Events

Convention Schedule

AVCA Convention week is full of innovative and thought provoking educational sessions. However, the convention schedule includes much more than just education. It’s about interacting with other coaches to network, exchange, learn and share. The convention schedule is filled with opportunities to meet up with old friends and make new connections at social events including parties, awards banquets, matches and more!

Tuesday, December 17th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 – 7 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse

Wednesday, December 18th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • DLCC 333 & Exhibit Hall A
  • Two-Year Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • DLCC 325
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. – 9 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • DLCC 324
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A – Open Practice
    10 – 11:30 a.m. • PPG Paints Arena
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting - By Invitation Only (presented by MaxPreps)
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • DLCC 323
  • Regiception - Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Westin 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms - see Daily Schedule under the Events tab for room assignments
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B – Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. • PPG Paints Arena
  • NAIA-VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    5 - 6 p.m. • DLCC 335
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Training the Coach's Eye - It's Not What You Look at But What You See (presented by United States Marine Corps) - Jim McLaughlin
    1 - 4 p.m. • DLCC 319 - 321 & Mateflex Court 2 - Exhibit Hall BC
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 – 6:15 p.m. • DLCC 408 - 410
  • Advanced Career Education (ACE): Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job - Topics & Speakers TBD
    1 - 4 p.m. • DLCC 317 - 318
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC 301 - 302
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 – 9 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • NAIA-VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    6 - 7 p.m. • DLCC 335
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C – Open Practice
    1:20 – 2:50 p.m. • PPG Paints Arena
  • AVCA Match Point Mingle
    6 - 7 p.m. • DLCC 401 - 402
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 – 4:15 p.m. • DLCC 329
  • Opening Session: Semifinal Matches Preview & Topic TBD - Speakers TBD
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • DLCC 319 - 321
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D – Open Practice
    2:55 – 4:25 p.m. • PPG Paints Arena
  • NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association “Connect at the Convention” Coaches Social
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • DLCC 411 - 412
  • NAIA-VCA Officers Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • DLCC 335
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • DLCC 413 - 415
  • Education & Publications Committee Meeting
    3:30 – 5 p.m. • DLCC 328
  • NAIA Social Event
    7:15 - 9 p.m. • TBD
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey, Becca Acevedo & Brian Swenty
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m. • DLCC 319 - 321
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Westin Pennsylvania Ballroom
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m. • DLCC 327
  • Spalding Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
    8 - 10:30 p.m. • Westin Allegheny Grand Ballroom - 3rd Floor
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • DLCC 326

Thursday, December 19th

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking - Class TBD (class is complimentary for AVCA Convention attendees)
    6:45 - 7:45 a.m. • Westin Workout Fitness Studio - 4th Floor
  • NAIA Why We Win & Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 317 - 318
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 – 10 a.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • Two-Year College Why We Win & Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 315 - 316
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance) - Mentors TBD
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 330
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 – 9:30 a.m. • DLCC East Atrium outside 306 - 307 & DLCC West Atrium outside 310 - 311
  • USAV National Team: Getting Involved with High Performance National Team Programs
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 407
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 303 - 305
  • Recruiting Task Force Meeting
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 327
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 319 - 321
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11:30 – 12:30 p.m. • Foyer outside DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom II & III
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 315 - 316
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:15 – 1:15 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation (presented by Sports Attack)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • DLCC 401 - 402
  • Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon - featuring the Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m. • DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom II & III
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom I
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 317 - 318
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    2:30 – 5:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 406
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    3 – 4 p.m. • DLCC 326
  • High School Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 407
  • Broadcast Committee Meeting
    3 - 4 p.m. • DLCC 325
  • First Point Volleyball Foundation Board Meeting
    10:15 - 12:15 p.m. • DLCC 328
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3 - 4 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance) - Mentors TBD
    3 - 4 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • JVA Board Meeting (JVA Board Members and By Invitation Only)
    3 - 5 p.m. • DLCC 333
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. • DLCC 313 & 314
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance) - Mentors TBD
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. - Noon • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • DLCC 408 - 410
  • Division I Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom I
  • Complimentary bus transportation to/from PPG Paints Arena (see the Shuttle Schedule under the Events tab for more information)
    6 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. • AVCA Convention Hotels
  • Division II Why We Win & Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 303 - 305
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    TBD • PPG Paints Arena
  • Division III Why We Win & Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 319 - 321
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    TBD • PPG Paints Arena

Friday, December 20th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Westin Pennsylvania Ballroom
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 407
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC Concourse
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 403 - 405
  • Victory Club Award Winner Check-in
    8 – 8:30 a.m. • DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom I Lobby
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 327
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 326
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. • DLCC East Atrium outside 306 & 307
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 325
  • Beach Coach Training - Speaker TBD
    8:15 - 10:15 a.m. • DLCC 317 - 318
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 – 2:15 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • International Issues Meeting - Doug Beal (Moderator)
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • DLCC 401 - 402
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • Super Session: Why We Win & Semifinal Match Analysis (presented by United States Marine Corps)
    8:30 – 10:15 a.m. • DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom I - Victory Club award recipients will be recognized during the session
  • AAU Executive Committee Meeting
    1:15 - 4:15 p.m. • DLCC 324
  • JVA Beach Awards Committee Meeting (open to committee members and by invitation only)
    9 - 10 a.m. • DLCC 328
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Caucus
    9 - 10 a.m. • DLCC 407
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • Regiception - meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    10 - 11 a.m. • DLCC 328
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • DLCC 407
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Business Meeting
    10 - 11:15 a.m. • DLCC 407
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 – 4:45 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • International Coaches Reception
    5 - 6 p.m. • DLCC 411 - 412
  • Director of Volleyball Operations Education Track
    10:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. • DLCC 406
  • WeCOACH Meet & Greet
    5 - 6 p.m. • DLCC 408 - 410
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • Men's Team Coaches Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • DLCC 413 - 415
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom II & III
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (open to committee members and by invitation only))
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 323
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • Pittsburgh Dine-Around Night (see Pittsburgh Dine-Around under the Events tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurants
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Meet Up & Eat Up - Small Group Discussion & Dining (see Meet Up & Eat Up under the Education tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurants
  • Interview Rooms Available
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC 313 & 314
  • AVCA High School/Club Awards Celebration & Party
    8 - 10 p.m. • DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom II & III

Saturday, December 21st

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Class TBD (class is complimentary for AVCA Convention attendees)
    6:30 - 7:30 a.m. • Westin Workout Fitness Studio - 4th Floor
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Exhibitor Move-out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Coaches Check-in
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • Outside DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Exhibitor Showcase Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • Coaches 4 Coaches Wrap Up Session
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • DLCC 329
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • JVA Annual Meeting (open to all club directors and coaches and high school coaches) - Keynote Speaker: TBD
    12:45 - 2:45 p.m. • DLCC 407
  • Interview Rooms Available
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • DLCC 313 & 314
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Wave 1
    1 - 2:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2 - 3 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    9 - 10 a.m. • DLCC 330
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Wave 2
    2:30 - 4 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Boy's Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • Outside DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Wave 3
    4 - 5:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • DLCC 330
  • Closing Session: Title TBD - Speaker TBD
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • DLCC 319 - 321
  • Boy's Talent Showcase
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Complimentary bus transportation to/from Cambria Hotel for Champions Party (see Shuttle Schedule under the Events tab for more information)
    6:15 - 8 p.m. • AVCA Convention Hotels
  • USA Volleyball Sitting Commission Meeting
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 328
  • AVCA Champions Party
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • Cambria Hotel (located next door to PPG Paints Arena)
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • Complimentary bus transportation to/from PPG Paints Arena (see Shuttle Schedule under the Events tab for more information)
    8 p.m. - Midnight • AVCA Convention Hotels
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • NCAA Championship Match
    TBD • PPG Paints Arena

Sunday, December 22nd

  • No scheduled activities

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