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 14th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 - 7 p.m. • GCCC B130

Wednesday, December 15th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Winner Workshop
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC A113 - 115 & GCCC A123 - 125
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop Court Session
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. - 9 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop Classroom Session
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • Club Management Track Welcome Gathering (presented by JVA)
    1 - 1:30 p.m. • GCCC Hallway Outside C160 - 162
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Various Hyatt meeting rooms
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: An Analysis of Advanced Offensive and Defensive Systems and Skill Development (presented by the United States Marine Corps) - Jim Stone & Mick Haley
    1 - 4 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B & Mateflex Court 2
  • NAIA - VCA Recognition Committee Meeting
    5 - 6 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • Advanced Career Education (ACE) Seminar: Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job - Julie Herman, Geoff Carlston, & Speakers TBD
    1 - 4 p.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 - 9 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Club Director Happy Hour (presented by USSCI)
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • GCCC Hallway Outside C160 - 162
  • Club Management Education Track (presented by JVA) - (see specific topics and speakers in Club Management Track section under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 - 4:15 p.m. • GCCC A210 - 211
  • NAIA - VCA Competition Committee Meeting
    6 - 7 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • NAIA - VCA Officers Meeting
    3:30 - 5 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association "Connect at the Convention" Coaches Social
    6 - 7 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware AB
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • Opening Session: Olympic Review - Trends from Tokyo that are Changing the Game - presented by USA Volleyball (open to attendees with a Pre-Con/Full, ACE/Full, or Full registration package) - Karch Kiraly, John Speraw & Members of the USAV National Team Staffs
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A220 - 221
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    6:30 - 8 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A222 - 223
  • NAIA Social Event (open to NAIA coaches only)
    7:15 - 9 p.m. • TBD
  • Two-Year College Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A226
  • Opening Session Happy Hour (presented by Fundraising U)
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A224 - 225
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Hyatt Delaware CD
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting - By Invitation Only
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • GCCC A214 - 215
  • AVCA Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
    8 - 10:30 p.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom - 3rd Floor

Thursday, December 16th

  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 - 10 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • JVA Board Meeting (JVA Board Members & By Invitation Only)
    10:30 - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Breakfast - Grab breakfast and meet up with your mentor/mentee at your leisure
    8:15 - 915 a.m. • Tables available around GCCC Discovery Cafe or outside GCCC Union Station Ballroom
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. - Noon • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Grab & Go Breakfast - Pick-up individually wrapped breakfast items before heading off to your general meeting
    8:15 - 9:30 a.m. • GCCC Outside Union Station Ballroom & Outside C170 - 172
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • Collegiate Men's Beach Volleyball Meeting
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • GCCC A113 - 115
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see Career Center counseling times under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Career Center - Exhibit Hall B
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • The AVCA Honors presented by Jostens & AVCA 40th Anniversary Celebration - Featuring Coach of the Year Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees, and a celebration of AVCA's 40 years of service to volleyball coaches
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m. • GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation (presented by Sports Attack)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • GCCC A110 - 112
  • NAIA Women's Beach Volleyball Coaches Association Meeting
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • GCCC A214 - 215
  • First Point Volleyball Foundation Board Meeting
    9 a.m. - Noon • GCCC A210 - 211
  • AVP Planning Meeting
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • GCCC A222 - 223
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC 160 - 162
  • Diversity Development Team Meeting
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC A224 - 225
  • NAIA - VCA Coaches General Meeting
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by NCSA)
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom A
  • JVA Annual Gathering (open to all club directors/coaches and high school coaches) Keynote: Becoming a Learning Leader - Ryan Hawk (The Learning Leader Show)
    3 - 4 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom A
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9:15 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • Raise to Rise: Individual Program Fundraising Consulting - Schedule an individual 30-minute counseling session with a member of the Coach Raise staff
    3 - 5 p.m. • GCCC B143
  • Roundtable Discussion - NCAA Beach Issues
    9:45 - 10:45 a.m. • GCCC A113 - 115
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party (presented by SportsEngine/NBC Sports Next) - Light individually packaged snacks and drinks will be available
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    7 p.m. ET • Nationwide Arena
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    9:30 p.m. ET • Nationwide Arena
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B

Friday, December 17th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • Hyatt Delaware CD
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Registration
    7:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Men's Coaches General Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • Grab & Go Breakfast - Pick-up individually wrapped breakfast items and make your way to the Super Session
    8:15 - 8:45 a.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer - 3rd Floor
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC A210 - 211
  • AVCA Super Session & Victory Club Recognition (presented by the United States Marine Corps): Why We Win - Dain Blanton, Dani Busboom Kelly, Keegan Cook, Dan Friend & Marie Zidek (Moderator) & Teammateship Analytics: Measuring What We Value - Sue Enquist, Kim Hall & Kathy DeBoer (Moderator)
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom - 3rd Floor
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC A214 - 215
  • International Trends in Coaching, Training & Governance - Doug Beal (Moderator) & Speakers TBD
    8:45 - 10:15 a.m. • GCCC A120 - 123
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC A220 - 221
  • JVA Beach Awards Committee Meeting (committee members and by invitation only)
    9 - 10 a.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    9 - 10:15 a.m. • GCCC C160 - 162
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall B
  • Regiception - Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    10 - 11 a.m. • GCCC A212 - 213
  • Raise to Rise: Individual Program Fundraising Consulting - Schedule an individual 30-minute counseling session with a member of the Coach Raise staff
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • GCCC B143
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Men's Team Coaches Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • GCCC A110 - 112
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Caucus
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA High School & Club Awards Celebration (presented by Caribbean Volleyball Championship) - Join the AVCA as we recognize the best in our sport as we honor AVCA Club Award winners, RAPP Club Award winners, and High School Region Coach of the Year winners
    5:15 - 6 p.m. • AVCA Theater - GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA 40th Anniversary Party - Celebrate AVCA's 40th Anniversary as we share funny stories, play a game of Who Wants to be a Millionaire AVCA Edition, and finish with a toast as we look forward to the next 40 years
    6:15 - 7 p.m. • AVCA Theater - GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet - presented by NVA
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (committee members and by invitation only)
    11 a.m. - Noon • GCCC A212 - 213
  • Columbus Dine-Around (See the Columbus Dine-Around section under the Events tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Various downtown Columbus restaurants
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Business Meeting
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom C
  • Meet Up & Eat Up (See the Meet Up & Eat Up section under the Education tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Various downtown Columbus 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. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • USA Deaf National Women Volleyball Training Session #1
    8:30 - 10 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    12:30 - 7 p.m. • Career Center - Exhibit Hall B

Saturday, December 18th

  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 1 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • Boys' Talent Showcase
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall B
  • Grab & Go Breakfast - Start your day by picking-up individually wrapped breakfast items and then make your way to your favorite education session
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • 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. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • Exhibitor Move Out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • Outside GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in Career Center)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • GCCC B140 & B141
  • Coaches 4 Coaches Wrap Up Session
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. • GCCC Union Station Ballroom B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase
    1 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • Coaches 4 Coaches DISC Debrief
    9 - 10 a.m. • GCCC C170 - 172
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2 - 3 p.m. • Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    9 - 11 a.m. • GCCC A110 - 112
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. • Various GCCC Meeting Rooms
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    9 a.m. - Noon • Career Center - Exhibit Hall B
  • Closing Session: The Art of Coaching - Strategies for Developing More Confident and Coachable Athletes - Greg Dale (Duke)
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B
  • Boys' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • Outside GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • AVCA Champions Party - separate ticket required
    5:30 - 7 p.m. • Whistle & Keg (located outside front entrance to Nationwide Arena)
  • USA Deaf National Women Volleyball Training Session #2
    10 a.m. - Noon • GCCC Exhibit Hall A
  • NCAA Championship Match
    7:30 p.m. ET • Nationwide Arena
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B & Various GCCC Meeting Rooms

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