Men’s/Boy’s Education Track & Programming

Men’s/Boy’s Education Track and Programming

The AVCA Virtual Convention schedule will include an education track targeted specifically for coaches of men’s and boy’s teams. Some of the top coaches in the men’s game will lead sessions on topics ranging from new drill ideas and team systems to coaching philosophy and training techniques. In addition to the educational sessions, you won’t want to miss the Men’s Coaches General Meeting on Friday afternoon to receive the most recent updates on the season and continue having conversations that help move the sport forward.

Please see the schedule below for the men’s/boys’ program during the virtual convention. Be sure to check back frequently for updates as new men’s/boy’s programming will be added to the schedule leading up to the convention. All sessions will be available during the scheduled time as well as on demand during the convention through January 14, 2021.

Thursday, Dec. 17

VolleyBro’s: Growing Your Boys Club Program Through Junior Coaching and Mini Volley (Developing Players Ages 7 – 10) – Rob Holley (Jacksonville Juniors)
11 – 11:45 a.m. ET

Let’s Have Lunch: Running a Successful Program Course-by-Course – Karl France (NYU)
12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

How to Effectively Train and Implement Proper Eye Sequencing for Blockers – Ray Lewis (Central State)
5 – 5:45 p.m. ET

Friday, Dec. 18

Developing Practice Routines to Promote Mental Strength – Shawn Olmstead (BYU), Dr. Craig Manning (The Fearless Mind) & Zach Eschenberg (BYU Men’s Volleyball Athlete)
11 – 11:45 a.m. ET

Two Gold Medalists Discuss the Evolution of Volleyball at the Highest Levels and What it Means for the Future – Doug Beal (Gold Medal Coach & Former USAV CEO), Marv Dunphy (Gold Medal & NCAA Championship Coach) & John Kessel – Moderator (Worldwide Volleyball Ambassador)
12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

• Men’s Coaches General Meeting
2 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Saturday, Dec. 19

Blocking and its Relation to Defense: Teaching Athletes to Learn to Read and React – Laurent Tillie (French Men’s National Team Coach)
11 – 11:45 a.m. ET

Running and Training the Medium System Offense – Alan Knipe (Long Beach State)
12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

Match Preparation: Getting the Most Out of the Last Practice – Mark Lebedew (Former Australian Men’s National Team Head Coach)
  2:30 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Learning Lab: Running and Training the Medium System Offense (participants must sign-up in advance) – Alan Knipe (Long Beach State)
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. ET

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