As a coach with Badger Region, you will have access to a number of coaching clinics and educational opportunities held year-round throughout the state and surrounding area. We host both outdoor and indoor clinics, along with clinics for coaches of all levels (beginning coaches through experienced coaches).

There are two different types of clinics: Region-Sanctioned (run by or through the Region) and Non-Sanctioned (not affiliated with the Region). To register/read more (beginning 10/1) about an event, click the title in the calendar below. See below for IMPACT and CAP clinic definitions.

REGION-SANCTIONED COACHING CLINICS – *In-Person Impact Clinics are complete for this season.* 

The IMPACT On-Demand Online course can always be found on the USA Volleyball website by clicking here. Current Members are $40; $75 for non-members.

Please email Scott Spiess at with questions about IMPACT.

These are coaching clinics not run through Badger Region or USA Volleyball, but are being offered in the area and we wanted to get you the information.
* None at this time


IMPACT stands for Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory and is the minimum educational requirement to coach junior volleyball within Badger Region/USAV.

IMPACT+: A six-and-a-half hour, $50 course includes both on-court and classroom components and emphasizes drill development, principles of learning skills, resources, athlete safety, legal and moral responsibilities and ethics.

IMPACT: The four-and-a-half hour, $35 course includes only classroom components and emphasizes drill development, principles of learning skills, resources, athlete safety, legal and moral responsibilities and ethics.

Please note that IMPACT must be completed and paid for before a coach can be placed on a roster and coach in competition. Club Directors opting to cover IMPACT fees for their coaching staffs may pay by check for all coaches at once. Contact Scott Spiess for details BEFORE registering coaches.


After completing an IMPACT course, a coach can progress through different levels of CAP certification. CAP stands for Coaching Accreditation Program, and the progressive education model focuses on providing current volleyball information based on sound principles in the areas of skills development, tactical systems, physical training, motor learning, sports psychology and administration. To maintain their certification, a coach must fulfill certain requirements, ensuring their training is up-to-date. There are five increasingly advanced levels of CAP certification a coach may progress through: CAP I, CAP II, CAP III, CAP IV and CAP V.  In addition you can click here for the USA Volleyball Coaching Education schedule to see if there is another CAP clinic that fits your travel schedule! The Badger Region will host a CAP clinic Dec. 2-3, 2017, in the Madison area.


The safety of all of all Badger Region/USA Volleyball participants is of paramount importance, and these organizations have 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. SafeSport helps assure a safe and fun environment that is free of any sort of abuse (physical, mental, emotional, bullying, hazing, etc.).

To register for SafeSport training:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to your USAV account.
  3. In the navigation menu, click on USAV Clinics and select USAV Coaching Clinics.
  4. Select SafeSport On-Demand: Two-Season Certification.
  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.

To download the Safesport Handbook, click here.

For technical issues, while completing the course, please visit:

For more information, click here.

Other coaching links

  • “The Talent Code” from author Daniel Coyle: Click here.
  • John Kessel’s “Grow the Game Together” Blog: Click here.
  • “Arizona Sidelines” Coaching Blog: Click here.
  • “Volleyball Coaches and Trainers” on Facebook: Click here.