CAP III National Onsite Courses



Schedule: CAP III courses are typically only offered once or twice a year. Check the USAV Coaching Education Event Schedule for the next available on-site CAP III course!

Instructors: Varied. Onsite courses are instructed live. All USAV Cadre instructors are CAP III certified, background screened, current USAV members, and have years of coaching experience from high school to collegiate to the USA national team!

Course Length: CAP III courses are typically only offered once or twice a year. Approximately 28-30 hours total in a three or four day classroom and on court presentation format.

Cost: Varied. Price range below is subject to change based on specific course options. This is a guideline only. Generally, course fees begin at about $285-350 per person; accommodations and meals may be offered at the US Olympic Training Center as a packaged price, if space is available.

Course Exam and Certification Requirements: Coaches will be required to design, write, implement, and evaluate a CAP III Outreach Project. CAP III coaches are given 12 months to complete the project, evaluate, and submit final documentation. Coaches should bring ideas for their project to the CAP III course for discussion and approval. Coaches are also required to bring a CD/DVD/jump drive of themselves coaching a practice and/or match for self/peer/Cadre critiques. Additionally, a written post-course exam, complete with questions and answers, must be submitted. Certification requirements include submission of the following. Please send all documents onsite if specified or via email to

   1. CAP III Coaches Favorite Drill Form   2. Background Screening Form
  Submit prior to arrival via email    Not applicable if coach is current 
  3. Outreach Project First Draft Proposal
  4. Outreach Project Final Draft
  Submit onsite at CAP III course
  Submit via email within 30 days after course 
  5. Outreach Project Final Draft- Completed, Evaluated
  6. CAP III Final Exam
  Submit via email within 12 months after course
  Submit via email within 12 months after course.
  Prior to registering for a CAP IV course, CAP III coaches must have coached at least one season at their current certification level. CAP IV course curriculum is currently under development.

CAP III Candidate coaches may download the following guidelines and examples,
and a certification checklist for your use:


Materials included: The CAP III course will include a course notebook with presentations on paper and CD/DVD. Additional materials include CAP III drawstring bag, T-shirt, pen, and various other goodies!

Content Presented: On-court and classroom sessions provide an opportunity for hands-on learning. The emphasis of CAP Level III is unique to the specific course. The program content is individually developed based on the USAV Cadre teaching the course, demand for topic information, and the most recent, advanced information for higher level volleyball coaches.

Certification Expiration and Re-certification: After attending a CAP III course, coaches have 12 months to finish the requirements and achieve their certification. Certification is valid for four years and will expire on a coach’s certification date four years later. Prior to your course certification expiration date, coaches may re-certify in the following methods. Click here for specific recertification information.

  • Attend another full CAP III on-site course
  • Attend 6 other approved onsite CAP III recert modules (CAP Module Clinic, another coaching ed clinic)
  • Attend 6 other approved online CAP III recert modules (Click here for a list of approved online modules.)
  • Attend a CAP IV course (curriculum currently under development) and become CAP IV certified by completing all requirements within 12 months
  • Attend an IMPACT Instructor Training course for 3 module credits
  • Teach up to 3 Regional Onsite IMPACT Clinics per quad (4 years)

Click the following link to register for this course or view upcoming USAV Coaching Education Events.
Coaching Education Events Schedule