USA Volleyball and Hoosier Region coaching requirements and information on coaching education programs
All adult Hoosier Region members with junior contact are required to clear the USA Volleyball background screening protocol which is part of the electronic registration process. Adult members who fall into the following categories would be required to pass the background screen – coaches, officials, club directors, event directors (and their staff) and junior club chaperones.
It is also mandatory for all Hoosier Region/USA Volleyball coaches to take and pass the IMPACT (Increased Mastery and Practical Application of Coaching Theory) coaching accreditation course within 45 days of your registration with our organization. Passing this course is a one time requirement and once the course is successfully completed your record in the USAV registration system will reflect that you are an IMPACT certified coach. With USA Volleyball’s implementation of the United States Olympic Committee’s Safe Sport program beginning in 2014 Safe Sport certification was included as part of your IMPACT certification provided the course was taken after September 1, 2014 and before September 1st. 2017. The Safe Sport certification is posted in your individual Webpoint record in the same area where the Background Screen , IMPACT and other coaching certifications are posted.
Here is the current information as of November 15, 2017 to register for the course and complete Safe Sport certification:
Beginning with the 2017-18 season on September 1, 2017, a new HR/USAV protocol has been added for any adult who is required to clear the mandatory USAV background screen (see above for details). In order to participate in any USAV affiliated region activities or USAV nationally sanctioned activities adults who are required to pass the background screen are now also required to complete USOC/USAV Safe Sport certification course. A free 90 minute course to complete the Safe Sport certification can be found by following these instructions (edited to reflect the 11/15/17) info:
If you do not yet have a current Safe Sport certification use the instructions below to register for the free Safe Sport course and complete that certification:
To get to the USAV system, copy and paste this address – https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/wp15/intralock/login.asp –
you will need your user name and password to enter.
Once in the system look at the bottom of the stack of tabs on the left side under the “USA Volleyball Events ” heading and click on “USAV Clinics”. Once that opens find the second item down, “SafeSport On Demand: Two – Season Certification” and scroll to the right to register for the course.
IMPACT courses are available on line and in many different formats from USA Volleyball and costs for these courses begin at $ 50. Each season Hoosier Region will provide a link for as many new member club coaches as possible to register for and take the IMPACT course at no charge. These links will be provided on a first come, first serve basis until they are gone. Contact Mitch Stemm at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on obtaining one of the links to the free IMPACT course.
Click here to move to the USA Volleyball website area with more information on all IMPACT courses and for an overview of this minimum coaching education requirement.
USA Volleyball and Hoosier Region also provide opportunities for advanced coaching education through their Coaching Accreditation Program also known simply as CAP. These courses are offered both on line and at in-person events throughout the season, click here to move to the USA Volleyball web site area with details on CAP.
HOOSIER REGION KEEPS A MASTER LIST OF COACHES WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACT CERTIFIED IN HOOSIER REGION OR WHO HAVE VERIFIED THEIR CERTIFICATION THROUGH WEBINARS OR OTHER USAV APPROVED MEANS. YOUR USAV ELECTRONIC RECORD SHOULD NOTE YOUR COACHING CERTIFICATIONS AS WELL AS THE STATUS OF YOUR BACKGROUND SCREEN.
PLEASE CONTACT HOOSIER REGION AT email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON THESE ISSUES.