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December 13 - 17

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Because nobody plays to lose.

Raise your game Dec. 12 – 16 at the AVCA Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN.

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 11th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 – 7 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby

Wednesday, December 12th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 2
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. – 9 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Two-Year Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100B
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A – Open Practice
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • Target Center
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100A
  • Regiception - Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting (presented by MaxPreps)
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100G
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B – Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. • Target Center
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Hyatt Greenway Ballroom - see Daily Schedule under the Events tab for room assignments
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Title TBD - Luka Slabe
    1 - 4 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 1
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 – 6:15 p.m. • MCC Level One - Craft Bar
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 – 9 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • NAIA - VCA Roundtable
    5:30 – 7 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C – Open Practice
    1:20 – 2:50 p.m. • Target Center
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 – 4:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100E
  • Opening Session: Fueling Your Inner Fire - How to Stay Passionate About Coaching Throughout Your Career - Mick Haley
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 1
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D – Open Practice
    2:55 – 4:25 p.m. • Target Center
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level M100IJ
  • NAIA-VCA Officers Meeting
    3 – 5 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101A
  • Coaches 4 Coaches 10th Anniversary Happy Hour (By Invitation Only)
    6:45 - 7:45 p.m. • MCC Level One - Craft Bar
  • Education & Publications Committee Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100F
  • NAIA Social Event
    7 - 8:30 p.m. • Hyatt Lakeshore Ballroom - 1st Floor
  • NAIA-VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    4 - 5 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101B
  • Thirty Under 30 Award Winner Reception (By Invitation Only)
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100BC
  • NAIA-VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    4 - 5 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • AVCA Match Point Mingle
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey & Brian Swenty
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 1
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Hyatt Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd Floor
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100D
  • Spalding Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
    8 - 10:30 p.m. • Hyatt Nicollet Grand Ballroom - 1st Floor

Thursday, December 13th

  • Rise and Shine Sweatworking: Class TBD
    6:15 - 7:15 a.m. • Hyatt StayFit Gym Spin Room - 6th Floor next to basketball court
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11 a.m. – Noon • Foyer outside MCC Ballroom A
  • Breakfast Buffet
    7:30 – 8:45 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • JVA Member Council (open to JVA club director members)
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting (presented by Baden)
    7:30 - 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 1
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:45 – 12:45 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • AVCA Registration
    7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon - featuring the Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    Noon - 2 p.m. • MCC Ballroom A
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 – 10 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1 – 2 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 2
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    2 – 5 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 3
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100B
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100DE
  • Recruiting Task Force Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100A
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100BC
  • Broadcast Committee Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101B
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Main Auditorium
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Spalding)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100FG
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100HI
  • Division I Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • MotorMVB Board Meeting
    10 a.m. - Noon • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • JVA Board Meeting
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Two-Year College Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • MCC Level Two 200I & 200J
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party (presented by SportsEngine)
    5 - 6 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    Time TBD • Target Center
  • USAV National Team: Getting Involved with High Performance National Team Programs
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 2
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    Time TBD • Target Center

Friday, December 14th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Class TBD
    6:15 - 7:15 a.m. • Hyatt StayFit Gym Spin Room - 6th Floor next to basketball court
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100A
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Hyatt Great Lakes Ballroom A - 4th Floor
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • North Country Region Board of Directors Meeting
    1 - 3 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101B
  • Victory Club Award Winner Check-in
    8 – 8:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 – 2:15 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Division II Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • Super Session: Why We Win & Semifinal Match Analysis - presented by U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command
    8:30 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Main Auditorium - Victory Club award recipients will be recognized during the session
  • Sports Imports Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • JVA Beach Committee Meeting (open to junior beach directors and college coaches)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • Regiception - meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • NAIA Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100HI
  • JVA Education CMA Committee Meeting (open to JVA club director members)
    10:30 - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • Baden Challenge
    3:30 - 3:45 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Director of Volleyball Operations Education Track
    10:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100DE
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 – 4:45 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • MCC Ballroom A
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • 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. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • Division III Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • International Coaches Reception
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100IJ
  • Interview Rooms Available
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Level Two 200I & 200J
  • Alliance of Women Coaches Meet & Greet
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Level One - Craft Bar
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100FG
  • Paralympic Commission Meeting
    6 - 8 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100HI
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100B
  • Under Armour® All-America Volleyball Match
    8 – 10 pm • Target Center

Saturday, December 15th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Class TBD
    6:30 - 7:30 a.m. • Hyatt StayFit Gym Spin Room - 6th Floor next to basketball court
  • 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. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Exhibitor Move-out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • 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. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • JVA General Meeting (open to all club coaches)
    12:45 - 2:45 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 3
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2 - 3 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Boy's Talent Showcase
    2 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Interview Rooms Available
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Level Two 200I & 200J
  • Minnesota Boy's High School Coaches Roundtable Discussions
    2 - 4 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • North Country Region Membership Q&A Session
    3 - 4 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 3
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach Education Track
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100DE
  • Closing Session: Taking Care of Yourself So You Can Take Care of Your Team - John Dunning
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • MCC Level One Main Auditorium
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • AVCA Champions Party
    5:30 - 7 p.m. • TBD
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • NCAA Championship Match
    Time TBD • Target Center

Sunday, December 16th

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

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