Beach Education Track & Programming

Beach Coach Education Track and Programming

Some of the brightest coaching minds in beach volleyball will share their expertise at the 2020 AVCA Virtual Convention. The convention schedule will include an education track targeted specifically for beach coaches. 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 College Beach Coaches General Meeting on Friday afternoon to continue having conversations that help move the sport forward.

Please see the schedule below for the beach coach programming during the 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. All sessions will be available during the scheduled time as well as on demand during the convention through January 14, 2021.

Thursday, Dec. 17

In this Together: Drills from Around the World (presented by The International Beach Volleyball Coaches Association) – Angie Akers (USA Beach – April Ross & Alix Klineman), Scott Davenport (Canada Beach – Sarah Pavan & Melissa Humana-Paredes), Lucas Motta Palermo (Brazil Beach Assistant – Agatha Bednarczuk & Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisbosa, Tainá Silva Bigi & Victoria Lopes Pereira Tosta), Fabian Tobias (Germany Beach) & Tina Graudina (Latvia Beach)
  11 – 11:45 a.m. ET 

In Game Coaching: What Happens in the Box and How to Maximize Your Time with Multiple Pairs – Anna Collier (Former DI Head Beach Coach), Delaney Mewhirter (Pepperdine), Jeff Alzina (Santa Clara) & Wayne Holly (Beach Prospects & Former DI Head  Beach Coach)
  12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

Offensive Systems with an Emphasis on the Option Attack Offense – Jordan Cheng (Pro Beach Coach – Kelly Claes & Sarah Sponcil)
  4 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Developing Men’s Collegiate Beach – Megan Burgdorf (Beach Volleyball Consulting) & Michelle Meyer (Beach Volleyball Consulting)
  4 – 4:45 p.m. ET

An Introspective Discussion with 4 Members of Team USA: A Glimpse into the Athlete’s Point of View (presented by Beach Nation, JVA & AVP) – Tri Bourne (AVP Athlete), Sara Hughes (AVP Athlete), Emily Stockman (AVP Athlete) & Crissy Jones (AVP Athlete)
  5 – 5:45 p.m. ET

Learning Lab: Offensive Systems with an Emphasis on the Option Attack Offense (participants must sign-up in advance) – Jordan Cheng (Pro Beach Coach – Kelly Claes & Sarah Sponcil)
  5 – 5:45 p.m. ET

Friday, Dec. 18

Building a Cohesive Coaching Team Both On and Off the Court – Mike Placek (Wave VB), Matt Olson (Wave VB), Kristen Rohr (Grand Canyon) & Joe Rich (Grand Canyon)
  11 – 11:45 a.m. ET 

An Analysis of AVP Professionals from Actual Game Film: The Keys and Analysis of Blocking, Defense, Attacking and Serving (presented by Beach Nation, JVA & AVP) – Kristen Rohr (Grand Canyon & Beach Nation), Beth Van Fleet (Georgia St. & Beach Nation), Joe Rich (Grand Canyon & Beach Nation) & Todd Rogers (Cal Poly & Beach Nation)
  12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

The Complete Athlete: Helping Your Team Balance Mental & Physical Wellness – Branden Clemens (AVP Athlete), Kamila Tan (Mental Health Advocate & AVP Athlete) & Katie Spieler (AVP Athlete & East Beach Volleyball Academy)
  12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting – Kelcey Rogiers (NCAA Beach Volleyball Committee Chair – NCAA Beach Committee Update), Sherraine McDaniel (Grand Canyon Director of Compliance – Beach Legislation Update), Keith Murlless (Rocky Mountain Region Executive Director – Beach Officials Update), Jason Jones (AVCA Assistant Executive Director – Beach Events Update), Kristen Rohr – Moderator (Grand Canyon) & Speakers TBD
  2 – 3:15 p.m.

Training Progressions from Junior Athlete Skill Development to AVP Professionals (presented by Beach Nation, JVA & AVP) – Patty Dodd (Beach Nation & MB Sand)
  2:30 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Learning Lab: Serving Strategies and Tactics on the Beach (participants must sign-up in advance) – Beth Van Fleet (Georgia St.)
  2:30 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Breaking Down Advanced Defensive Systems – Marcio Sicoli (Pepperdine)
  3:30 – 4:15 p.m. ET

Strategies on Developing Your Athletes’ Mental Skills to Enhance Their Focus – Amanda Dowdy (AVP Athlete), Avery Drost (AVP Athlete) & Ryan Foose (Strong Mind)
  3:30 – 4:15 p.m. ET

Learning Lab: Breaking Down Advanced Defensive Systems (participants must sign-up in advance) – Marcio Sicoli (Pepperdine)
  4:30 – 5:15 p.m. ET

Saturday, Dec. 19

An Introspective Discussion with America’s Premiere Coaches: Utilizing Their Experiences, Coaches can Learn and Improve from the Challenges They’ve had to Overcome (presented by Beach Nation, JVA & AVP) – Beth Launiere (Utah), Hugh McCutcheon (Minnesota), Todd Rogers (Cal Poly) & John Speraw (USAV Men & UCLA)
  11 – 11:45 a.m. ET 

Running a Pro Training Session: Differences from the Collegiate Game – Mike Campbell (Long Beach St.), Jason Lochhead (Florida St. & Pro Beach Coach – Phil Dalhausser & Nick Lucena) & John Mayer (Loyola Marymount & Pro Beach Coach Stafford Slick & Billy Allen)
  12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

What Olympians Have Learned about Starting and Stopping Training Blocks – Angie Akers (International Beach Coach – April Ross & Alix Klineman), Jason Lochhead (Florida St. & Pro Beach Coach – Phil Dalhausser & Nick Lucena), Rich Lambourne (Pro Beach Coach – Taylor Crabb & Jake Gibb) & Jose Loiola (Pro Beach Coach – Tri Bourne & Trevor Crabb)
  2:30 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Developing Drills to Address Training Priorities – Angie Akers (International Beach Coach – April Ross & Alix Klineman)
  3:30 – 4:15 p.m. ET

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