All coaches registered with USA Volleyball are required to be IMPACT & SafeSport certified. Below are notes and information regarding this certification process.
Please note that in-person IMPACT classes hosted by the region have been cancelled for the remainder of this year.
Volleyball athletes have a great sense of self-worth, demonstrate better collaboration skills and maintain healthier peer relationships. Unfortunately, sports, including volleyball can also be a high-risk environment for misconduct, including physical and sexual abuse. All forms of misconduct are intolerable and in direct conflict with the values of USA Volleyball.
Along with all USOC National Governing Bodies, USA Volleyball has adopted the SafeSport program as required education for members. CEVA requires all adults affiliated with a junior program to take the SafeSport training. This includes all Club Directors, Club Administrators, Head & Assistant Coaches, Team Reps, Chaperones, Officials, etc.
Attending the 2017 Girls Junior National Championship was an experience I won't soon forget. After a season competing against 16's teams in our own region, it was exciting to take our many months of experience to Minneapolis to see how we stacked up against the best 15's teams in the country. We faced teams from the Midwest and as far away as Florida and Georgia too. We fought hard to win some very tough games. Things didn't always end in our favor, but we learned from each loss and came back stronger each match. In the end we climbed 10 spots in the rankings which is better than we were projected to do in this tough National Division. The moments I will always remember are playing on the Championship Center Court and being live streamed by USAV for everyone to watch, including my family all across the country, and having fun in Minneapolis with my awesome teammates and friends! I am proud that our team, Athena 15 Gold, got to represent CEVA on the national level and show other regions that CEVA teams play hard and don't back down! CEVA teams also support each other as Webfoot 15-1 cheered us on during one of our toughest matches! What a great way to show the country what the Columbia Empire region is all about!
Jayla Parnell - Athena 15