October 21, 2010


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Division II Head Coaches Committee Conference Call Minutes

October 21, 2010 * 2:00 p.m. EST*

Roll Call:

Cody Hein, Chico State
Bren Stevens, Charleston
Randi Smart, Cal State L.A.
Megan Hrbek, Caldwell
Linda Bell, Elizabeth City State
Heather Vahjen, Erskine
Bo Pagliasotti, Southwestern Oklahoma
Robin Salters, New Haven
Katie O'Brien, Montevallo
Zach Shaver, Indiana University (Pa.)
Jamie Skadeland, Colorado School of Mines
Lynze Roos, Lynn
Ashley Buckley, Augustana
Kris Naber, Grand Canyon
Selina Bynum-Kohn, Paine
Michael Robinson, Tusculum

Jessica Rinehart, Northwest Missouri State
Stephanie Radecki, North Alabama
Deanne Scanlon, Grand Valley State
Sean Donahue, St. Edward's
Carlos Chia, Northern Kentucky
Phil Shoemaker, Alaska-Fairbanks
Alex Koszalka, Dowling

Meeting Called to Order: 2:00 p.m. EST


I. Welcome (Cody)
Cody began the call by welcoming everyone and thanking them for their time.

II. AVCA Update (Leah)
Leah gave a brief update on things going on at the AVCA. This included:

  • Online registration for the 2010 AVCA Convention in Kansas City, Mo. is open. The early-bird deadline to register for the convention is November 5. The Full Convention package for members is $345. After this, the price will increase to $445. The member price to attend the Full Convention plus the Pre Convention Seminar is $445. If you are looking to cut costs, be sure to check out the Travel Discounts that are available to you. There is also a place on the Convention web site to search for a roommate, should you wish to do so. The 2010 Convention will be from 15-19 at the Kansas City Convention Center. Check the AVCA web site next week for more details on hotels, accommodations, pricing and educational and social opportunities.
  • The AVCA will be continuing its AVCA Educational Timeouts webinar series with Colorado State head coach Tom Hibert's webinar, "Playing Your Best at the End of the Season," on October 26. In addition, it was recently announced that Nebraska head coach John Cook will be presenting, "Talking to the Media About Volleyball: How to Help Them Help Us" on November 10.Member pricing is $9.99 for each webinar and $19.99 for non-members. Contact Kali Andress at kali.andress@avca.org or 859-425-5075 with any questions. Instructions to participate in the webinars can be found below the webinar schedule on the AVCA Web Site.
  • There are still openings for five on-court demonstrators for this year's convention. Demonstrators will receive ½ off their convention registration in exchange for participation. If you are interested in being a demonstrator, contract Kali Andress (Kali.Andress@avca.org) and she will email you an application.
  • Online nominations for Division II postseason awards will open November 15. If you have a question on your membership, please contact AVCA Member Services.
  • The Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week is back again in 2010. If your team makes an outstanding play during a match that is caught on video tape, be sure to submit it to the AVCA for consideration! Each week's winners will go head-to-head at the end of the season to decide the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Year, which will be announced at the AVCA Convention.
  • Be sure and take a few minutes and donate to the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Fund! You can easily access the donation page by visiting the Student Membership Headquarters (AVCA Website - Membership - Student Membership) and click on the purple donate button and choose the amount you want to donate. You can change the quantity on the amount you select to donate more! We need your help raising funds for this up-and-coming program which strives to advance and educate the future of our sport. Eight were selected to attend the Convention in Kansas City as 2010 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship recipients and will be announced via press release on October 21. If you have any questions about the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Fund, please contact Amanda Brungs at amanda.brungs@avca.org.

III. Chair Reports (Cody)
1. Clarification on strength trainer in the summertime proposal
Cody asked Bren and Bo to clarify the exacts of the proposal to allow a strength trainer to be present with athletes who are on campus over the summer.
Bren: the proposal cam from the Lonestar Conference and is Legislative Proposal #4
* The Competitive Safeguards Committee came up with three caveats to suggest adding to the proposal:
          If the member's institution had a sports medicine person on staff, they could override the strength coach.
          The strength personnel would be certified in First Aid, CPR, AED, etc.
          The strength personnel would be nationally certified.
* The Competitive Safeguards Committee is NOT supporting the proposal at this point because the Lonestar Conference would not include the three caveats.
* The proposal will be up for the membership to either vote up or down, as it is written now
* The presidents will probably agree with the Competitive Safeguards Committee.
Bo: Doesn't know why the Lonestar Conference would not include the caveats.
*The proposal was brought to the conference because kids are staying on campus anyways in the summer, but coaches couldn't be in the weight room. Wouldn't it be better if someone who knows their team and strength workouts was allowed in the weight room with them?

2. Other agenda items
*Bren reported on an inquiry she had made with the NCAA in regards to the Injury Surveillance Data. She asked if they had data available yet from the Injury Surveillance System about preseason injuries? She wonders if this data will give any insight as whether losing a week of preseason increased or decreased injuries. She was told that the data has not been complied yet, and the data would be made available to her as soon as it is ready.

IV. Next Meeting

The next HCC call will be November 10 at 2 p.m. EST.



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