WHAT SEPARATES THE BRING YOUR OWN PARENT (BYOP®) PROGRAM FROM OTHER YOUTH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS? Its mission, methods, program and certification of instructors to ensure the consistency in approach for training youth players.
The MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE BRING YOUR OWN PARENT (BYOP®) program is to provide youth who aspire to be the best they can be with the necessary volleyball skills and life lessons to reach their capabilities. This is a FUN Program to be involved with, and it provides the opportunity to instruct young athletes. The BYOP® program may be a player’s and/or parent’s first venture into the sport. Therefore, we want to make it an awesome and enjoyable learning experience for both players and parents as they learn sound fundamental skills, efficient and effective footwork and basic game strategies. One of the greatest values of the BYOP® program is that it opens doors for young volleyball players and inspires them to pursue options they never knew existed!
NELSON TEACHING METHODS. There are many youth programs; however, there is none that is as unique as the BYOP® program. What separate this program from others are the Nelson Teaching Methods and the Program’s design. BYOP® Program Founder Ruth N. Nelson has worked with this age group for over 17 years. The program’s success has been achieved because of the methods Ruth has developed, field-tested and utilized in conducting the program. She has established key words for consistency of training and identified modifications needed for teaching youth volleyball, including:
- size and weight of ball,
- height of net and size of court,
- efficient and effective movement patterns,
- learning progressions for different age groups,
- engaging parents,
- and developing players.
Notable BYOP® participants who have gone on to play major Division I volleyball include, but are not limited to, Ebony Nwanebu (University of Texas, All American); Mary Kate Marshall (Oregon State, All American); Scout Wonsang (Alabama State University, All Conference).
CERTIFIED PROGRAM. The first certification programs were created to meet the needs of elementary schools and their families. These programs were locally driven so that a player would have time with their family, time for learning the sport and time for learning the skills, which were anatomically correct and biomechanically sound. In essence, players were having FUN and enjoying a sport by demonstrating safe skills, developing good habits, experiencing the necessary modifications for youth volleyball and learning life lessons.
Learning and communication are continued beyond the practical training. The Official BYOP® website: www.bringyourownparent.com continues to provide families current information about the program as well what and when these programs are offered. There are videos and much more…there is a listing of nearby Certified BYOP® Instructors and mentors who have received their certification of completion of the Online BYOP® 101 Course.
MAKINGS OF A CERTIFIED BYOP® INSTRUCTOR. Qualities and/or experiences that identify a potential BYOP® Instructor are:
STEPS FOR BECOMING A CERTIFIED BYOP® INSTRUCTOR.
Step 1: Please take the time to review not only the "Official BYOP® Website" but also some of the other Certified Instructor's program websites (official template). These websites allow you the opportunity to see why Founder Ruth N. Nelson created this program. Also, take the time to review our recent BLOG on ALL Volleyball Programs Are Not Equal for Ages 10 and Under!
Step 2: Please complete our BYOP® online course series. The first course is BYOP® 101 with Art of Coaching (details listed on this link). www.theartofcoachingvolleyball.com/product/bring-your-own-parent-byop-101/ You will also be required to take the Home Training Program Series™ (HTPS) and BYOP® 201 & 301 (coming in 2018-2020) and any other online courses that are created as part of the BYOP® Instructor Certification requirements. Want to learn more about our online courses? click here
Step 3: To be considered for selection to the BYOP® Bring Your Own Parent Instructor Certification Course, please forward your Certificate of Completion of the BYOP® online course series, together with a completed BYOP® Instructor Application, a completed Non-Disclosure Agreement, and a $150 US non-refundable application fee*. Please mail the Certificate of Completion, Instructor Application, and application fee (please make check payable to brvc, LLC) to the following address: brvc,LLC, PO Box 702505, Dallas, Texas 75370, or you may pay via PayPal (contact email for account info). (see application below).
Note: Completing the application does not confirm your acceptance to the BYOP® instructor Certification Course and/or a specific instructor certification course date/location.
Step 4: Once your Certificate of Completion, Instructor Application, and application fee have been received, a follow-up Skype and/or phone interview will be arranged.
Step 5: If your Instructor Application is accepted, you will be invited to the July 2019 Instructor Certification Course in Dallas and/or another location. Participants in the Instructor Certification Course will receive a 130+ page BYOP® Instructor Manual, training in the classroom and on the court, and 1 BYOP® kit. The BYOP® kit includes: a Weebly Website creation template, 1 BYOP® Promotional DVD, a Certified Instructor promotional tote bag, 1 BYOP® player t-shirt, 1 BYOP® parent t-shirt, 1 tote bag and 1 bag tag.
To gain and maintain your BYOP® Instructor certification (renewable annually), you will be required to sign the BYOP® Agreement, pay a one-time Initial Instructor Certification Course fee, pay an annual licensing fee, and maintain your own BYOP® weebly website.
If you are energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to have patience and have FUN with elementary and youth ages 5-10, this program is for YOU!
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The process outlined above takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Certification is good for 3 years with ongoing education, videos, marketing materials, and with a yearly license fee and Policies and Procedures Agreement.
WHY IS THIS CERTIFIED BYOP® INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SO EXTENSIVE? The criteria, training and ongoing education are necessary in order for the Certified BYOP® Instructors to meet and maintain the standards and competencies of the BYOP® program. Check with your instructor to see if their Instructor Certification is current.
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