COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 29, 2023) – USA Volleyball announces the launch of IMPACT 2.0 for the 2023-24 season.
IMPACT 2.0 is the latest version of USA Volleyball’s IMPACT training, which is required for all USA Volleyball junior club coaches.
This new version includes new modules featuring interactive graphics, videos and text created in collaboration with U.S. National Team staff, USA Volleyball National Faculty, and other sport experts.
“An important focus for our team in updating IMPACT was to help coaches access trainings and resources that expand their toolkit and support a successful season,” said Jordan Kelly, USA Volleyball’s Education Services program manager.
“I’m thrilled coaches can take the updated training, and I’m grateful for all the key players who contributed to this effort. It wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible contributions involved with each module’s creation. Most importantly, this is not the final version of IMPACT. The course will continue to be reviewed each season to ensure IMPACT evolves and becomes an even more effective resource for new and beginner coaches with USA Volleyball.”
IMPACT 2.0 introduces coaches to foundational and relevant topics rooted in the five pillars of the USA Volleyball Development Model: craft, body, mind, heart and team. IMPACT 2.0 has also been reduced in length and includes updated navigational features with brief knowledge checks. At completion, coaches will also be informed about their free access to the Bronze tier of Coach Academy and discounts to the Silver and Gold tiers.
IMPACT 2.0 modules
- Coaching Philosophy
- Legal Duties of a Coach
- Working with Parents and Caregivers
- Athlete Wellness and Performance
- Basic Volleyball Skills
- Reading and Pattern Recognition
- Indoor Systems – Rotations
- Season and Practice Planning
- Sport Psychology
IMPACT 2.0 is free for all USA Volleyball members through their SportsEngine member profiles. Non-members of USA Volleyball interested in taking IMPACT 2.0 can purchase access for a fee of $125 on USA Volleyball’s online storefront, or for free by becoming a member.
While IMPACT training must be completed in order to coach in any USA Volleyball-sanctioned events, the national office does not require a renewal of this course. Coaches should check with their regions or clubs as they may have more stringent requirements.