Daily Convention Schedule

updated December 6, 2012


Seminars At A Glance

updated December 6, 2012 


Whether you coach at the college, high school or club level the AVCA Convention offers educational sessions that are sure to make you a better coach and leader. The schedule includes 80 on-court, classroom and sand sessions with topics ranging from coaching philosophy and in-match strategy to injury prevention exercises and new drill ideas.

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Seminar highlights include presentations led by Kevin Hambly, Nina Matthies, Teri Clemens, Mike Hebert, Bill Ferguson, Terry Pettit and many more. Again this year all sessions will be labeled as beginner, intermediate or advanced to help you better target the presentations of interest to you.


In addition, you won't want to miss this year's pre-convention seminar. Former Olympic coach Bill Neville, Front Range Volleyball Club Head Coach Jim Miret and several other top coaches will team up to lead the presentation, "Developing a Great Setter - Drills and Techniques from Youth to the College Level." In this special in-depth session, our group of presenters will dissect the art of developing and coaching a great setter. This facilitated program will break down the areas critical to setter success including technique, strategy, tactics, leadership and team management. The format of this six hour session will be a mix of classroom learning with on-court training and drills. This seminar is targeted to coaches at all levels, as having an understanding of the entire setting journey is crucial for coaches to move their setter from one stage to the next. 


Also, back on the schedule again this year is a Super Session on Friday morning from 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. titled, "Why We Win - Elite Volleyball Coaches Offer their Strategies for Success." Is it just talent? Is it program culture? Is it preparation or training methods or bench coaching?  Mick Haley, Christy Johnson-Lynch and several other top coaches will participate in a panel moderated by Kelly Sheffield on the essence of success.  


Is Louisville the first time you have attended an AVCA Convention? If so, make sure to attend the session "AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know."Get the scoop on the must attend events and receive tips on how to make the most of your convention experience. The first-timers presentation will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12 followed by a reception beginning at 5:45 p.m. specifically for first-time attendees.    


Please see the seminar schedule for details on specific speakers and topics. This schedule will be updated frequently as the convention approaches so check back often for the most recent information.

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