Coaching Education Policy

The Carolina Region believes that every player deserves a coach trained in the current techniques and safety issues of the sport. All Head and Assistant Coaches are required to have, at a minimum, a current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. A coach’s initial IMPACT certification now grants three seasons of coaching eligibility in the Carolina Region. Although USAV IMPACT certification does not expire, the Region believes it is important for coaches to stay current in the field. The Region uses the Regional Continuing Education Tracking field in each coach’s member account to track the need for continuing education.  To check your status, log in to your member record - Expand the "Member Area" menu on left (+ sign) - Choose the "Member Profile" link in the expanded menu.  Then choose the "Coaching/Officiating" tab along the top - Halfway down are more tabs in RED - choose the "CAP Info" tab.  The Regional Continuing Education Tracking Date is a column shown in the Coach Certifications section.  Go to your most recent IMPACT certification line to see your Coaching Eligibility Expiration Date. If your Continuing Education expiration date is before the current season, the coach will need to attend an Approved Clinic to remain eligible to coach in the Carolina Region.  Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved Clinic listed below at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

For additional Information on Renewing Coaching eligibility and Club’s Hosting IMPACT clinics, download this info sheet.

Currently Approved Continuing Education Opportunities:

  • IMPACT Clinics (in-person and online through USA Volleyball)
  • IMPACT Refresher Clinic (under development by USAV)
  • CAP Clinics (I, II, III, IV) (Grants 4 years of certification and CR Coaching Eligibility!)
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course -
  • AVCA Convention
  • Gold Medal Squared Coaching Clinics

Proof of completition of clinics/courses/attendance is required to receive credit.  Send proof to Region Office.