Open to all CAP Level I accredited coaches of all coaching and teaching levels and experience, including those who have taken and passed the Level I Home Equivalency test and met all other CAP Level I requirements. This course is also open to those granted CAP Level I status via FIVB or Canadian certifications. CAP II is offered in only one format: Onsite at a specified facility with live cadre instructors.

National Onsite Courses

Schedule: Onsite courses are scheduled periodically. Check the USAV Coaching Education Event Schedule for the next available onsite CAP II 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: Two full days, typically a Saturday and Sunday. Day one includes 10 hours of core course instruction; Day two is 4-6 elective module topics in 1-1.5 hour long sessions. Approximately 15-18 hours total in a two-day classroom and on-court presentation format. Additionally, the post-course final exam must be taken online and passed within 45 days of course, and CAP II participants are required to complete a 1000-word article for certification and potential publication.

Cost: Varied. Early registration course fees begin at $250 per person. Non-USA Volleyball members must pay an additional $25 background screening fee to receive full accreditation. Cost will increase with regular and late registrations.  

Course Exam and Certification Requirements: After attending the course, coaches will receive online access to complete the CAP Level II course exam. Coaches must take and pass the exam with a 90% or better within 45 days of receiving online access. Certification requirements include submission of the following:
  1. CAP II Coach's Favorite Drill Form 
  2. Background Screening Form (not applicable if coach is current) 
  3. CAP II Article Cover Page
  4. CAP II Article Permission to Publish Form
  5. CAP II 1000-Word Article Guidelines

Prior to registering for a CAP III course, CAP II coaches must have coached at least one season at their current certification level.

Exam Details Course final exam will be available to access within 1-2 weeks after the course. You must achieve a score of 90% or better. You will receive user name and password log-in instructions via email after completing the course registration. Course exam access will expire 45 days from the date the coach is granted online access to the exam. If a coach does not complete his/her exam and pass with a 90% or better by the expiration date, there will be an additional $10 fee charged to reopen the exam after the 45-day window has closed.

Materials included: Downloadable course documents include Coach's Favorite Drill, CAP II Article Cover page, CAP II Article Permission to Publish page, and CAP II Article Guidelines. Please note: All coaches must have a signed USAV Coaches' Code of Ethics and current USAV Background Screening on file in the USAV national database in order to receive the CAP II certification. 

  • CAP II Textbook, Volleyball Coach’s Survival Guide by Sue Gozansky 
  • CAP II Supplemental Handout, includes updated course and health/safety info and other valuable resources 
  • Additional materials include CAP II drawstring bag, T-shirt, pen, and various other goodies! 

Content Presented: On-court sessions and classroom sessions provide an opportunity for hands-on learning. The emphasis of CAP Level II is on organizing and developing team play. Sessions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Practicum in teaching the fundamental skills
  • Coaching principles/foundations
  • USAV Code of Ethics and legal duties
  • Practice preparation and execution
  • Motor skill learning theory
  • Developing the coaching philosophy
  • Drill design and implementation
  • Offensive/defensive/serve receive organization systems

Certification Expiration and Re-certification: After attending a CAP II 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 II onsite course
  • Attend day one (core sessions) at an onsite CAP II course
  • Attend day two (5-6 module sessions) at an onsite CAP II course
  • Attend five other approved onsite CAP II recert modules (CAP module clinic, another coaching ed clinic)
  • Attend five other approved online CAP II recert modules (Click here for a list of approved online modules.)
  • Attend a CAP III course and become CAP III certified by completing all requirements within 12 months
  • Attend an IMPACT instructor training course for 3 module credits
  • Teach up to three regional onsite IMPACT clinics per quad (4 years)