Gateway Girls Festival Week 2 Schedules posted

Click here to view event page for U12, U13, updated U14 schedules, playing sites, and other event info.

Nominations for the 2016 Service Awards are now being Accepted!

Please consult the 2015 Guidebook for more information. http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/About-Us/Guidebook Section 1.

  1. Outstanding Program Director
  2. Outstanding Female Coach
  3. Outstanding Male Coach
  4. Outstanding Parent
  5. Outstanding Clinician
  6. Outstanding Service This category is reserved for those people who are not eligible for any other of the other classifications.
  7. Outstanding Referee
  8. Outstanding Scorer

Attached here you may find information and the official nomination form.

Webpoint Registration Open September 1, 2015!

To renew your membership or access your account, click here 
To apply as a new member (not previously registered), click here

NOTE: Users of Safari or Google Chrome have reported having difficulties completing registration. Tablet users or those on highly secure networks (school, bank, hospital) have also reported difficulties completing or navigating Webpoint. Users with exceptionally strong pop-up blockers or security firewalls have also experienced registration difficulties. It is recommended that users access webpoint from a computer or laptop and use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

All Officials Training Modules in webpoint are available!

Login to Webpoint, and click on Region Clinics, then click on Region Ref/Score clinics. These online modules include all levels of re-certification for Referees and Scorekeepers, as well as Junior Clinicians teaching Junior Clubs. Junior Clinician materials include required testing materials for Junior players/officials.

NOTE: Users of Safari or Google Chrome have reported having difficulties completing online coursework. Tablet users or those on highly secure networks (school, bank, hospital) have also reported difficulties completing or navigating the online videos. Users with exceptionally strong pop-up blockers or security firewalls have also experienced difficulties. It is recommended that users access webpoint/USAV Academy from a computer or laptop and use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Safe Sport Training

Safe Sport Certification is required for Junior Club Directors before the Club's tryouts may be posted online for the 2015-16 season.

Training requirements and course registration information

You can access the training by clicking here - Click on "add to bag", then click on "checkout". Be prepared to create a USA Learning (USAV Academy) account which should be linked to your webpoint account. Save a copy of your printable certificate (PDF) in the event there are technical difficulties with the link between Webpoint and the USAV Academy.

NOTE: Users of Safari or Google Chrome have reported having difficulties completing online coursework. Tablet users or those on highly secure networks (school, bank, hospital) have also reported difficulties completing or navigating the online videos. Users with exceptionally strong pop-up blockers or security firewalls have also experienced difficulties. It is recommended that users access webpoint/USAV Academy from a computer or laptop and use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Gateway Policy Changes for the 2015-16 Season

Policies that impact both Adult and Junior Participants
  • E-cigs and Vapor Cigarettes are considered tobacco products.  Parents and/or Players must abide by facility or event rules with tobacco restrictions.
Policies specific to the Juniors Program
  • Club Directors must become Safesport certified before their Club's tryouts may be sanctioned
  • Due to the change in timeframe for U18s Girls Junior National Championships, The 18's bid event will take place the weekend of March 12-13, 2016.  All U18's bids will be awarded at this event.
  • Seeding Tournaments will not be offered in the 2015/2016 season.
  • In the event that a team has less than 6 committed players by 8am the Friday immediately following tryouts, the commitment letter, if signed, will be voided and those players released to find another team.
Policies related to Tournaments
  • If a Tournament Director sanctions a tournament and the entry fee reflects the provision of 1st officials, teams may expect that 1st officials will be provided throughout that tournament.  If a team is without a paid 1st official, the Tournament Director shall refund the difference between the entry fee and the maximum fee of $100 to each team affected.  Refunds will be postmarked within 14 days from the event.
  • Refunds to teams/clubs for cancelled tournaments or absent officials will be issued and postmarked within 14 days of cancellation or the event.
2015-2016 Season Official Notes
  • Solid color jersey rule still in effect (Click for Solid Colored Jersey Rule Fact Sheet).  Review DCR USAV 19.2 if you are unsure about application of the rule (Solid Colored Jersey Rule Summary Sheet).
  • NET CHANGES—review DCR FIVB 11.3.1.  Contact with the net by a player between the antennae during the action of playing the ball is a FAULT this season. 
  • Coaches are no longer required to sign scoresheets.  DCR USAV 5.1.3 and 25.2.3.3
  • Libero can now be Captain.  DCR USAV 5.
  • Unused points on the Scoresheet are now zero'd out with a "T-Bar" instead of an "Hourglass" at regional level competitions.
  • Goto volleyballreftraining.com and roll over the resources tab to click on "indoor scoring materials" for the 2016 forms. PDF's of the new scoresheets may also be found on our Tourney Forms page, under the publications tab

If you have further questions or need clarification of officiating items, please contact Melissa Pouyer (pouyer@gatewayvb.org) or at 314-849-1221.