Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP)

The USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (USAV CAP) provides an opportunity for professional preparation and advancement for the volleyball coach. The curriculum addresses the essential topics for all coaching levels (from the volunteer to the internationally aspiring coach).

The program currently includes three clinic levels for indoor coaches (CAP I, II and III) and two levels for beach coaches (BCAP I and II). IMPACT is the prerequisite to start the CAP or BCAP program.

Each clinic level includes a special emphasis on building the foundation and creation of a well-prepared coach. This knowledge, coupled with hands-on coaching experience, creates an ideal learning experience. More than 35,000 coaches have taken USAV CAP clinics across the United States.

This program assists in meeting the primary objective of the 1978 Amateur Sports Act, which is responsible for allowing the National Governing Body of Volleyball to provide and coordinate technical information on physical training, equipment design and performance analysis. USAV CAP addresses one-third of these directives within its daily activities.



Any player who enters a volleyball program has the right to expect quality coaching and instruction. USA Volleyball's CAP program strives to present an on-going, progressive format in which coaches at all levels receive the most current information available on volleyball. USAV CAP instruction is based on sound principles in the areas of skills development, tactical systems, physical training, motor learning, sports psychology and administration.

USAV CAP is intended to provide coaching standards for those administrators employing coaches to have a valid means for measuring the qualifications of a given volleyball coach. It is a continuous education process due to the dynamic nature of sport and technology. The four solid corners of the program are integrity, education, commitment and enthusiasm. These are the qualities of any successful coach and program.


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What are Coaches Saying about CAP?

"CAP training by the USAV cadre is outstanding. It’s current and relevant to coaching today’s young athletes. This certification is important for my coaching career. The training is important for my life. I’m not coaching club this year, but I wasn’t going to miss this learning opportunity."
- Brad Hekekia, CAP I, Arizona 2019

"CAP isn't about learning drills and technique. It's about learning who you are as a coach and refining your coaching philosophy to meet the needs in your gym. Not only are the cadres amazing, so are the attendees who you get just as much from as the lead coaches."
– Brian Sharkey, CAP III, Badger 2019