Every December the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Convention takes place through the week leading up to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Final Four. As a former NCAA Division I volleyball student-athlete, this was an exciting event to attend!
The convention takes place over four days and two of those days, Thursday and Saturday, are capped off with the semi-final matches and/or the finals. This adds another level of excitement and intrigue for coaches and aspiring volleyball coaches to attend. There are over 40 different presentations, coaching sessions, and learning opportunities each day! Some of these opportunities include, but are not limited to, coaches clinics, statistical analysis and reviews, women in coaching panels, Q&A panels with National team coaches and players, beach and indoor training techniques.
Another aspect of the convention is the opportunity to wall around a hall with booths of about 100 different sport, athlete, administrative, and volleyball-focused organizations to better support your staff, players, and programs. Some organizations booths I was able to visit and connect with were Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Athletes In Action (AIA), it was great to connect with the other believers there who share a heart for the student-athletes and coaches.
On top of all these things, it was an incredible networking opportunity. I was able to meet new coaches and well as see former coaches and past teammates, some of whom I hadn’t seen in over 10 years. I look forward to attending this event in the future with some of our USG members!
Uncommon Sports Group sponsors many such events for our members every year. If you have questions about becoming a member of USG, please contact us.
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