Welcome to the HAVOC website! We represent the Houston Area Volleyball Officials' Chapter, and we love volleyball! You will find a wealth of information contained in our website, designed with you in mind as you pursue your volleyball career.
Monday, August 10, 6:30 PM, meeting via ZOOM. The ZOOM meeting button shall be posted here Monday. Sign on 15 minutes early so problems can be worked out
ALERT: Retta Pollio (secretary) must receive completed applications and fees by Friday, July 31st or you will not be able to referee this season. Email Retta at pollioretta@.com if you have questions.
All regional clinics have been cancelled.
The 2020-2021 TASO Online Volleyball Clinic is now available inside your TASO Member’s Portal. New Members: Click the + sign next to Volleyball to show all 7 New Member modules on your screen. All 7 modules must be viewed completely to satisfy the online video educational requirement. All other TASO Volleyball Members: Click the + sign next to Volleyball to show all 5 modules on your screen. All 5 modules must be viewed completely to satisfy the online video educational requirement. Log into your Member’s Portal using your TASO ID# and your password, then scroll down the center column of your portal page to see the Volleyball Online Clinics.
The online test is now available. To access go to www.taso.org click, Members Login, your User Name is your TASO ID number and enter your password. On your welcome page (below the calendar) select TASO Volleyball 2020 Test and click "Start Test" button. You can take the test up to 5 times. You must score a 70 to referee matches and a 90 to referee varsity matches.
Membership for the 2020 - 2021 volleyball season
New members need to email Retta Pollio, the HAVOC secretary, at email@example.com. An informational letter will be sent. Please do so as soon as possible. If you have received an application, you my send it to Retta Pollio with your fees by July 20. Email Retta Pollio to receive her address.
The health and safety of our members is of utmost importance to us. We have been watching updates on Covid-19. Precautions are to be implemented to be able to use our venue. We will post any scheduling updates for training and chapter meetings as decisions are made.
Rule books, case books, pre-season pamphlets, and HAVOC informational packets will be sent via USPS. All local and state fees and deposits must be current.
As stated in a previous correspondence, “Based on information that is currently available, the UIL and TAPPS are planning to proceed with the Fall sports as scheduled. Modifications for the health and safety of players, coaches, other team staff, fans, AND OFFICIALS, will be addressed based on each sport.” We have not received word about what those modifications (e.g. facial coverings, “social distancing,” fans/no fans) would look like.
Our scheduler, Mary Beth Phelps, has started scheduling for the upcoming season.
* If you have not submitted your completed preference sheet to her, you may do so via mail or email.
Although not required at this point, officials may consider purchasing an electronic whistle. Two vendors carrying electronic whistles are Officials Gear Outlet (https://officialsgearoutlet.com/) and Roof Sportswear (https://www.roofsportswear.com/).
If you have not joined or renewed your TASO membership, the fees are as follows to be paid online at the TASO website (www.taso.org).
* New members: $75
* Returning members: $125 (includes $25 late fee)
* Previous members who skipped one or more seasons: $100. NOTE: We do not have information on TASO's refund policy
As more information comes in, we will pass it along to our members. Do not hesitate to contact Retta Pollio or any board member with questions/comments/concerns. Use "OFFICERS" tab above for contacts.
Stay safe and please abide by requests from government officials and the medical personnel in charge of guidelines.