What’s New

The AVCA Convention is bigger and better than ever before with several new activities and enhancements awaiting you in Columbus.

More Educational Sessions

The AVCA Convention schedule will offer more educational opportunities than ever before with nearly 100 different sessions slated for Columbus. The availability of a larger exhibit hall means the AVCA will have space to add a third convention education court. Thus, each block of the convention education schedule will include three court sessions, one beach session and numerous classroom presentations. No matter what level you coach the convention education schedule promises to have topics and speakers that will help you become a better coach and leader.

 Rio Olympics Volleyball Analysis

Don’t miss the Pre-Convention Seminar titled “Lessons Learned in the Olympic Games – International Insights to Improve Team Play and Player Performance.” USAV Men’s Team Head Coach John Speraw, Netherlands Women’s Team Head Coach Giovanni Guidetti and USAV Women’s Team Assistant Coach Tom Black will share insights from Rio and discuss how ideas gathered from international play can benefit your team.

 Enhanced Career Center

Last year at the convention in Omaha the AVCA launched a new Career Center that included one-on-one career counseling sessions, resume review and critique as well as career development focused roundtable presentations/discussions. Due to the popularity of the Career Center the AVCA is offering even more career development opportunities in Columbus. In addition to individual career counseling sessions and resume review, coaches will also have an opportunity to meet with a legal expert to discuss contracts, negotiation strategy and other legal issues. Throughout convention week all of our career counselors will be offering roundtable presentations/discussions to assist in your career planning.

Also, new this year the AVCA will have a professional photographer in the Career Center to provide coaches a complimentary headshot photo that would be appropriate for business use. Please check the complete schedule in the Career Center section on this site under the “Events” tab. These services are offered complimentary to convention attendees.

 Men’s/Boy’s Education Track and Programming
This year the AVCA Convention schedule will include an education track targeted specifically for coaches of men’s/boy’s teams. Both on-court and classroom sessions will be offered led by some of the top coaches in the men’s game. See the Men’s/Boy’s Education Track section under the “Education” tab on this site for specific session topics and speakers.

Also, don’t miss the Men’s Coaches General Meeting on Friday afternoon and the Boys’ Talent Showcase which is new to the schedule this year. The Boys’ Talent Showcase is a recruiting event developed for men’s team college coaches attending the AVCA Convention. The event is open to uncommitted and unsigned high school and junior college volleyball players and will be held from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

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