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Coach Outreach

SAFETY | SERVICE | OPPORTUNITY | EDUCATION | GROWTH

Adults working with juniors make an impact on youth not only in sports but establishing a balance between physical fitness, emotional well-being, and lifelong lessons.  Having a coach who cares and believes in the juniors with whom he/she works is such a benefit to a junior player's health, active lifestyle healthy and foundation for success.


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION

Create A SportsEngine Account

ONLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY ACCOUNT



Purchase A Membership


LOGIN TO SPORTSENGINE ACCOUNT TO ACCESS LINKS

MEMBERSHIP SEASON IS OPEN
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A 2020 FALL MEMBERSHIP
A SPORTSENGINE ACCOUNT IS REQUIRED 

THE SYSTEM WILL DIRECT YOU TO LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT (IF NOT LOGGED IN)

OR SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT

 

To better ensure that our members have a full NCR - USA Volleyball experience without the financial commitment of a full membership, the Fall Membership will be the ONLY MEMBERSHIP OFFERED  by North Country Region for the time being.  It allows parents, club directors, players and officials the full support of the Region while we all assess if and how volleyball is impacted by Covid 19 during the winter and spring. The Fall Membership is a one time USA Volleyball Board approved  membership option that
  • is available September 1
  • can be upgraded to a full membership
  • can be purchased by junior age players and adults
  • will expire December 31, 2020
  • allows access to IMPACT, SafeSport Training, and officiating

LEARN ABOUT THE FALL MEMBERSHIP - CLICK HERE

CLUB DIRECTOR SUPPORT

LOGIN TO SPORTSENGINE ACCOUNT TO ACCESS LINKS

QUICK INFO and HOW TO'S
 SEE THE 2020-2021  MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS HERE

These one page PDF’s are simplified instructions for parents/guardians on the most common functions they will complete within the USAV MMS


Complete Safety and Roster Requirements


Completing Eligibility Requirements

All individuals will have an eligibility status. An individual who has met all requirements will appear as eligible. Once a membership is purchased, that individual will receive an eligibility email outlining all requirements they still need to meet and will clearly see in their account that there are remaining requirements to be met.

SafeSport Training

This is a member benefit included with the Fall Membership and Full Membership.  If you require SafeSport training, the system will send you a link via e-mail to complete the training.  The system will know which training is appropriate for you (Core vs. Refresher) and will automatically load it for you.

A major benefit of this new system will be a greater ability for both clubs and region staff to ensure everybody meets eligibility requirements prior to being put on a roster.

ROLES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO BE CURRENT WITH SAFESPORT TRAINING:

  • Coaches
  • Club Personnel - Non Coach (club director, chaperones, etc..)
  • Team Managers 17 and under
  • Junior Level Players who will turn 18 prior to August 31, 2021

Juniors who are 18, or who will turn 18 during the season, will be able to select a membership that automatically enrolls them in SafeSport.

Background Screen

Background screenings will be a separate purchase, done after your membership purchase is complete.  This is different than past seasons.  You will automatically receive a link via e-mail to purchase a BGS if you need it.  USAV has changed their background screening policy prior to the 2019-2020 season. The cost to members is  - $35 for two years, which includes a supplemental screening prior to the second season included as a part of the initial purchase.

The member owns their background screen information. North Country Region is only informed of the result and never the details.  North Country Region does collect $5 from each screen to offset the cost of administrative support.

Learning Management System

USAV ACADEMY (LMS)

We are still learning more about how the USAV Academy Learning Management System (LMS) will be integrated with the new platform.  North Country Region is also working on implementing new policies and requirements to make this experience less cumbersome on our members.

We do know that USAV will be using a different system for the LMS next season, called Litmos.  The layout and feel of the system will be very different from what we have become accustomed to  with USAV Academy.

USAV is creating new learning modules that are more age appropriate (i.e. 14-and-under would view slightly simpler content compared to 15-and-older athletes).  This is still a work in progress and USAV is hoping to have this completed by the Fall.

In Webpoint, in order to register for coursework, you would need to go into your Webpoint account and "register" for an "event" that would load your coursework into Academy.  In the new system, you will not need to find these separate "events."  The registration process will be much more streamlined.

As the courses become available to preview and access, the Region will create a shareable plan on how to complete requirements. Stay tuned!


Club Commitment Invitation

CLUB INVITATION 

COACH AND NON COACHING ROLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1

When a membership is purchased, a coach or an adult affiliated with a club will not have the option of associating oneself with a club.  The club must send an invitation, and the invitation must be accepted, before a person is associated with a club in the system.  This process must happen before a player or coach can be placed on a roster.  This is different than past seasons.  Previously, a member could pick a club during an initial membership purchase.  

The individual must be listed within the club’s member directory in order for a club to send this association invitation and the club must follow all region policies and guidelines.

An individual must have a membership before accepting this invitation. If a club sends an invitation to someone without a current membership, the individual will be directed to purchase a membership before the association will be completed.



One of the missions of North Country Region – USA Volleyball is to support our region coaches in any way we can and guide you in the direction of success.  The North Country Region staff has accrued over 45 years of coaching experience at various levels ranging from club, to high school, all the way to NCAA Division 1 and includes a former University of Minnesota Gopher coach as well as an AVCA Junior Club National Coach of the Year.   These coaches have also been personally mentored by some of the greatest coaches in the game of volleyball.  Any knowledge gained from study, interactions, and experience is a gift that is meant to be shared, so how can we help?  

•    Creating a culture
•    Mental training
•    Interacting with parents
•    Teaching fundamentals
•    Learning game concepts
•    Creating a drill 
•    Understanding rotation

Click on the ASK A COACH link above and ask away . . . . 

Advance Your Coaching

CAP Courses: North Country Region will be hosting a CAP Clinic in December 2020.  Stay tuned for further details!

American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA): Join the AVCA for access to quality coaching resources and education and to be eligible for awards.  The 2018-2019 AVCA U14 Club Coach of the Year was from North Country Region!

The Art of Coaching Volleyball: 120 complimentary Art of Coaching Volleyball subscriptions will be available to North Country Region eligible coaches.  Art of Coaching will email eligible coaches directly.  Eligible coaches who were not able to receive a complimentary subscription will be provided a deeply discounted Art of Coaching subscription offer.

Roster Requirements

Roster Requirements assist your club, our Region, and USA Volleyball to be in compliance with Federal Law, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, U.S. Center for SafeSport, and State Laws.  It also better ensures a safe environment for all participants as well as complies with your USA Volleyball Secondary Liability Insurance Coverage.


Junior Uniform Requirements


Junior Age Coach

North Country Region does not allow 17 and younger members to serve as a head coach or assistant coach. 

Junior Manager Option -  For boys and girls who are 17 or younger through August 31, 2021 and who will not be playing during the season but want to assist an adult age coach with a junior age team.

This is a FULL membership for girls and boys up to the 17s age division who will serve a team as a manager. This membership caters to the junior age player who wants to pursue a coach – like only role with a junior club team who has an eligible adult member rostered as the team’s head coach. North Country Region does not allow an individual who is under the age of 18 years of age to be assigned as an assistant or head coach to a junior age team. IMPACT training and SafeSport training required

SafeSport Training - Parental Consent (required if not yet 18 years of age)  

IMPACT Training

Further Details