COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2022) – USA Volleyball announces the launch of the USA Volleyball Coach Academy, an online, interactive learning platform for volleyball coaches.
The launch of the new platform comes on the first day of the 2022-2023 membership season and offers clubs and coaches new tools as they prepare for the season.
USA Volleyball Coach Academy was developed to give coaches the skills, knowledge and resources to be successful on and off the court. Each month, high-quality content will be added from top volleyball coaches, experts and educators including the coaches of the U.S. National Teams.
The curriculum for Coach Academy is based on USA Volleyball Education’s newly established USA Volleyball Development Model. It includes five pillars that provide the basis for a holistic approach to coaching volleyball. The five pillars are Craft, Mind, Body, Heart and Team, shaping coursework that includes topics such as nutrition, recovery, team culture and mental health along with more traditional skill and strategy-oriented topics.
“As we worked to create a common language for athletes and coaches, we created the USA Volleyball Development Model to cover the five pillars,” USA Volleyball NTDP (National Team Development Program) Director Erin Virtue said. “Not only is this holistic approach important for our developing athletes, but it is also critical for those who support our athletes.”
“We are excited to launch the new USA Volleyball Coach Academy,” Director of Education Services Dave McCann said. “It has been great working with our regions, clubs, coaches and USA Volleyball staff to develop one of the most innovative and engaging coach education programs in the country.”
Coursework is available for all levels of experience, so novice coaches can build a solid foundation and experienced coaches can access world-class strategies and tactics. The Gold level allows coaches to access live virtual sessions. These sessions let coaches connect, ask questions and dive deeper into advanced topics with top volleyball experts. The first two live sessions will be completely free.
Monthly and annual subscription plans are available to fit every budget, starting as low as $5 per month. As a benefit of USA Volleyball membership, all member coaches get free, unlimited access to Bronze, a 50-percent discount on access to Silver, and a 33-percent discount on Gold subscriptions.
Coaches must be active members of USA Volleyball for 2022-2023 to take advantage of discounts. Contact your Region today to become a member and get access to USA Volleyball Coach Academy.
More information is available at go.usav.org/coachacademy.