USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP)

1: one who instructs or trains performers (Webster's).
2: all volunteers, teachers, players, people who administer, guide, create, inspire any athlete or person to compete and enjoy the skills, tactics, and interaction of volleyball.

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 course levels for indoor coaches (CAP I, II and III) and two course levels for beach coaches (BCAP I and II). IMPACT courses are prerequisites to start the CAP or BCAP program.

Each course 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 courses across the United States. We expect the USAV-CAP hosting experience to be great for you and your community.

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. The USAV-CAP Hosting Manual is a step-by-step guide on how to organize a successful USAV CAP course. This manual describes host responsibilities before, during and after the course, and it includes necessary report forms, samples forms and instructions in the Appendices.

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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