News & Updates

Remembering Anna Anderson, Mother of Metro Volleyball

Anna Anderson, founder of Metro Volleyball, passed away on July 6 at the age of 85. Anna passed the torch to founding partners, Debbie Smith and Shauna Rhinesmith in 1991, after assigning volleyball officials in the twin cities metro area from the first year it was an MSHSL-sanctioned sport in the mid-1970's. She is a Distinguished Member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in recognition of her years of service as a trailblazer and mentor for scores of volleyball officials. Anna was a remarkable woman who scheduled officials on paper and communicated section assignments over the phone the night before the match. She has left an indelible mark for those of us that continue the work that she started in service to the sport of volleyball.

MSHSL Girls High School Volleyball

MSHSL registration is OPEN for the fall girls volleyball season. Late fees started on July 1. See our Girls High School page for answers to commonly asked questions and important updates as you plan for the upcoming 2021 Fall Season.

MSHSL Clinic Dates (sign up for these on MSHSL Central Hub)

    • Monday, August 9th--Bloomington Kennedy HS, in person; 5:30-9:00

    • Thursday, August 12th--on line; ~5:30-9:00

    • Monday, August 16th--on line; ~5:30-9:00

    • Wednesday, August 18th--Staples-Motley HS, in person; 5:30-9:00

We've put together this video to walk you through the registration process or skip to the section you'd like to learn more about:

0:00 MSHSL Registration
4:35 Independent Contractor Agreement
9:30 MSHSL Eligibility requirements
12:24 MVOA Arbiter - Fee Schedule, Accepting Assignments, Blocking Dates, Travel Limits
16:14 Blocking Part Days (those that CANNOT do early matches).

CORRECTION: 16:58, Part Day Block END TIME should be the time you can get in your car to travel to the match NOT the time you can arrive at the site.

High School On-Court Pre-season Training Opportunity

Our friends at Hammer Sports are offering a pre-season training opportunity on Saturday, August 21 8-11:30AM at St. Michael-Albertville High School that is focused on new & newer officials looking for an on-court and classroom training opportunity before the high school season begins. Officials on our roster received an invitation from ArbiterSports and a new "EVENT" should appear on your SCHEDULE tab.

Click the blue Event link on your Arbiter schedule to learn more about the event.

ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO HEIDI AT hammerhoops@hotmail.com

This is an independent training opportunity and is NOT one of the in-person training clinics that satisfies your 3 year eligibility requirement for MSHSL.

Veteran officials who would be interested in helping Heidi by providing on-court feedback as a clinician is appreciated. If interested, please contact her directly.

Parks & Rec Volleyball Fall 2021

Plans for Fall Parks & Rec are starting to come in and we are updating league pages when informaiton is received. The 2021-22 Parks & Rec Application is posted and linked on each of the league pages found under the Parks & Rec drop-down menu.

Applicants should be able to fully comply with all guidance and requirements of the leagues concerning protection and promotion of the health and safety measures.

Metro Volleyball FAQs for Club Volleyball and Park & Rec

We've been receiving similar questions over the past few months, so we put together an Introduction to MVOA video to help our officials navigate the sometimes complex world of volleyball officiating. You can watch the entire video or skip to the section you'd like to learn more about:

0:00 Introduction & Lead Assignors for each Event
5:58 How to apply to various events (Park & Rec, Juniors, Boys HS, etc.)
17:18 Required Paperwork for Independent Contractors

Do you have your schedule link? MVOA updates assignment statuses for officials that apply to our events and this status can be viewed on your personal schedule sheet. If you need your link to your personal schedule sheet resent to you, please contact Debbie.

Electronic/Hand-Whistle Vendors

We'll post on each league page their return to play guidelines. If those guidelines include the use of electronic/hand whistles, here is a list of vendors for your consideration.

Midwest Volleyball Warehouse

Fox40 Direct

Amazon

Uniforms

We've posted some uniform guidelines for Metro-assigned events. Please review them on the Uniforms page.

Certified Volleyball Officials shirts can be purchased through VBOfficialsGear.com