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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 Registration
    9 a.m. – 9 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2209
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • KCCC 2505AB
  • Two-Year Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2208
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A – Open Practice
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • Sprint Center
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2207
  • Regiception - Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting (presented by MaxPreps)
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2204
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B – Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. • Sprint Center
  • 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
  • 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
  • AVCA Match Point Reception (formerly known as AVCA Mentoring Program Reception)
    5 – 6 p.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 – 9 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 – 6:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215A
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C – Open Practice
    1:20 – 2:50 p.m. • Sprint Center
  • NAIA - VCA Roundtable
    5:30 – 7 p.m. • KCCC 2203
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 – 4:15 p.m. • KCCC 2211
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC 2215C
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D – Open Practice
    2:55 – 4:25 p.m. • Sprint Center
  • Opening Session: Coaching Evolution - Growing, Learning and Improving as a Coach and Leader - John Dunning
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • KCCC 2502AB
  • NAIA-VCA Officers Meeting
    3 – 5 p.m. • KCCC 2201
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    6 - 8 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Education & Publications Committee Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • KCCC 2212
  • NAIA Social Event
    7 - 8:30 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
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • KCCC 2210

Thursday, December 14th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Bootcamp Fitness Class
    6:15 - 7:15 a.m. • Marriott Bennie Moten AB
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11 a.m. – Noon • Foyer outside KCCC Great Hall 3501
  • Men's NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    7:30 - 8:15 a.m. • KCCC 2503AB
  • 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
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    7:30 – 8:45 a.m. • KCCC Outside General Meeting Rooms
  • 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
  • Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Meeting
    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. • KCCC 2203
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 – 10 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • 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
  • 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
  • NAIA-VCA Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 - 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2503AB
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    2 – 5 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • Interview Rooms Available
    2 – 5 p.m. • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • KCCC 2208
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • KCCC 2209
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2502AB
  • Broadcast Committee Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • KCCC 2210
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Spalding)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2215A
  • Recruiting Task Force Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • KCCC 2211
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m. • KCCC 2215C
  • 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 Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    10 a.m. – Noon • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • JVA Board Meeting
    2:30 - 5:30 p.m. • KCCC 2201
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times and presentation topics under the Events tab)
    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
  • AVCA Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    10 a.m. – Noon • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • Marriott Basie Ballroom
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – Noon • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    TBD • Sprint 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
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    TBD • Sprint Center
  • USAV National Team: Getting Involved with High Performance National Team Programs - Karch Kiraly & Tom Pingel
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • KCCC 2504AB

Friday, December 15th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Marriott Andy Kirk AB
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215C
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215A
  • 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
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • 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
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2211
  • Knowing Yourself and Knowing Your Players: Scouting All Phases of the Game - Marcio Sicoli
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • KCCC 2503AB
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • KCCC 2202
  • Regiception - meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    8:45 - 10:15 a.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • 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
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • Sports Imports Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall E
  • 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
  • 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 All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • KCCC Great Hall 3501
  • Baden Challenge
    3:30 - 3:45 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall E
  • 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
  • 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 Volleyball Marketplace & Silent Auction
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AAU Beach Volleyball Tournament Directors Meeting
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • KCCC 2210
  • 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
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Interview Room Available
    12:45 – 7:30 p.m. • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • Under Armour® All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition
    8 – 10 pm • Sprint Center

Saturday, December 16th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Bootcamp Fitness Class
    6:30 - 7:30 a.m. • Marriott Bennie Moten AB
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • KCCC Lobby 2300
  • 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
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • Exhibitor Move-out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.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 Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E
  • JVA General Meeting (open to all club coaches)
    12:45 - 2:45 p.m. • KCCC 2215B
  • 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
  • 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 Coaches Zone - presented by The Art of Coaching Volleyball
    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
  • Interview Room Available
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • KCCC 2204 & 2212
  • Boy's Talent Showcase
    2 - 3:30 p.m. • KCCC Exhibit Hall D
  • 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 Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • Kansas City Convention Center
  • 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. • KCCC Exhibit Hall E - Rox Volleyball Booth #818
  • AVCA Champions Party
    4:30 - 6 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
    TBD • Sprint Center

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

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