Whether you coach at the college, high school or club level the AVCA Convention offers educational sessions that are sure to make you a better coach and leader. The schedule includes over 100 on-court, classroom and beach sessions with topics ranging from coaching philosophy and in-match strategy to injury prevention and new drill ideas. Again this year all sessions will be labeled as basic, intermediate or advanced to help you better target the presentations of interest to you. Can’t decide which session to attend in a particular time block? The seminar schedule will also include a listing of which presentations are being audio or video recorded so you will know which sessions you can see and hear at a later time.

Don’t miss the Pre-Convention Seminar titled “Training the Coach’s Eye – It’s Not What You Look at But What You See.” Former national championship coach Jim McLaughlin will break down how to “see the game” and strategies for teaching this skill to your players. New college head coaches should also make plans to attend the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Seminar. This 3-hour session will dig into two areas all new head coaches must master for success – recruiting and managing your staff. Also, make plans to attend the Opening Session, Super Session and Closing Session to learn from some of the best coaches and speakers in the country.

Back on the schedule again this year is an education track for Director of Volleyball Operations staff on Friday. There are also education tracks for men’s/boys’, beach, high school/club and technology. Please see the Seminars At-A-Glance page for details on specific speakers and topics. This schedule will be updated frequently as the convention approaches so check back often for the most recent information.

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