ATTENTION: Referee Rating Schedule
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 Rule Book, it may be time to take the next step and use the USAV Academy.  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 to your Sports Engine account, select Household from the left menu, click on your  account, click on View Details.  In the upper right corner will be a link to the USAV Academy; click on this box and you will be sent to the Academy site where you will be able to enroll and complete the material.

 

2019 USAV Rule Changes

USAV/NCAA/NFHS Rule Differences

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Advanced Referee Clinic Power Point

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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 and legible)
    All ratings must be submitted prior to 8/31.
  6. Pay applicable fees

Send completed score sheets to:
clcrane@swbell.net as photo/attachment
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 Rreferee 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 8/31.
    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:
iokepa1@yahoo.com as photo/attachment
or, USPS to
Joe Campbell
Referee Chair - Lone Star Region
16305 Lewis St, Jersey Village, TX 77040

The LSR referee rating sheet may be downloaded HERE
 

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The above information is provided at least twice in every clinic.
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Official 2021-2022
Scorer & Referee
Clinic Schedule

Scorer Chair
C.L. "Steve" Crane

 

Referee Chair
Joe Campbell  

 

 
Please check back often to confirm location and times.
New clinics are added throughout the season.
We have scheduled 212 clinics in 51 cities this season.
 
No excuses for missing a clinic
All clinics are by reservation only. A maximum of 100 attendees at each clinic.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 1

 

10/2/21 Referee
8-11:30a

Scorer
12-3:30p

HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook

 Gordon Morrison TBA

 2

 

10/10/21 12-4p HOUSTON
F.A.S.T.
15400 Hempstead Rd.
Houston, TX. 77040

Hosted by Houston Juniors VBC

 Joe Campbell  Stacia Washington

3

10/24/21 Scorer Only
1-4:30p
BERTRAM
3831 E. Hwy 29
Bertram Texas 78605

Hosted by Country Fire

Kevin Carlyle

 

N/A

 

 10/xx/21  
 
AUSTIN
 
   
   10/xx/21  
 
SAN ANTONIO
 
   
All clinics are by reservation only. A maximum of 100 attendees at each clinic.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 4

 

11/7/21 12-4p Texas Tornados
8835 Wheat Cross Dr
Houston, Texas 77095

Hosted by Texas Tornados

 Joanie Havens  Joe Campbell

 5

 

11/13/21 Referee
8-11:30a

Scorer
12-3:30p

HOUSTON
Asics Willowbrook Volleyball
12539 Perry Road
Houston TX 77070

Hosted by Asics Willowbrook

 Gordon Morrison TBA

 

 

 11/xx/21   HOUSTON    

 

 11/xx/21  
 
AUSTIN
 
   
   11/xx/21  
 
SAN ANTONIO
 
   
All clinics are by reservation only. A maximum of 100 attendees at each clinic.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 1

 

 12/3/21  6-9:30p COLLEGE STATION

Hosted by Brazos Valley Juniors

 TBA  Patrick Hazlett

 

 

 12/xx/21   HOUSTON    

 

 12/xx/21  
 
AUSTIN
 
   
   12/xx/21  
 
SAN ANTONIO
 
   
All clinics are by reservation only. A maximum of 100 attendees at each clinic.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 

 

 1/xx/22   HOUSTON    

 

 1/xx/22  
 
AUSTIN
 
   
   1/xx/22  
 
SAN ANTONIO
 
   
All clinics are by reservation only. A maximum of 100 attendees at each clinic.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 

 

 2/xx/22   HOUSTON    

 

 2/xx/22  
 
AUSTIN
 
   
   2/xx/22   SAN ANTONIO
 
   
All clinics are by reservation only. A maximum of 100 attendees at each clinic.
Clinic
#
Date Time Location Scorer
Contact
Referee
Contact

 

 

3/xx/22

Last Chance
Greater Houston

  HOUSTON    

 

 3/xx/22

Last Chance
Greater Austin

 
 
AUSTIN
 
   
   3/xx/22

Last Chance
Greater SA

 
 
SAN ANTONIO
 
   
All clinics are by reservation only. A maximum of 100 attendees at each clinic.
We have scheduled 212 clinics in 51 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. 
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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.

 NEW FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON
1. All live clinics will be bound by local restrictions for spacing and group size.
2. We will allow no more than 100 attendees at any clinic. 
     Because of space limitations and distance requirements, parents will no longer be allowed to attend with their children unless they are working toward certification.
3. The clinician will take and track reservation requests via email. Once the new USAV membership database is online, we should be able to have online reservations.  A name and club will be required for each reservation.

Since you will be hosting, you have access to the first 70 slots. The hosting club will have 72 hours to provide a list of names for their reservations to the assigned clinician.

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
Joe Campbell  

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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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