Area 1 - Denver Metro

Area Directors

George Barrows

(720) 217-4144

Chuck Ellis

(303) 868-3352

Jim Henthorn

(720) 232-0106

Tom Olnowich

(303) 748-8341

Our area officiates:

The Metro Denver Region  in the following counties: Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson,Boulder, Broomfield, Weld, Adams, Park, Clear Creek and Gilpin.


 ASO - Jerry Letofsky


Dale's Leagues - Dale Velichkoff


DPS - Donna Wingo


CSOR - Bruce Bird

(970) 214-1798

Accept/Decline procedures

1)     Accept all games by the “accept to date”

2)      Any matches not accepted by the "accept to date" may be reassigned.

3)      Before you decline a date, please ask yourself one of two questions:

  1. Is this a date I cannot work at all? – then YES “decline”
  2. Is this a date I can work but due to travel or other restrictions cannot make the venue assignment given to me? – then NO “do not decline”. Instead contact Bruce Bird to be moved to a different location.

Assigning Procedures Fact vs Fiction


Assigning Statistics





Assigning Flowchart


Assigning Process


How to get paid as an official

 Most schools pay through ArbiterPay (sign up on Arbiter Sports through the payments tab).

Login to to create your ArbiterPay account and link it to your Arbiter assigning account for schools that pay directly through the assigning system.

If a school does not use ArbierPay, they pay directly at the site with a check, cash or mail payment within two weeks. We recommend all officials sign a pay voucher at these sites and retain a copy for their records. Also keep a record of who they have been paid by, mileage reimbursement, etc.

Training Dates 2019

Regional Clinic 

Date: August 10, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM (registration) 9 AM - 12 PM (clinic)

Venue: Englewood HS - 3800 Logan St., Englewood, CO. 80113

Details: If you plan on attending a different regional clinic than the one our area is hosting, let us know so you receive credit.


Test Date (provisional officials')

Date: August 10, 2019

Time: 12 PM (NOTE: after the regional clinic)

Venue: Englewood HS - 3800 Logan St., Englewood, CO. 80113 


Test Date (new officials')

Date: August 5, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Venue: The Sheridan Library - 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver, CO. 80236


New Officials' Mechanics - On Court Training

Date: July 22, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Venue: 303 Volleyball Academy - 82 Inverness Drive East, Unit B, Englewood, CO 80112


New Officials' Study Sessions - start at 6 PM @ The Sheridan Library - 3425 W Oxford Ave., Denver, CO. 80236

Date: June 10, 2019

Date: June 17, 2019

Date: June 24, 2019

Date: July 1, 2019

Date: July 8, 2019

Date: July 15, 2019

Date: July 29, 2019


All Officials' Study Sessions

Date: August 26, 2019

Time: 6:45 PM

Venue: Koelbel Library - 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO. 80121

Date: September 8, 2019

Time: 12:45 PM

Venue: May Library - 1471 S Parker Rd. Denver, CO. 80231

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 4:15 pm

Venue: Sheridan Library - 3425 W Oxford Ave., Denver CO. 80236

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 6:45 pm

Venue: Southglenn Library - 6972 S Vine St., Centennial, CO. 80122

Local Area News

As we begin to prepare for the 2019 volleyball draw, here are a few important date reminders.

1) Pay volleyball dues by May 1, 2019

2) Update an availability calendar by May 1, 2019 by logging into account 104524

3) Draw scenarios will be run between June 1 & August 1, 2019 and  then reviewed prior to publishing

4) Draw assignments will be published by August 8, 2019

5) Accept all published draw assignments by August 15, 2019 


Congratulations to the following officials on being selected to work the 2018 CHSAA State Volleyball tournament on November 8, 9, 10, 2018.


Bill Kelly

Bill Quinn

Bob Mimmack

Chuck Ellis

Donna Sunahara

Erin Hopkins

George Barrows

Jim Henthorn

Larry Ruane

Patti Hayes

Pete Brenkle

Rick Dubois

Shannon Southall

Sheila Stanley