About Us
​​Emerald Empire Volleyball Officials (EEVO) is an association of individuals dedicated to providing outstanding service to high schools in Lane County and surrounding areas. Officials follow the rules and regulations prescribed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). EEVO is certified by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and works in partnership with the Oregon Athletic Officials Association (OAOA).

The Association is managed by an Executive Board of elected working officials. The Executive Board employs a commissioner to manage assignments, act as a liaison to the school Athletic Directors and assist in evaluations.  A Trainer is also employed each season to facilitate preseason training and ongoing training throughout the season.

EEVO officials are independent contractors and not an employee of EEVO. Regular members of the Association must attend all mandatory meetings and complete required training in order to receive assignments.  

The Executive Board consists of the following voting members: President, Vice-President, Recorder, Treasurer, and at least three Board Members at large.  The Commissioner and Trainer are ex-officio members, who are non-voting members at all Executive Board meetings.

The objectives and purpose of EEVO are to:

  • provide schools and other organizations with competent and qualified volleyball officials as approved by EEVO and certified by Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA);
  • maintain State standards of volleyball officiating;
  • improve EEVO volleyball officiating;
  • promote uniformity in mechanics of officiating by providing training, study, discussion and interpretation of rules;
  • recruit and assist in the development of professional volleyball officials;
  • enhance a better understanding of the importance of fair play and sportsmanship among participants;
  • foster close cooperation and understanding with athletic personnel of colleges, high schools, other organizations, OSAA, the press, and other volleyball officials;
  • promote good fellowship among all officials.​​


OFFICIAL'S CODE OF ETHICS

  • Officials at interscholastic athletic events are participants in the educational development of high school students. As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence and responsibility. The purpose of this Code is to establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all interscholastic officials.
  • Officials shall master both the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner.
  • Officials shall work with each other and their state associations in a constructive and cooperative manner.
  • Officials shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interaction with student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, school administrators, colleagues, and the public.
  • Officials shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately, and shall comport themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession.
  • Officials shall be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations.
  • Officials shall remain mindful that their conduct influences the respect that student-athletes, coaches and the public hold for the profession.
  • Officials shall, while enforcing the rules of play, remain aware of the inherent risk of injury that competition poses to student-athletes. Where appropriate, they shall inform event management of conditions or situations that appear unreasonably hazardous.
  • Officials shall take reasonable steps to educate themselves in the recognition of emergency conditions that might arise during the course of competition.