Education

Whether you coach at the college, high school or club level the AVCA Virtual Convention offers educational sessions that are sure to make you a better coach and leader. The schedule includes over 80 sessions with topics ranging from coaching philosophy and in-match strategy to injury prevention and new drill ideas. Sessions will be tagged 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? Recordings of sessions will be available on demand in the virtual platform during the convention through January 14, 2021. Please note education sessions will be available to virtual convention attendees only through the platform and content will not be posted on the AVCA website.

Don’t miss the Pre-Convention Seminar titled “Analyzing the Game from Multiple Perspectives – A Deep Dive into Skill Training and Philosophy.” NC State Women’s Head Coach Luka Slabe will share his insight from coaching both men’s and women’s players at the Olympic, college, and professional levels. Luka will push coaches to think about the game differently and offer new ideas on how to conduct skill training with your team. 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 in a COVID world – how to effectively work with your administrators and strategies for building resources and support to make yourself and your program relevant on campus. Both the Pre-Convention Seminar and ACE Seminar are available for free as part of a virtual convention registration. 

Be sure to check out the educational tracks for men’s/boys’, beach, diversity, and club management. Please see the Seminars At-A-Glance page for details on specific speakers and topics. This schedule will be updated frequently as the virtual convention approaches so check back often for the most recent information.

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