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.

 

2017-2019 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 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 33 clinics in 11 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

10/9/19 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

5

10/10/19 6-9:30p
Referee Only
VICTORIA
Victoria College
-Technical Building
2200 E. Red River
Victoria, TX

Hosted by Southern Swing
N/A Gordon Morrison

7

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

Referee Ratings
1-5p

HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
Gordon Morrison Carmelo Pastrana

8

10/17/19 6-9:30p
Scorer Only
VICTORIA
Victoria College
-Technical Building
2200 E. Red River
Victoria, TX

Hosted by Southern Swing
Gordon Morrison N/A

10

10/??/19 TBA
 
AUSTIN


Hosted by
TBA 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

12

11/3/19  12-3:30p HOUSTON
The Zone
10371 Stella Link Road
Houston, Texas, 77025

Notes: Bring something to write on.

Hosted by Houston Jrs

Gordon Morrison  Joe Campbell

14

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

16

11/9/19 1:30-5p
 
LAREDO
Laredo College Gym
West End Washington St.
Laredo TX, 78041

Notes: Cash or check only, scorers are using bleachers so option is to bring a folding chair

Hosted by RG Valley Venom Vball Club

Marc Begnoche Thomas Hoy

18

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

20

11/16/19 9a-12:30p HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
Gordon Morrison S. Wohlschlaeger

21

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 Thomas Hoy

23

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

25

11/23/19 9a-12:30p TOMBALL
Texas Legacy
21207 Huffsmith Kohrville
Tomball, TX

Hosted by Texas Legacy Volleyball
Gordon Morrison Jordan Bennett
All clinics are first come, first serve to the capacity of the venue unless otherwise noted.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

27

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

29

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

Referee
4:30-8p

CORPUS CHRISTI
Annapolis Christian Academy
3875 Stapes St.
Corpus Christi, TX

Hosted by CC Legacy
Gordon Morrison Gordon Morrison

31

12/6/19 6-9:30p HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
Gordon Morrison Rich Richardson

33

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
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 33 clinics in 11 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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