Whether you coach at the college, high school or club level the AVCA Convention offers educational sessions that are sure to help you become a better coach and leader. The schedule includes over 100 on-court, classroom and beach sessions. Session topics range from coaching philosophy and in-match strategy to injury prevention and new drill ideas. Again this year all sessions will be labeled basic, intermediate or advanced.
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 video recorded. Recordings will be posted on the AVCA website for registrants in the spring. That means you can “attend” every session either on-site or from your office after the event.
…the Pre-Convention Seminar titled “Coaching in an Athlete Centric Time”.
- First, Sports Life Coach Carlette Patterson will present on change management. She will discuss why coaches need to embrace this shift in coaching style and provide tools they can use to succeed. The seminar will have value for both collegiate and high school coaches as they work with their athletes to create an environment that cultivates success on and off the court.
- After that, coaches will head to the gym to learn about the most effective ways to provide feedback to athletes from USA Women’s National Team Assistant Coaches Erin Virtue & Tama Miyashiro. Coaches will learn phrasing, frequency and timing that will bring out the best in their athletes.
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 adjust to the athlete centric coaching landscape and
- How to use recruiting to build a consistently winning program and your coaching resume
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, dovo 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.