The dates for the upcoming season’s Hoosier Region officiating clinics have been announced by Officials Chair Terry Sweasy, along with information on how to become or re-certify as a registered USA Volleyball official in the region.

Here is a list of the clinics scheduled for the 2011-12 season

The cost of the clinics will be $25.00.

Four things you have to do to obtain your license:

1. You have to attend a clinic. Clinics are listed below.
2. All registration will be done on line. Go to our website Indianavolleyball.org for registration.

All Officials are required to have a background screening completed through our Region. This can all be completed as part of the registering process. There is no payment option at this time on line.

You will have to register membership to the Hoosier Region of USA Volleyball. Registration is $50.00 and then $17.50 for background screening. Background screenings are good for two years, if you had one completed last year you do not need to have another one completed until next year. Checks for $67.50 or $50.00 should be made out to Hoosier Region VBA and put on the check that you are applying as an official send the check to:

Joan L. Stemm, Registrar
Hoosier Region Volleyball Assoc.,Inc
52428 Winding Waters Lane
Elkhart, IN. 46514-5725

3. You will have to take a test, Jr. National, National and Regional officials will take the “A” test, those moving from Provisional to Regional will take the “A” test, everyone else will take the “C”. The test is now on line at

http://www.volleyballreftraining.com/usavtest/ Our Region password is HOX212

4. If you are a new officials or wanting to move from Provisional to Regional you are required to have a rating completed as an R1 and an R2. I have a rating sessions scheduled which is listed below.

Clinic Dates for 2011-12:

The following clinic is for Jr. National and National, and high level Regional Officials.

When / Time: Sunday November 20, 2011 1:00-4:00

Where: Holiday Inn Express Greenwood I-65, Exit 101 (county line road) you can see the hotel from I-65.

Please confirm your attendance with me (Sweasy@hotmail.com)

The following are for all officials:

When / Time: Sunday December 4, 2011, 1:00-5:00
Where: Holiday Inn Express Greenwood I-65, Exit 101 (county line road) you can see the hotel from I-65.

Please confirm your attendance with me (sweasy@hotmail.com)

When / Time: Sunday December 11, 2011, 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: Capitol Sports Center 1915 Gladden Road Plainfield

There will also be a rating session that afternoon starting at 1:00 pm

Please confirm your attendance with me (sweasy@hotmail.com)

When / Time: Saturday December 17, 2011 1:00-5:00

Where: Holiday Inn Express Greenwood I-65, Exit 101 (county line road) you can see the hotel from I-65.

Please confirm your attendance with me (Sweasy@hotmail.com)

When / Time: Sunday December 18, 2011, 1:00 – 5:00

Where: Hampton Inn Taylorsville/Columbus I-65, Exit 76 B

Next to the Edinburgh Premium Outlet Mall

Please confirm your attendance with me (sweasy@hotmail.com)

Part of the process for receiving certification is you have to have a rating done as and R1 and an R2.  If you are moving from a Provisional to Regional official you also have to have a rating done. On December 11th I will have a rating session at Capitol Sports Center after the morning clinic. Their club teams will be having scrimmages and they have agreed to let our new official and others that want a rating completed to officiate. I and other Jr. National and National officials will be there to help with the rating process. Take advantage of this opportunity. I will also have another rating session in December or early January once I have those dates I will let you all know.

There will also be clinics in the Ft. Wayne area and the South Bend area once the dates have been established I will get them on line.