The AVCA is proud to honor on and off the court successes of our member coaches and their student-athletes through our many awards programs. While there are hundreds of thousands of volleyball players and coaches, only a handful of those can call themselves AVCA award winners. Coaches with active AVCA memberships can put forth nominations for an award where they will be evaluated by their coaching peers. The AVCA is proud to know our member coaches are developing their student-athletes to become recognizable leaders on and off the court. We are equally proud of the many steps our member coaches have taken to improve themselves in the craft.

AVCA Certificate Database and Jostens Plaques

Download your athlete and team certificates here. Order your custom plaques and frames here.

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victory club award

Victory Club

The AVCA Victory Club Awards for all AVCA member head coaches who have won 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 or 900-plus volleyball matches. The awards are presented at the AVCA Victory Club Recognition Breakfast at the AVCA Annual Convention. The awards are presented to AVCA members for victories at their current level of coaching.

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team academic award

Team Academic Award

The AVCA Team Academic Award is for any high school or college that meets the GPA requirements. It has become one of our fastest growing awards in the last decade!

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Club Awards

This is where you'll find information on nominating for Club Director and Club Coach(es) of the Year or club award recipients.

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thirty under 30 award

Thirty Under 30

This award was created to honor thirty of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches 30 years old or younger in the sport at all levels of the game. Although anyone can submit a nomination, the nominee has to be an AVCA member.

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Side Out/AVCA Dig Pink award

Side Out/AVCA Dig Pink® Award

The Side-Out/AVCA National Dig Pink® Award is given to three ambassadors of all ages as chosen by the ambassador program review board. They look at their contributions and commitment to the sport of volleyball and their community with the announcement being made at the AVCA Convention in December.

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Sports Imports/AVCA Courage award

Sports Imports/AVCA Courage Award

Sports Imports and the AVCA honor the organization or individual who go above and beyond to improve the lives of others through volleyball.

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Grant Burger Media award

Grant Burger Media

The AVCA Grant Burger Media Award is an honor intended to recognize members of the media who have been involved in the advancement of the sport of volleyball through consistent coverage in all mediums. It is named in honor of Grant Burger, former Director of Sports Information and Associate Director of the AVCA (1988-92), whose hard work, innovative mind, knowledge and enthusiasm took the areas of media relations and publications at the AVCA to a higher level and increased awareness of the sport of volleyball nationwide.

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Top Flight Awards

The AVCA recognizes excellence at all flights in the beach volleyball game - click here to see our inaugural class of "Top Flight" award winners. To be recognized as an AVCA Top Flight, pairs must compete together and at a specific flight (1-5) in at least 15 matches and post a 75% winning percentage. 

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