Beach Education Track & Programming

Beach Education Track and Programming

Beach Education Track

The 2023 convention schedule will include a beach education track targeted specifically for beach coaches. Both on-court and classroom sessions will be offered led by some of the top coaches in the beach game. The sessions will include topics ranging from player development and training methods to new drill ideas and team systems.

In addition to the educational sessions you won’t want to miss the Beach Coaches General Meeting on Friday morning as well as several focus group discussions to dig deeper into specific topics and have conversations that help move the sport forward.

Please see the schedule below for the beach coach programming during the convention and virtual convention. Be sure to check back frequently for updates as new beach programming will be added to the schedule leading up to the convention. Register today!

Tampa Convention Beach Programming

Thursday, Dec. 14

Collegiate Men’s Beach Volleyball Meeting 
  8:30 – 9:30 a.m.    

NCAA Beach Issues Meeting
  9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Philosophical Foundations of Teaching Beach Volleyball – Ed Ratledge
  11 a.m. – Noon    

Beach Scouting and Analysis on International Athletes (presented by USA Volleyball) – Brian Hurler
  12:30 – 1:15 p.m.    

NAIA Women’s Beach Volleyball Coaches Association Meeting  
  1:15 – 2:15 p.m.    

Importance of Transition Setting at the Highest Level – Hector Gutierrez
  2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 

Defense: Teaching How to Better Defend Shots (presented by USA Volleyball) – Scott Davenport
  4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Friday, Dec. 15

Beach Education Track

Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting 
   9 – 10:15 a.m.  

JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
  10 – 11 a.m.  

Motivational Interviewing for Coaches – Martin Plessl 
  10:45  – 11:30 a.m. 

Set for Success – Evan Silberstein 
  1:15 – 2:15 p.m. 

Defensive Plays and Defending 2-Balls – Jo Kremer
   2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

•  In Your Eyes: Vision Cues for Each Contact – Beth Van Fleet
  3:45 – 4:45 p.m. 

Saturday, Dec. 16

Warm Up Games for Beach Volleyball Players – Martin Plessl
  9 – 10 a.m.

Learning Lab: Coaching, Process & Culture: How to go from 0 – 200 Beach Athletes in 3 Years – Marty Suan, Spiker Beach Volleyball Club (presented by JVA)
  10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Beach Court Session Title TBD – Megan Burgdorf & Nicole Christner
  10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Spread the Offense + 2 ball Options – Delaney Clesen (presented by JVA)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Mastering the Art of Self Evaluation – Evan Silberstein 
  4 – 5 p.m. 

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