Tournament Format: The Power Tournament series has been reformatted to return to 3-refs-on-2-courts format with crossovers for 1v1 and 2v2 only. This means 7 rounds of play and all officials will work 5 matches in a day. It also means more referee interaction and oversight with less isolation felt by newer referees.
We will strive to staff the boys’ tournaments as well as the girls, perhaps with a slightly different tournament format. The boys season kicks off with a Power event on October 14. Also, USAV will hold a Boys Junior National Qualifier at the Denver Convention Center the first weekend of December. This should be an exciting event sponsored by USAV and a great opportunity for RMR officials.
New Provisional: This certification is open to USAV members age 16 and older who would like to officiate RMR events. To have the USAV Academy coursework called NEW PROVISIONAL OFFICIAL TRAINING loaded into your account, please write to the RMR Officials Chairperson at officialschair@RMRvolleyball.org. The coursework includes online video modules, attendance at an in-person clinic, one rating as an R2, and two ratings as an R1, one from a regional official (Level 1) and one from a National or Jr National official (Level 2). Please note that if you are coming to this USAV Academy course after completing all the modules from the JR R1 certification under the Team Referee tab on the junior club side, ALL of your work there will transfer to the New Provisional Training course. New Provisional certification is good for two years. Also be aware that all paid officials in the RMR MUST be certified scorers. Information about attaining scorer certification can be found at the "Team Scorer" page.
Maintaining Provisional: The coursework for this two-year certification will automatically be loaded into the USAV Academy accounts of current RMR Provisional officials. It includes online modules, one Level 1 R1 rating, one Level 1 R2 rating, and continued scorer certification.
New Regional: This certification is open to returning adult RMR Provisional officials with 2+ years of experience who would like to advance their referee status. To have the USAV Academy coursework called NEW REGIONAL OFFICIAL TRAINING loaded into your account, please write to the RMR Officials Chairperson at officialschair@RMRvolleyball.org. The coursework includes online video modules, one rating as an R2 and one ratings as an R1 from a current or retired Junior National or National official (Level 2). Regional candidates are strongly encouraged to attend the RMR Showdown for advanced training and ratings. Upon completion of the NEW REGIONAL OFFICIAL TRAINING, certification is good for two years.
Maintaining Regional: This coursework for this one-year certification will automatically be loaded into the USAV Academy accounts of current RMR Regional officials. It includes a few online modules, one Level 2 R1 rating, continued scorer certification, and availability to serve as a rater at junior club trainings. In order to staff the new Jr R2 and Jr R1 certification programs, the RMR will ask current Regional officials to volunteer a few hours each year to help mentor, coach, and rate officials at junior club scrimmages.
The RMR offers FREE MEMBERSHIP to its officials!
Returning National or Junior National Referees are extended a specific link that invites them into a specifically crafted, pre-paid membership type. Even your Background screen is paid for!
--> If you have not received your invitation link by Sept 1st, please contact us at email@example.com.
NEW OFFICIALS (Provisional. Regional) are also afforded a discounted membership. To sign up as a new professional referee-only member, please click this LINK
--> If you need assistance with the process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW FOR 23-24 SEASON:
The RMR will manage referee assignments for the 2023-24 season through the TM2 assigning platform.
There, officials "register for events" just as a team would. Log in online at TM2, then navigate to the "Officials' Dashboard to "Register For Events." Being "accepted" into the event is your confirmation, and TM2 will display your work schedule at the event.
Many thanks to Gary Houghton for building the RMR referee assigning program years ago, before TM2, SportsEngine, or even Arbiter even existed. And many thanks to him for maintaining that platform for us for (decades)! THANKS GARY!
This year you register to officiate, at TM2, just like our teams register to play. Here's how
2) Use the drag-down menu under your name (at top right), to choose "Officials Dashboard"
3) In the Blue header bar, choose "Register for Events'
4) In the search bar on the left, type "RMR"
5) Click the green "register to officiate" button of all the events you're interested in officiating!
You will find important documents below so you can be a paid official in the Rocky Mountain Region, these include an ACH form for direct deposit, W-9 and Independent Contractor Agreement. All three forms should be returned by email directly to our bookkeeper Brandi, at email@example.com.
PAID OFFICIALS IN THE RMR:
Conduct of all RMR officials shall be at the highest standard at all times. The RMR has a set of standards to the behavior of its members, and those standards are detailed in the USA Volleyball Participant Code of Conduct.
We love to see our athletes "get involved" with officiating.. and it's a great way to make a few extra dollars! Our guys might referee for pay during the girls' season, and our girls can officiate the boys in the fall! Another idea is to have girls that play "odds" referee on the "even" weekends and vice versa! (this can work for COACHES as well.. .they can referee for extra pay on their off weekends!)
Parents are also encouraged to enter the officiating ranks...
Come on out to make a few bucks!