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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th DELTA REGION IMPACT CLINIC CANCELLED

The IMPACT clinic scheduled in Conway for Friday night, December 7 has been cancelled due to the instructor's illness.  Coaches needing IMPACT certification can take the FREE IMPACT on-demand online course using the instructions below.  

The Delta Region Coaching Clinic scheduled for Saturday, December 8 will be held as scheduled.  This clinic is NOT a substitute for IMPACT certification.

CLICK HERE to register and take the IMPACT OnDemand Course.   

  • Course length is approximately 4 hours. The course is designed for you to stop and restart.

  • The course is FREE for current 2018-19 USA Volleyball members. 

  • A USAV IMPACT manual in e-book and PDF file format is included with your IMPACT course registration. Links to view the course e-book and download a PDF are available in the course.

Need Assistance? Please submit a help desk ticket at the USAV Education Helpdesk.

Important to Note: If taking a break, close the window by clicking the button marked "Exit and Bookmark," otherwise you will be forced to start from the beginning.

Delta Region Coaching Clinic ~ December 8

Delta Region will be hosting a Coaching Clinic on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at the McGee Center, 3800 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72034.

The coaching clinic will be for coaches of any experience! The clinic will have something for both beginning coaches, extremely experienced coaches and coaches in-between. Hosted by some of the top college coaches in the region~ the clinic should be an excellent investment in time!

We will be charging an upfront registration fee of $50 for participants. The clinic is a perk for being a member of the Delta Region, therefore, we will be refunding the entire $50 to those who attend the clinic (on that day!). The reason I am charging an upfront fee is so we will know how many are coming for clinic preparation and for purchasing snacks and lunch for the attendees. If a coach registers and doesn’t show up, they will not receive a refund.

Online registration is closed. But, if you want to come, email Joanie at reg@deltavolleyball.net before Friday and you can be added to the list of attendees.

THE COACHING CLINIC WILL NOT COST ANYONE ANYTHING---IT'S FREE---FREE—FREE!

I hope you support the clinic by attending. Come dressed to get on the court.

Committed to teaching at the clinic are: Jason Watson, University of Arkansas; Sean Burdette, Memphis University; and Justin Dee, Belhaven University. 

 

 

TOP 10 REASONS TO COACH YOUTH SPORTS

There are plenty of reasons not to coach youth sports these days: crazy parents, long hours, and little to no pay, to name a few. But there are also a lot of great incentives to being involved. Click on this link to see if any of these resonate with you, then you are in it for the right reason!

COACH REQUIREMENTS FOR JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL

  1. Coaches must be of high moral character, with knowledge of the sport, and with the ability to convey their knowledge to the athletes they train.

  2. Coach must pass a background screening every two years in order to be members of the Delta Region of USA Volleyball.

  3. All coaches must be current members of the Delta Region of USA Volleyball prior to the first practice. Coaches for Youth, Junior and Adult play, must be registered members of the region in which they live.

  4. Coach must be at least 18 years of age. A junior under 18 years of age is allowed to act as a manager during the club season. At no time may an individual under 18 be allowed to be a head coach or assistant coach.

  5. USA Volleyball and the Delta Region are committed to being leaders in providing a safe and fun environment for our youth. The safety of its participants on and off the court is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball and the Delta Region. Therefore, all coaches must complete the mandated SafeSport training prior to working a tryout, practice or event.

  6. Delta Region coaches are responsible for the officiating requirements of their team and MUST remain court-side (or have another certified rostered adult team member) during their team’s officiating duties at tournaments. It is important for coaches to read the Junior Club Official’s Guidebook (under the Junior Official's tab) thoroughly to understand the steps to helping your team members become certified Delta Region officials.

  7. With the high expectations for quality coaching, USA Volleyball has a minimum level coach education requirement in order for an individual to coach in a junior program. The coaching course is called IMPACT (Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory). It is a free online course for beginning coaches and those with little to no prior coaching education foundation course work.

COACHING EDUCATION ~ IMPACT COURSE

USA Volleyball currently has a minimum level coach education requirement in order to coach in a USAV junior volleyball program. The Indoor IMPACT course is required for all USAV junior club coaches. 

CLICK HERE to register and take the IMPACT OnDemand Course.   

  • Course length is approximately 4 hours. The course is designed for you to stop and restart.

  • The course is FREE for current 2018-19 USA Volleyball members. 

  • A USAV IMPACT manual in e-book and PDF file format is included with your IMPACT course registration. Links to view the course e-book and download a PDF are available in the course.

Need Assistance? Please submit a help desk ticket at the USAV Education Helpdesk.

Important to Note: If taking a break, close the window by clicking the button marked "Exit and Bookmark," otherwise you will be forced to start from the beginning.

COACHES MUST BE SAFESPORT CERTIFIED

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball. USA Volleyball has a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USA Volleyball’s programs. USA Volleyball is committed to creating safe and fun environments for youth. This includes, but is not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches and parents.All coaches of the Delta Region are required to be certified in SafeSport. Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, all coaches must take (or retake) the online SafeSport Training course and then repeat the training every two years.

To become SafeSport certified, a USA Volleyball member will need to complete all three of the 30-minute modules.

  1. Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education

  2. Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

  3. Emotional and Physical Misconduct

 To become SafeSport Trained all 3 lessons must be completed

 

TAKE SAFESPORT TRAINING

The SafeSport coursework is now delivered through the USAV Academy.  Accessing the course through the USAV Academy is critical to tracking certification and expiration dates. Please access the course exclusively through the USAV Academy (not the USOC SafeSport website).  To register for SafeSport training:

  1. Go to https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/.
  2. Log in to your USAV account.
  3. In the navigation menu, click on USAV Clinics and select USAV Coaching Clinics.
  4. Select “Core Center for SafeSport Training” 
  5. Complete registration.
  6. To access coursework, click on the Log into USAV Academy button.

Should you need to return to your coursework at a later time, log in to your USAV account and click on the Log into USAV Academy button. For technical issues regarding the SafeSport course content freezing or not allowing the user to advance please submit a help desk ticket to help.desk@safesport.org

To become SafeSport Trained all 3 lessons must be completed. You will receive a certificate after completing each course. Once all 3 lessons have been completed a single certificate will be awarded and available to print/save/or view in the members academy under MY Account “My Certificates”. Webpoint will auto update after courses show completed.

DID YOU KNOW?

Coaches should carry copies of the team roster and an 2019 Incident Report Form (below) with them to all events, along with each player's Medical Release Form (below).

Coaches can print their own rosters just by logging into their member account.

Junior teams must have a certified R1 ADULT on their team roster (might have to be you).

An adult from the team roster must be present during the team’s officiating assignment.

A good coach improves the player’s game. A great coach improves their life!

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.

GRASSROOTS VOLLEYBALL

Welcome Coach, and thanks for giving to our sport by coaching, whether you have played the game or not. It is the ultimate team sport and with all the uniqueness therein . Both coaching and playing the game will fill the rest of your life with the joy and adventures found in those unique aspects. 

Check out the GRASSROOTS section on the USA Volleyball website. Information on this site can help the New Coach and the more Experienced Coach, as you will find shared core ideas on being the best teacher you can be. 

Remember, kids don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care...Drills are the drugs of coaching (read this article from a recovering addict)--this is a must read for all coaches. Unopposed drills are the drugs of coaching...a lot of coaches are addicted to them...they are like alcoholics or maybe 'drill-aholics'...they just can't get away from the lure of the drill. 

 

VIDEO TIP-the-4-STEP SPIKE APPROACH

Great Video with the now Assistant Coach at the University of Arkansas, Jon Newman. Great Job, Jon!

10 SIGNS of a GOOD YOUTH SPORTS COACH

While youth sports coaches come in all shapes and sizes, with different types of personalities, here are the ten things a parent should look for as signs of a good youth sports coach: