The following list is intended to ensure that all coaches and clubs are properly certified and to help with collecting information for individuals who are certified but whose records we do not yet have.

If you are ASEP-accredited and your name does not appear, contact Bill Zehler (zehler@ovr.org, 513-726-6739). Copies of ASEP certificates or other documentation should be mailed to

Bill Zehler
1376 Oxford Trenton Rd
Hamilton, OH 45013

If you are IMPACT- or CAP-certified and your name does not appear, send copies of your IMPACT and/or CAP certificates along with a completed New Coaching Certification form to Don Burroughs (burroughs@ovr.org, 419-629-8103):Copies of CAP and IMPACT certificates or other documentation should be mailed to

Ohio Valley Region Coaching Education
426 South Walnut Street
New Bremen, OH 45869

Certification Requirements for Juniors' Coaches (IMPACT/CAP)

The Ohio Valley Region requires that all coaches must be either IMPACT- or CAP-certified before they are permitted to coach players in tournaments. All expired CAP certifications will be listed in the OVR database as INACTIVE. An inactive certification status means that the coach cannot continue on to the next CAP certification until the current one is re-activated. The inactive certification, however, still fulfills the IMPACT requirement for coaching club teams in the OVR.

All CAP certifications (Level I, II, III) are good for only 4 years. The certification/recertification process is managed solely by USAV and they make all decisions regarding it. All CAP certifications should have a certification or issue date which starts the clock for the certification 4-year life span. USAV will notify individuals directly when they have met the requirements for renewal of a current certification as well as receiving the next level certification. All expired certifications are considered by USAV to be no longer valid, meaning that the coach no longer has that certification. USAV recommends that we somehow mark these as "inactive" rather than simply deleting them from the database. The reason for the "inactive" designation is because an inactive or expired CAP certification does count as an active IMPACT certification by USAV standards.

Certification Requirements for Juniors' Clubs (ASEP)

Within the first year of forming a club, the club director must have received ASEP sports club director training and certification (www.ovr.org/juniors/coaching/asep.php). There will be no exceptions. Registration may be blocked if existing clubs do not comply.

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