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COLORADO CROSSROADS OFFICIALS FOR 2018

Application online @ TM2sign.com will be available starting December 8, 2017

In 2018, Colorado Crossroads is, as usual, on two weekends. The younger age groups (12s-15s) play March 10-12 (Sat-Mon); the older age groups (18s-16s) play March 16-18 (Fri-Sun). All play will be at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO, 80202.

Most of you know that, as of 2016, USAV instituted a new process for 18 Open, 18 USA and 18 National to qualify for championships and moved the actual 18s championship tournament to April. There now are a number of national qualifying events for these 18s groups; Crossroads is one of only a few that still have 18s divisions as part of a national qualifier for all age divisions.

Because of few conflicts with any other regular Q, and because we are able to conduct our 18s and our regular Q together just as we always have, with multiple ages playing for bids in the same venue and at the same time, we are confident Crossroads will remain the same exciting event it has been for years. Many of you have been part of it many times, and we look forward to having you back again, along with any “newbies” who want to be part of what has proven to be a spectacular event.

Glenn Sapp is the Head Official for Crossroads, along with Steve Owen and Keith Murlless as his assistants. Glenn’s contact information is below.

The Clinic/Organizational meeting for Week 1 is on Friday, March 9; for Week 2 on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Both meetings begin at 9:00 pm in a meeting room (#TBD) at the Colorado Convention Center. Check In for both meetings will begin at 8pm. Please make every effort to be at the meetings; it should not take more than 1 hour each if everyone is on time.

Please report to the meeting room up to one hour prior to the meeting to check in. This will alleviate the logjam and speed up the overall process. At the meeting you will receive the tournament protocol, first day assignments and information of what is expected of officials at this National Qualifier. For those who cannot possibly attend the meetings, there will be a 7:00 am meeting at  the Championship Desk on Saturday, March 10 or Friday, March 16.

ATTENTION: There will be a USAV “National Level” clinic offered on Thursday, March 15 from 6:00- 9:00pm. Please inform sign up on line with USAV if you wish to attend and have already paid for this clinic as part of your “National” renewal. If do not make arrangements prior to the event, you are still welcome to attend but you will be charged at the door.

Crossroads provides housing on a limited basis for out of town officials at the Sheraton hotel, which is walking distance from the Convention Center (about 4 blocks). We have limited number of rooms available until February 1, 2018 or until the rooms are filled, whichever comes first. We will try to put two officials to a room (unless requests are made to the contrary) but may have to triple up, depending upon the number of out of town responses. Step One is to go onto the TM2sign.com website and register for one or both weekends.    Step two Send email to 18XroadsHousing@gmail.com to request your housing. If you have a roommate request put this in the email. A confirmation email of receipt from Glenn will be sent in 2 – 3 business days.  Remember, we have limited number of rooms. Those who respond first, will be the last to have an additional person put into their rooms.  We do this to give some incentive for a quicker response. In any event, room reservations are not complete until we have a completed tm2sign.com application and an email request for housing.

After February 1, 2018 or when the Sheraton housing block fills, we may have some complimentary rooms available at outlying hotels that would require you to drive to the hotel or take the light rail into the Convention Center. If you are able to take advantage of this, let us know,

To qualify for *Free* housing you must work all three days of the event. Requests for free housing will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Requests made after February 1, 2018 or after the allotment of free rooms is filled may have a discounted rate, but not a free room.

The compensation for this event will be:

National Officials: $36.00 per match plus *free housing

Junior National Officials: $34.00 per match plus *free housing

Regional Officials: $30.00 per match plus *free housing

Provisional Officials: $28.00 per match plus *free housing

Out of State officials who work all three days of each event will be guaranteed at least 16 matches. Note: In all probability you will be assigned more, but we can only guarantee 16 matches. As in the past, we will make every effort to pay you on the last day of the event.

NEW THIS YEAR: Denver light rail now runs from Denver International Airport to Union Station downtown. Cost is $9 each way and takes about 40 minutes. From Union Station to the free 16th Street shuttle is about two blocks. The 16th street shuttle will drop you off at the Sheraton or if at another downtown hotel you will be within a few blocks of your destination.

The required uniform for the events will be the standard white, blue or gray official’s shirt, navy blue slacks, black belt, white socks and white tennis shoes with the appropriate USAV Official’s patch. USAV Official’s patches (Regional and Provisional) will be available for sale at a nominal fee for those who do not have one.

Crossroads is partnering with the Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ) initiatives this year. FOJ Day will be the second day of each weekend (Sunday, March 11 and Saturday, March 17); the shirt color is purple; Crossroads will provide the shirts. Please be sure to indicate on your application that you need a shirt and what size, so we can make sure we have one ready for you.

If you would like to be a part of our officiating corps, please fill out a reply form for officials in TM2Sign.com. The form will is now available at TM2sign.com. Instructions for applying appear below. Your completed form must be submitted by February 1, 2018. PLEASE REMEMBER the cut off for housing is February 1, 2018 orwhenever the housing block is filled.

Official who have attended Colorado Crossroads in the past would agree that it has a history of being a well-run event and the Front Range staff treats the officiating corps with respect. This year will be no exception. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you in Denver!

Glenn Sapp

(303) 584-0376  Ext  3

(720) 289-5797  (Mobile)

sappvb@aol.com

Follow these easy steps to apply to the event:

  • If you worked at Crossroads last year and you have not changed your email address, just log in to TM2Sign.com and update any information before applying to officiate!
  • If you have not yet created an account (either last year or this year), then select “New User? Sign Up Here” at TM2Sign.com. Then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the signup process. Be sure to assign the “Official” role to yourself in this process.
  • Once you are logged in, click the “Tournament Official” link at the top of the page.
  • Select “Register for Events” on the top to apply to Colorado Crossroads.

Tournament Acceptance

Once you have submitted your application, you should receive notice of acceptance within 2 – 3 business days via email from the system. Be on the lookout for the email and be sure to check your spam too. If you do not get a response within 2 – 3 business days contact Glenn at sappvb@aol.com. Once you get your acceptance, be sure to make your travel arrangements