Events

Convention Schedule

AVCA Convention week is full of innovative and thought provoking educational sessions. However, the convention schedule includes much more than just education. It’s about interacting with other coaches to network, exchange, learn and share. The convention schedule is filled with opportunities to meet up with old friends and make new connections at social events including parties, awards banquets, matches and more!

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 Mezzanine Level 101C
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100A
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. – 9 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 A – Open Practice
    10 – 11:30 a.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
  • Regiception (presented by Jostens) - Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • NAIA-VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    5 - 6 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101A
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B – Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. • Target Center
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 – 6:15 p.m. • MCC Level One - Craft Bar
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Attacking with Defense - Creating Efficient Transition Attack with Effective Defensive Systems (presented by U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command) - Luka Slabe
    1 - 4 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 1
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 – 9 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • NAIA-VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    6 - 7 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101A
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C – Open Practice
    1:20 – 2:50 p.m. • Target Center
  • 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 Main Auditorium
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 – 4:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100E
  • NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association “Connect at the Convention” Coaches Social
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • Hyatt Lakeshore Ballroom A - 1st Floor
  • 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
    3:30 – 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
    7:15 - 9 p.m. • Lakes and Legends Brewing Company
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey, Becca Acevedo & Brian Swenty
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 1
  • AVCA Match Point Mingle
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100D
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Hyatt Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd Floor
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • Spalding Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
    8 - 10:30 p.m. • Hyatt Nicollet Grand Ballroom - 1st Floor
  • Two-Year Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100B

Thursday, December 13th

  • Wake Up and Workout with the Marines (class is complimentary for AVCA Convention attendees)
    6:15 - 7:15 a.m. • Hyatt StayFit Gym Spin Room - 6th Floor next to basketball court
  • USAV National Team: Getting Involved with High Performance National Team Programs
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 2
  • AVCA Registration
    7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Recruiting Task Force Meeting
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100A
  • Breakfast Buffet
    7:45 – 9 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11 a.m. – Noon • Foyer outside 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)
    11:45 – 12:45 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 2
  • Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon - featuring the Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    Noon - 2 p.m. • MCC Ballroom A
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Level One Auditorium Room 3
  • 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)
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:15 – 10:15 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100DE
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    2 – 5 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Beach Coach Master Class - Tyler Hildebrand
    8:15 - 10:15 a.m. • Beach Court - Exhibit Hall B
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100B
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation (presented by Sports Attack)
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • MCC Lower Level 100BC
  • Broadcast Committee Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101B
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    8:30 - 10 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)
    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 Sports Attack)
    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 Volleyball1on1.com)
    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
  • MotorMVB Board Meeting
    9:45 - 11:45 a.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • 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 Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (By Invitation Only)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100H
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    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
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party (presented by SportsEngine)
    5 - 6 p.m. • MCC Ballroom B
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • MCC Level Two 200I & 200J
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    6 p.m. • Target 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. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    8:30 p.m. • Target Center

Friday, December 14th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Hyatt Great Lakes Ballroom A - 4th Floor
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100B
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100A
  • Victory Club Award Winner Check-in
    8 – 8:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 101C
  • 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 Lower Level 100BC
  • 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
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    9:30 - 11 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 (presented by Jostens) - 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
  • 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
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (open to all JVA members)
    11 a.m. - Noon • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • 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
  • WeCOACH 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
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100FG
  • Under Armour® All-America Volleyball Match
    8 – 10 pm • Target Center
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • MCC Lower Level 100HI

Saturday, December 15th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Power Circuit Class with Bre Johnson
    6:30 - 7:30 a.m. • Hyatt StayFit Gym Spin Room - 6th Floor next to basketball court
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 12:30 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)
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Exhibitor Move-out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B Lobby
  • 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 Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall B
  • 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 Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 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)
    2 - 3 p.m. • Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Interview Rooms Available
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • MCC Level Two 200I & 200J
  • Boy's Talent Showcase
    2 - 3:30 p.m. • MCC Exhibit Hall A
  • 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)
  • Minnesota Boy's High School Coaches Roundtable Discussions
    2 - 4 p.m. • MCC Mezzanine Level 100IJ
  • 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)
  • USA Volleyball Sitting Commission Meeting
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • MCC Mezzanine Level 100C
  • NCAA Championship Match
    8 p.m. • 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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