Learning Labs & Mentoring Huddles

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.

Match Point Mentoring Huddles

Huddle up! Match Point Mentoring Huddles provide the opportunity for veteran coaches and less experienced coaches to meet in small groups and share ideas for personal and professional growth. Each one-hour Huddle will offer mentees the chance to visit with three different veteran coaches for 20-minutes each to gain insight and learn about the sport from multiple perspectives.

Sign-ups for Learning Labs & Mentoring Huddles will be on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on November 10th. Those registered for the virtual convention by the early-bird deadline of November 5th 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 & Mentoring Huddle.

Virtual convention attendees may participate in any of the Learning Labs included on the virtual convention schedule. No sign-up is required for these sessions.    Coaches must sign-up in advance (virtual attendees excluded) in order to keep the Learning Labs and Mentoring Huddles to a limited capacity and maintain the small group format. Please contact Allison Ivetic at allison.ivetic@avca.org for more information.

The sign-up link for Learnings Labs and Mentoring Huddles will be posted here in early December if session openings remain after the link is sent out to those registered by November 5.  

Please see the schedule below for Learning Lab & Mentoring Huddle sessions during the convention:

 

Thursday, Dec. 16

• Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Jamie Morrison (USAV U18 & Imparo Sports)
11 a.m. – Noon

• Mentoring Huddle: Speakers TBD
11 a.m. – Noon

• Learning Lab: What I Learned about Serving in the Olympics and How We’re Translating that to the College Gym – Jeff Liu (USAV Women)
3 – 4 p.m.

• Mentoring Huddle: Speakers TBD
3 – 4 p.m.

• Learning Lab: An Analysis of Advanced Offensive and Defensive Systems and Skill Development – Jim Stone  (Jim Stone Consulting & former head women’s coach – Ohio St.) 
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

• Mentoring Huddle: Speakers TBD
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 17

• Learning Lab: Preparing to Prepare for Tokyo – How we Utilized Data to Inform our Training Priorities Before the Olympics – Nate Ngo (USAV Men)
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

• Mentoring Huddle: Speakers TBD
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

• Learning Lab: Good Execution – Knowledge, Skills & Sound Decisions – Jim McLaughlin (AVCA Hall of Fame & Former Washington Head Women’s Coach)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

• Mentoring Huddle: Speakers TBD
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

• Learning Lab: Topic TBD – SpeakerTBD
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 18

• Learning Lab: Beating Giants Part III – Command Performance on the Beach: How to Perform Under Pressure and Build to the Win – Steve Anderson (Beach Olympic Gold Medal Coach)
9 – 10 a.m.

• Learning Lab: Serve Receive with USAV Women’s National Team – Tama Miyashiro (USAV Women)
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

• Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Erin Virtue (USAV Women)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Virtual Convention

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Virtual Convention Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Speaker TBD
3 – 4 p.m. ET

Virtual Convention Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Speaker TBD 
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. ET

Thursday, Dec. 16

Virtual Convention Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Speaker TBD 
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ET

Virtual Convention Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Speaker TBD 
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. ET

Friday, Dec. 17

Virtual Convention Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Speaker TBD 
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. ET

Virtual Convention Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Speaker TBD 
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Saturday, Dec. 18

Virtual Convention Learning Lab: Topic TBD – Speaker TBD 
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. ET

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