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there’s a great coach.

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December 14 - 18

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Where coaches come to raise their game.

Join us in 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, December 14-18.

To the coach who sets the pace. Who sets the standard. Who sets the sets. To the coach who sets the goals.
We will follow.

Consider this an assist.

Six incredible days where rivals become allies.

Tuesday, December 13th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 – 7 p.m. • GCCC B130

Wednesday, December 14th

  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 9 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware B
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Two-Year Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware C
  • Beach Coaches Clinic & Day 1 of BCAP I & II - open to Beach Clinic and BCAP participants only
    8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. • Beach Court - Exhibit Hall D & GCCC C151
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • GCCC B230 - 231
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Lessons Learned in the Olympic Games - International Insights to Improve Team Play and Player Performance - John Speraw & Tom Black - presented by U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command
    9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Mateflex Court 3 – Exhibit Hall D & GCCC C160 - 162
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting (presented by MaxPreps)
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • Hyatt Franklin AB
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A – Open Practice
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Various Locations in Hyatt - see Daily Schedule under the Events tab for room assignments
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B – Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • AVCA Match Point Reception (formerly known as AVCA Mentoring Program Reception)
    5 – 6 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C – Open Practice
    1:20 – 2:50 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 – 6:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 – 4:15 p.m. • GCCC B233 - 234
  • NAIA - VCA Roundtable
    5:30 – 7 p.m. • GCCC B235
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D – Open Practice
    2:55 – 4:25 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • NAIA-VCA Officers Meeting
    3 – 5 p.m. • GCCC B235
  • Opening Session: Title TBD - Sue Enquist
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • Education & Publications Committee Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • GCCC B246
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    6 - 8 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall C
  • NAIA-VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    4 - 5 p.m. • GCCC B244 - 245
  • NAIA Social Event
    7 - 8:30 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • NAIA-VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    4 - 5 p.m. • GCCC B242 - 243
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Hyatt Taft CD
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    4 – 9 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Beach Teaching/Drills Practicum - open to BCAP I & II participants only
    7:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Beach Court – Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey & Denise Sheldon
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • Spalding Convention Kick-Off Party - featuring casino night
    8 – 11 p.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware A

Thursday, December 15th

  • Men’s Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8 – 8:45 a.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:15 – 1:15 p.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Men's NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    8 - 8:45 a.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon - featuring the Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m. • GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    8 – 9:15 a.m. • GCCC Outside General Meeting Rooms
  • Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Meeting
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • GCCC B230 - 231
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 – 10 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    2:30 – 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom A
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    2:30 – 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    2:30 – 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • Interview Rooms Available
    2:30 – 5:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & 141
  • NAIA-VCA Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    3 – 4 p.m. • GCCC B246
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • GCCC B233 - 234
  • Broadcast Committee Meeting
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC B235
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Spalding)
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Recruiting Task Force Meeting
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC B244 - 245
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3 - 4 p.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • USAV National Team: Getting Involved with High Performance National Team Programs - Karch Kiraly & Denise Sheldon
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • JVA Board Meeting
    3 - 6 p.m. • GCCC B232
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. – Noon • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    7 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Foyer outside GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    9:30 p.m. • Nationwide Arena

Friday, December 16th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Hyatt Taft CD
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • GCCC B244 - 245
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • GCCC B233 - 234
  • Victory Club Award Winner Check-in
    8 – 8:30 a.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • GCCC B230 - 231
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • GCCC B246
  • Super Session: "T" Talks - Tactics, Training & Technique - presented by U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command
    8:30 – 10:15 a.m. • Hyatt Regency 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. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • NCAA Beach Coaches Issues Meeting - open to all NCAA beach coaches
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • GCCC B233 - 234
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Lessons Learned in the Olympic Games - International Insights to Improve Team Play and Player Performance - Giovanni Guidetti - presented by U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • 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. • Greater Columbus 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. • Greater Columbus Convention Center *open to Weekend Registration attendees only
  • Sports Imports Challenge
    3:30 - 3:45 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 – 4:45 p.m. • Greater Columbus 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. • Greater Columbus Convention Center *open to Weekend Registration attendees only
  • AAU Beach Volleyball Tournament Directors Meeting
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • GCCC B235
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Baden Challenge
    4:45 - 5 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Alliance of Women Coaches Meet & Greet
    4:45 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC B242 - 243
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 – 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Interview Room Available
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Under Armour® All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition
    8 – 10 pm • Nationwide Arena
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B

Saturday, December 17th

  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • 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. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Exhibitor Move-out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • 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. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • JVA General Meeting & Luncheon (open to all club coaches)
    12:45 - 2:45 p.m. • GCCC B233 - 235
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2 - 3 p.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • USAV/USOC SafeSport Certification Course (presented by USA Volleyball)
    2 - 3:30 p.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Interview Room Available
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • Boy's Talent Showcase
    2 - 3:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Cash Giveaway
    8:45 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Closing Session: Achieving World Class Coaching Performance Through Personal Resiliency - Roberta Kraus, Ph.D.
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • Rox Volleyball Bloody Mary Happy Hours - open to club coaches and club directors (limited to first 350 to register)
    9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall D - Rox Volleyball Booth #541
  • AVCA Champions Party
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • NCAA Championship Match
    9 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall D

Sunday, December 18th

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

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