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Are you eager to take your passion for volleyball to the next level and become a referee?

Look no further, because we've got you covered on your journey to becoming one of the top referees in our game today!

Volleyball Tasman and Volleyball New Zealand set high standards for referees at both local and national events. To get started on your refereeing adventure and work your way up the ranks, there is a systematic process that awaits you.

The first step is the "LOCAL" Referee level. This certification enables you to officiate at Tasman Championship events, VNZ Junior level Championships (South Island Juniors), and Senior Level Championships (National Secondary School Senior). In fact, this level is a minimum requirement for anyone involved in any duty, including coaches of participating teams.

Next, you'll delve into understanding the intricacies of the VNZ Scoresheet. Mastering this aspect is crucial, as all Championship events utilize variations of the VNZ Scoresheet.

At Volleyball Tasman, we offer an exceptional opportunity for Junior age players once a year in Term 3 / 4 to undertake the "Complete Local Referee" course. This comprehensive full-day course covers the essential referee components in the morning and dives into the intricacies of the scoresheet in the afternoon. Not many regions provide such a unique and comprehensive learning experience, making this a fantastic chance to kickstart your referee journey.

After completing the course, you'll need to wait for a year before advancing to the next level, as part of the Referee Pathway, which is designed to provide you with a structured and rewarding progression:

  1. Local Referee
  2. Regional Referee
  3. National Referee
  4. Federation Referee
  5. AVC Referee Candidate
  6. AVC Referee
  7. International Referee Candidate
  8. International Referee
  9. FIVB International Referee

To support you throughout your referee development, we have our dedicated Referee Development Manager, Josh Ovsenek, who is an accomplished Federation Referee and International Referee Candidate.

He can be reached at [email protected] for any inquiries or guidance you may need.

So, whether you're a seasoned player looking to expand your horizons or an enthusiastic volleyball lover seeking a new way to contribute to the sport, the referee pathway awaits you. Embrace the opportunity to grow, learn, and refine your skills, and we can't wait to see you shine on the court as an esteemed volleyball referee.

Begin your journey now by clicking the Button below, and let's make your referee dreams a reality!