Training offered to become volleyball official

Ever thought about becoming a sports official? Sports officiating allows you to be a mentor to the players because you’re enforcing the rules and upholding the integrity of the game. Officials demonstrate impartiality no matter who’s playing. And good officials possess other strong character building qualities such as integrity, fairness and courage.

The Southern Ohio Volleyball Officials Association will be offering an instructional class for new volleyball officials 6 p.m. beginning July 15 at Trinity Christian Fellowship Church, located 3730 Cobb Road, near Williamsburg.

Students will meet all the requirements (25 hours classroom and on court instructions) to become a licensed Ohio High School Athletic Association Jr. High and high school volleyball official after passing the test.

The class costs $145 which includes books, materials and OHSAA registration. Prospective students should contact Tim Engel at 513-235-2470 for enrollment instructions or obtain additional information.

Those interested may also enroll online at