Uniforms & Equipment
General Guidelines for Metro Volleyball Assigned Events
Rule #1: Look (and be) Professional.
Rule #2: See Rule #1.
Rule #3: Being in uniform is an expectation of the officials we assign. You're representing yourself AND Metro Volleyball when you step onto the court and only have one chance to make a first impression. Make it a good one!
MSHSL Girls High School Volleyball Uniform
Gray or Blue MSHSL Volleyball Official Polo
Long or short sleeve
You don't have to match your partner during regular season
You DO need to match your partner for Section & State Tournament play
Black Dress Slacks, Black Belt, Black Socks, Black Shoes
If you anticipate being cold, consider purchasing "Cold Gear" base layers that can be worn underneath your long sleeve polo shirt. Recommended that the undergarment be black (examples shown on left)
You can purchase the gray or blue MSHSL polo online from:
General Sports Braemar
They have a limited supply in store of the gray polo: 7505 Ikola Way #203, Edina, MN 55439
NO LONGER ALLOWED
PLAIN white polo shirt
White Sweaters worn over polo shirts
Long Sleeve base layers worn underneath SHORT sleeve polos
Juniors Events Uniforms
Preferred Uniform Shirt is the Certified Volleyball Official polos (either in blue, grey or white shown in the pictures to the left)
MN Boys HS - For MN Boys High School, matches, please wear the certified white polos only (not the blue or gray polo)
You can order the preferred polos at: http://vbofficialsgear.com
NOTE: This is the only vendor that sells the preferred/certified polos and their stock/availability fluctuates. Get your order in early to ensure you have what you need to start the season.
Old Certified Volleyball Official logo white polo
Plain/minimum manufacturer logo, white polo from any vendor
Plain/minimum manufacturer logo, gray polo (similar shade to picture) from any vendor
Plain/minimum manufacturer logo, blue polo (similar shade to picture) from any vendor
Gray MSHSL-logo polo (these are for MSHSL girls volleyball matches only)
Other club/tournament affiliated polos
Anything with zebra stripes
Please only wear USAV and PAVO patches at USA Volleyball and NCAA sanctioned events.
Preferred Uniform Pants are Navy dress slacks
Black dress slacks
Black golf pants
Preferred Shoes are Plain white shoes w/ little or no accents
Plain black shoes w/ little or no accents
Obviously dirty/worn tennis shoes
Shoes with lots of bright colors
Checklist of Volleyball Officials Equipment
There is a wide variety of headsets available at various price points and quality. We've linked some of the commonly used headset brands from search engine results here to help you as a starting point to your own research.
MVOA does not promote or require any specific brand of headsets, nor do we endorse any of the vendors associated in the links provided. You need to decide for yourself what works best for you and what level of investment you want to make in this optional piece of equipment.
TIP: whatever you buy, look for the level of noise cancelling that they provide so that you aren't getting an amplified whistle in your ear each time your partner blows their whistle