Beach Officials Clinics

With the addition of Collegiate Sand programs and the popularity of Junior Beach events, the need for Professional Beach officials will only grow in the near future.  The Carolina Region will organize several Beach Officials Clinics each season to meet demand.  For more information, please contact Ronnie Mutter, Carolina Region Beach Referee Chair.

2020 Clinic Information:

  • The Gulf Coast Region (GCR) is honored this year to host a USAV Joint Zonal/Local Beach Certification Clinic on Feb. 21 & 22, 2020, in Gulf Shores, AL.  Please spread the word to any of your Beach Refs that are ready to advance to the Zonal Certification, and any of your Refs that want to take that first step in the Beach Ref certification process.

    Here is a link for Zonal Candidates to register and make payment to USAV Beach Commission: https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/wp15/Events2/Registrations/Register.wp?rgs_EventID=13762  

    Local candidates can complete the registration form and e-mail it to my attention: loebigp@gmail.com.  The Local certification fee for this Clinic is $75 which can be paid on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at the classroom session that will start at 6:00 p.m. CST.  

    Zonal Candidates need to register and complete the USAV registration through the link above, and make the $200 registration fee through USAV.

    The following information is provided so Beach Candidates can make the necessary travel plans.

    Classroom Session (Both Zonal & Local Candidates):  Feb. 21, 2020, 6:00-10:00 p.m. CST 

    Place: Craft Farms Courtyard Marriott in Gulf Shores, AL, Hwy 59

    Beach Evaluations: Feb. 22, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. CST

    Place:  Public Beach west of the Hangout on Hwy 182

    Hotels:  All candidates will be responsible for their own accommodations, but the GCR has made provisions for a block of rooms for our Candidates, but this is a limited number of rooms.  If any candidate is interested in sharing expenses please let me know, and I will see if I can help you find a Ref roommate.

    If anyone has questions concerning the Zonal Clinic, please contact Steve Kenyon: skenyon.vbref@gmail.com

    If anyone has questions about the Local Clinic or other logistics issues, please contact Patrick Loebig: loebigp@gmail.com

    If additional assistance is needed for event information, lodging or local happenings, please contact Philip Bryant GCR Commissioner: gcrcommish@gmail.com

    All successful Zonal and Local Beach Refs will be offered the opportunity to work one of the largest  2-day USAV Junior Beach Events in the Country on May 2 & 3, 2020, which is held in conjunction with the NCAA Beach Team Championships.  We anticipate over 600 Jrs. teams playing on 60 courts.  All Beach Refs for the Junior event are typically provided with a 3-day all session entry pass to the NCAA Beach Championships, and we try to provide some break time so the Jrs. Beach Refs can experience the entire Beach experience that weekend.  It really is a sight to see.