Juniors Tournaments & Power Leagues

Certification Requirements for Juniors Events

The juniors events assigned by MVOA are sanctioned by different governing entities. Some official's memberships/certifications cross-over between entities and some do not. The volleyball icons below are included in the information section for each event to help you identify which certifications are accepted.

You only need ONE (not all) of the applicable certifications to be eligible for the corresponding event.

See our Independent Contractors page for more information on how to obtain your preferred certification option.

USA Volleyball (USAV)
Regions: North Country, Badger, Iowa, & others

Junior Volleyball Association (JVA)

AAU Volleyball (AAU)

Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)

Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO/NCAA)

Application to work Juniors Events

Use this application to submit your interest in being considered for assignment to juniors events assigned by MVOA between January - June 2023.

NEW FOR 2023: There will only be a single application for juniors events this year as opposed to prior seasons when we had a separate application for our Major Tournaments. You will manage your availability in Arbiter (see Assignments via Arbiter) to indicate which events you wish to be considered.

Assignments via Arbiter

We will be using Arbiter to confirm assignments. You will provide your availability for these assignments using the BLOCKS tab in Arbiter. Leave dates that you wish to be assigned open/unblocked and add full or part day blocks to dates where you do not wish to be assigned. Add these blocks immediately upon submitting your application (if new, add blocks as soon as you accept the invitation to join the MVOA Arbiter tenant).
NOTE: Full day tournaments are typically scheduled in 2 waves that are each 6 hours long. If you prefer to work half days, add one of the partial day blocks explained here in the BLOCKS tab in Arbiter:

  • If you only want to work the AM Wave, then block 3PM-9PM (AM waves historically start at 8 or 9AM depending on the event)

  • If you only want to work the PM Wave, then block 8AM - 12PM (the start time of PM waves can vary between 1, 2, & 3PM depending on the event)

  • Adding custom, partial day blocks different from the examples above may prevent us from seeing that you are available for event.

Introduction to Officiating Juniors Events for MVOA

This video is an introduction to Metro Volleyball to help 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.)
11:35 Accepting Juniors assignments via ArbiterSports
18:55 Required Paperwork for Independent Contractors

Rulebooks & Training Resources

Training and resource materials come as part of your membership to most of the organizations listed at the top of this page. All of the juniors events that we assign follow the rule set from USA Volleyball with some modifications. Additionally, both USAV & AAU offer video training modules for officials. The buttons below will take you to the USAV Rulebook & Rule Interpretations on the USA Volleyball website as well as the Rules Comparison document on the PAVO website.

2023 JUNIORS EVENT SCHEDULE

As of 10/3/2022

Crossfire Playdates & Tournaments

January-May 2023

Standard Payment: $30 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Crossfire (CF), 8900 109th Ave N #700, Champlin, MN 55316

  • Hope Fieldhouse (HFH), 2645 145th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

  • Lindbergh Center (LBC), Hopkins HS, 2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Molten Series & Molten Cup

January -May 2023

Standard Payment: $30 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Midwest VB Warehouse (MVW), 14050 Judicial Rd, Burnsville

  • MN Select VB Center (MNS), 8686 Valley Forge Ln N, Maple Grove

  • M1 (M1), 1701 W 94th St, Suite #300, Bloomington

2023 Event Information

Molten Series - Jan 7-8, Jan 21-22, Feb 25-26, Mar 4-5, Mar 11-12, Apr 15-16

Molten Cup - May 20-21, 2023

College of Saint Benedict JO Tournaments

January - February 2023

Standard Payment: $30-$35 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • College of Saint Benedict (CSB)
    Haehn Campus Center
    30162 College Ave S, St Joseph, MN 56374

2023 Event Information

CSB JO Tournament Information & Procedures

DATES PENDING

Northern Lights Power League, 12s Cup & AAU Super Regional

January -May 2023

Standard Payment: $30 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Midwest VB Warehouse (MVW), 14050 Judicial Rd, Burnsville

2023 Event Information

Northern Lights Power League - Jan 14-15, Feb 4-5, Mar 4, 12, 25-26, Apr 22-23

Northern Lights 12s Cup - April 22-23, 2023

AAU Super Regional - May 13 or 14, 2023

Rochester Youth Volleyball Association & NVC Tournaments

January - May 2022

Standard Payment: $35-$40 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • National Volleyball Center (NVC), 2601 Viola Rd NE, Rochester

  • Century High School (CENT), 2525 Viola Rd NE, Rochester

  • Regional Sports Center (RCTC), 851 30th Ave SE, Rochester

  • Friedell Middle School (FRMS), 1200 S Broadway, Rochester

Hotel

Rochester site has a discounted rate of TBD (+tax) for either a single or double room can be reserved with Debbie. Please let her know if you would like a room for Friday and/or Saturday night(s).

2023 Event Information

NVC Tournaments - Feb 4-5 | Mar 11-12, 25-26 | Apr 22-23

Frostbite Festival I - Jan 14-15, 2023

Frostbite Festival II - Jan 21-22, 2023

Odd Cup - Mar 18-19, 2023

Med City Cup I - Apr 1-2, 2023

Med City Cup II - Apr 15-16, 2023

Rochester Cup I - May 6-7, 2023

Rochester Cup II - May 13-14, 2023

Big City Luau

January 28-29, 2023

Standard Payment: $40 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Midwest VB Warehouse (MVW), 14050 Judicial Rd, Burnsville

  • MN Select VB Center (MNS), 8686 Valley Forge Ln N, Maple Grove

  • M1 (M1), 1701 W 94th St, Suite #300, Bloomington

  • Various Twin Cities Metro Area Locations (see Event Information page for a complete listing)


NorthStar President's Day Challenge

February 11-12 & February 18-19, 2023

Standard Payment: $40 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Midwest VB Warehouse (MVW), 14050 Judicial Rd, Burnsville

  • MN Select VB Center (MNS), 8686 Valley Forge Ln N, Maple Grove

  • M1 (M1), 1701 W 94th St, Suite #300, Bloomington

  • Various Twin Cities Metro Area Locations (see Event Information page for a complete listing)


2023 Event Information

NorthStar President's Day Challenge Week 1 - February 11-12, 2023

NorthStar President's Day Challenge Week 2 - February 18-19, 2023

North Country Region Ace of Clubs Festival

February 11-12, 2023

Standard Payment: TBD

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

YOU MUST BE USAV CERTIFIED TO WORK THIS EVENT

Locations

  • Various Twin Cities Metro Area Locations (see Event Information page for a complete listing when available)

2023 Event Information

NCR Ace of Clubs Festival - February 11-12, 2023

Shakopee Volleyball Association

December Dig: TBD
Daylight Dig: TBD
Spring Dig: TBD

Standard Payment: $30 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Shakopee High School (SHS), 100 17th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379

2023 Event Information

Shakopee Volleyball Association

DATES PENDING

Lakeville Juniors Volleyball

April 2023

Standard Payment: $30 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Lakeville South High School (LVS), 21135 Jacquard Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

2023 Event Information

Lakeville Junior Volleyball

DATES PENDING

Midwest Fiesta

April 29-30, 2023

Standard Payment: $40 per match

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

(only one is needed)

Locations

  • Midwest VB Warehouse (MVW), 14050 Judicial Rd, Burnsville

  • MN Select VB Center (MNS), 8686 Valley Forge Ln N, Maple Grove

  • M1 (M1), 1701 W 94th St, Suite #300, Bloomington

  • Various Twin Cities Metro Area Locations (see Event Information page for a complete listing)


North Country Region Twin Cities River Rumble

April 29-30, 2023

Tiered Certification Based Fee Structure: TBD

CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED:

YOU MUST BE USAV CERTIFIED TO WORK THIS EVENT

Locations

  • Various Twin Cities Metro Area Locations (see Event Information page for a complete listing when available)

2023 Event Information

NCR Twin Cities River Rumble - April 29-30, 2023

NON-MVOA EVENTS


-----Events listed below are NOT assigned by MVOA and are listed here as a courtesy so that you can avoid double-booking yourself-----

Northern Lights January Thaw & 18's National Qualifier

January 28-29, 2023

NOT ASSIGNED BY MVOA - Linked here as a courtesy

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Event Details

AAU Grand Prix - Sanford Pentagon

April 2-3, 2022

NOT ASSIGNED BY MVOA - Linked here as a courtesy

Location: Sanford Pentagon, 2210 W. Pentagon Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Event Details

  • AAU Sanctioned Event

  • 12s, 13s, 14s,15s, 16s, 17s, 18s

  • Payment: TBD

  • Free hotel & discounted food (see below).

The tournament brings the best volleyball from IA, MN, ND, NE and SD. We are looking for the best officials in the area to help facilitate this tournament. We are offering a free hotel for you and a partner, free water or Gatorade while you officiate, 50% off of concessions and the best hospitality in the Midwest. Pay will be based on experience and certification. $25-$35. So, please consider taking a drive west to the biggest city in South Dakota and check out our beautiful facility “Sanford Pentagon”.

Contact : Laurie Thompson | 605-376-4512 | Arcollt67@gmail.com

Northern Lights Qualifier - Minneapolis Convention Center

March 17-18 & March 24-26, 2023

NOT ASSIGNED BY MVOA - Linked here as a courtesy

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Event Details

Events Calendar