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.

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.

MSHSL Girls High School Volleyball

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.

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.


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

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