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IMPACT & SafeSport Certifications

IMPACT Certification

All coaches registered with USA Volleyball are required to be IMPACT & SafeSport certified. Below are notes and information regarding this certification process.  

Option 1 to get certified:  USA Volleyball IMPACT On-Demand Course - Free

USA Volleyball offers an On Demand IMPACT course that can be taken any time via their website. Users can start, stop and save. New for 2018-2019 - IMPACT On-Demand is FREE to current USAV members.  Participants must have a valid 2018-2019 membership.  Non-members will incur a $100 fee.  Click here to get more information. Login to Webpoint and go to the "USAV Volleyball Events" menu on the left hand side of the page. Go to "USAV Coaching Clinics" then register for "IMPACT". To access IMPACT after registering click the red "USAV Academy" button on the lower left hand side of the screen.

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Coaching Tips for this generation

If you're an old school coach, here are a few new school tips for next season.

1. Establish a Mistake Policy for yourself and your players. Admit it. Fix it. Bury it. If a mistake is repeated, action is taken.

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Bullying Stops Here


Please share this information with your players at a practice in December. As a region, we would like to help recognize, address and prevent bullying.

There is an important need to draw a distinction between behavior that is rude, behavior that is mean and behavior that is characteristic of bullying.

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Excel NW coach Lisa Van Sickle - 10+ years of CEVA service


We will celebrate CEVA coaches with 10+ years of CEVA service at our Annual Club Directors Meeting on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Here is Excel NW coach Lisa Van Sickle's story.

I started coaching as an Assistant Coach for the college I played for after returning from playing in Argentina. I only coached for a few years, as I was not ready to give up playing yet and then found beach volleyball. I finally returned to the coaching scene when my daughter Brooke was ready to begin her volleyball journey.

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CEVA Junior Coaches Academy November 15

CEVA will offer a Junior Coaches Academy on Sunday, November 15 at Southridge High School in Beaverton, OR. Coaching club volleyball can be really fun, but intense your first year. So we hope our newbies will take advantage of our academy. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register! Limited to first 40 reservations. No cost. Each coach given a whistle and red & yellow cards. Dress for practice!

Here's the schedule:

9:00 am IMPACT Course (includes SafeSport) by Hamik I, USA Volleyball

1:30-2:00 Lunch provided

2:00 pm How to run a practice by USA Volleyball All-American Shelly Smith and Kim Pierce, PVC Head Coach
3:00 pm How to prepare for your first tournament by Marty Mozzochi, OJVA Head Coach
3:30 pm How to officiate by CEVA Head Official
4:00 pm How to work with parents by Wendy Stammer, Athena Head Coach
4:30 pm Social Hour at McMenamins

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Columbia Empire Volleyball Association
4840 SW Western Avenue, Suite 450
Beaverton, OR 97005