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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Officials Handbook and OVA Rules R Championship
The Officials Handbook for the 2017-18 season is now available! Please take a look through it for important formation regarding our officials program.
Region 3 is off to quick start in this year's Rules R Championship competition looking for a repeat after last year's landslide victory. Kudos to Albino Pereira for continuing his streak and completing 1118 Volleyball Quick Learns just in the month of September!
New for this year, we will be introducing OVA Rules R Blitzes. Throughout the year, officials will receive an email notifying everyone of an upcoming 1-day blitz. Any Rules R quizzes completed on these days will be worth double points!
We are also in the process of updating questions for the OVA Rules R, stay tuned!
Full standings can be found here: http://www.ontariovolleyball.org/officials/rules-r-championship/indoor-2017
|Name||Region||# of Quizzes||# of Points|
|Albino Pereira||Region 3||1118||10|
|Tony DiBacco||Region 3||57||9|
|Joanne Nolte||Region 3||48||8|
|David Gross||Region 5||17||7|
|Irena Zamboni||Region 6||15||6|
|Al Cinelli||Region 5||14||5|
|Patrick Moran||Region 3||13||4|
|dale moncrieff||Region 4||11||3|
|Osama Elasmar||Region 3||6||0.75|
|PAUL EDMONDSTONE||Region 3||6||0.75|
|Vince Birstonas||Region 5||6||0.75|
|Doug Yuen||Region 3||6||0.75|
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Congratulations!
Congratulations to our newly upgraded officials for the 2017-18 year!
Level 3 Regional Upgrade
- Brad Girardo, Region 5
- Brad Moyer, Region 3
Region 5 Provincial Upgrade
- Adam Budziak, Toronto
- Alberto Solano, Toronto
- Farhad Habibi, Mississauga
- Vincent Tse, Richmond Hill
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Provincial Upgrade Program Pre-Evaluation
Looking to upgrade to the Provincial badge level? Register as an expression of interest to receive a free evaluation!
Once registration closes, your region will be in touch to set up an evaluation for entry into this year's provincial upgrade program!
Monday, September 11, 2017 - Officials Kickoff Meetings
Please see below for your official kickoff meeting information!
Date: Friday, September 15, 2017.
Location: McMaster University, WB111
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Location: Courtice SS (1717 Nash Rd, Courtice, ON L1E 2L8), Library
Thursday, August, 24, 2017 - OVA Beach Rules R 2017
We ran a TRR contest this Summer, similar to the one which was run for the Indoor Season in 2016/17.
We used a different test format this summer. The test was a series of Quick Quizzes comprised of 10 multiple choice questions (between 0 and 4 correct answers) with a 15 minute time limit to complete the test.
Out of all 41 active Beach Officials, 37 took part in the contest for a 90% participation factor.
We are very pleased to announce the contest winners here:
- In third place was Diane Cochrane who attempted TRR QQ 255 times. Diane wins a Canuck Stuff Gift Certificate for $20.
- In second place was Navid Vafaei who attempted TRR QQ 1,187 times. Navid wins a Canuck Stuff Gift Certificate for $30.
- In first place place was Albino Pereira who attempted TRR QQ 3,369 times. Albino wins a Canuck Stuff Gift Certificate for $50.
As for the regions we broke down the ratios as follows:
- Region 1, 2, 4 and 6 had each Referee doing 7.4 Quizzes per Official.
- Region 5 had each Referee doing 16.8 Quizzes
- Region 3 had each Referee doing 416.6 Quizzes each.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Pre-Season Reminders
As the indoor season is about to begin, we have a couple of reminders for everyone!
Please take a few minutes to complete this official’s feedback survey on this past year: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ee8nwkxsj3g6nogt/start It provides valuable information for us to help improve our officials program.
OVA registration for the 2017-18 season will begin September 1, 2017. Please remember to renew your annual membership in NRS to ensure that your certification level is maintained. You also need a current membership to be assigned and to be covered by the OVA’s insurance policy while working OVA sanctioned events.
While you’re in NRS (nrs.volleyball.ca), please verify and update any changes to your email and/or home address to ensure that it is accurate. This is the primary system we use to contact our officials and is important for staying current within the OVA officials community. Your home address is also important for sending cheques in a timely manner for working OVA events. If your home address has changed, please also ensure that this is changed in Arbiter (www.arbitersports.com) as it is how mileage is calculated for all events.
Important OVA updates for our officials will be posted here: http://www.ontariovolleyball.org/officials/officials-updates
We recommend bookmarking this page and checking it periodically for any officials annoucements, news or information. This will help to minimze the number of emails everyone receives.
As per the OVA screening policy, all OVA officials 18 years old or older require a valid Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening on file with us completed within the last three 3 years. If you are unsure when you last submitted one, please contact me to verify. Also part of our screening policy, all officials must submit the OVA Screening Declaration form annually (http://www.ontariovolleyball.org/sites/default/files/OVA%20Screening%20Disclosure%20Form_1.pdf) Completed forms can be scanned and email to email@example.com.
For information about receiving assignments throughout the year or if you're interested in an officials certification upgrade, please contact your Regional Officials Chair:
- Region 1 – Tony Curciarello (East) & Al Tkachuk (West) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Region 2 – Brian Rancourt (email@example.com)
- Region 3 – Trevor Lall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Region 4 – Lynn Watkins (email@example.com)
- Region 5 – Andrew Robb (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Region 6 – Erick Mompoint (email@example.com)
New for this year, officials interested in entering the Provincial Upgrade Program to reach the next badge level can register for an pre-entry evaluation in NRS. Once the evaluation is complete, your region will follow up with you with your next steps! Stay tuned for more information!
The 2017-18 Officials Handbook will be available online in September here: http://www.ontariovolleyball.org/get-involved/become-official/officials-resources Please read it over as it contains important information about the officials program.
The OVA Officials will be using The Rules R again (http://ova.therulesr.com/) for the 2017-18 season to brush up on rules and game knowledge. Now is a good time to start doing quizzes to prepare for the upcoming season!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
We are currently accepting nominations for the Ontario Regional Officials Committee Chair position (currently Andy Cameron). As we are behind on the timelines, we are accepting nominations until Friday, June 16, 2017 and an election will take place, if necessary, by Friday, June 30th. Please submit all nominations to Kelvin Cheng firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 15, 2017.
Congratulations to Region 3 Officials for taking home the Rules R Championship for our inaugural season! On average, the Region finished off the year with just over 26 quizzes per official!
As a whole, our Ontario officials completed 9673 quizzes in the short span of just 4 months with 223 officials involved in the contest! Our top 10 officials over the last 4 months are listed below, each of them earning extra points for their respective regions.
The OVA Rules R Championship will be on hiatus until September and for the 2017-18 season, the contest will be the full 8 months! As for now, we will be running the Rules R Championship on the beach side.
|Official||Region||# of Quizzes||Points|
|Albino Pereira||Region 3||2148||50|
|John Gillis||Region 3||897||45|
|Piotr Holody||Region 5||698||40|
|Dean Oberle||Region 3||614||35|
|David Murphy||Region 5||528||30|
|Richard Ghesquire||Region 3||512||25|
|Michael Zhang||Region 5||357||20|
|Bruce van Staalduinen||Region 4||282||15|
|Kelvin Yee||Region 3||138||10|
|Davyd Sagloski||Region 3||135||5|
Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Region 3 continues to forge ahead as Albino Pereira manages to complete 623 quizzes in March - that's more than some of the regions! With only one month left, Region 3 is sitting in a pretty comfortable lead but the other regions still have a chance to catch up! Don't forget that there are extra points awarded to the regions with the individuals with the most completion as well as based on the average number of quizzes per individual in each region! This month is your last chance to make one last push for the OVA Rules R!
|Region||Average # of Quizzes|
|Name||Region||# of Quizzes||# of Points|
|Albino Pereira||Region 3||623||10|
|John Gillis||Region 3||528||9|
|Piotr Holody||Region 5||457||8|
|Dean Oberle||Region 3||396||7|
|Michael Zhang||Region 5||211||6|
|David Murphy||Region 5||183||5|
|Richard Ghesquire||Region 3||169||4|
|Shannon Woodhouse||Region 3||59||3|
|Laurie Fernandez||Region 3||38||2|
|John Lianga||Region 6||37||1|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Our annual Local Beach Officials clinic is now posted and open for registration! For more information: Local Beach Officials Clinic - Toronto
Hope to see you on the sand!
Thursday, March 2, 2017.
We have reached the halfway point of the OVA Rules R Championship this year! Region 3 really made a big push in February and have created some separation! Despite being the region with the highest number of registered officials, they managed to take the lead in the overall average number of quizzes per official. However, with 2 months left in the competition, will they be able to sustain their momentum or will they fizzle out in March and April? Full standings can be found here: http://www.ontariovolleyball.org/officials/rules-r-championship/2017
|Region||# of Quizzes Per Official|
|Name||Region||# of Quizzes||# of Points|
|Albino Pereira||Region 3||371||10|
|John Gillis||Region 3||203||9|
|David Murphy||Region 5||169||8|
|Dean Oberle||Region 3||155||7|
|Piotr Holody||Region 5||155||6|
|Kelvin Yee||Region 3||104||5|
|Michael Zhang||Region 5||103||4|
|Bruce van Staalduinen||Region 4||91||3|
|Davyd Sagloski||Region 3||90||2|
|Richard Ghesquire||Region 3||86||1|
Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Please see the following message from your OVA Officials Committee regarding revenue neutral travel to 2018 Edmonton Volleyball Canada Nationals.