Area 1 - Denver Metro

Area Directors

George Barrows

(720) 217-4144

Chuck Ellis

(303) 868-3352

Jim Henthorn

(720) 232-0106

Shannon Minear

(720) 428-1775




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.

Important Dates 2020

New Officials Training

Contact Area Directors for Information


New Officials Testing

Contact Area Directors for Information


New Officials Mechanics Class

Contact Area Directors for Information


Annual Regional Clinic

Click Here


Provisional Officials Testing

Contact Area Directors for Information


Study Sessions



For alternative study session options in the Denver Metro area click on one of the following names: BoulderLongmont or North Denver


Local Area News

As we begin to prepare for the 2020 volleyball draw, here are a few important date reminders.

1) Pay volleyball dues by May 1, 2020

2) Update an availability calendar by May 1, 2020 by logging into account 104524

3) Draw scenarios will be run between June 1 & August 1, 2020 and  then reviewed prior to publishing

4) Draw assignments will be published by August 8, 2020

5) Accept all published draw assignments by August 15, 2020 


Congratulations to the following officials on being selected to work the 2019 CHSAA State Volleyball tournament on November 14, 15 & 16, 2019.

Jim Henthorn

Shannon Southall

Larry Ruane

Tony Lim

Denise Elkin

Marty Larson

Paul Bury

Richard Hurd

Donna Sunahara

Steven Churik

William Desonier