Discuss, debate, and learn from each other during Book Club sessions at the convention. Check the convention schedule for specific book titles that will be discussed and come prepared to share your perspective and consider different views. Each session will have either the book author or a leader to help facilitate the discussion.
Sign-ups for Book Clubs will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those registered for the convention by the November 3rd deadline will receive an e-mail with a sign-up link for these sessions. Please note AVCA can take a maximum of (30) coaches per Book Club. Register today!
Coaches must sign-up in advance in order to keep the Book Club to a limited capacity and maintain the small group format. Please contact Allison Ivetic for more information.
The sign-up link for Book Clubs will be posted here in early December if session openings remain after the link is sent out to those registered by November 3.
Please see the schedule below for Book Club sessions at the convention:
- Thursday 12/14, 4 – 5 p.m.
- “Stop Competing & Start Winning: The Business of Coaching” by Beth Launiere & Leo Hopf
- Attendees will receive a free copy of this book at this Book Club meeting and get the chance to discuss themes and topics from the book with authors, Beth Launiere & Leo Hopf.If you are in athletics and are searching for a competitive advantage your opponents don’t have, this book is for you. If you are in an organization that wants to tap into the passion and competitive spirit of sport, this book is for you. Beth Launiere and Leo Hopf have performed at the highest levels in their respective fields for more than 30 years. Beth has been the head volleyball coach at the University of Utah and is coming off of being named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year and reaching the NCAA Division One Sweet Sixteen. Leo is a management consultant who has advised the world’s most dynamic and complex organizations on their strategies, decision making, and organizational effectiveness.
- Friday 12/15, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Always An Athlete by Jenne Blackburn
- Attendees will receive a free copy of this book at this Book Club meeting and get the chance to discuss themes and topics from the book with the author.
Former Baylor Volleyball player, Jenne Blackburn released her book, Always An Athlete at the espnW summit this past fall.
Blackburn believes that athletes must evolve from a competition mindset to a wellness mindset and match their new lifestyles in order to soften this transition into the real world. Blackburn proposes community cycling events connected to sports franchises and clubs to help ease the transition and bring back the FUN! Come learn why sports legends, doctors and coaches are endorsing this message of lifelong movement after competitive sports end to help with mental health and athlete identity.
Come learn how to help your athletes at all levels learn some strategies to ease the transition into their next athletic chapter, when competitive volleyball ends. Hope to see you there!