The AVCA Convention is better than ever before with several new programs and activities awaiting you in Minneapolis.
More Small Group Interaction
The AVCA Convention is the largest gathering of volleyball coaches in the world bringing together a mix of Hall of Famers to first-year assistant coaches. What makes the convention a unique experience is being part of a large event while still being able to network and share ideas within smaller individual volleyball communities. The 2017 convention schedule included several new small group events and we are adding even more in 2018. Among the small group activities/programs planned for Minneapolis are a Coaches4Coaches 10th Anniversary Reception, Thirty Under 30 Award Reception, International Coaches Breakfast and a Networking Reception, First-Time Attendee Reception, and Match Point Mingle. In addition, the convention schedule includes educational sessions and meetings targeted at high school, club, each college division, men’s/boy’s, and beach to provide opportunities for learning and networking within your peer groups.
Did you ever wish you could spend an hour asking questions and picking the brain of one of the top coaches in the sport? Coaching Camps are again on the schedule in Minneapolis to provide an opportunity for small group discussion and learning. In addition, this year Coach-the-Coach sessions have been added to allow coaches to get feedback on how they teach specific skills. Some of the best coaches in volleyball have volunteered their time to meet with small groups of coaches in an informal setting to answer questions and talk shop.
Strength & Conditioning Coach Education Track
New to the schedule this year is an education track designed specifically for strength and conditioning coaches. Six hours of strength and conditioning specific programming will take place on Saturday, December 15. A discounted registration package is available for coaches participating in the strength and conditioning track only.
Director of Volleyball Operations Education Track
Another program new to the schedule in Minneapolis is an education track designed specifically for Director of Volleyball Operations staff. A full day of programming will be available on Friday, December 14 to share ideas and best practices for this important role.
Do you have open dates on your schedule for 2019 and beyond? This session will provide college coaches an opportunity to meet with other coaches from the same division seeking to complete their future schedules. Each college division will have their own individual scheduling session.
Match Point Mentoring Huddles
Huddle up! Match Point Mentoring Huddles have been added to the schedule as an opportunity for veteran coaches and less experienced coaches to meet in small groups and share ideas for personal and professional growth.
Say “Thank You” to the men and women in our military as well as first responders by participating in Operation Gratitude. During Volleyball Marketplace hours the AVCA will have a designated area where coaches can send a Thank You card to military members, veterans and first responders.