Once you have completed the online theory session, it is then time to complete the rest of your certification at a practical tournament that includes a 4-hour in-class session.  Candidates will also have to complete the online theory and the exam before attending.  

Currently, we are unable to offer practical tournaments due to provincial health regulations and gathering size restrictions.  We hope to offer them so that referee can complete their certification as soon as we are able.  

Emphasis at the Clinics:

  • Technical and human skill required
  • Knowledge, interpretation and application of all rules
  • Use of referees’ equipment and working tools
  • Operating procedures and mechanisms of refereeing
  • Game procedures and protocol

Clinic Materials and Requirements

The OVA will provide:

  • Fully qualified clinician(s)
  • Online learning theory and online exam
  • Theory and practical critiques and feedback
  • Volleyball Canada rulebooks 
  • Local badges and sanction cards will only be awarded to successful candidates upon completion of both theory and practical sessions, and registration with Ontario Volleyball

You should bring:

  • To the Theory Session, candidates should bring a pen/pencil, notepaper and lunch or dinner, if the clinic runs during these times
  • To the Practical Session, candidates should wear a uniform [navy golf-style shirt, navy blue pants (not jeans), running shoes] and bring a referee’s whistle, pen/pencil, a coin and their rulebook