Coaches

COACHING CORNER

 

goal-settingDid You Know?

  • Coaches should carry copies of the team roster and an Incident Report Form  with them to all events.
  • Coaches can print their own rosters just by logging into their member account.
  • Junior teams must have a certified R1 adult on their team roster (might have to be you).
  • An adult from the team roster must be present during the team’s officiating assignment.
  • A good coach improves the player’s game. A great coach improves their life!
  • All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.


COACH REQUIREMENTS FOR INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

  1. Coaches must be of high moral character, with knowledge of the sport, and with the ability to convey their knowledge to the athletes they train.
  2. Coach must pass a background screening every two years in order to be members of the Delta Region of USA Volleyball.
  3. All coaches must be current members of the Delta Region of USA Volleyball prior to the first practice. Coaches for Youth, Junior and Adult play, must be registered members of the region in which they live.
  4. Coach must be 18 years of age. A junior under 18 years of age is allowed to act as a manager during the club season. At no time may an individual under 18 be allowed to be a head coach.
  5. USA Volleyball and the Delta Region are committed to being leaders in providing a safe and fun environment for our youth. The safety of its participants on and off the court is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball and the Delta Region. Therefore, all coaches must complete the mandated SafeSport training prior to working a tryout, practice or event. Beginning in season 2018-2019, SafeSport training must be completed every two years.
  6. 2018 Junior Club Officials Guidebook: Delta Region coaches are responsible for the officiating requirements of their team and MUST remain court-side (or have another certified rostered adult team member) during their team’s officiating duties at tournaments. It is important for you to read this Junior Official’s Guidebook thoroughly to understand the steps to helping your team members become certified Delta Region officials. Each team in the Delta Region is required to have at least two certified referees and one certified scorekeeper listed on the team roster. Different levels of officiating certification are available through the Delta Region. Please review each certification requirement outlined in this Official’s Guidebook with your team members. With the increasing expectation of quality officials for volleyball matches, it is the policy of the Delta Region that certified coaches or certified chaperones of Junior Teams accept the role of primary referee (R1) for their team, when a paid official is not working the set. Junior Officials may serve as a secondary referee (R2). We believe that this is the best direction for us to take for the protection of the younger players and the integrity of the game. We expect all Junior Programs to embrace this concept and participate fully as a club.To comply with these requirements and properly supervise their team, it is recommended that all Delta Region coaches complete the minimum requirements as both an official and a scorer.
  7. USA Volleyball currently has a minimum level coach education requirement in order to coach a USA Volleyball Junior Volleyball Program called Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory or IMPACT. The target audience is primarily beginning coaches and those with little to no prior coaching education foundation course work. Coaches have three options for taking Impact:
  • OPTION ONE: FULL INDOOR IMPACT ONLINE COURSE FOR ALL COACHES: Coaches will be able to take the full Impact online course for certification as usual. Completion of the full online course will give the individual a full Impact certification. The full online, on-demand course takes about 6 hours and includes a test at the conclusion of the course. Course length is approximately 6 hours. Users should set aside 1 hour to take and correct the exam, depending on the time you choose to devote to it. The course is designed for you to stop and restart. The Indoor IMPACT OnDemand course WILL NOT WORK when taken on a mobile device. Right now the full Impact online course cost $40. This may change in the coming weeks. The “Full Impact” certification is required for all coaches eventually. Those who plan to attend national events such as the Delta Region Qualifier, Lone Starr, MEQ, Show Me, or Big South (to name a few) must complete the full certification prior to being placed on the team roster. This can be accomplished online or as instructed in Option 2 below. To take the online Indoor Impact On-demand Course first register for the coaching clinic using this link: https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/wp15/Events2/Registrations/Register.wp?rgs_EventID=11201. Make sure you mark that you are a USAV member ( the cost is lower at $40). Once you have registered for the Indoor Impact On-Demand Course you can access your course material in the USA Volleyball Academy by following these steps: 1.) Login to your Member Account  2.) Click on the red “Login to USAV Academy” button at the bottom of your home screen. 
  • OPTION TWO: IMPACT SPLIT IN TWO PARTS FOR COACHES: A full certification in Impact is required for coaches who will be attending national events such as the Delta Region Qualifier, Lone Starr, MEQ, Show Me, or Big South (to name a few). Since it is almost impossible to hold a 6 hour in-person clinic for coaches, the Delta Region will be offering a SPLIT Impact course this season. Impact part “A” online and then Impact part “B” in-person. Individuals who wish to split their educational time will be required to complete Impact part “A” online BEFORE they can attend the in-person Impact course B clinic. Impact course A will take around 3 hours to complete. Impact course “A” is free. To register for the Indoor Impact Course A, just log into your Member Account put in your username and password, then scroll down the left side of the page to Region (not USAV) Coaching Clinics, click on tab and then register to take the course.  Once you have registered for the Indoor Impact On-Demand Course you can access your course material in the USA Volleyball Academy by following these steps: 1.) Login to your Member Account  2.) Click on the red “Login to USAV Academy” button at the bottom of your home screen. After you complete Impact A then you can attend an in-person clinic to take Impact B. The Impact B course will take about 3 hrs; which makes more sense for those who have ‘real’ jobs. PLUS, you do not have to take a test when you are through! Yippie! I hate test! Impact Course “B” will cost $20.
  • OPTION THREE: REGIONAL IMPACT FOR COACHES WHO WILL ONLY COACH AT LOCAL EVENTS: Several clubs only play in the region and never plan to attend a national event. To lighten the load for first year coaches, we have developed an Indoor Impact A only certification for local coaches. Local coaches would take Indoor Impact A their first year of coaching and then attend an in-person clinic next season taking Indoor Impact B to complete their full certification. With the Indoor Impact A certification, coaches can be added to the team roster to coach regionally (their first year). Indoor Impact Part “A” will not include SafeSport and Risk Management (which will need to be taken separately online) and can only be taken online. The course will be considerably shorter, around 3 hours. Impact Course “A” is free. To register for the Indoor Impact Course A, just log into your Member Account put in your username and password, then scroll down the left side of the page to Region (not USAV) Coaching Clinics, click on tab and then register to take the Indoor Impact A course.  Once you have registered for the Indoor Impact A course you can access your course material in the USA Volleyball Academy by following these steps: 1.) Login to your Member Account  2.) Click on the red “Login to USAV Academy” button at the bottom of your home screen.

List of Coaches That Need to Complete Impact B for 2017-2018 Season: Coaches on the attached list either completed Impact A last season or registered for the Impact A course and didn’t complete it. All coaches on the list must complete the entire Impact course before they can be added to the team’s roster for the 2017-2018 season. Those that completed Impact A will only have to take Impact B–those that didn’t complete Impact A will need to register for the ‘full course’ this season. There may be a fee associated with “Impact B” and the ‘Full Impact’ course.

To take Indoor Impact B: Those that completed “Impact A” last season: Access your course material in the USA Volleyball Academy by following these steps: 1.) Login to your Member Account  2.) Click on the red “Login to USAV Academy” button at the bottom of your home screen. Take all Indoor Impact courses that appear on the screen.


2018 Delta Member HandbookThe Delta Member Handbook is not only a guide for operating a club, it will assist you with your understanding of the Delta Region as a whole; including Delta’s Confidentiality Policy, Due Process Procedures and Recruiting Policy.


US CENTER for SAFESPORT hosts the new platform and courses needed for coaches to receive SafeSport certification. All coaches must be SafeSport certified to be added to the team’s roster.

NEW PLATFORM, NEW COURSES: The new SafeSport Platform at https://safesport.org will be launching on Monday, October 2.

To become SafeSport certified, a USAV member will need to complete all three of the 30-minute modules (replacing the current 90-minute course).

  1. Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
  2. Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
  3. Emotional and Physical Misconduct

The training will be valid for 2 membership seasons, similar to how we currently handle background checks.

SERVICE INTERRUPTION: The current SafeSport online courses at https://training.teamusa.org  (Team USA Prep Center) will be shut down on Monday, September 18, 2017 to allow for data migration to the new SafeSport platform at https://safesport.org. ***Please note that members will not be able to take the online SafeSport training from Monday, September 18 through Sunday, October 1. Any new member who meets the Delta Region requirements must be SafeSport certified to participate in any junior event.

RENEWAL CYCLES: USAV has negotiated with the USOC for a transition period to phase in the new training materials given the timing of the rollout of the new program and its coincidence with our membership season. USAV will be transitioning to a two-season SafeSport cycle starting with the 2018-2019 season.  Any required individual who has not taken the new course work will need to do so to participate in junior events (National or Regional) starting with the 2018 -2019 season.  This means that everyone already SafeSport certified under the current program will remain certified through all of the 2017-2018 season.

USAV will encourage members who are already SafeSport certified to review the newly created Reporting Child Sexual Abuse module via communications on multiple media platforms as we’d like to close the gap between the original SafeSport course and the new program with as many members as quickly as possible.


GRASSROOTS VOLLEYBALL

Growing the game through USA Volleyball takes on many avenues.

Many new ideas are posted to the Growing the Game Together Blog. There, recommendations on new books for coaches to learn from, clinic ideas, training tips and many other coaching secrets are shared. Let us know if you have an article to share in any of these areas by email us at mvp@usav.org. This section hosts the key information and ideas to create successful programs for players and supporters of all ages. We will continue to add information to this section on a daily basis, so please check back for new content!

Drills are the drugs of coaching (from a recovering addict!) – This article is a must read for all coaches. Unopposed drills are the drugs of coaching…a lot of coaches are addicted to them…they are like alcoholics or maybe                 ‘drill-aholics’…they just can’t get away from the lure of the drill.  Ask yourself…do you spend a lot of time running drills in your practices? If so, PLEASE, read this article.

Player Information – Tips, ideas and links on how to be a better player

Coaches Information – Tips, ideas and links on how to be a better coach

Sports Parenting Information – Tips, ideas and links on how to be a better parent of an athlete

Best Practices Information – Ideas from regional and affiliated organizations that help grow the game

Posters– Motivational, educational and skill posters which you can download and print either in 9 panel form (and laminate) or on a large color plotter to have your own color poster.

Historical Volleyball Information – Knowing the history of our sport is an important part of being an all around player. Some of you can use this information to present a better article to a school class as well. Here is a collection of articles and facts that bring forward some of the history of our game. Get a leg up on your classmates here when writing that school paper on volleyball!

I am a New Coach   Welcome Coach, and thanks for giving to our sport by coaching, whether you have played the game or not. It is the ultimate team sport and with all the uniqueness therein (Click HERE to see those…) both coaching and playing the game will fill the rest of your life with the joy and adventures found in those unique aspects. This section also serves as a review area for more experienced coaches, as we share these core ideas on being the best teacher you can be. With hundreds of helpful resources, blogs (download John’s blog book Vol. I), webinars, videos, posters and more in the grassroots section you have discovered, we thought that making a list of the most important ones can get you started on the right foot. Remember however, that kids don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care….

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help our children succeed both on and off the field. Find valuable resources and information at ResponsibleSports.com.

The Most Important Skill in Volleyball–amen, brother.

Video Tip (2 min) on Attacking & Armswing (AVCA) 

Video Tip-The 4-step Spike Approach

New Thoughts on ACL Knee Injuries (WSJ article)

Video Tip–Cross-over step in Blocking

Volleyball Skills Posters!