Good coaches never stop teaching.
Great coaches never stop learning.

Register Now

December 15 - 18

Columbus, OH & Virtually.

Keep your friends close and your competition closer.

December 15–18, 2021. Let's get better together.

These 4 days are for you!
You’ve spent the last 18 months taking care of everyone else. Re-energize yourself, renew your passion for volleyball and
INVEST IN YOU!

Get with the program.

You bring out the best in your players, we'll do the same for you.

Tuesday, December 14th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 - 7 p.m. • GCCC B130

Wednesday, December 15th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Winner Workshop
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • GCCC A113 - 115
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A222 - 223
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. - 9 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • Two-Year College Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A226
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A - Open Practice
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A224 - 225
  • Regiception (Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration)
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting - By Invitation Only
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A214 - 215
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B - Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Club Management Track Welcome Gathering (presented by JVA)
    1 - 1:30 p.m. • GCCC Hallway Outside C160 - 162
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Various Hyatt meeting rooms
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: An Analysis of Advanced Offensive and Defensive Systems and Skill Development (presented by the United States Marine Corps) - Jim Stone & Mick Haley
    1 - 4 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B & Mateflex Court 2
  • NAIA - VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    5 - 6 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • Advanced Career Education (ACE) Seminar: Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job - Julie Herman, Geoff Carlston, & Speakers TBD
    1 - 4 p.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 - 9 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Club Director Happy Hour (presented by USSCI)
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • GCCC Hallway Outside C160 - 162
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C - Open Practice
    1:20 - 2:50 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • Club Management Education Track (presented by JVA) - (see specific topics and speakers in Club Management Track section under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • NAIA - VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    6 - 7 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 - 4:15 p.m. • GCCC A210 - 211
  • Opening Session: Olympic Review - Trends from Tokyo that are Changing the Game - presented by USA Volleyball (open to attendees with a Pre-Con/Full, ACE/Full, or Full registration package) - Karch Kiraly & John Speraw
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D - Open Practice
    2:55 - 4:25 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association "Connect at the Convention" Coaches Social
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware AB
  • NAIA - VCA Officers Meeting
    3:30 - 5 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • Education & Publications Committee Meeting
    3:30 - 5 p.m. • GCCC A216
  • NAIA Social Event (open to NAIA coaches only)
    7:15 - 9 p.m. • TBD
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware CD
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A220 - 221
  • AVCA Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
    8 - 10:30 p.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom - 3rd Floor

Thursday, December 16th

  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 - 10 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • JVA Board Meeting (JVA Board Members & By Invitation Only)
    10:30 - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. - Noon • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Breakfast - Grab breakfast and meet up with your mentor/mentee at your leisure
    8:15 - 915 a.m. • Tables available around GCCC Discovery Cafe or outside GCCC Union Station Ballroom
  • Coaching with USA Volleyball: Open Discussion with our USA National Team Assistant Coaches (presented by USA Volleyball)
    11 a.m. - Noon • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Grab & Go Breakfast - Pick-up individually wrapped breakfast items before heading off to your general meeting
    8:15 - 9:30 a.m. • GCCC Outside Union Station Ballroom & Outside C170 - 172
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Collegiate Men's Beach Volleyball Meeting
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • GCCC A113 - 115
  • Discovery Cafe & Concession Stand Open (lunch, snack items, drinks)
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Discovery Cafe located in Hall B Concourse
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see Career Center counseling times under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Career Center - Exhibit Hall B
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • The AVCA Honors presented by Jostens & AVCA 40th Anniversary Celebration - Featuring Coach of the Year Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees, and a celebration of AVCA's 40 years of service to volleyball coaches
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m. • GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • GCCC A110 - 112
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • First Point Volleyball Foundation Board Meeting
    9 a.m. - Noon • GCCC A210 - 211
  • NAIA Women's Beach Volleyball Coaches Association Meeting
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • GCCC A214 - 215
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC 160 - 162
  • AVP Planning Meeting
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • GCCC A222 - 223
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC A224 - 225
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by NCSA)
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • JVA Annual Gathering (open to all club directors/coaches and high school coaches) Keynote: Title TBD - Ryan Hawk (The Learning Leader Show)
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Roundtable Discussion - NCAA Beach Issues
    9:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC A113 - 115
  • Raise to Rise: Individual Program Fundraising Consulting - Schedule an individual 30-minute counseling session with a member of the Coach Raise staff
    3 - 5 p.m. • GCCC B143
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party - Light individually packaged snacks and drinks will be available
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    Time TBD • Nationwide Arena
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    Time TBD • Nationwide Arena
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141

Friday, December 17th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • Hyatt Delaware CD
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    12:30 - 7 p.m. • Career Center - Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • Grab & Go Breakfast - Pick-up individually wrapped breakfast items and make your way to the Super Session
    8:15 - 8:45 a.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer - 3rd Floor
  • Men's Coaches General Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • AVCA Super Session & Victory Club Recognition (presented by the United States Marine Corps): Why We Win - Dani Busboom Kelly, Keegan Cook, Dan Friend & Marie Zidek (Moderator) & Title TBD - Sue Enquist
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom - 3rd Floor
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC A210 - 211
  • Coaches Collaboration Forum - Where We Are and Where We Are Going with High School Beach
    8:45 - 9:45 a.m. • GCCC A210 - 211
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC A214 - 215
  • International Trends in Coaching, Training & Governance - Doug Beal (Moderator) & Speakers TBD
    8:45 - 10:15 a.m. • GCCC A120 - 123
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC A220 - 221
  • JVA Beach Awards Committee Meeting (committee members and by invitation only)
    9 - 10 a.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    9 - 10:15 a.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall B
  • Club Volleyball Advisory Committee Meeting (By Invitation Only)
    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. • GCCC A214 - 215
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Regiception - Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Raise to Rise: Individual Program Fundraising Consulting - Schedule an individual 30-minute counseling session with a member of the Coach Raise staff
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • GCCC B143
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    10 - 11 a.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • Men's Team Coaches Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • GCCC A110 - 112
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • WeCOACH Meet & Greet
    5 - 6 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware AB
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Caucus
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA High School & Club Awards Celebration - Join the AVCA as we recognize the best in our sport as we honor AVCA Club Award winners, RAPP Club Award winners, and High School Region Coach of the Year winners
    5:15 - 6 p.m. • AVCA Theater - GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA 40th Anniversary Party - Celebrate AVCA's 40th Anniversary as we share funny stories, play a game of Who Wants to be a Millionaire AVCA Edition, and finish with a toast as we look forward to the next 40 years
    6:15 - 7 p.m. • AVCA Theater - GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (committee members and by invitation only)
    11 a.m. - Noon • GCCC A212 - 213
  • Columbus Dine-Around (See the Columbus Dine-Around section under the Events tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Various downtown Columbus restaurants
  • Discovery Cafe & Concession Stand Open (lunch, snack items, drinks)
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Discovery Cafe located in Hall B Concourse
  • Meet Up & Eat Up (See the Meet Up & Eat Up section under the Education tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Various downtown Columbus restaurants
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Business Meeting
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • USA Deaf National Women Volleyball Training Session #1
    8:30 - 10 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • 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. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms

Saturday, December 18th

  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 1 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • Boys' Talent Showcase
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • USA Volleyball Sitting Commission Meeting
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • GCCC A210 - 211
  • Grab & Go Breakfast - Start your day by picking-up individually wrapped breakfast items and then make your way to your favorite education session
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Discovery Cafe Open (lunch, snack items, drinks)
    11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall B
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • 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. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Exhibitor Move Out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in Career Center)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • Outside GCCC 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. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Coaches 4 Coaches DISC Debrief
    9 - 10 a.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Coaches 4 Coaches Wrap Up Session
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    9 - 11 a.m. • GCCC A110 - 112
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase
    1 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    9 a.m. - Noon • Career Center - Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2 - 3 p.m. • Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Boys' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • Outside GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • USA Deaf National Women Volleyball Training Session #2
    10 a.m. - Noon • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Closing Session: Title TBD - Greg Dale (Duke)
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Champions Party - separate ticket required
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • Whistle & Keg (located outside front entrance to Nationwide Arena)
  • USAV Club Directors Meeting (open to all club directors, club coaches, and high school coaches)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • NCAA Championship Match
    TBD • Nationwide Arena

Up your game.

Make excellence your practice. Join us at the 2021 AVCA Convention.

Sponsor Logos

Nice save.

Register by November 5 and save $100.

Register Now