Education

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 “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.

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 convention approaches so check back often for the most recent information.

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