Last Updated December 5, 2011
Last Updated November 22, 2011
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 nearly 70 on-court, classroom and sand sessions with topics ranging from coaching philosophy and in-match strategy to injury prevention exercises and new drill ideas.
Seminar highlights include presentations led by Brian Gimmillaro, Al Scates, Cecile Reynaud, Bill Neville, Teri Clemens, Anne Kordes, recruiting expert Dan Tudor and sports psychologist Greg Dale. Also, 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 University of Minnesota Head Women's Coach Mike Hebert will team up with Wingate University Head Women's Coach Shelton Collier to lead the presentation, "A Coaches' Blueprint for Getting Your Team Good and Staying Good." In this special in-depth session, the speakers will outline the tipping points for program development. First you need a breakout season or two, and then you must figure out how to stay in the hunt year in and year out. Learn from these veteran program-builders how to attain early success and then how to sustain it.
Also, new to the schedule this year is a Super Session on Friday morning from 8:45 - 10:15 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? John Dunning, John Cook, Jim McLaughlin, Mary Wise and Jerritt Elliott will participate in a panel moderated by Kelly Sheffield on the essence of success.
Back on the schedule again this year is "AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know." If San Antonio is your first AVCA Convention this is the session for you! 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 14 followed by a reception beginning at 5:30 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.