Frequently Asked Questions

This section will be updated during the season as questions arise. Please check here first for the answers to your questions. NOTE:Information below may have been summarized, rephrased to suit this FAQ section, or updated based on current season conditions and questions to aid in the information disclosure. Refer to the 2018 Operating Code for the approved Carolina Region policies and procedures. If there are any discrepancies not accounted for by in-season adjustments (i.e. for weather cancellations, etc), the 2018 Operating Code will be the final text for all policies.

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Registration Questions:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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Membership Questions:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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Clubs:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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General Questions:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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Juniors:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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Adults:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
Categories: Clubs, Coaching

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Coaching:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
Categories: Clubs, Coaching

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Clinics:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
Categories: Clubs, Coaching

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Tournament Questions:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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  •  Regional Championship Event Questions:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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  • National Bid Tournament Questions:
 

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
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 Board of Directors Questions:

The Carolina Region has updated its Coaching Education Policy.  It states: 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, current IMPACT certification in order to coach in the Region. An 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 IMPACT certification field in each coach’s member account to track the need for recertification. Coaches may check their certification status and renewal date in their Member Record. Attending an IMPACT clinic, CAP clinic, or other approved HP Coaching Development Clinic at any time will extend a coach’s eligibility for another three seasons.

NOTE:  Since CAP clinics grant four seasons of certification (once all requirements are met after the clinic), those coaches that keep their CAP certification CURRENT, will also keep their Coaching Eligibility current.

The Carolina Region Board established that all coaches that had a previous IMPACT certification would have an initial expiration date of October 31, 2012.  Coaches that have an expired Continuing Education Status will need to attend an approved clinic before the current season in order to remain eligible to coach.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

NO. Once someone is registered as a member with the Region in whatever capacity for the current season, then they do not have to register again to coach a team. Just add them to the Team Registration Form with a notation that they are already a member and have them log in to their member record to submit the Junior Club Personnel Code of Conduct Form and Background Screen permission form (with $18.00 if applicable). They also must be IMPACT/SafeSport certified to coach a Junior team.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

First, there are no policies instituted by the Carolina Region on this. The Carolina Region simple goal is for as many players (and coaches) to participate as possible for the enjoyment of the sport. This question needs to be answered by your school’s Athletic Director or by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The NCHSAA does place a limit on the number of players a HS coach can coach in off-season organizations, so any coaches concerned about that needs to direct their questions to the NCHSAA (919.240.7401) or their school Athletic Director.

Categories: Clubs, Coaching

All Junior coaches must be at least 18 years of age and at least two years older than the team they coach. However, individuals who have reached their 16th birthday may serve as a rostered Assistant Coach for teams that are a minimum of three age groups younger than the coach. Teams utilizing these junior coaches must register a Chaperone 25 or older also to be on the roster and sit on the bench in the event that the Head Coach is not able to finish a match on the bench. In addition, the Head Coach must be 25 or older and must be on the bench to start all matches. These Junior coaches must comply with all coaching prerequisites (IMPACT/SafeSport) before they can be added to the roster. In the event, the coach turns 18 during the season, they must clear the USAV Background Screen policy and would be governed by the current Coaches’ policies as found in the Operating Code.

Other minimum requirements for Coaches:

  • Clear the USAV/RVA Background Screen (all adults affiliating with junior program must clear this)
  • Sign the USAV Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics Form.  This is done electronically during the Registration process if the member checks they will be affiliating with a Junior Club (if they don’t check that, they can log back in to member account and submit from the MEMBER HOME page).
  • Obtain an IMPACT or CAP Certification (After initial certification, coaches must attend an approved continuing education clinic every three seasons to remain eligible to coach)
  • Must be SafeSport certified
Categories: Clubs, Coaching

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