You can make a difference in the life of an athlete.

Behind every great athlete is a coach or a mentor who supported and believed in them. Whether you’re a P.E. teacher, high school, club or college coach you are the glue that holds our athletes together. We have a wealth of resources to improve your teaching and expand your coaching skills, including articles, videos, drills and tools.


USA Volleyball Coach Academy

The USA Volleyball Coach Academy is an online, interactive learning platform developed for volleyball coaches. It includes a curated content library where coaches can explore learning paths, courses and modules based on the USA Volleyball Development Model.

USA Volleyball Member Coach Requirements

The indoor IMPACT course is required for all USA Volleyball junior club coaches. IMPACT is the minimum level coach education requirement for USAV in order to coach a junior club. SafeSport training also must be completed prior to interacting with athletes.

Coach Tools

Looking for inspiration? USA Volleyball has compiled drills, competition ideas, blogs, book ideas, webinars and more to help you on your coaching journey. Whether you are a new or veteran coach, these fun and educational ideas will help you improve your coaching IQ and build the basis for success.

Lesson Plans

Providing game-like, age-appropriate and fun lessons for young athletes is a great way to get them hooked on the sport. USA Volleyball has created lessons plans for all age levels, from elementary to high school.

Million Coaches Challenge

USA Volleyball offers a new educational course module in collaboration with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee as part of the Million Coaches Challenge. This initiative aims to train one million coaches in youth development techniques by 2025. USA Volleyball Coach Academy is offering its members free access to this “Connection Based Coaching” course through the USAV Academy.

Growing the Game

John Kessel’s Growing the Game blog, gleaned from years of experience as a coach and USA Volleyball’s director of sport development, offers a wealth of information on how to be a teacher on the court. Visit our Stories page for his articles.


Learn from others by checking out our video library, which features club and national team matches matches, inspiring stories, tips and skill videos. You will also find animated drills and advice from players and coaches.