April 6, 2011


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AVCA/NAIA Head Coaches Committee Minutes

Wednesday, April 6 2011
1:00 p.m. EDT

Meeting Agenda


I. Welcome - Katy Meyer, HCC Chair (meyerka@erau.edu)


II. AVCA Updates - Leah Brock, Director of External Operations (Leah.Brock@avca.org)

A.   Registration is now open for the 2011 AVCA Spring Conference. This year's event will be in Anaheim, California from May12-14 and will feature learning opportunities from the U.S. National Teams staffs and players. Visit the Spring Conference website for more the complete schedule. Deadline to register at the early bird rate is April 8th. www.avca.org/springconference2011


B.   NCSA/AVCA Spring Girls' Talent Showcase - Be sure to join us in Louisville, KY on April 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center for this year's talent showcase. Coaches can pre-register for free through April 14. Over 100 student-athletes have already signed up to attend! www.avca.org/events/talent-showcases


C.  AVCA Hall of Fame - Nominations will open on Friday, March 18 through Friday, May 13. Nomination information will be available on the Hall of Fame page on the website: http://www.avca.org/awards/avca-hall-of-fame/


D.  Nominations for the 2011 Grant Burger Media Award will be accepted starting Wednesday, April 6 through Monday, May 2. Nomination forms will be found on the AVCA Website here: http://avca.org/awards/grant-burger-media-award/.  Be sure and nominate a deserving member of the media who goes above and beyond to promote the sport of volleyball!


E.   HCC BLOG: A potential solution for us if we desire to start a blog, or a place where you can facilitate some sort of online discussion, etc. The AVCA has been experimenting with something called Yammer. It's very similar to the concepts of Facebook, but the AVCA can organize us into our own separate network or community where only we, Leah and members of the HCC, can see what's going on and engage in dialogue. There are features to add a poll, as well as photos, etc, etc. If we are interested in setting something up for our group, we just need to let Leah know. Leah says "it is very simple to use."


III. NAIA Update - Jamie Adams, Manager of Championship Sports (JAdams@naia.org)

A. No report - Jamie not on call.


IV. Guest Presentation and Open Forum Discussion (NEW) - "RECRUITING OUT-OF-STATE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS" by Dan Tudor

Dan was stuck on an airplane and could not make it onto the call.


V. Committee Updates:

A. Recognition Committee - Stew McDole

B. Competition Committee - Mike Gibson

C. Membership - Christy Clawson http://www.avca.org/membership/

D. Sand Volleyball - Christy Clawson


VI. Other Constituency Updates:

A. Men's Programs - John Yehling

B. Assistant Coaches - Matt Buttermore

C. Conferences - Any Committee Members


VII. NAIA Eligibility Center Web-Site (www.playnaia.org) - Katy Meyer and Jamie Adams

John Leavens (3/31/2011) said in his email - We wanted to remind you of a few things to keep in mind so those top-notch recruits you've been talking to will get the chance to PlayNAIA as a member of your team:


A. Make sure you have access to PlayNAIA Manager so you can build your Short List. Attached to this email are updated instructions for athletic directors on how to grant access.


B. Log in to PlayNAIA Manager and create a security question for your account by clicking on "Return to my Profile." This will ensure your continued access in case you ever need to retrieve your password.


C. Build your Short List. Remember, your Short List should contain your most serious recruits so that the NAIA Eligibility Center staff know which students to give priority when making determinations. As always, if you have questions, we're here to provide you with answers! Call us at 816-595-8300 or email us at ECinfo@naia.org and we'll be back in touch!


VIII. Recurring Business - Katy Meyer

A. Educational Additions - please share your ideas for topics of discussion in an open forum format.

B. Pre-Register for the NCSA/AVCA Spring Girls' Talent Showcase (http://www.avca.org/events/talent-showcases). All coaches can pre-register through Thursday, April 14. Coaches who pre-register will receive information on all athletes who pre-register prior to the beginning of the event.

C. AVCA Spring Webinar Series - Optimizing the Off-Season Series. All available for purchase at 2011 AVCA Spring Webinar Series.

D. Initiatives (Inner City Scholarships, Recycling Program, Sponsor a Program).

E. Establishing a Promotion and Branding Committee.



Chair: Katy Meyer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ)

Present on the call: Katy Meyer (Chair, AVCA-NAIA Representative), Marissa Booker (Golden State Athletic Conference), Nathalea Stephenson (Kansas Collegiate Conference), Christy Mooberry (Appalachian Athletic Conference),  Stew McDole (Recognition Committee), Jill Rokosik (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference), Leah Brock (AVCA Representative),  Yolanda Brown (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference), Matt Buttermore (Assistant Coach Representative), Melissa Batie (The Sun Conference), Samantha Harvey (Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference).


Absent from the call:   Jamie Adams (NAIA - Volleyball Administrator), Christy Clawson (Red River Athletic Conference),  Reed Duffus (California Pacific Conference),  John Yehling (American Midwest Conference, Men's Representative - 2009), Trent Herman (Association of Independent Institutions), Anna Monsen Howle (Sooner Athletic Conference), Mike Gibson (Competition Committee), Mark Perisi (American Mideast Conference), Kim Norman (Frontier Conference), Andria Harshman (Mid-Central College Conference), TBA (Cascade Collegiate Conference), Rick Pruett (Great Plains Athletic Conference), Kathy Allen (Heart of America Athletic Conference), TBA (Kentucky Intercollegiate Conference), Tori Bartels (Southern States Athletic Conference), Kirsta Solberg (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference), Kristy Kamer (Mid South Conference), Jennifer Weitzel (Dakota Athletic Conference),  Ryan DeLong (Midwest Collegiate Conference), Todd Humphry (TranSouth Athletic Conference)


Next AVCA-NAIA Head Coaches Committee call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 am CDT

*This will be our final meeting of the Spring and will follow the AVCA Spring Convention and associated Board Meetings.

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