The Northern Marianas Islands Volleyball Association is hosting an indoor referee refresher course this Tuesday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.
The course is scheduled to help the Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization (MISO) and the Coalition of Private Schools Sports Association (COPSSA), which are both in need of referees for the upcoming junior and high school level competitions this fall semester. The leagues will pay a nominal fee to those who hold a NMIVA referee certificate.
The course serves as a “refresher” for those who have already received their NMIVA referee certificates and will also acts as a course for those seeking to obtain a national certification for volleyball officiating.
All coaches participating in the MISO volleyball program must attend Tuesday's course as part of enhancing themselves and the program. Additional payment through MISO and the Public School System can also be received for getting certified.
The course will include a written test, but before participants could take it, they should sign first a NMIVA referees agreement, which requires those who pass the course to remain obligated to NMIVA and officiate for the association's affiliates for one year.
Once these requirements are met, participants will receive their NMIVA national volleyball referee certification, however if the waiver is not signed, participants will simply receive a certificate of participation.
The course is recommended to high school graduates, college students, any current or interested coaches, retired volleyball enthusiasts, and any parents interested in getting involved and learning more about the sport.
The course is free, however it is open only to the first 25 who sign up.
For more information, contact MISO's Nick Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org or COPSSA's Mili Saiki at email@example.com. General inquiries can also be directed to “Training Programs” at firstname.lastname@example.org.