Arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to match time.
Dress in a professional attire. White polo & dark pants (black or navy).
The teams or custodian are responsible to set-up and take down the nets.
You are responsible for your own whistle, flipping coin and net chain/tape measure to check net height.
Payment will be $25 per match, including forfeited matches not known prior to arrival. If you officiate one match in a night your pay will be $36.
Report Scores: Score cards are provided, leave completed cards with the site director.
Report detailed scores from all games of each match. (Example: Team A: 15, 10, 15; Team B: 8, 15, 13. Teams A wins 2-1).
Subs: May be requested by calling or e-mailing Deb. Advanced notice is appreciated.
Match Format: 3 sets per match. All sets played to 25 points, win by 2 with a 27 point cap.
PLAYOFF FORMAT: Best 2 sets out of 3 with no time limit. First two sets to 25, win by 2, 27 point cap. If a third set is needed, first to 15 wins.
Match times for playoffs are 6:30, 7:15, 8:00, 8:45.
Time Limit: Matches are scheduled for 55 minutes in duration with a 5 minute warm-up prior to the match. If time expires during the 3rd game, it will be concluded once one of the teams reach 15 points.
Forfeit: Teams are allowed a 5 minute grace period prior in addition to the 5 minute warm-up before a match is declared a forfeit (i.e. one team for the 6:20 match doesn't have enough players, they may use their 5 minute warm up AND an additional 5 minute grace period before the forfeit rule is applied at 6:30).
INCLEMENT WEATHER: Decisions will be made and posted by 4:30 pm or earlier. Please check the weather hotline at 651-792-7416 or visit the league's weather page.
Officials accepting assignments should be flexible and understanding of changes due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the pandemic.
An official that has COVID-19 symptoms and/or tests positive should contact MVOA as soon as possible to remove themselves from the schedule.
Adhere to current CDC, MDH, &/or League guidelines regarding face coverings.
The schools require masks to worn by everyone in the building. Players actively playing on the court have the option to remove during the match. Officials are asked to wear a properly fitted mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times. Either a hand-held whistle or a regular whistle may be used.
Players that are competing on the court are not required to wear a mask.
Review the Program Safety Sheet prior to working this league.
The schedule is in a spreadsheet view. Each month has its own view. To see a specific month's schedule, click the name of the month found in the bottom footer area of the spreadsheet.