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General Information

Referees In Alberta

The Volleyball Alberta Officials (VAO) is an organization of all registered volleyball referees in the province of Alberta. It is the recognized provincial body for volleyball referees within Alberta and works closely with Volleyball Alberta (VA), a registered society under the laws of the province of Alberta.

The administrative head of the VAO is the President. The President represents all Alberta referees at the provincial level, while the Regional Officials Chairperson (ROC) represents all level 3, 4 and 5 referees at the Volleyball Canada (VC) level. The ROC is designated as the head referee for the province of Alberta.

For the purposes of volleyball refereeing, the province of Alberta is divided into nine zones. These zone boundaries are set by the VAO. Within each zone, a chairperson is elected to represent that region on a provincial level.

      

Provincial Referee Executive

Zone Area Name Position Contact Information
All Alberta Jim Merrick Regional Chair roc@volleyballalberta.ca
All Alberta Stephanie Shostak President vaopresident@volleyballalberta.ca
1 Lethbridge & Area Jordon Wong Zone 1 Chair jordon.wong77@gmail.com 
2 Region Surrounding Calgary Dawn Mosondz Zone 2 Chair zoc.scvoa@gmail.com
3 Calgary Kyle Fraser Zone 3 Chair cvoa.zoc@gmail.com
4 Red Deer &  Area Tim McLenahan Zone 4 Chair tmclenahan@shaw.ca
5 Medicine Hat & Area Lyle Woodward Zone 5 Chair seavoa@gmail.com
6 Edmonton & Area Shawn Shepherd Zone 6 Chair zoc@edmontonvolleyballofficials.com
7 Northeast Don Shepert Zone 7 Chair dbshepert@live.ca
8 Northwest Pam Rintoul Zone 8 Chair pamrintoul@gmail.com
9 Fort McMurray Kim Boehme Zone 9 Chair Kim.Boehme@fmpsd.ab.ca
All Alberta Greg Ryan Volleyball AB Liaison gryan@volleyballalberta.ca 

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Referee Development

Within Alberta, the responsibility for training and development of referees is managed by the Volleyball Alberta Referees Commission. For more information regarding upcoming clinics in your area, please contact the local Zone Chair or Development Coordinator.  

Upcoming Referee Clinics

Clinic information for the 2019-2020 season of play will be posted as the zones make it available to Volleyball Alberta.

Zone 1 – Southwest Alberta Volleyball Officials Association (SAVOA) Serves Lethbridge and Area

For information on future clinics: Please contact Karl Hiebert at karl.franceshiebert@gmail.com

September 11, 2019: Zone 1: Referee Level 1 Theory Clinic will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 18:00 to 21:00 at the University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge AB, room: PE 020 (PE020 is in the basement of the PE building). A practical session will be scheduled at the theory clinic. All candidates will begin to learn how to be an R1 (First Referee), R2 (Second Referee), LJ (Lines Judge), and an SK (Score Keeper). Cost: $50 plus Referee Novice Registration fee of $10.25. Registration deadline: September 10, 2019. Register now!

Zone 2 – South Central Volleyball Alberta Officials Association (SCVAO) Serves Drumheller and Area

For information on future clinics: Please contact Dawn Mosondz zoc.scvoa@gmail.com

September 11, 2019: Zone 2: Referee Level 1 Theory Clinic will be on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019, from 18:00 to 21:00 at W.H. Croxford School, Airdrie. Evaluations will be completed that weekend where participants will be evaluated (September 13 & 14, 2019). You need to be available for matches Friday and Saturday. Cost:  $50 +  Referee Novice Membership purchase ($10.25). Registration Deadline:  Sept 9, 2019. Register now! 

September 17, 2019: Zone 2: Referee Level 1 Theory Clinic will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 18:00 to 21:00 at Three Hills School (400 - 6th Ave SE, Three Hills).  Evaluations will be completed that weekend where participants will be evaluated (September 20 & 21, 2019). You need to be available for matches Friday and Saturday. Cost: $50 + Referee Novice Membership purchase ($10.25). Registration deadline: September 13, 2019. Register now!

Zone 3 – Calgary Volleyball Officials Association (CVOA) Serves Calgary and Area

For information on future clinics: please visit our website at https://www.calgaryvolleyballofficials.com/become-a-referee or contact Jared Mathes at cvoa.development@gmail.com.  

September 17, 2019: Zone 3: Our next Referee Level 1 Theory Clinic will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 18:30 to 21:30 at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus located at 906 – 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Classroom DTC 330. Cost: $70 + Referee Novice Membership purchase. Registration deadline: September 10, 2019. Register now! 

Zone 4 – Central Volleyball Alberta Officials Association (CVAO) Serves Red Deer and Area

For additional information on future clinics: please contact Travis Rott at travis@rott.ca

September 12, 2019: Zone 4: Level 1 theory clinic - Camrose will be on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Camrose Composite High School located at 6205 48 Ave, Camrose in classroom 117. Registration cost is $160 + Referee Novice Membership purchase ($10.25). Included in your registration is one pair of pants, one polo, one whistle, sanction cards, a referee coin, rulebook, and badge. A practical session will be scheduled at the theory clinic. ​Registration deadline is September 10, 2019. Register now!

September 18, 2019: Zone 4: Level 1 theory clinic - Red Deer will be on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Notre Dame High School, 50 Lees Street, Red Deer Room TBA. Registration cost is $160 + Referee Novice Membership purchase ($10.25). Included in your registration is one pair of pants, one polo, one whistle, sanction cards, a referee coin, rulebook, and badge. A practical session will be scheduled at the theory clinic. ​Registration deadline is September 17, 2019. Register now!

Zone 5 – Southeast Alberta Volleyball Officials Association (SEAVOA) Serves Medicine Hat and Area

For information on future clinics: please contact Lyle Woodward at seavoa@gmail.com

September 14, 2019 - Zone 5: Level 1 Theory Clinic - will be held at CHHS on Saturday, September 14 - from 9am-4pm - Registration Cost $100 plus the referee novice purchase of $10.25. Practical Referee training on September 20-21 st EBHS, 1150 Eagle Butte Road, Dunmore, Ab. Registration deadline September 13. Register now!

Zone 6 – Edmonton Volleyball Officials (EVO) Serves Edmonton and Area

For information on future clinics: please contact Tomas Hucul at development@edmontonvolleyballofficials.com

Website: https://www.edmontonvolleyballofficials.com/ 

September 12, 2019: Zone 6: Referee Level 1 theory clinic will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the Saville Community Sport Centre, Edmonton.  A practical session will be scheduled at the theory clinic. Registration deadline is September 10, 2019.  Register now! 

Zone 7 – North East Alberta Volleyball Alberta Officials Association (NEVAOA) Serves North East Alberta (includes Vegreville, Vermillion, Lloydminster, Wainwright, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Bonnyville, Cold Lake) and Area

For information on future clinics: please contact Don Shepert at dbshepert@live.ca

Zone 8 – Peace Volleyball Officials Association (PVOA) Serves Grande Prairie and Area

For information on future clinics: please contact Pam Rintoul at pamrintoul@gmail.com

September 5, 2019: Zone 8: Referee level 1 clinics will be held Thursday, September 5th, 2019 or Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 (You may choose either date) in Grande Prairie, AB at the Grande Prairie Regional College, Room J201. Start time, 6:30PM. Evaluations will be completed September 6th-7th or September 27th-28th. Cost $50.00 + $10.25 membership fee. September 5th clinic registration deadline: September 4th. Register now! For the September 5th clinic.

September 17, 2019: Zone 8: Referee level 1 clinics will be held Thursday, September 5th, 2019 or Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 (You may choose either date) in Grande Prairie, AB at the Clairmont Wellington Centre (right wing of Clairmont school). Start time, 6:30PM. Evaluations will be completed September 6th-7th or September 27th-28th. Cost $50.00 + $10.25 membership fee. September 17th clinic registration deadline: September 16th. Register now! For the September 17th clinic.

Zone 9 – Fort McMurray Volleyball Officials Association (FMVOA) Serves Fort McMurray and Area

For information on future clinics: please contact Kim Boehme at Kim.Boehme@fmpsd.ab.ca

September 16, 2019: Zone 9: Level 1 Officials Theory Clinic will be held on Monday, September 16th, 7-9pm. This will occur in Fort McMurray, Classroom TDB. The practical session will be September  20/21 at McTavish Jr/Sr High. Cost is $25 + novice referee purchase of $10.25. You can choose to attend either clinic, Sept 16th or Sept 19th. Register now! for this Sept 16th clinic. 

September 19, 2019: Zone 9: Level 1 Officials Theory Clinic will be held on Thursday, September 19th, 7-9pm. This will occur in Fort McMurray, Classroom TDB. The practical session will be September  20/21 at McTavish Jr/Sr High. Cost is $25 + novice referee purchase of $10.25. You can choose to attend either clinic, Sept 16th or Sept 19th. Register now! for this Sept 19th clinic. 

Beach Referee Development

For information on future clinics: please contact Shawn Shepherd at beachofficials@volleyballalberta.ca 

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