USA Volleyball Beach Coaching Accreditation Program
Welcome to the Beach
Thank you for participating in USA Volleyball’s Beach Coaching Accreditation Program (BCAP). The BCAP is an intensive course designed to meet the following needs:
- Provide indoor coaches with the necessary tools to run successful beach programs.
- Provide beach coaches with a forum to exchange ideas and develop teaching skills.
We invite you to be active participants throughout this couse; to share ideas on technique, drill design, strategy and pedagogy; to ask questions and make suggestions; and to get sandy.
This week we will cover the following areas:
- Key differences between the beach and indoor disciplines
- The role of a Beach Coach
- Aspects of coaching and pedagogy
- Motor Learning, Drill Design, and Practice Planning
- The Basic Skills: Serving, Passing, Setting, Attacking, Offense Options, Blocking, and Defense
– What each skill is and how it relates to the game.
– How each skill should be executed and the Keys and Keywords for teaching.
– When, Where and Why specific skills, drills and strategies should be utilized.
- What to look for in an athlete
- Current trends in the sport
– The NCAA and sand volleyball
– Junior club beach volleyball
– USA Volleyball Beach High Performance
Why Play Beach Volleyball?
- Doubles provides the best in random, game-like volleyball experiences with a high number of contacts per person.
- Each player's weaknesses are practiced throughout the game - if you're a bad passer, you get served; if you're a bad setter, you partner is served and you must set. You are forced to become a better player
- To extend your range on defense as you are required to cover the entire court.
- To develop communication skills with a single partner before moving on to a 6-person system.
- To enhance strength and conditioning through increased movement.
- To learn equal part in the responsibility of every play with your partner
Whether it's on the beach or grass, 4-on-4 or 2-on-2, outdoor volleyball is a fun and effective way to gain valuable playing experience and to get an edge on other players. Play hard, play often and play outdoors to become a better all-around player. "A lot of indoor players are specialists, but on the beach you need to play all phases well, and you need a lot of ball control." – Karch Kiraly, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1984 and 1988 Indoor, 1996 Beach)
Click here for Beach CAP I requirments for Certification!