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 “An Analysis of Advanced Offensive and Defensive System and Skill Development.” Former Ohio State Head Coach Jim Stone will analyze how each skill is performed at the highest levels, integrated into a team system, and how coaches can implement these concepts into their training. The seminar will have value for both collegiate and high school coaches as they challenge their troops to advance to a higher level of play.

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 to keep their head job – how to market your program and make volleyball matter in your community and how to understand your strengths, weaknesses and trigger points to mold your coaching style.

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. 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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