You will need your driver’s license number in order to register online. You sign the Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics form and complete the Background Screening (every other season) as part of the registration process when you indicate you will be working with a junior program as a head coach or assistant coach.
Junior members can only be Assistant Coaches and must be two years older then the players they are coaching. (A registered adult coach over 21 years of age must be present at all practices and during team travel and competitions.) Juniors join as a junior girl or boy member. If they are 18 years old or will turn 18 years of age during the season they will need to complete the background screening process. If they turn 18 during the season they will need to login to their membership on their birthdate and complete the screening by clicking on the Submit Background Application.
All Junior Age Assistant Coaches 17 and younger will need to submit a hard copy of the Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics signed by them as well as a parent/guardian; since they can't complete it online.
Adults can coach with a club in one Region and play with another club in a different Region. They need to register with the Region where they are coaching because of the background screening requirements.
It is now required that all coaches for every USAV juniors team be IMPACT Certified. This requirement was voted in to help cover liability issues for the Regions, Junior Clubs, Junior Teams and Junior Coaches.
- Prefereably coaches and assistant coaches should be certified before their first practices.
- The Deadline for certification is Feb. 15th or 6 weeks after registering.
- High school coaching certifications will NOT be accepted to fulfill this requirement.
- Coaches must attend an IMPACT Clinic or be CAP I or CAP II certified to meet this requirement.
- If you have attended a clinic in past years this will meet the requirement.
Visit the clinics section of this website to find the next available IMPACT Clinic.
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Concussion in Sports
- A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
- Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
- Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.
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