Officials


VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL (JUNE 26 - JULY 3, 2021)

We need qualified officials to join us in Phoenix for Volleyball Festival 2021. This year the 12s & 13s will compete June 26-29 and the 14s-18s June 30-July 3. For the 12s-13s, we plan to use primarily local officials as we don't have hotel rooms for out of town officials.

You may register for this event by going onto the AES website at www.advancedeventsystems.com.  Please, read this information sheet carefully.


REGISTRATION

1. Go to the AES website at www.advancedeventsystems.com.  
2. Establish and AES account (if you don't already have one).
3.     Filter on "AAU" and "Arizona"
4. Select "2021 Volleyball Festival National Championships" from the list.
5. Check "register."
6. Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit."
7.     All Officials must have an AAU membership to work. If you don't have an AAU Membership, click HERE to sign up for $16. Membership is good for all AAU sports through August 2021.
8.     If you don't have a RefPay account, establish one at www.arbiterpay.com
9. Return here to download the Personal Data/Housing Form.
10. Complete the form and email it to Gloria-cox@austin.rr.com.  
11. A contract will be emailed to you as confirmation that you have completed the process.


CHECK-IN

Noon - 3:00PM on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at the Phoenix Convention Center.  If you will not be able to arrive before Tuesday at 2:00 PM, please inform Gloria, so that other check-in arrangements can be made.


HOUSING

Full-time Officials living more than 30 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center are housed at one of the Festival's downtown staff hotels, two officials to a room.  Please select another official to room with and make note of that on your Personal Data/Housing Form.  Housing is provided with a check-in of Tuesday, June 29 and check-out of Sunday, July 4.  Anyone not staying that entire time should contact Gloria so that we do not pay for rooms that are not occupied.


PARKING

Parking is expensive in the downtown area but the Festival has a limited number of parking passes for out of town officials. The driver of a car must indicate the need for a pass on the Personal Data/Housing Form.  Priority will be given to those drivers carpool with other officials.   All local officials should plan to park in the light rail parking lots and take the train to the Convention Center.


CLOTHING

Festival Sports provides tournament apparel for the Volleyball Festival Championships (VF) in June.

VF officials are provided with t-shirts. Bring enough pants or shorts in solid navy, black or tan for the entire week. Bring your own officiating shoes, navy blue pants, the white "officials’ shirt" and white socks for Championship matches. Canadians should bring their national uniform.

Make sure that your sizes are noted on the personal data form. VF is a licensed AAU event in 2021 so your USAV patch should not be worn on your "officials' shirt."

VF TRANSPORTATION

Officials arriving at the Phoenix Airport should catch the light rail.  Take the Montebello/Westbound train and exit at 3rd St. and Washington for the Hyatt and Convention Center.  Light rail information can be found HERE.


VF MANDATORY MEETING & PIZZA PARTY

Due to COVID precautions, there will not be an Officials' Meeting or Pizza Party prior to the start of competition in 2021.


VF 2021 STAFF PARTY

Due to COVID concerns, there will not be a Staff Party following the competition.


AAU Membership

The 2021 Volleyball Festival Championships are a licensed AAU event. All game Officials are required to have AAU memberships. The cost is $16, includes the background check, and covers all sports through August, 2021. Click HERE to secure you AAU membership.

VF 2021 COMPETITION

The 12-13s will play from Saturday, June 26 through Tuesday, June 29. Plat should conclude by 6pm on June 29.

The 14s-18s will play from Wednesday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3.   Play should conclude by 6pm on July 3.


VF CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any special circumstances, you may email Gloria-Cox@austin.rr.com through Saturday, June 20, 2020.  After that date, call her at 281-389-5425 or email us at info@volleyball-festival.com


We look forward to a great event in Phoenix for Volleyball Festival 2021.  Travel safely.

 


FESTIVAL FIESTA CLASSIC (FEB. 19-21, 2022)

We need qualified officials to join us in Glendale for the 2022 Festival Fiesta Classic. You may register as an official for this event on advancedeventsystems.com. Please, read the below information carefully.


REGISTRATION

1. After Sept. 15, go to the AES website at www.advancedeventsystems.com.  
2. Establish and AES account (if you don't already have one).
3.     Filter on "AAU" and "Arizona"
4. Select "2021 Festival Fiesta Classic" from the list.
5. Check "register."
6. Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit."
7.     If you don't have an AAU Membership, click HERE to sign up for $16. Membership is good for all AAU sports through August 2022.
8.     If you don't have a RefPay account, establish one at www.arbiterpay.com
9. Let us know what pizza you like HERE for the Officials' Meeting Feb. 18
11. Download the complete Officials' Information Sheet.


FFC CHECK-IN, MEETING & PIZZA PARTY

Join us for our annual pizza party on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Location will be announced. This is held in conjunction with Officials Check-In and the Mandatory Meeting. Failure to attend this meeting could result in removal from Saturday's schedule. If you will not be able to arrive in time for the meeting, please inform Kevin Kennedy (940-390-7470, vballusa@yahoo.com) so that other check-in arrangements can be made.


FACILITIES

We plan to have 60 total courts: 28 at State Farm Stadium, 20 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 6 at Avondale ASC, and 6 at Salvation Army Kroc Center. You must have access to transportation as you may not work at the Stadium every day.


CARPOOLING

If you plan to carpool with another referee during the tournament, please let me know ASAP.  If you don’t let me know within a week of the tournament, I can’t go back and make schedule changes.  


PARKING

Officials will be issued a parking pass at our Friday night meeting that can be used for the Red North Preferred lot at the University of Phoenix Stadium. We will have a limited number of parking passes for the Phoenix Convention Center. The other playing sites all have free parking. 


CLOTHING

We plan to provide 2 long sleeve dri-fit shirts or similar apparel. You may wear your USAV uniform while officiating, however please DO NOT wear your USAV patch as this is an AAU licensed event.


We look forward to a great event in Glendale for the 2022 Festival Fiesta Classic. Travel safely.