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Volleyball - Staff Selection Criteria

Caxias do Sul 2022

This selection policy has been agreed upon by the USA Deaf Volleyball (USADV) and the USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF). It provides details regarding the process by which USADV will arrive at staff nominations. These nominations will be submitted to USADSF for consideration and for final selection as a staff on the USA Deaf Volleyball roster for the Summer Deaflympics 2022 in Caxias do Sul, Brazil (hereinafter called the "Games").

1. STAFF POSITION

WOMEN'S HEAD COACH
Responsibilities
1. To prepare the National Volleyball Team for international and domestic matches,
2. To recruit athletes for the National Volleyball Team.
3. To evaluate and place athletes on the National volleyball Team,
4. To organize and collaborate with an Athlete Evaluation Committee during tryouts,
5. To provide clinics and training to potential athletes, and 2019-2021 National Volleyball Team Coach Selection Criteria
6. To maintain expressive and receptive in sign communication skills throughout the term
Qualifications
1. Years of experience in field of coaching volleyball on both international and domestic levels.
2. Credentials in area of coach certificate, training, teaching, sports medicine, etc.
3. Years of experience in playing volleyball on all levels.
4. Years of experience in associating with deaf and hard of hearing athletes in volleyball
5. Ability to communicate in sign language (New signer must take ASL classes to communicate with the players).
6. Criminal background check.
Requirements
1. Be 25 years of age or older.
2. Be a United States citizen.
3. Have a valid identify card (e.g. driver’s license).
4. Have a valid United States passport, which is valid for at least 6 months past the conclusion of the 2021 Deaflymlpics, or have already applied for a passport.
5. Have a valid basic first aid, CPR, and/or coach’s safety training card.
6. Be a member of USA Volleyball and USA Deaf Sports Federation.
7. Agree to, sign and abide by USADSF’s Code of Conduct
8. Complete the US Team application packet and pay a non-refundable US Team application fee of $100.00 within 30 days of selection.
9. Complete Safe Sport training as mandated by USADSDF within 6 months
MEN'S HEAD COACH
Responsibilities
1. To prepare the National Volleyball Team for international and domestic matches,
2. To recruit athletes for the National Volleyball Team.
3. To evaluate and place athletes on the National volleyball Team,
4. To organize and collaborate with an Athlete Evaluation Committee during tryouts,
5. To provide clinics and training to potential athletes, and 2019-2021 National Volleyball Team Coach Selection Criteria
6. To maintain expressive and receptive in sign communication skills throughout the term
Qualifications
1. Years of experience in field of coaching volleyball on both international and domestic levels.
2. Credentials in area of coach certificate, training, teaching, sports medicine, etc.
3. Years of experience in playing volleyball on all levels.
4. Years of experience in associating with deaf and hard of hearing athletes in volleyball
5. Ability to communicate in sign language (New signer must take ASL classes to communicate with the players).
6. Criminal background check.
Requirements
1. Be 25 years of age or older.
2. Be a United States citizen.
3. Have a valid identify card (e.g. driver’s license).
4. Have a valid United States passport, which is valid for at least 6 months past the conclusion of the 2021 Deaflymlpics, or have already applied for a passport.
5. Have a valid basic first aid, CPR, and/or coach’s safety training card.
6. Be a member of USA Volleyball and USA Deaf Sports Federation.
7. Agree to, sign and abide by USADSF’s Code of Conduct
8. Complete the US Team application packet and pay a non-refundable US Team application fee of $100.00 within 30 days of selection.
9. Complete Safe Sport training as mandated by USADSDF within 6 months
WOMEN'S ASSISTANT COACH
Responsibilities
1. To assist Head Coach on preparation of the National Volleyball Teams for international and domestic matches,
2. To assist Head Coach on recruiting of athletes,
3. To participate with Head Coach on evaluation and placement of athletes on the National Volleyball Team,
4. To work with Head Coach on clinics and training to potential athletes, and
5. To maintain expressive and receptive in sign communication skills throughout the term.
Qualifications
1. Years of experience in field of coaching volleyball on both international and domestic levels.
2. Credentials in area of coach certificate, training, teaching, sports medicine, etc.
3. Years of experience in playing volleyball on all levels.
4. Years of experience in associating with deaf and hard of hearing athletes in volleyball
5. Ability to communicate in sign language (New signer must take ASL classes to communicate with the players).
6. Criminal background check.
Requirements
1. Be 25 years of age or older.
2. Be a United States citizen.
3. Have a valid identify card (e.g. driver’s license).
4. Have a valid United States passport, which is valid for at least 6 months past the conclusion of the 2021 Deaflymlpics, or have already applied for a passport.
5. Have a valid basic first aid, CPR, and/or coach’s safety training card.
6. Be a member of USA Volleyball and USA Deaf Sports Federation.
7. Agree to, sign and abide by USADSF’s Code of Conduct
8. Complete the US Team application packet and pay a non-refundable US Team application fee of $100.00 within 30 days of selection.
9. Complete Safe Sport training as mandated by USADSDF within 6 months
MEN'S ASSISTANT COACH
Responsibilities
1. To assist Head Coach on preparation of the National Volleyball Teams for international and domestic matches,
2. To assist Head Coach on recruiting of athletes,
3. To participate with Head Coach on evaluation and placement of athletes on the National Volleyball Team,
4. To work with Head Coach on clinics and training to potential athletes, and
5. To maintain expressive and receptive in sign communication skills throughout the term.
Qualifications
1. Years of experience in field of coaching volleyball on both international and domestic levels.
2. Credentials in area of coach certificate, training, teaching, sports medicine, etc.
3. Years of experience in playing volleyball on all levels.
4. Years of experience in associating with deaf and hard of hearing athletes in volleyball
5. Ability to communicate in sign language (New signer must take ASL classes to communicate with the players).
6. Criminal background check.
Requirements
1. Be 25 years of age or older.
2. Be a United States citizen.
3. Have a valid identify card (e.g. driver’s license).
4. Have a valid United States passport, which is valid for at least 6 months past the conclusion of the 2021 Deaflymlpics, or have already applied for a passport.
5. Have a valid basic first aid, CPR, and/or coach’s safety training card.
6. Be a member of USA Volleyball and USA Deaf Sports Federation.
7. Agree to, sign and abide by USADSF’s Code of Conduct
8. Complete the US Team application packet and pay a non-refundable US Team application fee of $100.00 within 30 days of selection.
9. Complete Safe Sport training as mandated by USADSDF within 6 months.

2. SELECTION SYSTEM

2.1 Minimum eligibility requirements for staff to be considered for selection to the roster:

2.1.1 Nationality/Passport requirements:

2.1.1.1 Staff must be a national of the United States at the time of nomination.

2.1.1.2 Staff must hold a valid U.S. passport that will not expire for six months after the conclusion of the Games and 6 months prior to the Games. Except for USA-hosted Games, the staff must possess a valid government-issued identity card.

2.1.2 Have the ability to work effectively with USADSF.

2.1.3 Have strong administrative, communication and organizational skills.

2.1.4 Be responsible for Team's adherence to all rules regarding discipline at the Games.

2.1.5 Fulfill all duties and requirements of the USADSF including attendance at USADSF Games related meetings.

2.1.6 Must be present at all times for the entire duration of the Games.

2.1.7 Possess high level, specific technical and tactical knowledge of the sport.

2.1.8 Have thorough knowledge and understanding of the International Sport Federation (IF) rules and regulations governing the sport.

2.1.9 Demonstrate ability to establish harmonious relationships with athletes and other Team personnel.

2.1.10 Be in good health and able to withstand the physical rigors of traveling with and working with the Team.

2.1.11 Be listed on USA Deaf Volleyball's team roster and must have successfully completed all Games Registration requirements by the stated deadline.

2.1.12 Participate in U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) training as required for position (if applicable).

2.1.13 Successfully completed the U.S. Center for SafeSport awareness training and education program.

2.1.14 Sign a USA Deaf Volleyball Code of Conduct for the current year.

2.1.15 Can not participate as an athlete.

2.2 Selection process for candidates to be considered as a staff member for the National Team:

1. All applicants for the Head Coach positions shall submit to the USA Deaf Volleyball Team
Director via pobrien@usdeafsports.org by June 15, 2019 following:
 a letter of interest,
 resume,
 one (1) letter of reference and
 Completed Criminal background check with either
o USA Volleyball or
o National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) - http://www.ncsisafe.com
NOTE: For information how to register for a criminal background check, see
https://usdeafsports.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/NCSISelfRegistrationLetter.pdf.
 If selected, complete Safe Sport course within 6 months
2. Selection of the National Men's and Women's Volleyball Head Coaches shall be based on the
recommendation by the Head Coach Selection Committee of USA Deaf Volleyball.
Announcement of the selected Head Coach shall be made by July 15, 2019.
3. The Head Coach then shall select his/her assistant coach, and his/her selection shall be subject
to approval by the USA Deaf Volleyball Team director. This approval is contingent upon
submission of materials as outlined in the next paragraph.
4. All applicants for the Assistant Coach positions shall submit a letter of interest, resume, one letter
of references, and a letter of recommendation from the Head Coach to the USA Deaf Team
Director by June 15, 2019 following:
 a letter of interest,
 resume,
 one (1) letter of reference and
 provide a 5-minute long video showing applicant's sign language competency should be
included in the application packet.
 Completed Criminal background check with either
o USA Volleyball or
o National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) - http://www.ncsisafe.com
NOTE: For information how to register for a criminal background check, see
https://usdeafsports.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/NCSISelfRegistrationLetter.pdf.
 If selected, complete Safe Sport course within 6 months?

2.3 Selection Committee:

2.3.1 The USA Deaf Volleyball Selection Committee is comprised of the following members:

• Patrick O'Brien - Team Director

2.3.2 Any member of the selection committee that has a possible conflict of interest must disclose it. If such conflict exists, the selection committee member must recuse themselves from the committee discussions and voting. Further, the committee member shall not otherwise influence other members of the committee in the selection process.

3. REMOVAL OF STAFF

3.1 Prior to entry by name to the USA Deaf Sports Federation, USA Deaf Volleyball has jurisdiction over potential nominees.

3.1.1 Voluntary withdrawal. Staff must submit a written letter to the USA Deaf Volleyball Executive Director.

3.1.2 Failure to participate in mandatory training and/or competitions.

3.1.3 Violation of USA Deaf Volleyball Code of Conduct (See file).

3.1.4 If for any reason, USA Deaf Volleyball believes that it may not be safe for athletes or other staff to have this individual on the roster between the time of appointment and the event, USA Deaf Volleyball retains the right to remove the staff.

3.2 Once staff entries have been submitted to the USA Deaf Sports Federation, the USADSF has jurisdiction over the Team rosters.

3.2.1 Voluntary withdrawal. Staff must submit a written letter to the USADSF Team Leader.

3.2.2 Failure to participate in for mandatory training and/or competitions.

3.2.3 Violation of USADSF Code of Conduct.

3.4 A staff may be removed as a nominee to the roster or from the roster for an adjudicated violations of U.S. Center for SafeSport Code and policies, as applicable.

4. REPLACEMENT OF STAFF

4.1 Prior to entry by name to the USA Deaf Sports Federation, USA Deaf Volleyball has jurisdiction over potential nominees.

4.1.1 In the event that the nominated staff member is unable to perform the duties of the position(s) for injury, illness, Code of Conduct violation or any other unforeseen circumstances that would result in the need to replace him/her, the replacement candidate must meet all of the applicable criteria listed in #2.2 above and be selected through the same process as outlined.

4.2 Once staff entries have been submitted to the USA Deaf Sports Federation, the USADSF has jurisdiction over the entries. The staff will be replaced at the discretion of the USADSF.

If the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), USADSF or Games Organizing Committee (GOC) requires different replacement procedures within a certain time period before the Games or after official nomination of the Final Roster to the USADSF, such procedures for replacement shall be followed.

5. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

5.1 USA Deaf Volleyball will retain the approved Selection Procedures and all supporting documents, forms, and all data from the selection process for six months past the date of the Closing Ceremony of the Games.

6. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

6.1 In addition to the USADSF Code of Conduct, the following documents are required to be signed by the staff as a condition for nomination to the Summer Deaflympics 2022 and are included as attachments:

* Code of Conduct

7. PUBLICITY/DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEDURES

7.1 The USADSF approved Selection Procedures (complete and unaltered) will be posted/published within ten (10) days of approval by the USA Deaf Sports Federation Board of Directors.

7.2 Information shall be published:

7.2.1 on the USADSF website (http://www.usdeafsports.org/sports/VO/criteria-staff).

7.2.2 Also distributed through, but not limited to, email, affiliated Volleyball organizations (USA Deaf Volleyball and USADSF), and USADSF approved Deaf-related publications. Such information shall include a reference to the entire Selection Procedure herein:

1) e-mail,
2) USA Volleyball
3) American Volleyball Coaches Association

8. DATE OF NOMINATION

8.1 The selection of staff form will be submitted to USADSF on or before 02 Aug 2021.

8.2 The newly appointed staff will be announced publicly only after USADSF approves the selection.

9. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

9.1 All staff have a right to obtain due process. Refer to USA Deaf Volleyball's procedures below:

USA Deaf Volleyball recognizes its responsibility to listen to client (athletes/staff), applicant, and other stakeholder suggestions, complaints or grievances, and attempt to resolve any such concerns. A grievance/complaint is defined as an expression of verbal or written dissatisfaction that can include, but is not limited to, services, manner of treatment, outcomes or experiences.

Clients (athletes or staff), applicants, and other stakeholders have the right to file a grievance. Individuals filing grievances are treated with dignity, understanding, and respect. In no case will a grievance result in any reprisal. Clients will not be denied service because of a grievance. Grievances will be given prompt and careful attention and, when indicated, grievances will result in corrective action. USA Deaf Volleyball Team Director are charged with the responsibility of providing assistance and services within the full intent of making efforts to resolve conflicts.

The following is the procedure by which clients and representatives of USA Deaf Volleyball shall attempt to discuss and resolve grievances:

1. Individuals are to discuss grievances that they may have with the staff with whom they are in contact.
If a grievance cannot be resolved by the staff, the staff shall inform the individual of the grievance procedure and inform USA Deaf Volleyball Team Director of the unresolved grievance.

2. If the complainant(s) wishes to pursue the grievance procedure, they must inform the staff member and USA Deaf Volleyball Team Director of that intent in writing along with a description of the complaint. Such intent will be communicated by the appropriate personnel to the Team Director.

3. Within ten working days, the complainant, staff member, and director will discuss the grievance and attempt resolution.

4. In the event the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved at this point, the complainant may elect to submit the grievance to the appropriate USA Deaf Volleyball Team Director. The Team Director reviews the case and responds within ten working days.

5. If the complainant remains unsatisfied with the resolution, they may appeal the matter to the USA Deaf Sports Federation. See '10.2' below.

All written grievances, USA Deaf Volleyball's response to them, and a summary of the action taken on each complaint, will be filed.

9.2 If the selection criteria and the grievance procedures were not followed properly, see STAFF GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAINTS.

10. INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMER

10.1 These procedures are based on ICSD, as applicable, and/or FIVB rules and regulations as presently known and understood. Any change in the selection procedures caused by a change in ICSD, as applicable, and/or FIVB rules and regulations will be distributed to the affected staff immediately. The selection criteria are based on the latest information available to USA Deaf Volleyball. However, the selections are always subject to unforeseen, intervening circumstances, and realistically may not have accounted for every possible contingency.

If any force of nature, or force majeure, should cause the altercation or cancellation of any of the selection events listed in this document, these selection procedures will be revised, pursuant to their resubmission to the USADSF.

11. STAFF GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAINTS

11.1 If a staff has questions regarding their opportunity to apply that are not answered by USA Deaf Volleyball, they may contact the USADSF Executive Director, Jameson Crane at crane@usdeafsports.org. If the Executive Director does not respond within 3 business days, the complaint may then contact the USADSF President, Danny Lacey at lacey@usdeafsports.org.

12. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

12.1 This document certifies that USADV individuals on the Selection Committee understand the standards/criteria set by ICSD, IF, and/or USADSF and have incorporated those standards/criteria into the Selection Procedures. These individuals certify that the information provided herein regarding Staff Selection Procedures represents the method approved by USA Deaf Volleyball.

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