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  • Pass a USAV Background Screen
  • Complete Safesport Course
  • Complete Online Officiating Courses
  • Attend Introductory Zoom Meeting
  • Attend & Pass an In-Person Rating Event

Compensation & Uniforms

  • New officials start at $30/match
  • Officials wear white, cyan, or grey Certified Volleyball Official Polos
  • Officials wear navy slacks
  • Officials wear white shoes & socks

A Typical Tournament Day

  • Matches are either 2 sets to 25, best of 3 to 25 with the third to 15, or 3 sets to 25 (unusual pool of three)
  • Expected arrival: 7:15am
  • Typical Saturday play is from 8am until 6-7pm, Sunday play is from 8am until 4 or 5pm
  • Expect to work 6-8 matches on a Saturday and 4-6 matches on a Sunday

After reviewing Brief Details About Becoming A New HOA Official, if you are interested in becoming an Heart of America (HOA) Official please submit the form below.

We are always recruiting new officials. Training information and next steps will be available in August/September for the season beginning in December 2023.

You will be contacted by an HOA staff member starting in July with more information.
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    2023-24 HOA Prospective Official Interest Form 230302_1100

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    This membership is ONLY for new HOA Prospective Officials

    If you are already an HOA Career Official go to Current Officials Information for registration information

    To register as a new HOA Prospective Officials
    go to 23-24 HOA-PO Prospective Adult Official Candidate
    If you have problems or questions please email us by clicking this link


    Referee Match Fees
    $40.00/match -----  National/Junior National
    $36.00/match -----  Regional
    $32.00/match -----  Provisional
    $30.00/match -----  In-Region Only
    $25.00/match -----  Jr Ref w/Supervision U18 (Select/Combined only)

    Administrative Fees
    $300.00/day ------  Head Official
    $200.00/day ------  Head Referee Trainee
    +2 Match Fees ---  Lead Official
    $200.00/day ------ 
    Day Official/WeR1
    $250.00/day ------  Supervisor Official for Junior Officials
    $175.00/day ------  Trainer

    Pre-National Rating Tournament Rates
    $30.00/match -----  Match Fee (for all ranks)
    $175.00/day -------  Trainer/Rater/Observer
    $250.00/day -------  Assigner Coordinator

    Per Diem
    Per Diem has been included in the match fees rather than paid as a lump sum.

    Travel and Lodging
    Officials that travel further than 65 miles:
    *----- Receive a $50 travel stipend
    *----- Are eligible for an HOA complimentary double-occupancy hotel room.

    Registration is Open for Heart of America Certified Officials
    All HOA Officials need to purchase this membership even already registered.
    All previous paid fees are prorated into this membership.
    Example: If you have purchased a coach membership, this membership is free.

    Go here 23-24 HOA-CO Adult Official - Background Screen & SafeSport Required to register.

    Make sure you are purchasing the 23-24 HOA-CO membership for yourself.
    After completing the registration, go here to join the HOA Career Officials club in SportsEngine

    SAFESPORT Training
    After registering you may complete your Safesport training.
    The core takes approx. 2 hours to complete.

    HOAonline Official's Event Requests
    Once your information has been loaded into HOAonline you may access the the request system.
    Please submit requests as soon as possible, we do our best to accommodate everyone.

    We are waiting for USAV National to publish the new modules for adult officials.
    Once we have those, we will be building clinics for all officials.
    Thank you for your patience.

    Ric Washburn
    HOA Officials Chair