USA Volleyball has ruled that all Junior National Qualifier participating coaches listed on the roster must become IMPACT-Certified. IMPACT stands for Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory. Once certified, a renewal is not necessary.
The primary IMPACT goal is to help all coaches understand and become well-skilled in the awesome responsibility and incredible opportunity they have to influence young people positively through the sport of volleyball. This course is an offshoot of the Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP), which is under the auspices of the USA Volleyball branch of Educational Programs and Services.
The NCVA would like to assist all coaches in becoming responsible coaches and to develop a clearer understanding of their responsibility and opportunity. The NCVA recommends that all coaches attend at least the IMPACT course, whether or not they plan to participate in the Junior Olympic Championships. Club directors and parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend. As of 2008 USA Volleyball will NOT conduct an IMPACT Clinic in conjunction with the Junior National Championships.