BCAP Level I Information

Certification Information

The Beach CAP Level I Certification requires the following: Completion of the prerequisite beach IMPACT certification via onsite clinic, online webinar, or future OnDemand online course, and online test from the USAV national office.Please note that at this time ONLY the national office beach IMPACT clinics will meet this requirement.

Attend either:

  • Full (traditional two-day or more) onsite Beach CAP Level I course which includes all required court and classroom sessions, or
  • *Hybrid single-day-on-the-sand Beach CAP Level I course plus the required online classroom sessions


*Hybrid online courses are not offered with every BCAP I course. Please see our Coaching Education Schedule for any upcoming BCAP I hybrid courses.

Complete and submit the following to the national office either before or at the course:

  • Favorite Drill Worksheets (as PDF documents)
  • Coaching Philosophy Worksheet (as PDF document) *Take to the course and turn afterward
  • National CAP Coaches Code of Ethics form (as PDF document)
  • Course evaluation form or online survey (if required) *After the course
  • Quizzes for each of the online hybrid BCAP Level I classroom sessions (90% or better) *Received after the course
  • Complete and pass the online BCAP Level I test (90% or better) *log in to take seven days after the course. Information provided at registration
  • Have a successful USAV background screen in the USAV national database (only if you do NOT have a current background screening with USAV or your region)

Required Beach CAP Level I Sessions Include:

  1. Coaching Science: Motor Learning Theory with a Beach Emphasis (may be taught onsite or as a prerequisite online session for the standard onsite two-day format course; taught as an online prerequisite or as the first onsite session for a hybrid course)
  2. Basic Differences between Indoor & Sand Game (in the classroom, or online for hybrid)
  3. Developing a Functional Coaching Philosophy for the BEACH Coach (in the classroom, or online for hybrid)
  4. Professional Ethics, Legalities & Athlete Safeguards for the BEACH Coach (in the classroom, or online for hybrid)
  5. Team Dynamics: Talent ID & Combining the Right Partners (in the classroom, or online for hybrid)
  6. Myths, Misconceptions and Beach Biomechanics (in the classroom, or online for hybrid)
  7. Intro to Competition Management and Scouting (in the classroom or online for hybrid)
  8. Serve and Pass Strategies for Sand (on the sand)
  9. Sand Setting: How to Make the Hitter Look Good (on the sand)
  10. Keys & Strategies for Effective and Consistent Attacking on the Sand (on the sand)
  11. Defensive Strategies for the Sand Game: Blocking, Digging, Pulling and Chasing Shots (on the sand)
  12. Myths, Misconceptions and Beach Biomechanics (in the classroom or online for hybrid)
  13. Drill Design for the Beach & Creating Effective, Game-like Sand Practices (on the sand)
  14. Teaching the Skills & Drills Practicum (on the sand with Drills Sharing)
  15. Junior Forum: Engaging the 6- to 12-Year-Old (on the sand)
  16. NCAA Forum: NCAA Sand … Are you Ready?! (in the classroom or online for hybrid)
  17. Certification Wrap Up Meeting/Photos, etc. (in the classroom or online for hybrid)