Welcome to the 2014 USA Beach Officials Assigning and News Website


Spring 2014


Collegiate Sand

The 2014 Collegiate Sand season is already a huge success! The emerging sport now boasts 40 member institutions, and seems likely to become a full NCAA Championship sport, as early as 2016.  The Beach Commission is proud to have helped this exciting sport get its start through the use of experienced certified beach officials!

The Beach Commission helps train, certify and assign officials for all venues of beach volleyball, including Collegiate Sand. In addition, the Commission takes a lead role in distributing accurate information nation-wide, regarding rules, techniques, protocols, and points of emphasis each year. 

More information is available on our "Sand" page (yellow "Sand" tab, above)


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    HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

New to officiating beach volleyball? You can get get your start through our beach-officiating Clinics and Camps. 

Candidates should send an email indicating their interest to the Commission's training director, Keith Murlless, at kmurlless@beachcommission.org.


    HOW TO GET WORK:

Once certified, you should keep an eye on the Commission's "Events" calendar (yellow tab, above.) 

Assignment of referees to USAV beach events is managed by the Commission Chair, Steve Owen (swowen2@suddenlink.net)






SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  2014 Beach Certification Clinics, and TRAINING CAMP

     (see full article by clicking on the "NEWS" tab, above)


CERTIFICATION CLINICS


2014 Beach Official's ZONAL CERTIFICATION CLINICS:

          Portland, OR            April 12                   LOCAL certification CONFIRMED

            Columbia, SC            April 25-26 tentative Dual (Local and Zonal) Certification 

            Clearwater, Fl           May 10-11 CONFIRMED Dual (Local and Zonal) Certification 

            Wilmington, NC         June 6-7 possibly in July

            Texas/GulfCoast             TBA tentative Dual (Local and Zonal) Certification 

           Hermosa Beach, Ca July 17-21         CONFIRMED TRAINING CAMP with LOCAL AND ZONAL CERTIFICATION CLINICS

           Milwaukee, Wi July 24-27 CONFIRMED Dual (Local and Zonal) Certification 

            Chula Vista, Ca Oct 2-5 NATIONAL CERTIFICATION


     

Each of these certification opportunities will be hosted by a member of our Training Cadre. Each Clinic includes an extensive classroom session, written exam, on-court evaluations, and immediate feedback from the Clinicians. 

Many regions host LOCAL training courses at Regional events. Contact your Region directly, for further information. If you can't reach anyone, or don't know who to reach out to... feel free to write to the commission directly, at info@beachcommission.org



TRAINING CAMPS

We are delighted to announce that our popular BEACH OFFICIAL’S TRAINING CAMP program will return to Hermosa Beach, Ca July 16th-21st. This camp will begin with an evening clinic on Wednesday, July 16th, and will include a ton of valuable on-court training, experience and feedback over two camp days.  

CAMP is designed for those with little or no beach experience... truly a great place to get your start! Fees are $200 for the Camp, $200 for the Certification Course, or $300 for the combined CAMP + CERTIFICATION!

CERTIFICATION for both Local and ZONAL candidates is available during the event. Scheduling is flexible, with classroom sessions being offered each night, and evaluations offered throughout the event.

For more information about Beach Camps and Clinics, please email Keith Murlless at kmurlless@beachcommission.org