California Central Collegiate Volleyball Officials Association is a Collegiate Volleyball Officiating Association covering Central and Central Coastal California From Monterey Bay to Santa Barbara and from the Pacific Ocean to Bakersfield, in California USA.

Associated with the PAVO

The Affiliated Boards of Officials (ABO), now the PAVO established a long history as a professional organization for volleyball officials. For many years, ABO was a division of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). However, for approximately the last seven years, ABO has operated as an independent, non-profit organization working to train and certify volleyball referees in close partnership with USA Volleyball, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. And now we have clarified our purpose and scope with a new name -- The Professional Association of Volleyball Officials. Individuals join PAVO through a local chapter (California Central Collegiate Volleyball Officials Association), or "board." Local boards are responsible for holding clinics and business meetings, providing examination opportunities both in the classroom and on the volleyball court, and promoting their certified members to the local hiring entities (schools and conferences). The national organization, through the PAVO Board of Directors, establishes policies for all levels of certification, creates written and on-court examination procedures, disseminates information regarding rules, officiating techniques, and officiating opportunities, advocates for officials within the volleyball community, and provides training and certification opportunities on a national level.

CCCVOA members receive the following PAVO member benefits:
Subscription to The Official Word, a joint newsletter published five times per year in conjunction with USA Volleyball..
NCAA Rules Interpretation newsletters, published two to three times per year and CCCVOA Training Newsletters.
Professional liability insurance and secondary medical insurance coverage
Opportunity to take a written NCAA examination prior to the start of the women’s collegiate volleyball season.
Opportunity to certify as a PAVO National Referee, the highest certification level available through this organization.
Discounted registration fees to the PAVO Annual Convention.
Discounts from travel vendors and vendors of officiating supplies.

The purpose of the CCCVOA is to promote quality volleyball officiating by:

    1. Providing the officials’ perspective to rules writing bodies.
    2. Developing officiating techniques.
    3. Providing materials for training and rating officials.
    4. Disseminating information about officiating.
    5. Promoting the use of certified officials.
    6. Developing and maintaining professional and ethical conduct guidelines for volleyball officials.
    7. Providing the organizational and administrative structure for the coordination of member boards.
    8. Promoting standards with respect to fees, ratings, and uniforms.

Statement of Purpose

The California Central Collegiate Volleyball Officials Association is dedicated to improving the quality of volleyball officiating for all rules codes and skill levels.  CCCVOA strives to increase the number of competent officials through education and mentoring and promotes involvement in the governing bodies of other volleyball officiating groups.

Guidelines Policy

The CCCVOA is committed to creating an environment in which diverse participants can compete and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual regardless of personal characteristics and beliefs;

The CCCVOA is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission and work opportunities without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability or performance.

The CCCVOA does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender or sexual orientation.

The CCCVOA does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender or sexual orientation; and

The CCCVOA supports the principle of broad opportunity as an essential element in the lives of officials, students and coaches;

The CCCVOA will take proactive steps to support and extend these principles where such action might assist their positive expansion and where such action might help to forestall decisions placing them in jeopardy.


Join California Central Collegiate Volleyball Officials Association

2009 Season New ONLY Officials PAVO Member Registration

Due May 15, 2009
Return this form and check ($ Unknown at this time) made out to CCCVOA c/o Tom Fakehany 29514 Rainsford Place, Malibu, CA 90265

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Board Name: California Central Collegiate Volleyball Officials Association

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As a member of the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials, (PAVO), you are bound by the current Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct as adopted by the PAVO Board of Directors. The original Code was published in the ABO News; Volume 8, Number 4, August/September 1997. A copy of the current Code may be obtained from the PAVO central office (888/791-2074, email: or on the PAVO web page (

Please mark your preference for receiving Rules Interpretation Newsletters:
 Email  U.S. mail (selecting email delivery reduces PAVO expenses)

Please mark your preference for receiving The Official Word Newsletters:
 Email  U.S. mail (selecting email delivery reduces PAVO expenses)

PAVO is committed to diversity and will only use the following data in an aggregate form for purposes such as reporting membership demographics, requesting grants, etc.

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Training and Clinic Information 2009

411 Volleyball Rules Quiz 2007 Federation/USA/NCAA

2008 CCAA Volleyball Protocol

CCCVOA Roster 2007

Code of Conduct

Critical Errors In Officiating

Insurance Coverage

Line Judge Recommendation Form

Line Judge PAVO Membership Form

NCAA Practice Test 2007

Officials Signals 2007

R1 Rating Criteria

R2 Rating Criteria

Rules Interpretation Newsletters

Rule Changes 2007 NCAA

Rules Comparisons NCAA/NFHS/USA 2007-08

Score Sheet Forms-NCAA--Deciding Game--Libero

Scorekeeping NCAA Powerpoint

Searchable On Line Rule Data Base


Tom Fakehany: CCCVOA Board Chair


Mailing Address: CCCVOA c/o 29514 Rainsford Place, Malibu CA 90265