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on and off the court.

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December 16 - 19

In Omaha, NE and virtually.

Rise together.

December 16–19, 2020 in Omaha, NE. We're all on the same team here.

This year’s AVCA convention welcomes the volleyball coaching community as we gather for plentiful networking opportunities and robust educational resources to help advance volleyball coaches
and the sport itself.

Get with the program.

For four days, the ball is in everyone's court.

Tuesday, December 15th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 – 7 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C

Wednesday, December 16th

  • AVCA Diversity Award Winners Workshop & Court Session
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • CHI 206 & Exhibit Hall C
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • CHI 207
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. – 9 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • CHI 208
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A – Open Practice
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • Two-Year Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • CHI 205
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B – Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Analyzing the Game from Multiple Perspectives - A Deep Dive into Skill Training and Philosophy (presented by United States Marine Corps) - Luka Slabe
    1 - 4 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom A & Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall C
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Hilton 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms - see Daily Schedule under the Events tab for room assignments
  • Advanced Career Education (ACE): Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job - The Race for Relevance - Wade Garard, Pauline Thiros, Bruce Rasmussen, Jaime Gordon & Kirsten Bernthal Booth
    1 - 4 p.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • NAIA-VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    5 - 6 p.m. • Hilton Hill
  • Club Management Education Track - Topics & Speakers TBD
    1 - 5:45 p.m. • CHI 210 - 212
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 – 6:15 p.m. • CHI 202
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 – 9 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • NAIA-VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    6 - 7 p.m. • Hilton Hill
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C – Open Practice
    1:20 – 2:50 p.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    6 - 7 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 – 4:15 p.m. • CHI 216
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    6 – 7:30 p.m. • CHI 203 - 204
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D – Open Practice
    2:55 – 4:25 p.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association “Connect at the Convention” Coaches Social
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom B
  • NAIA-VCA Officers Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • Hilton Hill
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • CHI 201
  • Education & Publications Committee Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • Hilton Fontenelle
  • NAIA Social Event (open to NAIA coaches only)
    7:15 - 9 p.m. • TBD
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting (By Invitation Only)
    4 - 6 p.m. • CHI 215
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom A
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey, Becca Acevedo & Brian Swenty
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • Convention Kick-Off Party
    8 - 10 p.m. • Hilton Grand Central Ballroom - 2nd Floor

Thursday, December 17th

  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Match Point Networking Breakfast
    8 - 9 a.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Hilton Mercer & Merchants
  • Grab & Go Breakfast
    8 – 9:15 a.m. • Lobby Outside Hilton Grand Central Ballroom
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 – 10 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Coaching with USA Volleyball: Open Discussion with our USA National Team Assistant Coaches (presented by USA Volleyball)
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. • CHI 215 - 216
  • Collegiate Men's Beach Volleyball Meeting
    8:15 - 9:15 a.m. • CHI 206
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11 a.m. – Noon • Lobby Outside CHI Grand Ballroom BC
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m. • CHI 210 - 212
  • Concession Stand Open (lunch, snack items, drinks)
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m. • CHI 201 - 204
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    Noon – 1 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m. • CHI 215 - 216
  • Jostens Coaches Awards Show - featuring the Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    Noon - 1:45 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom BC
  • International Issues Meeting
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 205
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    9 – 10:30 a.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom A
  • NAIA Women's Beach Volleyball Coaches Association Meeting
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • CHI 207
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9 – 10:30 a.m. • Hilton Grand Central Ballroom
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • High School Coaches General Meeting
    9 – 10:30 a.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance) - Mentors TBD
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • CHI 205
  • NCAA Beach Issues Discussion
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 206
  • JVA Annual Meeting (open to all club directors and coaches and high school coaches - Keynote: TBD
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • CHI 215 - 216
  • First Point Volleyball Foundation Board Meeting
    9:45 - 11:45 a.m. • Hilton Hill
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • JVA Meeting
    10 a.m. - Noon • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance) - Mentors TBD
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • CHI 205
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    TBD • CHI Health Arena
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Coaches Zone - Exhibit Hall C
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    TBD • CHI Health Arena

Friday, December 18th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Interview Rooms Available
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • CHI Mercer & Merchants
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • Grab & Go Breakfast
    8:30 – 9:15 a.m. • Lobby Outside Hilton Grand Central Ballroom
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom
  • Coaches Collaboration Forum - Where We Are and Where We Are Going with High School Beach Beach Classroom Session - Speaker TBD
    8:45 - 9:45 a.m. • CHI 206
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • CHI 206
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    9 a.m. •
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • Hilton Cozzens
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10:15 a.m. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 3 p.m. • Hilton Hill
  • JVA Beach Awards Committee Meeting (open to committee members and by invitation only)
    9 - 10 a.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 – 2:15 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center and Hilton Omaha
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI 205
  • Club Advisory Committee Meeting (By Invitation Only)
    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. • CHI 207
  • AAU Executive Committee Meeting
    1:15 - 4:15 p.m. • Hilton Paxton
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    10 - 11 a.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Caucus
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • CHI 205
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • JVA Board Meeting (JVA Board Members and By Invitation Only)
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • Coaches Zone - CHI Health Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 – 4:45 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet (presented by National Volleyball Association)
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • CHI Health Grand Ballroom BC
  • Men's Team Coaches Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • CHI 205
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (open to committee members and by invitation only))
    11 a.m. - Noon • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 – 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Concession Stand Open (lunch, snack items, drinks)
    11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Business Meeting
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone Ballroom
  • Omaha Dine-Around Night (see Omaha Dine-Around under the Events tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Downtown Omaha Restaurants
  • 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. • CHI Health Convention Center & Hilton Omaha
  • Meet Up & Eat Up - Small Group Discussion & Dining (see Meet Up & Eat Up under the Education tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Downtown Omaha Restaurants

Saturday, December 19th

  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Grab & Go Breakfast
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • 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. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Exhibitor Move-out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Coaches Check-in
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • Foyer Outside CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Coaches Zone - CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Coaches 4 Coaches Wrap Up Session
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • CHI 215 - 216
  • Interview Rooms Available
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Hilton Mercer & Merchants
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Wave 1
    1 - 2:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2 - 3 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • Coaches 4 Coaches Disc Debrief
    9 - 10 a.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Wave 2
    2:30 - 4 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    9 - 11 a.m. • CHI 215 - 216
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Wave 3
    4 - 5:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • USAV Club Directors Meeting (open to all club directors, club coaches, & high school coaches)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • CHI Health Convention Center
  • USA Volleyball Sitting Commission Meeting
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • Hilton St. Nicholas AB
  • NCAA Championship Match
    TBD • CHI Health Arena
  • Concession Stand Open (lunch, snack items, drinks)
    11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall B Lobby

Sunday, December 20th

  • No scheduled activities

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