USA Volleyball currently has minimum level coaching education requirements in order to coach a USAV Junior Volleyball program. Completion of a USAV Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory (IMPACT) course is one of those prerequisites. As of the 2017-2018 season, any coach completing the IMPACT course will NOT become SafeSport certified and will need to register and complete the seperate SafeSport course.
Coaching is a profession, whether it's a paid position or not, and every time coaches step into the gym to teach, they must be prepared and proficient, because the players are only this young once. The IMPACT program is designed around this theory and continues to allow coaches to give back to the sport in a postivie way.
If you are unable to attend an in-person clinic, you can complete an online clinic through USA Volleyball for FREE.