USAV CAP Webinar on Nutrition 101

Oct. 17, 2009, 9:34 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2009) – The USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) will host “Nutrition 101: Fueling for Volleyball Athletes” on Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Mountain Time as the first many planned online CAP webinar modules for the 2009-2010 season.

Shelly Bradford, ED.D, who serves on the faculty of University of South Alabama’s Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies, will serve as the lead instructor on the webinar. USA Volleyball Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Aaron Brock will be the guest speaker providing his experience in working with nutritional concerns for elite level National Team athletes.

Bradford and Brock will address proper eating habits for high school and club volleyball athletes. In addition, the webinar will provide information on how coaches can better teach proper nutrition.

“This CAP webinar, and all others to follow, are open to any volleyball coach at any level who has an interest in the topic presented,” USA Volleyball Director of Coaching Education Diana L. Cole said. “You do not need to have an existing CAP certification in order to attend, but if you do, you may use this module as continuing education credits needed for CAP recertification.”

The webinar costs $35 for members of USA Volleyball Regions or American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) members. Others can register for the webinar for $50. Deadline for early registration is Oct. 26, while late registration is on or after Oct. 27 until noon Mountain Time. Individuals can register for the webinar by visiting

The 90-minute CAP webinar module may be applied toward CAP I, II and III recertification, or applied toward a new CAP I or II certification (to fulfill the additional module requirements) if you attend your CAP course within 12 months of completing the module webinar.

“If this topic well-received, we may offer it again down the road,” Cole said. “We are currently developing other topics to be presented in this format. Based on the response we get to our initial IMPACT online webinar clinics, coaches seem to really appreciate not having to travel anywhere to get the educational sessions done.”

For additional details, contact the CAP department at or (719) 228-6800.