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 (presented by Hudl) - Speakers TBD & Making Volleyball Matter: Coaches as Social Change Makers (presented by The True Athlete Project) - Sam Parfitt & Pam Boteler
    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 (open to NAIA coaches only)
    7:15 - 9:15 p.m. • August Henry's
  • 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 - Power Circuit Class with Bre Johnson (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 West Atrium outside 310 - 311 & West Lobby outside DLCC Exhibit Hall D
  • 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
  • Check-in for coaches receiving luncheon awards
    11:30 – 12:30 p.m. • West Lobby outside DLCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 319 - 321
  • 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)
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 315 - 316
  • Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon - featuring the Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall D
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation (presented by Sports Attack)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • DLCC 401 - 402
  • 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)
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall E
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    2:30 – 5:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 317 - 318
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    3 – 4 p.m. • DLCC 326
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 406
  • 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)
  • High School Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m. • DLCC 407
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance) - Mentors TBD
    3 - 4 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • JVA Board Meeting (JVA Board Members and By Invitation Only)
    3 - 5 p.m. • DLCC 333
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    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)
  • 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 Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance) - Mentors TBD
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • Interview Rooms Available
    10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. • DLCC 313 & 314
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party (presented by SportsEngine)
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • DLCC 408 - 410
  • 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)
  • 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 I Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC Exhibit Hall E
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    7 p.m. • PPG Paints Arena
  • Division II Why We Win & Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 303 - 305
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    9:30 p.m. • PPG Paints Arena
  • Division III Why We Win & Open Dates Scheduling Session
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 319 - 321

Friday, December 20th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m. • Westin Pennsylvania Ballroom
  • AVCA Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Events tab)
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC Concourse
  • Interview Rooms Available
    12:30 – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC 313 & 314
  • Victory Club Award Winner Check-in
    8 – 8:30 a.m. • West Lobby outside DLCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Men’s Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 407
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 403 - 405
  • Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. • West Lobby outside DLCC Exhibit Hall D
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 327
  • Beach Classroom Session - Speaker TBD
    8:15 - 9:15 a.m. • DLCC 317 - 318
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 – 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 326
  • International Issues Meeting - Doug Beal (Moderator)
    8:30 - 10 a.m. • DLCC 401 - 402
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 325
  • Super Session: Why We Win & Semifinal Match Analysis (presented by United States Marine Corps)
    8:30 – 10:15 a.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall E - Victory Club award recipients will be recognized during the session
  • 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)
  • JVA Beach Awards Committee Meeting (open to committee members and by invitation only)
    9 - 10 a.m. • DLCC 328
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Caucus
    9 - 10 a.m. • DLCC 407
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 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)
    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
  • 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)
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Business Meeting
    10 - 11:15 a.m. • DLCC 407
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • DLCC 330
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • International Coaches Reception
    5 - 6 p.m. • DLCC 411 - 412
  • 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)
  • WeCOACH Meet & Greet
    5 - 6 p.m. • DLCC 408 - 410
  • Director of Volleyball Operations Education Track
    10:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. • DLCC 406
  • Men's Team Coaches Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • DLCC 413 - 415
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 – 7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall D
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (open to committee members and by invitation only))
    11 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 323
  • Pittsburgh Dine-Around Night (see Pittsburgh Dine-Around under the Events tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurants
  • 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)
  • 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

Saturday, December 21st

  • Rise & Shine Sweatworking: Metabolic Circuit Class with Bre Johnson (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: Becoming a Leader - Commonalities Among the World's Most Effective Leaders - Ryan Hawk
    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
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    9 - 11 a.m. • DLCC 334
  • 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)
  • Boy's Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • Outside DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Girl's Talent Showcase - Wave 3
    4 - 5:30 p.m. • DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)
  • Closing Session: Unleashing Your Inner Champion - Hernando Planells
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • DLCC 319 - 321
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Huddle (participants must sign-up in advance)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • DLCC 330
  • Complimentary bus transportation to/from Red Ring Bar & Grille for Champions Party (see Shuttle Schedule under the Events tab for more information)
    5:30 - 7 p.m. • AVCA Convention Hotels
  • Boy's Talent Showcase
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • DLCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Champions Party
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • Red Ring Bar & Grille (located one block from PPG Paints Arena)
  • USA Volleyball Sitting Commission Meeting
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • DLCC 328
  • Complimentary bus transportation to/from PPG Paints Arena (see Shuttle Schedule under the Events tab for more information)
    7 - 11 p.m. • AVCA Convention Hotels
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - DLCC Exhibit Hall BC
  • NCAA Championship Match
    8 p.m. • PPG Paints Arena
  • 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)

Sunday, December 22nd

  • No scheduled activities

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