Volleyball Southland Referee Information

Referees play a massive role in any sport. Volleyball is played world wide giving people an opportunity to travel. Volleyball New Zealand have a great pathway for people interested in becoming a referee. We have courses from the very basic Local refereeing course all the way to International refereeing courses. If this is something you are interested in we would like to hear from you!

See below some refereeing information and rules.

  • Hand Signals 

The FIVB official hand signal sheet 2017 – click here

  • Rules 

The FIVB official rules and regulations 2017 – 2020 – click here

  • FIVB Score Sheet  

This slide show will show you how to correctly fill in a 5 set Volleyball Score Sheet- click here

  • Role of the line Judges

Click on the link to watch a short YouTube video on the role they play in a game of Volleyball – Click here

  • Referees Code of Ethics

Volleyball New Zealand require all referees to follow the Code of Ethics – click here

  • Volleyball Refereeing Courses: 

Introduction into Refereeing Course

Introduction to Refereeing delivered through schools. Students watch YouTube video: Volleyball Junior Referee Introduction .  Then assessed by a coach refereeing a Match.
Qualified to Referee at NI/SI Junior Secondary Schools Championships.

Local Refereeing Course

Local Referee Course (1-2 hour basic theory and introductory practical session). Delivered through Associations

To be awarded the Local Referee qualification Local Candidates must complete the Local Referee course and be formally evaluated practically by Regional (or higher) referee for 1 Match as a First Referee.
Qualified to Referee at Junior/Senior Secondary Schools Championship events only.

Regional Refereeing Course

Regional Referee Module (2-3 hour intermediate theory and practical session). Delivered through Associations.
Recommended Pre-requisite: 1 year as Local Referee (minimum). Candidate is practically assessed as 1st and 2nd referee by National (or higher) referee.
Qualified to Referee at Schools and Senior/Zone Championship events.

National Referee Course

National Referee Course is delivered by VNZ at New Zealand Club Championships (and as arranged by regions from time to time). 1 day theory followed by assessments during Club Championships.

Module prerequisites:
Must be an active referee at Zone level (Preferably for at least 2 years). Approval from their association.
This qualification will meet compliance to Referee at all levels of VNZ