Beach Education Track & Programming

Beach Coach Education Track and Programming

Some of the brightest coaching minds in beach volleyball will share their expertise at the 2019 AVCA Convention. The convention schedule will include an education track targeted specifically for beach coaches. Both on-court and classroom sessions will be offered led by some of the top coaches in the beach game. The sessions will include topics ranging from player development and training methods to new drill ideas and team systems.

In addition to the educational sessions you won’t want to miss the Beach Coaches General Meeting on Friday afternoon as well as several focus group discussions to dig deeper into specific topics around the game.

Please see the schedule below for the beach coach programming at the convention. Be sure to check back frequently for updates as new beach programming will be added to the schedule  leading up to the convention.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Aspect of Blocking: Eye Work, Foot Work Then the Block (court) – presented by Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
 11 a.m. – Noon 

Offensive Strategies: What to Do When & How (court) – presented by Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
  3 – 4 p.m.

How to Play Defense: Strategies and Systems (court) – presented by Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
  4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Measuring and Utilizing Performance Data to Develop Beach Volleyball Athletes (classroom) – Wayne Holly
  4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 20

Beach Coach Training (classroom) – Speaker TBD  
8:15 – 10:15 a.m. 

JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
9:30 – 11 a.m. 

Marcio Sicoli – Pepperdine – What’s New with the AVCA Official Source for College Beach Results and Rankings – Mike Placek (
 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

How to Create a Physical, Technical and Tactical “Caldron” for All Levels of Beach Volleyball Teams: A Systematic Approach (classroom) – Marcio Sicoli (Pepperdine)
11:45 – 12:45 p.m.

• Setting 101: Bump and Hand Setting When You’re In or Out of System (court) – presented by Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
  1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Warm up Games: Setting the Tone for Practice, Fun Yet Focused (court) –  presented by JVA & Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Tweaking Old Drills for Your Beach Volleyball Team (court) – Marcio Sicoli (Pepperdine)
  3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Building a Solid Foundation: How to Teach Littles (court) – presented by Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
  9 – 10 a.m.

Serving Strategies: Why, When and Where Should You be Serving? (court) – presented by Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
  10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

The Art of Block Pulling: Creating Better Defense to Attack When Your Opponent is Out of System (court) – presented by Beach Nation – Speaker TBD
  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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