Introducing a New Way of Learning

USA Volleyball Coach AcademyThe 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 five pillars of the USA Volleyball Development Model.

Get access to the tools, knowledge and resources you need to have a successful season and take your coaching skills to the next level, on and off the court. New modules and live sessions are announced monthly to bring you the best content from top volleyball coaches, experts and educators including U.S. National Team coaches.

The USA Volleyball Coach Academy has a subscription model featuring three tiers with monthly and annual plans to fit your budget. Learn at your own pace and according to your schedule, whether that means planning for tomorrow’s practice or preparing for your next season. Coursework is available for all levels of experience, giving you the opportunity to build a strong foundation of volleyball coaching skills or access advanced content with world-class strategies and tactics.

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USA Volleyball Membership Benefit

All USA Volleyball member coaches have free access to Bronze tier subscriptions and receive a 50% discount on Silver and a 33% on Gold subscriptions.


Interact and Engage

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Modules, courses and learning paths are designed to give you opportunities for an interactive experience to maximize learning and retention of key concepts. Discussion boards offer the opportunity to engage with other coaches to discuss the ideas and topics.


Reach Milestones, Be Recognized

In USA Volleyball Coach Academy, coaches are recognized for completing coursework and reaching learning milestones. Earn points and badges to level up and make your way onto the leaderboard.

In future updates to the platform, coaches will be able to earn additional points for experience, continuing education and other types of professional development:

  • Coaching experience
  • Participation at onsite national, regional and partner clinics and workshops
  • Completion of volleyball coaching coursework with USA Volleyball education partners
  • Previous CAP and BCAP certification
  • College degrees

Choose the Right Plan For You

Bronze

Bronze is the foundation where you can develop the skills and get the tools that you need to be a great volleyball coach. Access is FREE for USA Volleyball member coaches.

  • Basic coursework that will introduce the fundamentals of coaching volleyball and give you tools to support your team on and off the court
  • Modules covering topics across the five pillars of the USA Volleyball Development Model: craft, heart, body, mind, and team
  • Learn from U.S. National Team coaches and other leading experts from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and sport education providers
  • Coursework customized for all volleyball disciplines including indoor, beach, sitting volleyball and beach ParaVolley
  • Access to discussion boards and downloadable resources

Subscription Plans

Monthly

  • USA Volleyball Members – FREE
  • Non-members – $5

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Annual

  • USA Volleyball Members – FREE
  • Non-members – $50

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Silver

Silver gives you access to a higher level of content at an affordable price – going beyond the basics to help you expand your skillset as you gain coaching experience. USA Volleyball members receive a 50% discount.

  • Access to all Silver and Bronze coursework including intermediate modules that will introduce more advanced concepts, strategies, and tactics beyond the basics
  • Modules covering topics across the five pillars of the USA Volleyball Development Model: craft, heart, body, mind, and team
  • Learn from U.S. National Team coaches and other leading experts from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and sport education providers
  • Coursework customized for all volleyball disciplines including indoor, beach, sitting volleyball and beach ParaVolley
  • Access to discussion boards and downloadable resources

Subscription Plans

Monthly

  • USA Volleyball Members – $5 (50% discount)
  • Non-members – $10

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Annual

  • USA Volleyball Members – $50 (50% discount)
  • Non-members – $100

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Gold

Gold is your all-access pass to USA Volleyball Coach Academy, including the most advanced coursework along with access to exclusive live events. Connect with the best, ask questions and dive deeper into advanced topics. USA Volleyball members receive a 33% discount.

  • Unlimited access to monthly live sessions with USA Volleyball Education National Faculty and U.S. National Team coaching staff
  • Access to Gold, Silver and Bronze coursework including advanced level coursework that will introduce help you master complex concepts, strategies and tactics
  • Modules covering topics across the five pillars of the USA Volleyball Development Model: craft, heart, body, mind, and team
  • Learn from U.S. National Team coaches and other leading experts from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and sport education providers
  • Coursework customized for all volleyball disciplines including indoor, beach, sitting volleyball and beach ParaVolley
  • Access to discussion boards and downloadable resources

Subscription Plans

Monthly

  • USA Volleyball Members – $10 (33% discount)
  • Non-members – $15

Subscribe

Annual

  • USA Volleyball Members – $100 (33% discount)
  • Non-members – $150

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Introducing Gold Live Sessions

Included for Gold subscribers and also available as a one-time purchase, USA Volleyball Coach Academy Gold Live Sessions give you access to top volleyball coaches and experts in a more personal and intimate setting. Hear firsthand the experiences and expertise of each presenter, ask questions and dive deeper into advanced topics.

Upcoming Gold Live Sessions

  • Peter Vint, USA Volleyball Chief of Sport, and Dave McCann, USA Volleyball Director of Education Services (Oct. 13, 7 p.m. ET). They will present on the USA Volleyball Coach Academy and education, including the state of IMPACT and USA Volleyball coach eligibility requirements. Register
  • Joe Trinsey. Canadian Men’s National Team assistant coach; Athletes Unlimited coach; former U.S. Women’s National Team performance analyst; SmarterVolley (Oct. 27, 8 p.m. ET). Joe will present on rotations and match-up considerations. Register

Individual Gold Live Sessions are available for $9.99 per session.

Gold Live Sessions

Patty Dodd

Patty Dodd

Beach Hand Setting
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. EDT

Patty is presenting on coaching athletes to beach hand set when in system. She will be joined by athlete Maddy Byrne for the athlete perspective.

This recorded session will be available for Gold subscribers by Oct. 16.

Gold Tier

Dr. Peter Vint and David McCann

USA Volleyball Education
Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. ET

Presentation on the USA Volleyball Coach Academy and education, including the state of IMPACT and USA Volleyball coach eligibility requirements.

Register ($9.99)

Joe Trinsey

Joe Trinsey

Rotations and Matchups
Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. ET

Register ($9.99)


Curriculum

This is the current list of modules and coursework in USA Volleyball’s Coach Academy. This list is regularly updated as coursework is added.

Bronze Modules

Craft

  • Beach Nation: Upcoming Clinics
  • NFHS Learn: Teaching Sports Skills
  • USA Volleyball: Coaching Principles
  • USA Volleyball: Reading with Karch Kiraly
  • Fundamental Beach Skills in conjunction with Beach Nation
  • NFHS Learn: Indoor Drills
  • USA Volleyball: Fundamental Volleyball Skills
  • NFHS Learn: Coaching Adapted Sports

Body

  • NFHS Learn: COVID-1 for Coaches and Administrators
  • NFHS Learn: Concussions

Mind

  • NFHS Learn: Mental Training for Performance

Heart

  • USA Volleyball: Working with Parents
  • NFHS Learn: Sportsmanship
  • NFHS Learn: Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors
  • NFHS Learn: Hazing Prevention for Students
  • NFHS Learn: The Parent Seat

Team

  • USA Volleyball: Legal Duties of a Coach
  • USA Volleyball: Golden Moments in September

Silver Modules

Craft

  • NFHS Learn: Fundamentals of Coaching
  • USA Volleyball: Beach Out-of-System Setting with Patty Dodd – Part 1 | Back Sets
  • Offensive Indoor Skills featuring U.S. National Team staff
  • USA Volleyball: Indoor Serve Receive with Tama Miyashiro – Part 1 (Philosophy)
  • USA Volleyball: Beach Out-of-System Setting with Patty Dodd – Part 2 | Wide Sets

Body

  • NFHS Learn: First Aid

Gold Modules

All Gold Live sessions are recorded and uploaded into the Gold Content Library within one-two weeks.

Craft

  • “Pick a Side” Gold Live session with Tama Miyashiro
  • “Beach Hand Setting” Gold Live session with Patty Dodd
  • Rotations and Matchups with Joe Trinsey (Oct. 27)

Heart

  • “Growing a Love for the Game” Gold Live Session with John Kessel

Team

  • “Five Pillars” Gold Live session with Erin Virtue
  • “USA Volleyball Coach Academy and Education” Gold Live session with Dr. Peter Vint and David McCann (Oct. 13)

Empower Your Coaches with Group Rates

Invest in your coaches and give them the tools to succeed by offering full access to the USA Volleyball Coach Academy with group rates. Packages are available for monthly and annual subscription plans. Contact USA Volleyball Education Services Program Manager Jordan Kelly at jordan.kelly@usav.org for more information on group rates and packages.


Partnering with the Best in Coach Education

An essential part of being a good coach is to draw from a wide variety of training and experience and our goal is to bring you the best of volleyball and sport education. USA Volleyball Education partners with the following leading organizations to develop, curate and share content.

  • U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee
  • U.S. Center for SafeSport
  • Regional Volleyball Associations of USA Volleyball
  • Volleyball education providers
  • National Governing Bodies for other sports
  • TrueSport
  • Colleges and universities

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