AVCA Convention:
Where Passion, Expertise
& Innovation Collide

December 18–22

Louisville, Kentucky

Maximize Your Potential.
Maximize Your Team's Performance.

The AVCA Annual Convention is the most comprehensive learning and networking event of the year for volleyball coaches.

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Tuesday, December 17th

  • No events scheduled

Wednesday, December 18th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • KICC L007-008 (Lower Level)
  • Advanced Career Education (ACE) Seminar: Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job - Speakers TBD (please see session description under the Education tab)
    4 - 7 p.m. • KICC M112 (Main Level)
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A - Open Practice
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • KFC Yum! Center
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Kyrsten Becker-McBride
    5 - 6 p.m. • KICC L016 (Lower Level)
  • AVCA Diversity Awards & Coaches 4 Coaches Luncheon
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • KICC L006 (Lower Level)
  • NAIA - VCA Recognition Committee Forum
    5 - 6 p.m. • KICC L017-018 (Lower Level)
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B - Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. • KFC Yum! Center
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    6 - 7 p.m. • KICC L015/019 (Lower Level)
  • AVCA Registration
    1 - 9 p.m. • KICC South Pre-Function (Upper Level)
  • NAIA - VCA Competition Committee Forum
    6 - 7 p.m. • KICC L017-018 (Lower Level)
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C - Open Practice
    1:20 - 2:50 p.m. • KFC Yum! Center
  • NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association "Connect at the Convention" Coaches Social
    6 - 7 p.m. • KICC L005/009 (Lower Level)
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    2 - 4:15 p.m. • KICC L011-012 (Lower Level)
  • AVCA Diversity Development Team Recognition Ceremony
    6 - 7 p.m. • KICC L013 (Lower Level)
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    2 - 9 p.m. • KICC Hall ABC (Upper Level)
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7 - 8 p.m. • Marriott Bluegrass 1 & 2 (Second Level)
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D - Open Practice
    2:55 - 4:25 p.m. • KFC Yum! Center
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    7 - 8:30 p.m. • KICC L010/014 (Lower Level)
  • NAIA - VCA Officers Forum
    3:30 - 5 p.m. • KICC L017-018 (Lower Level)
  • NAIA Social Event (open to NAIA coaches only)
    7:15 - 9 p.m. • TBD
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop Court Session
    3:30 - 5:30 p.m. • KICC Hall DE (Upper Level)
  • AVCA Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
    8 - 10:15 p.m. • Marriott Ballroom I - VI (Second Level)
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Title TBD - Speakers TBD (please see session description under the Education tab)
    4 - 7 p.m. • KICC M108/111 (Main Level)

Thursday, December 19th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking – Power Circuit Class with Bre Johnson
    6:30 - 7:15 a.m. • Marriott Ballroom AB
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, , conduct a mock interview, and schedule career counseling appointments
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 - 10 a.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • TCC 405 & 406
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • JVA Board Meeting (JVA Board Members & By Invitation Only)
    10:30 - 12:30 p.m. • TCC 409
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. - Noon • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    11 - 12:15 p.m. • TCC 416 - 417
  • Breakfast Buffet - Pick-up breakfast items before heading off to your general meeting
    8:15 - 9:30 a.m. • TCC Riverwalk Porch - 1st Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    11 - 12:15 p.m. • TCC 418 - 419
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Breakfast - Grab breakfast and meet up with your mentor/mentee at your leisure
    8:15 - 9:30 a.m. • TCC Riverwalk Porch - 1st Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • Concessions Open for Lunch and Snacks
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Rotunda
  • Collegiate Men's Beach Volleyball Meeting
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • TCC 412 - 413
  • AVCA Lunch & Learn Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:30 - 1:15 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC 120 - 121
  • The AVCA USMC Honors - Featuring Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    12:30 - 2:15 p.m. • TCC Ballroom BC - 1st Floor
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC 122 - 123
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see Career Center counseling times under the Education tab)
    1 - 5 p.m. • Career Center - TCC East-Central Hall
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC 118 - 119
  • AVCA Lunch & Learn Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 2:15 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • First Point Volleyball Foundation Board Meeting
    9 a.m. - Noon • TCC 414 - 415
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. • TCC 412 - 413
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC Ballroom D - 1st Floor
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:45 - 3:45 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC 124 - 125
  • NAIA VCA Business Meeting
    2:45 - 3:45 p.m. • TCC 120 - 121
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by NCSA)
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC Ballroom A - 1st Floor
  • AVP Planning Meeting
    2:45 - 4:45 p.m. • TCC 414 - 415
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC 115 - 117
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4 - 5 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC 111 - 112
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party - Light individually packaged snacks and drinks will be available
    5 - 6 p.m. • TCC Riverwalk Porch - 1st Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • NCAA Beach Issues Meeting
    9:45 - 10:45 a.m. • TCC 412 - 413
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    7 p.m. • Amalie Arena
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    9:30 p.m. • Amalie Arena

Friday, December 20th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • Marriott Ballroom Salons A-D
  • Men's Coaches General Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • TCC 122 - 123
  • Marines-AVCA Ambassador Breakfast
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • TCC 114
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • TCC 416 - 417
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • TCC 409
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • Big East Conference Meeting
    1 - 4 p.m. • TCC 411
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • Club Management Education Track (presented by JVA) - (see specific topics and speakers in Club Management Track section under the Education tab)
    1 - 4:30 p.m. • KICC L013 (Lower Level)
  • Metabolic Circuit Class on the Bay with Bre Johnson
    9 - 10 a.m. • TCC Riverwalk - 1st Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    9 - 10:15 a.m. • TCC 124 - 125
  • AAU Executive Committee Meeting
    2 - 5 p.m. • TCC 418 - 419
  • International Issues Meeting
    9 - 10:15 a.m. • TCC 122 - 123
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - East-Central Hall
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Morning - attend an education session, participate in a yoga class, or choose a city experience activity near the convention center (see the Daily Schedule under the Events tab for options)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • All activities are walkable from TCC
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Super Session: What's Next - A Multi-Perspective Discussion on the Future of Volleyball
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • TCC Ballroom D - 1st Floor
  • AVCA Diversity Development Team Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • TCC 409
  • Two-Year College Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • TCC 416 - 417
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting - By Invitation Only
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • TCC 403 - 404
  • AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award Winner & Alumni Session - Molly Grisham
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • TCC 124 - 125
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    10 - 11 a.m. • TCC 414 - 415
  • AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Winner & Alumni Session - Nona Richardson
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • TCC 120 - 121
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • JVA Keynote Presentation (Open to all convention attendees): Title TBD – Speaker TBD
    4:40 - 5:15 p.m. • KICC L013 (Lower Level)
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Caucus
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • TCC 124 - 125
  • AVCA High School & Club Celebration (presented by RIP-IT) - 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 - 6 p.m. • Marketplace Theater - East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • LGBTQ+ Happy Hour presented by Equality Coaching Alliance
    5 - 6 p.m. • Concessions Area Near Beach Court - East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:45 - 11:30 a.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • Men's Team Coaches Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • TCC Landing - 2nd Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet presented by NVA
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • TCC Ballroom BC - 1st Floor
  • AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Winner & Alumni Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • TCC Riverwalk Patio - 1st Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • JVA NEXT Meeting
    11 a.m. - Noon • TCC Landing (2nd Floor) - Outdoor Location
  • AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award Winner & Alumni Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • TCC Riverwalk Patio - 1st Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • Concessions Open for Lunch and Snacks
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Rotunda
  • Coaches with Kids Networking Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • TCC Riverwalk Porch - 1st Floor (Outdoor Location)
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Business Meeting
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • TCC 124 - 125
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 - 7:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Lunch & Learn Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    Noon - 12:45 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • JVA Happy Hour
    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. • KICC L013 (Lower Level)
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    12:30 - 6 p.m. • Career Center - TCC East-Central Hall
  • Victory Club Award Celebration
    6:15 - 6:45 p.m. • Marketplace Theater - East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, conduct mock interviews, and schedule career counseling appointments
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall
  • Texas High School Coaches Association Social (presented by Baden)
    6:15 - 7:15 p.m. • TCC 111 - 112
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • TCC 405 & 406
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • Director of Volleyball Operations (DOVO) Group Q&A
    12:45 - 1:15 p.m. • TCC 113
  • Tampa Dine-Around (See the Tampa Dine-Around section under the Events tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Various downtown Tampa restaurants

Saturday, December 21st

  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 1 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • USA Volleyball Sitting Commission Meeting
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • TCC 414 - 415
  • Breakfast Buffet - Start your day by picking-up breakfast items and then make your way to your favorite education session
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Concessions Open for Lunch and Snacks
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • TCC Rotunda - 1st Floor
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - East-Central Hall
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • TCC East Registration - 2nd Floor
  • 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. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, conduct mock interviews, and schedule career counseling appointments
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    Noon - 4:30 p.m. • Outside TCC West Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in Career Center)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • TCC 405 & 406
  • Boys' Talent Showcase Coach-Athlete Meetings
    12:15 - 1 p.m. • TCC 306 - 309
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • TCC East-Central Hall & Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibitor Move Out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Coaches 4 Coaches DISC Debrief
    9 - 10 a.m. • TCC 120 - 121
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase
    12:30 - 6:30 p.m. • TCC West Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    9 - 11 a.m. • TCC 412 - 413
  • AVCA Lunch & Learn Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    9 a.m. - Noon • Career Center - TCC East-Central Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Coaches 4 Coaches Wrap Up Session
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • TCC 113
  • Boys' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • Outside TCC West Hall - 3rd Floor
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:45 - 3:45 p.m. • Various TCC Meeting Rooms
  • Boys' Talent Showcase
    10 a.m. - Noon • TCC West Hall (Courts 3 - 6)
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4 - 5 p.m. • Various TCC Meeting Rooms

Sunday, December 22nd

  • AVCA Educational Session - The Sunday Six - Stories from Six Great Leaders
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • TCC Ballroom D - 1st Floor
  • AVCA Champions Party - separate ticket required
    1 - 2:30 p.m. • Budweiser Biergarten Party Deck - Amalie Arena
  • Free Ice Skating in Winter Village (see Host City page under the "Travel" tab for more information)
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Winter Village - Curtis Hixon Park
  • NCAA Championship Match
    3 p.m. • Amalie Arena

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