Here’s to coaches who
refuse to be outcoached.

Register Now

December 13 - 17

In Kansas City, MO

Because nobody plays to lose.

Raise your game Dec. 13 – 17 at the AVCA Annual Convention in Kansas City, MO.

Coaching isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. You lead, teach, motivate, and prepare young athletes to excel in volleyball and in life. This is why you always want to be at the top of your game.

You bring out the best in your players.
We bring out the best in you.

6 incredible days that will last a lifetime.

Tuesday, December 12th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 – 7 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300

Wednesday, December 13th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • KCCC 2505AB
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2210
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. – 9 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2209
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A – Open Practice
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • Sprint Center
  • Two-Year Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2208
  • Regiception - Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2207
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B – Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. • Sprint Center
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting (presented by MaxPreps)
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2204
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Preparing Your Setter to Play at Peak Performance - Coaching Strategies for Skill Development and Mental Sharpness - Avital Selinger
    1 - 4 p.m. • KCCC 2502AB
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Various Locations in Marriott - see Daily Schedule under the Events tab for room assignments
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 – 9 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Match Point Reception (formerly known as AVCA Mentoring Program Reception)
    5 – 6 p.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C – Open Practice
    1:20 – 2:50 p.m. • Sprint Center
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 – 6:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215A
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 – 4:15 p.m. • KCCC 2211
  • NAIA - VCA Roundtable
    5:30 – 7 p.m. • KCCC 2203
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D – Open Practice
    2:55 – 4:25 p.m. • Sprint Center
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC 2215C
  • NAIA-VCA Officers Meeting
    3 – 5 p.m. • KCCC 2201
  • Opening Session: Coaching Evolution - Growing, Learning and Improving as a Coach and Leader - John Dunning
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • KCCC 2502AB
  • Education & Publications Committee Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • KCCC 2212
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • NAIA-VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    4 - 5 p.m. • KCCC 2202
  • Thirty Under 30 Award Winner Reception (By Invitation Only)
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • KCCC 2215A
  • NAIA-VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    4 - 5 p.m. • KCCC 2203
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Marriott Mary Lou Williams AB
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey & Brian Swenty
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m. • KCCC 2502AB
  • Spalding Convention Kick-Off Party - featuring casino night
    8 – 11 p.m. • Marriott Basie Ballroom

Thursday, December 14th

  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    7:30 – 8:45 a.m. • KCCC Hallway Between 2215 Rooms and Lobby 2300 (AVCA Registration)
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:45 – 12:45 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting (presented by Baden)
    7:30 - 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2503AB
  • Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon - featuring the Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    Noon - 2 p.m. • KCCC Great Hall 3501
  • AVCA Registration
    7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1 – 2 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 – 10 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Focus Group: How Race Can Affect All Your Players On and Off the Court - Jen Fry
    2 - 3 p.m. • KCCC 2213
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2504AB
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    2 – 5 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2505AB
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    2 – 5 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    2 – 5 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • KCCC 2208
  • Interview Rooms Available
    2 – 5 p.m. • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2502AB
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • KCCC 2209
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Spalding)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2215A
  • Broadcast Committee Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • KCCC 2210
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2215C
  • Recruiting Task Force Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • KCCC 2211
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    10 a.m. – Noon • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    10 a.m. – Noon • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • JVA Board Meeting
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • KCCC 2201
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    10 a.m. – Noon • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – Noon • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party (presented by SportsEngine)
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • Marriott Basie Ballroom
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • NAIA Social Event (open to NAIA Coaches Only)
    4:45 - 6:30 p.m. • NAIA National Office
  • USAV National Team: Getting Involved with High Performance National Team Programs - Karch Kiraly & Tom Pingel
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • KCCC 2504AB
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    6 p.m. CST • Sprint Center
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11 a.m. – Noon • Foyer outside KCCC Great Hall 3501
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    8 p.m. CST • Sprint Center

Friday, December 15th

  • Wake Up and Workout with the Marines
    6:15 - 7:15 a.m. • Marriott Bennie Moten AB
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215A
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Marriott Andy Kirk AB
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2211
  • Victory Club Award Winner Check-in
    8 – 8:30 a.m. • Marriott Basie Ballroom Foyer
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2203
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. • Marriott Basie Ballroom Foyer
  • Great American Conference Meeting
    1 - 3 p.m. • KCCC 2202
  • Super Session: "T" Talks - Tactics, Training & Technique - presented by U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command
    8:30 – 10:15 a.m. • Marriott Basie Ballroom - Victory Club award recipients will be recognized during the session
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 – 2:15 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • Knowing Yourself and Knowing Your Players: Scouting All Phases of the Game - Marcio Sicoli
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • KCCC 2503AB
  • Television Issues Discussion (By Invitation Only)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2208
  • Regiception - meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    8:45 - 10:15 a.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • Sports Imports Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall E
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Kansas City Convention Center *open to Weekend Registration attendees only
  • Baden Challenge
    3:30 - 3:45 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • KCCC Great Hall 3501
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 – 4:45 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center *open to Weekend Registration attendees only
  • Alliance of Women Coaches Meet & Greet
    4:45 - 5:30 p.m. • Marriott Julia Lee AB
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Karch Kiraly Photo Opportunity
    5 - 5:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Kerri Walsh Jennings Photo Opportunity
    5:15 - 6 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Interview Room Available
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Focus Group: How Race Can Affect All Your Players On and Off the Court - Jen Fry
    1 - 2 p.m. • KCCC 2213
  • Under Armour® All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition
    8 – 10 pm • Sprint Center
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215C

Saturday, December 16th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Bootcamp Accumulator - Bre Johnson (Instructor)
    6:30 - 7:30 a.m. • Marriott Bennie Moten AB
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • Exhibitor Move-out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Exhibitor Showcase Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • JVA General Meeting (open to all club coaches)
    12:45 - 2:45 p.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2 - 3 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • USAV/USOC SafeSport Certification Course (presented by USA Volleyball)
    2 - 3:15 p.m. • KCCC 2503AB
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Boy's Talent Showcase
    2 - 3:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Interview Room Available
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • Closing Session: Title TBD - Giovanni Guidetti
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • AVCA Champions Party
    5:30 - 7 p.m. • Leinenkugel's in KC Power & Light District
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • NCAA Championship Match
    8 p.m. CST • Sprint Center
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall E

Sunday, December 17th

  • Coaches Check-in
    8 a.m. – Noon • Outside KCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • NCSA/AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase – Wave 2
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • NCSA/AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase – Wave 1
    8:30 – 10 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • NCSA/AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase – Wave 3
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall D

Get in the game.

Witness volleyball competition at the highest level. Join us for the 2017 NCAA championship and Under Armour match.

AVCA Conference Sponsors

Everyone loves a good save.

You can save $100 by registering before November 3rd.

Register Now