There are several resources that are helpful for beginning referees. Below you will find information on mandatory Criminal Record Checks, Rules, Uniforms, Current referee match rates, External Course Credit, and more.

Extras/Scoresheet Tutorial

Financial Assistance Request Form


This form is to be used when requesting funds from the Regional Development Fund and/or the ROC Advisory Committee Fund.

Scoresheet Tutorial

Click here to go to the Scoresheet Training on Volleyball Canada website to be re-directed to the Indoor Scoreheet PowerPoint slideshow.

TRIPLE BALL Scoresheet Tutorial with Fair Play (powerpoint). Click Here.

Electronic Funds Payment (EFT) 

All payments from Volleyball BC are now administered electronically via direct deposit. Click Here to download form.

Criminal Record Checks

As of 2014, all referees are required to complete a Criminal Record Check (renewable every 5 years) and a screening disclosure form (renewable every year). Referees that will be exempt from completing a criminal record check will be: people under the age of 19, current valid teachers, or professions required under the Criminal Records Review Act (proof is required for all). Click here to see the governing bodies under the Criminal Records Review Act.

If you are not exempt you may obtain a Criminal Record Check via:

  • Local RCMP or Municipal Police Department
  • My Back Check –
  • Please note we are still clarifying whether or not mybackcheck will be an accepted CRC moving forward. Please check back here in the coming weeks for more information. If you have any questions please inquire to Thanks

Screening Disclosure Form

Click Here to access the Screening Disclosure Form. (Please fill out and send a scanned copy back to:

Rules / Guidelines

2018 15U Girls Minor Officials' Resources (Club Volleyball)

The following resources are available for 15U Girls Volleyball Teams for the 2018 Club Season (Super Volley Events Only). Minor Officials are expected understand execute their roles and responsibilities to the satisfactory of the First Referee.

15U Girls Minor Officials Checklist (For print & distribution)

15U Girls Minor Officials Training Workshop (Video explanation of each role)

15U Girls Minor Officials Training Document (PDF)

Click here to go to the Scoresheet Training on Volleyball Canada website to be re-directed to the Indoor Scoreheet PowerPoint slideshow.

More information and questions can be directed to Glenn Wheatley.

For the 2018 15U Girls Club Volleyball season, participating teams are required to provide Minor Officials (one second referee, two scorekeepers and two linespersons) for their opponent’s match).

i. Teams will be scheduled to Minor Officiate by the Event Director.

ii. Minor Officials must be athletes or coaches of the assigned team.

iii. The second referee must be a coach registered on the minor officiating team’s roster or an athlete supervised by a coach that is registered on the minor officiating team’s roster.

iv. Minor Officials can change between sets.

v. Failure to provide minor officials will result in escalating sanctions

1. 1st offense – $200 fine.
2. 2nd offense – $500 fine.
3. 3rd offense – unable to participate in Provincial

vi. Minor Officials provided must be capable of fulfilling their duties to the satisfaction of the First Referee. Failure to meet the satisfaction of the First Referee will result in the individual being removed from their role. The scheduled team will be required to replace the individual and may be assessed with an additional sanction by the Event Director.

vii. Failure to provide Minor Officials will be noted on the scoresheet and sanctions will apply.

viii. Teams will be required to provide trained Minor Officials at Provincial Championships. Teams that fail to provide trained Minor Officials at Provincial Championships will be sanctioned.

Reference: Page 21 of the 2018 Volleyball BC Club Handbook.

Referee Uniform & Equipment

Volleyball Canada Referee Uniform

Volleyball BC has a small stock of Volleyball Canada Referee Uniforms at Harry Jerome Sports Centre. For more information regarding uniforms purchasing, ordering and/or fittings, please contact Glenn Wheatley
**Please note that pick up/purchase of uniforms must be arranged in advance**

We carry referee shirts and pants for both men and women. The sizes we carry are listed below: Women’s & Men’s shirts – S, M, L, XL Women’s pants: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 Men’s pants: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 **Some sizes are limited

Uniforms can also be purchased through Volleyball Canada HERE. Their site includes referee uniforms (shirt & pants), jackets, starter packs, rulebooks, cards, whistles

For details on how to place a bulk order please email:

Referee Equipment

Volleyball Canada Indoor Rulebooks (2016-17) can be purchased online through Volleyball Canada. Click HERE to view the 2016-2017 rulebook online as a PDF Document (electronic version)

Please contact Just Volleyball to purchase line flags, warning cards, hand pump, air pressure gauge, net chain, whistle, etc.

**Please note – Volleyball BC does NOT sell any more referee equipment aside from a selective stock of uniforms. For all whistles, rulebooks, ball pumps, pins, flags, cards see above to where you can now purchase.

Clinic & Allocation Paperwork

Level 1 (Local) Clinic Paperwork

List of Candidates – excel

Clinician Summary – excel

Tournament Allocation Summary 2017 – Google Excel

Fee Schedules

External Course Credit

Volleyball BC Referees are eligible to receive External Course Credit for Referees 11 (4 credits) as a Local Referee and Referees 12 (4 credits) as a Provincial Referee. For each of the Course Credits 50 hours must be officiated.

For more information please click here.


These links are for the 2017/18 season

  • U SPORT  Men Playing Regulations – Click here
  • U SPORT Women’s Playing Regulations  – Click here
  • Paddle Clarification
    • Referees are to ensure that the substitution paddle box remains between the coach and assistant coach chairs, near the substitution zone, during the match. As long as the paddle box remains between the first and second chairs on the bench, and the paddles are there at the conclusion of each set, there is no problem if the paddles are in the players possession in the warm up area. The Referees will ensure that the paddles are in the correct order at the start of each set, but the coach and team take responsibility during the set if they remove the paddles from the box. If a team can not find the appropriate numbered paddle to make a substitution, the Referees are instructed not to wait for them to find the paddle nor will the Referees allow the substitution to be made without the appropriate paddle.
  • Ipad Clarification:
    • An ipad on a tripod in the warm up area would not be allowed since it creates a risk to the athletes. A handheld ipad on the bench would be allowed as long as the VC rules pertaining to bench members are followed.
  • Screening Guidelines – Click here

Beach Membership Fees 2016-2017

L1 (Local) $30+GST = $31.50
L2 (Provincial) $45+GST = $47.25
L3 (Regional) $60+GST = $63.00
L4 (National) $70+GST = $73.50

Indoor Membership Fees 2017-2018

L1 (Local) $58+GST = $60.90

L1 (Junior) $25+ GST = $26.25
L2 (Provincial) $63+GST = $66.15
L3 (Regional) $103+GST = $108.15
L4 (National) $122+GST = $128.10
L5 (International) $138+GST = $144.90