swbell.net
or, USPS to
C. L. 'Steve' Crane
Scorer Chair - Lone Star Region
18710 Appletree Hill Lane, Houston, TX  77084

The scorer rating sheet may be downloaded HERE.  This form is not needed if you send in a copy of your score sheet.

  1. Register in the Lone Star Region
  2. Submit a referee application
  3. Attend a LS Region referee clinic
  4. Take and correct the appropriate test
  5. Submit two ratings from at least two sets (three recommended to meet USAV standards) one must be as an R1; unless Adult or Junior R2 certification only, then two second referee ratings are required. All ratings must be submitted prior to 10/31.
    Junior, R2 and Provisional--must be rated by a Regional or higher-certified referee on Lone Star Region rating form at a scrimmage, match, tournament, or any event using USAV rules;
    Regional--
    must be rated by Junior National or higher-certified referee (on the USAV/PAVO rating form) in a tournament or match setting.
  6. Pay applicable fees

Send completed ratings to:
Thomas Hoy
Referee Chair - Lone Star Region
3019 Nantucket, San Antonio, TX 78230
or send as attachments to thoy@satx.rr.com
or send photo to 210.846.1885

The LSR referee rating sheet may be downloaded HERE

Adults working Junior events are also required to complete a background check and complete Safe Sport training every 2 yrs.
 
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The above information is provided at least twice in every clinic.
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Official 2019-2020
Scorer & Referee
Clinic Schedule

Scorer Chair
C.L. "Steve" Crane

 

Referee Chair
Thomas Hoy  

H-210.696.2933

Please check back often to confirm location and times.
New clinics are added throughout the season.
We have scheduled 86 clinics in 25 cities this season.
 
No excuses for missing a clinic
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

2

9/15/19  5:15-8:45p HOUSTON
Houston Skyline Juniors
10510 Westview Dr.
Houston, TX. 77043
Notes: Bring something to write on.

Hosted by Houston Skyline Jrs

Joanie Havens  Joe Campbell
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

4

10/6/19 2-5:30p KATY
Katy United Volleyball
1423 Vander Wilt Lane
Katy, TX
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Katy United Volleyball
Gordon Morrison Elaine Crane

6

10/9/19 5:30-9p
 
HELOTES
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church Gym
13200 Bandera Road
Helotes Tx. 78023
Notes: Please bring a folding chair and something to write on; cash and check (made out to LSR) only

Hosted by ME Volleyball Club
Cathy Hoy Thomas Hoy

7

10/10/19 6-9:30p
Referee Only
VICTORIA
Victoria College
-Technical Building
2200 E. Red River
Victoria, TX
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Southern Swing
N/A Gordon Morrison

9

10/12/19 9a-12:30p

Referee Ratings
1-5p

HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
Gordon Morrison Carmelo Pastrana

10

10/17/19 6-9:30p
Scorer Only
VICTORIA
Victoria College
-Technical Building
2200 E. Red River
Victoria, TX
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Southern Swing
Gordon Morrison N/A
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

12

10/20/19 Scorer
8:30a-12p

Referee
12:30-4p
Referee ratings
after clinic

AUSTIN
ASC South
425 Woodward
Austin, 78704

Hosted by Austin Juniors
Harvey Madrigal Amy Farber-Knowles

13

10/23/19 5:30-9p
Referee Only
COLUMBUS
Columbus Junior High
702 Rampart
Columbus

Hosted by Columbus Classics
N/A Gordon Morrison

14

10/24/19 5:30-9p
Scorer Only
COLUMBUS
Columbus Junior High
702 Rampart
Columbus
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Columbus Classics
Gordon Morrison N/A

15

10/26/19 Scorer Only
9:30a-1p
HUMBLE
The Gym
2325 Atascocita Rd
Humble, TX
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Texas Outlaws
Gordon Morrison N/A

17

10/27/19 12-4:30p AUSTIN
St. Michael's Athletic Complex
3000 Barton Creek Blvd
Austin TX 78735

Hosted by Austin Performance
 Harvey Madrigal Christle Miersma

19

10/27/19 12:30-4p UNIVERSAL CITY
Alamo City All-Stars
11471 E Loop 1604
Universal City, TX 78148
Notes: Referee ratings to follow clinics, table/chairs will be provided, cash or check made out to LSR-USAV ($25)

Hosted by STVA
Jack Zaldivar Dawn Roberson
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

20

11/2/19 Scorer Only 
12-3:30p
PORT LAVACA
First Baptist Church
902 Calhoun Streen
Port Lavaca
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Texas Vision Volleyball

Gordon Morrison N/A

22

11/3/19  12-3:30p HOUSTON
The Zone
10371 Stella Link Road
Houston, Texas, 77025
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Houston Jrs

Gordon Morrison Joe Campbell

24

11/3/19  Scorer
9:30a-1p

Referee
2-5:30p

BUDA
Cabela's
15570 South Interstate 35
Frontage Road
Buda, TX 78610
(Conference Center upstairs)

Notes: Max 90 attendees.

Hosted by Top Flight Jrs

Carlos Tamez Carlos Tamez

26

11/9/19 11a-2:30p
 
LAREDO
Templo Cristiano Piedra Angular
4020 Santa Maria Ave.
Laredo, TX. 78040

Notes: Cash or check only, participants will need pen/pencil and clipboard

Hosted by Laredo Infinity Volleyball Club

Marc Begnoche Thomas Hoy

28

11/9/19  10-1:30p RICHMOND
Texas One facility
1818 First Oaks
Richmond
Please note. Some GPS units find the facility at this address with no issues.  Many GPS just say no such address. I think there is one other business on First Oaks.

Hosted by Texas One

Rich Richardson Carmelo Pastrana

30

11/9/19  Scorer
9a-12:30p

Referee
12:30-4p

LIBERTY HILL
Country Fire's facility
1450 CR 288
Liberty Hill TX 78642
 

Hosted by Country Fire

Kevin Carlyle Kristin Cooper

32

11/10/19  Scorer 12-14's
9a-12:30p

Scorer 15-18's
12:30-4p

Referee
4-7:30p

DICKINSON
AVA of Texas
451 Spruce Street
Dickinson, TX 77539
 

Hosted by AVA

Thang Nguyen  Thang Nguyen
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

34

11/10/19  12-3:30p HOUSTON
8835 Wheat Cross Dr
Houston, Texas 77095

Notes: bring a pen, pencil, payment and something to write on; please clean up after yourself; please put away our chairs

Hosted by Texas Tornados

Gordon Morrison  Joe Campbell

36

11/10/19 New Scorers & Referees
11:30a-3p
SAN ANTONIO
Piper Bass Student Center
12002 Jones-Maltsberger Road
San Antonio, TX 78216

Notes: The 1130am clinics are for NEW CERTIFICATION MEMBERS. The Piper Bass Center is located next to the tennis courts at the NEISD Blossom Athletic Center. Limited to 100 for each clinic.

Hosted by LSR
Marc Begnoche Brian Gibbs

38

11/10/19 Previously-Certified Scorers & Referees
9–11:30a
SAN ANTONIO
Piper Bass Student Center
12002 Jones-Maltsberger Road
San Antonio, TX 78216

Notes: The 9am clinics are for RE-CERTIFICATION MEMBERS ONLY. Depending upon participant skills – these clinics may be shorter in time than noted above. The Piper Bass Center is located next to the tennis courts at the NEISD Blossom Athletic Center. Limited to 100 for each clinic.

Hosted by LSR
Cathy Hoy Thomas Hoy

40

11/12/19  5:30-9p BAYTOWN
Cedar Bayou Baptist Church
3116 N. Alexander Dr.
Baytown, TX
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Texas Coastal

Gordon Morrison Ricardo Elizondo

42

11/14/19 Previously-Certified Scorers
 530p-8p

Previously-Certified Referees
8p-1030p
 

SAN ANTONIO
3031 Oneida Drive
Charter Oaks Clubhouse
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Notes: Notes: FOR RE-CERTIFICATION MEMBERS ONLY, enter subdivision on Clearfield and take a left on Shadowlawn, clubhouse is next to community pool, depending upon participant skills - clinic may be shorter than noted above, limited to 40 in each clinic

Hosted by LSR
Thomas Hoy Thomas Hoy

44

11/15/19 6-9:30p AUSTIN
St. Michael's Athletic Complex
3000 Barton Creek Blvd
Austin TX 78735

Hosted by Austin Performance
 Harvey Madrigal TBA
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

46

11/16/19 New Scorers & Referees
9a-12:30p
HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
Gordon Morrison S. Wohlschlaeger

48

11/16/19 Previously-Certified Referees
 1-3:30p

Previously-Certified Scorers
4-630p

HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
TBA TBA

49

11/16/19 Referee Only
4-7:30p
 
SAN ANTONIO
8755 Grissom Rd
San Antonio, TX 78251
Notes: Please bring a folding chair and something to write on.
Limited to 60 participants


Hosted by SA Abyss
N/A Jonathan Tamayo

51

11/16/19 Previously-Certified Scorers
9–11:30a

New Scorers 9a – 12:30p

Referees
1 – 430pm

HELOTES
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church Gym
13200 Bandera Road
Helotes Tx. 78023
Notes: Scorer and Referee Clinics limited to 60, cash and check only, bring something to write on.

Hosted by SA Lightning
Cathy Hoy Thomas Hoy

53

11/16/19 9a-12:30p
 
SEGUIN
Tiger Gym
2818 Cordova Rd
Seguin, TX 78155

Notes: Bring folding chair and something to write on, space is limited so please call 210-241-6035 to reserve a space, and check/cash only.

Hosted by Texas Tigers VBC

Melissa Robinson Dawn Roberson

55

11/16/19 8a-12p
 
BEE CAVE
Hill Country Indoor (HCI)
13875 Bee Cave Pkwy
Bee Cave TX 78738

Hosted by Texas Eclipse

 Harvey Madrigal TBA
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

56

11/17/19 Scorer Only
10a-1:30p
 
SAN ANTONIO
8755 Grissom Rd
San Antonio, TX 78251
Notes: Please bring a folding chair and something to write on.
Limited to 60 participants


Hosted by SA Abyss
Ward Kostek N/A

58

11/17/19  Scorer
12-3:30p

Referee
4-7:30p

HOUSTON
FAST Complex
15400 Hempstead Road
Houston, Texas 77040

Notes: Bring something to write on.

Hosted by Houston Jrs

 Joe Campbell  Joe Campbell

60

11/17/19 3:30-7p MAGNOLIA
Woodlands Revolution facility
33204 Magnolia Circle
Magnolia, TX
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Woodlands Revolution
Gordon Morrison Ted Lopez

62

11/17/19 Scorer
1-4:30p

Referee
4:30-8p

EDINBURG
4203 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
Please arrive 30 minutes early to register (cash or checks) and there will be a concession available so please no outside food.

Hosted by Valley Flames
Ronnie Kaase Ronnie Kaase

63

11/17/19  Scorer Only
3-6:30p
PEARLAND
Texas United
4120 W. Walnut
Pearland, TX 77584

 

Hosted by Texas United

Thang Nguyen  N/A
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

65

11/23/19 9a-12:30p TOMBALL
Texas Legacy
21207 Huffsmith Kohrville
Tomball, TX
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Texas Legacy Volleyball
Gordon Morrison Jordan Bennett

67

11/23/19 12-4p
 
LEANDER
Premier Athletic Complex (PAC)
8220 183A Leander TX 78641

Hosted by Texas Eclipse

 Harvey Madrigal Christle Miersma

69

11/30/19 10a-1:30p PASADENA
Houston Stellar facility
3838 Fairway Plaza Dr
Pasadena
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Houston Stellar
Gordon Morrison Connie Brennan
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

71

12/1/19 3-7p CYPRESS
Louetta Automotive Sports Complex
17120 House Haul Rd.
Cypress, TX. 77433

Notes: Bring something to write on.

Hosted by Excel VBC

Joanie Havens  Joe Campbell

73

12/1/19 Scorer
1-4:30p

Referee
4:30-8p

CORPUS CHRISTI
Annapolis Christian Academy
3875 Stapes St.
Corpus Christi, TX
If you are interested in attending this clinic, please email Socorro Velazquez
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by CC Legacy
Gordon Morrison Gordon Morrison

75

12/2/19 6:30-10p
 
SAN ANTONIO
11803 Starcrest
San Antonio, TX 78247

Notes: Arrive early—there will be a line; bring a folding chair & something to write on; cash or check (made out to LSR-USAV for $25)

Hosted SA Force

Carlos Rodriguez Jack Zaldivar

78

12/5/19 6:30-10p
New Referees and Scorers

6:30 – 9p
Re-certification Scorers
 
SAN ANTONIO
Cornerstone Christian School
17702 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78257

Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

630-9 Scorer Clinic for RE-CERTIFICATION MEMBERS ONLY, this clinic may be shorter in time than noted

Hosted by Alamo Jrs

Sonny Fernandez
New Scorers

Marc Begnoche
Re-Certification
Scorers

Brian Gibbs

80

12/6/19 6-9:30p HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
Gordon Morrison Rich Richardson

82

12/7/19 9a-12:30p COLLEGE STATION
Wellborn Middle School
15510 Royder Road
College Station
Notes: Bring something to write on, arrive early to sign in, checks and cash only

Hosted by Aggie Elite
Joanie Havens Patrick Hazlett

84

12/8/19 1:30-5p
 
EDINBURG
315 E. Palm Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539

Notes: Table and chairs will be provided for scorer clinic/bleachers for referee clinic, sign-in starts at 12:30pm at front end of building (glass doors), cash or check only - checks made out to "LSR," a full concession stand will be available, no outside food allowed, and please cleanup after yourself.

Hosted by RG Valley Venom Vball Club

Cathy Hoy Thomas Hoy

85

12/13/19 Scorer Only
6-9:30p
NEW BRAUNFELS
4787 Old Hwy 81
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Notes: Bring folding chair & something to write on; limited to 150; cash & check only.

Hosted by United VBC
Jack Zaldivar N/A

86

12/14/19 Referee Only
9:30a-1p
NEW BRAUNFELS
4787 Old Hwy 81
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Notes: Bring folding chair & something to write on; limited to 150; cash & check only.

Hosted by United VBC
N/A Thomas Hoy
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 

1/??/20        
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 

2/??/20        
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 

3/??/20        
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 

4/??/20        
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
We have scheduled 86 clinics in 25 cities this season..
No excuses for missing a clinic!
Please check back often to confirm location and times.
New clinics are added throughout the season.
If you wish to host a clinic, we will provide clinicians for either Scorer, Referee or both.
The following are basic conditions for being a host:
1. Provide a site with a suitable place to project a Power Point presentation

2. Have a minimum of 20 attendees for each clinic

3. All attendance is on a first come - first served basis.

4. Clinics will be open to all Region members and must be posted on the Lone Star web site.

5. You may limit the number of attendees to conform to fire codes.  We will post those restrictions as part of the clinic information on the web site.

6. There may be no additional fees charged for clinic attendance.

7. The application fee for certification is $25.  Anyone wishing to attend a clinic and not be certified will pay $5.

If a clinician must travel a long distance to conduct a clinic or provide ratings, please consider providing some reimbursement for travel.

 

To request a clinic at your facility, please contact:

Scorer Chair
C.L. "Steve" Crane

Referee Chair
Thomas Hoy  

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Memorandum

TO:                              Lone Star Region Junior Club Directors
COPY:                        Will Vick, Lone Star Region Commissioner
FROM:                        Dick Kappel, Junior Development Director
                                    Thomas Hoy, Referee Chair
DATE:                          1-6-15
RE:                              Team Referees for 15 and under teams


Because of the adult and peer pressure that is sometimes put on officials in volleyball matches when 15 and under Junior referees are acting as the R1, and because many regions across the country already require coaches to be the first choice as a referee (R1, or R2 if a uniformed, paid referee is provided) for younger teams, the Lone Star Region requires coaches/roster adults of 15 and under junior teams to accept the role of primary referee for the team. If the coach is the R1, a younger player can be the R2 if they have attended a referee clinic.

Please have your team coaches of your 15 and under teams (or other adult listed on the team roster) plan on applying for certification, or re-certification as the case may be, as a referee. This process includes that they 1) renew if currently certified, or 2) apply as a referee, attend a referee clinic, take the referee exam and correct it as needed, complete two ratings (one must be as an R1), and join USAV.

We believe that you will agree that this is the best direction for us to take for the protection of the younger players and the integrity of the game. We hope that you will embrace this concept and participate fully as a club.

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