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USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Coaching Opportunities

Beach High Performance Tryouts

USA Volleyball Beach High Performance hosts more than 20 tryouts each year in cities across the country.

USAV Beach HP relies on the efforts of our Beach High Performance Coaches to run the tryouts smoothly and effectively. Most important to our efforts is providing our staff with accurate evaluations on all athletes while providing the athletes a fun and challenging experience. Volunteering at Beach HP tryouts is open to coaches who:

  • Are current USA Volleyball members
  • Have passed a background screen through USAV
  • Are Beach IMPACT Certified

All coaches who volunteer for tryouts must submit their online availability by clicking HERE. Tryout coaches should be cheerful, motivated individuals who are willing to help with whatever needs to be done before, during, and after a tryout. Beach HP Tryouts are the first opportunity for new coaches to be evaluated by USAV Beach staff for consideration as USAV Beach HP Coaches.

Coaches working a tryout will receive additional information one week before each tryout including each coach’s assignment for the tryout. Coaches will receive instructions on how to perform each assigned task and should be familiar with their roles prior to arriving at the tryout. In addition, all coaches working a tryout should be very familiar with all of the drills in the Tryout Plan and the Physical Testing Procedures.

The majority of tryouts start with check-in at 8 a.m., meaning all coaches should arrive at the tryout site no later than 7:30 a.m. For tryouts with other start times, please plan to arrive no less than 30 minutes before check-in begins. A USAV Beach HP National Office staff member will be on site beginning set up one hour before check-in time. Your assistance is appreciated earlier if you are available.

Coaches should arrive wearing an USAV Beach T-shirt and navy pants/shorts. Coaches new to USAV Beach will be given a shirt at the tryout. Coaches do not need to bring anything to the tryout as all materials are provided.

Coaches will be given a number of different assignments during tryout set-up, registration hour, and the actual tryout. Sample duties include:

Registration Hour Tryout

  • Check-in coaches
  • Check-in table (provide athletes with their numbers)
  • T-shirt assignment (athletes and coaches)
  • Vertec station
  • Broad jump station
  • 24 meters
  • Serving station

There are three positions available:

Evaluator – Responsible for evaluating the athletes on their specific age group/court. Evaluators are high-level USAV Beach HP Coaches who are not only proficient in running a tryout but who are also experts with regards to the USAV Beach Long Term Athlete Development Plan.  

Court Coach – Most coaches who work a tryout serve as a court coaches. Court coaches are responsible for instruction of skills, drills, and games, and supervising athletes throughout the tryout.

Apprentice Coach – Most first-year USAV Beach HP Coaches serve as apprentice coaches. Apprentice coaches complete the same responsibilities as court coaches but will have less responsibility with regards to serving as a primary instructor of skills, drills, and games.

Coaches selected for our 2013 Beach HP Tryouts will receive an e-mail from us no later than March 8.

*Please know that due to NCAA Regulations, Division I women’s collegiate volleyball coaches are not eligible to evaluate at USA Girls’ HP Tryouts, but are welcome to serve as court coaches.

Beach HP Camps Coaching Opportunities

Beach High Performance A2, A3 and Advance Skills Camps

USAV Beach High Performance Camps boast the highest athlete participation numbers of all of our summer programs and are an integral piece of the Beach HP Athlete Pipeline. A2, A3 and Advance Skills Camps are the second, third and fourth tiers of the Athlete Pipeline, respectively, and consist of four-day camp experiences at locations across the country.

Coaches for Beach HP camps are chosen from the Beach HP Coaches’ Pipeline and are required to have assisted with at least one Beach HP tryout during that season. Most coaches who are assigned camps have assisted at tryouts for multiple years and generally help at multiple tryouts each year.

Every coach working in any USAV Beach HP Summer Camp is required to attend a USAV Beach HP coaches’ meeting webinar, offered online in June (detailed info will be sent via e-mail).

Coaches are also required to have knowledge of our USAV Beach HP Camp Drill Manual, USAV Beach HP Terminology and USAV Beach HP Camp Plan. All of these will be sent to you via e-mail prior to our webinar in June.

Compensation for camps varies depending on position and level in the Beach HP Coaches’ Pipeline. Depending on the level of the coach, consideration of travel costs may be given in the amount compensated. Based on camp location, USAV Beach seeks qualified coaches within driving distance to work each camp. Beach HP coaches who require air travel to get to camp are required to book their own flight within the guidelines: arriving on site at noon on the first day of camp and leaving after 5 p.m. on the final day of camp. Meals and housing are provided for sleepover camps. USAV Beach HP Coaches are independent contractors.

There are three positions available:

Head Coach – Head coaches are responsible for running all aspects of the camp, including administration and serving as the primary contact with USAV Beach. Head coaches are high level USA Beach HP Pipeline Coaches who are not only proficient in running the camp but who are also experts with regards to our Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.

Court Coach – Most coaches who work a camp serve as a court coaches. Court coaches are responsible for working in all sessions and share responsibility with the other camp coaches for instruction of skills, drills, and games, completing comprehensive evaluations all athletes, and supervising athletes throughout their camp stay.

Apprentice Coach – Most first year USAV Beach HP Coaches serve as apprentice coaches. Apprentice coaches complete the same responsibilities as assistant coaches but will have less responsibility with regards to serving as a primary instructor of skills, drills, and games.

Coaching invitations for camps are assigned using the following schedule:

2014 Beach HP Coaching Invitation Timeline

March 7, 2014 – Beach HP Coaches Named
March 21, 2014 – National Team Coaches
April 4, 2014 – Beach Summer Camps Coaches Named
May 2, 2013 – Additional Beach Camp Assistant Coaches Invited (New and returning HP coaches)

Typical Camp Schedule (at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista)

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Airport pick-up and check-in 8 a.m.-noon

Breakfast 8 a.m.

Breakfast 8 a.m.

Breakfast 7-8 a.m.

Check-in: noon

Training 2: 9 a.m.-noon

Training 4: 9 a.m.-noon

Tournament starts 9 a.m.

Lunch: noon-1 p.m.

Lunch: noon-1 p.m.

Lunch: noon-1 p.m.

Lunch in between matches

Training 1: 2:30-5 p.m.

Training 3:  2-5 p.m.

Training 5: 2-5 p.m.

Tournament ends 3 p.m.

Dinner: 6-7 p.m.

Dinner: 6-7 p.m.

Dinner: 6-7 p.m.

Final camp announcement

Educational session: 7-8 p.m.

Educational session: 7-8 p.m.

Educational session: 7-8 p.m.

Airport drop-off 3:30 -5:30 p.m.

Lights out: 9:30 p.m.

Lights out: 9:30 p.m.

Lights out: 9:30 p.m.

 

USAV Camp Coaches are provided with two camp T-shirts and a Mizuno USAV Beach Volleyball polo. Coaches should bring court clothes for each day, either Mizuno or non-brand name apparel. Coaches wear navy or black pants or shorts and Mizuno polo on the first and last days of camp.