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Metro Volleyball Officials Association

Debbie D.W. Smith


Debbie is the primary assignor for:

  • Parks & Rec

  • Apple Valley Mid-Winterfest Tournament

  • Rochester Events

  • Northern Lights Power League

  • AAU Super Regional

  • Star of the North

Robyn Courchane


Robyn takes care of the paperwork and payroll:

  • Website & Applications

  • Individual Schedule Links

  • W-9, Independent Contractor Agreements, & 1099-NEC tax forms

  • Compliance & Certification

  • Invoices & Payroll

Robyn is the primary assignor for:

  • North Country Region tournaments

Brad Aaberg


Brad is the primary assignor for:

  • MN Boys High School

  • Big City Luau

  • Crossfire

  • Northstar President's Day Challenge

  • Lakeville Juniors

  • Molten Series/Cup

  • Prep Dig

  • Shakopee Juniors

Debbie DW Smith is a founding partner of Metro, retired Park & Rec, and MSHSL official of over 30 years, MSHSL Clinician, and proud volleyball mom to her Metro protégés, Robyn Courchane and Brad Aaberg.

Robyn is a 20+ year MSHSL volleyball official, MSHSL Clinician, Technical Director for Metro Board of Officials (PAVO), National PAVO and USAV Certified Referee, NCAA D1 official, and the USA Volleyball National Indoor RISE Program Director.

Brad is an Executive Board Member for Metro Board of Officials (local PAVO board), National PAVO and USAV Certified Referee, NCAA D1 official, MSHSL official, and the AAU Officials Training & Certification Coordinator.

Remembering Anna Anderson, Mother of Metro Volleyball

Anna Anderson, founder of Metro Volleyball, passed away on July 6, 2021 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.