Becoming and Official
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SPORT:
Girl's volleyball in Texas has very high participation. It is second among all girls sports. This has produced a need for quality officials to carry out matches for our student athletes. We feel the very best way to produce this official is through some careful, effective training, with careful scheduling. The primary focus of HAVOC is producing intelligent, fair, knowledgeable effective officials for our high school and junior high school matches.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
The best approach for the 2021 - 22 season is to email Retta Pollio at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know your interest in officiating volleyball. She will then start the enrollment process. Every year, normally in late May, June and July, HAVOC conducts training for all officials. People who have contacted Retta, filled out the proper forms, paid application fees and dues and had a picture taken for TASO ID cards are then eligible to begin their training. Later, in July, the state association holds their annual meeting. All officials are urged to attend these informative meetings.
During the state and regional training dates, uniforms and equipment shall be available for purchase. All tests will be taken online. Pending the outcome of your test, our scheduler will give you a schedule and you will indicate whether or not you can officiate the scheduled matches she gives you. Part of your initial fee is used to cover this service.
WHAT ARE THE FEES INVOLVED?
The majority of the fees involved are with the state organization of officials called TASO.
You will write a $25 check for your local dues to Houston Area Volleyball Officials' Chapter. There is a $15 check to our chapter secretary to cover administrative expenses, and a $50 deposit to our scheduler Mary Beth Phelps, to cover the scheduling of your matches.
Fees for membership to TASO and a required clinic will be collected upon online registration. The date for this registration will be listed on the HAVOC Home Page upon notification from TASO. Currently, new membership registration for TASO is $65.
WHO DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?
Retta Pollio (Secretary), email: email@example.com
Mary Beth Phelps (Scheduler), email: firstname.lastname@example.org