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December 12 - 16

In Minneapolis, MN

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 - By Invitation Only (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: Attacking with Defense - Creating Efficient Transition Attack with Effective Defensive Systems - 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
  • MotorMVB Board Meeting
    11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • 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
  • Beach Coach Master Class - Tyler Hildebrand
    8:15 - 10:15 a.m. • Beach Court - Exhibit Hall B
  • Broadcast Committee Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101B
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100BC
  • 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)
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Main Auditorium
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Spalding)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100FG
  • Division I Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100HI
  • JVA Board Meeting (Board Members and By Invitation Only)
    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
    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
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100B
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Hyatt Great Lakes Ballroom A - 4th Floor
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100A
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • Victory Club Award Winner Check-in
    8 – 8:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • North Country Region Board of Directors Meeting
    1 - 3 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101B
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.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)
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • International Issues Meeting - Doug Beal (Moderator)
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101A
  • 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
    8:30 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Main Auditorium - 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)
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • Regiception - meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • NAIA Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100HI
  • 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)
  • Baden Challenge
    3:30 - 3:45 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (open to all JVA members)
    10:30 - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • 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)
  • Director of Volleyball Operations Education Track
    10:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100DE
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • MCC Ballroom A
  • Division III Scheduling Session - Open Dates Match Making
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • 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)
  • International Coaches Reception
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100IJ
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Alliance of Women Coaches Meet & Greet
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Level One - Craft Bar
  • Interview Rooms Available
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Level Two 200I & 200J
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Paralympic Commission Meeting
    6 - 8 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100FG
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100HI
  • Under Armour® All-America Volleyball Match
    8 – 10 pm • Target Center

Saturday, December 15th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Class TBD with Bre Johnson
    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 Annual Meeting (open to all club directors and coaches and high school coaches) - Keynote Speaker: Trevor Regan of "Train Ugly"
    12:45 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. • Kieran's Irish Pub (located across the street from Target Center)
  • 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
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase – Wave 2
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase – Wave 1
    8:30 – 10 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall A

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