Coaching Education

2010 AVCA Spring Conference2010 AVCA Spring Conference: 21st Century Coaching Skills

The AVCA Spring Conference, now in its third year, is scheduled for May 6-8 on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and is held in conjunction with the 2010 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship.  John Dunning, the decoraed women's head volleyball coach at Stanford, headlines the impressive list of presenters, along with U.S. Men's National Team head coach Alan Knipe, and Sue Woodstra, whose Olympic medalist performances span three decades.  To get more information and register for the 2010 AVCA Spring Conference, click here.



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AVCA Education/Resources

AVCA members have access to a variety of coaching educational resources covering topics that include volleyball drills, marketing and promotions, offensive and defensive systems, coaching strategies and conditioning through the award-winning technical journal Coaching Volleyball magazine and electronic newsletters At the Net, Volleyball ACE Power Tips, and VolleyBiz .  In addition, educational resources in the forms of books and videos are available in the AVCA Product Store at a discounted member rate.  Click here for more information.





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The Fundamentals of Coaching Volleyball course was developed in partnership with USA Volleyball (USAV).  The course is endorsed by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).  It provides a unique student-centered curriculum on essential volleyball coaching techniques and methods for interscholastic teacher/coaches.  Olympian Kevin Barnett and Dietre Collins-Parker host the online course and present the material to the coach.  Skills videos and printable materials are readily available to the coach the Resources section of the course.

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The American Volleyball Coaches Association is a proud supporter of the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (USAV-CAP).  This program provides an opportunity for professional preparation and advancement for the volleyball coach at any level.  Different examples of the content include Coaching Principles/Foundations, Motor Skill Learning Theory and more.  Led by the USA Volleyball Regional Volleyball Associations, this program allows fro in-class and on-court training. 

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