Learning Labs

Learning Labs

Learning Labs are small group education sessions led by some of the top coaches in volleyball that allow participants to ask directed questions and dig deeper into a specific topic. Learning Labs are designed to be informal discussions between the topic expert and attendees to share insights, find solutions to problems, and talk shop.

Sign-ups for Learning Labs will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those registered for the convention by the November 3rd deadline will receive an e-mail with a sign-up link for these sessions.  Please note AVCA can take a maximum of (30) coaches per Learning Lab.

Coaches must sign-up in advance in order to keep the Learning Labs to a limited capacity and maintain the small group format. Please contact Allison Ivetic for more information.

The sign-up link for Learnings Labs will be posted here in early December if session openings remain after the link is sent out to those registered by November 3.

UPDATE 12/11: Small group signups are now open to all convention registrants. Click here to signup!

Please see the schedule below for Learning Labs during the convention:

Thursday, Dec. 15

• Court Learning Lab: Setting – Ed Tolentino, Xavier
11 a.m. – noon

• Classroom Learning Lab: Defense – Jen Flynn Oldenburg, Ohio State
11 a.m. – noon

• Court Learning Lab: Developing Your Range – Cathy George, Grand Rapids RISE
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

• Classroom Learning Lab: Defensive Strategies in Beach Volleyball – Martin Plessl, Austria Beach
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

• Court Learning Lab: Outside Attacking – Footwork, Arm Swing, Shot Selection & More – John Klanac, Rice
4 – 5 p.m.

• Classroom Learning Lab: Setting – Chuck Waddington, Angelo State
4 – 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 16

• Classroom Learning Lab: Coaching World Class Team Dynamics & Culture – Donald Suxho, IMG Academy
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

• Classroom Learning Lab: In-Season Training, Evaluation, & Implementation – Shannon Wells, Virginia
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

• Classroom Learning Lab: Staff Development – Leah Johnson, Michigan State
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17

• Classroom Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Presenter TBD
9 – 10 a.m.

• Coaching, Process & Culture: How to go from 0 – 200 Beach Athletes in 3 Years – Marty Suan, Spiker Beach Volleyball Club (presented by JVA)
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

• Classroom Learning Lab: Training Offense – JJ Van Niel, Arizona State
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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