Court 1 in Arbiter = HWN | Court 2 in Arbiter = HWC | Court 3 in Arbiter = HWS | Court 4 in Arbiter = SCS
Arrive 15 minutes prior to match time.
Dress in professional officiating attire. Polo & dark pants.
The teams and/or gym attendants are responsible to set-up and take down the nets.
You are responsible for your own whistle and net chain/tape measure to check net height.
Payment will be $30 per match.
When there is only a single match scheduled, your pay will be $40
See the Independent Contractor page for required paperwork and payroll schedule
Review the Team Schedules links below to verify the # of matches on your court, note that your court may have teams from different leagues, so check all league pages for your assigned night.
Report Scores: Scorecards should be picked up at the front desk from the attendant. Completed scorecards should be handed back to the attendant at the end of the night.
It's a good idea to take a picture of the scorecard on your phone as a backup.
MVOA does NOT need a copy of the match scores.
Subs: May be requested by e-mailing Schedules@MetroVolleyball.com. Include the date and location in your request. Advanced notice is appreciated.
Teams use rock/paper/scissors to start the match. The winner gets the choice of serve, side or receive, the other team gets the remaining choice.
3 sets per match. ALL sets are played to 25 points, win by 2 with 27 point cap.
Teams will switch sides after each set.
The team that serves first in Set 1 will also serve first in Set 3. The receiving team in Set 1 will serve first in Set 2.
Time Limit: 55 minutes to complete each match, teams may call one 30-second timeout per set. Please either use a visible clock or your timer on your phone to start the 55 minute timer at match time. Keep everyone aware if teams are close to hitting the time limit by giving them a 10 & 5 minute heads up. The League Rules linked below has the procedure listed for matches that hit the time limit.
PLAYOFF Match Format: Best 2 sets of 3 (Sets played to 25). The first team to win two sets wins the match. If a set is tied after the time limit expires, one rally serve will be played to break the tie. During playoffs, the higher seed will have choice of side, serve or receive to start the match. The lower seed will choose from the option that the higher seed did not choose.
Roster: Teams must start with at least 4 players. For the FIRST match of the night, teams have a 10 minute grace to secure enough players before they forfeit set 1. After 15 minutes without 4 players, the team forfeits the match. For later matches, if a team doesn't have 4 players by match time, they forfeit set 1, after 5 minutes, they forfeit set 2, after 10 minutes, they forfeit set 3.
Apple Valley Parks & Recreation strives to make your experience as safe and fun as possible. All guidelines are subject to change based on what is best for the league and we will continue to evolve and adapt with new recommendations from the MDH, CDC, and State of Minnesota. If you have any questions, please contact their office at 952-953-2316 or AVathletics@applevalleymn.gov.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event of inclement weather, officials should call the weather hotline after 5:00 p.m. at 952-953-2399 > Option #1: Weatherline > Option #1: Adult Athletics. If matches are cancelled, they may be re-scheduled at the end of the regular season, prior to play-offs, time permitting.
Apple Valley Community Center
14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN
Assignments will be managed in ArbiterSports under the SCHEDULE tab (see below for an example).
Your assigned court number will appear in the Position column.
To see the others assigned to courts that night, click the blue game number to open a new screen with your partners listed along with their contact information.
The address to your assigned location can be found by clicking the name of the location in the Site column.
The number of matches you're assigned can be found by viewing the Team Schedule above and finding your assigned court. Be aware that some leagues play on multiple courts on a given night, so you will need to look at all team schedules to compile all the matches that will be played on your court.