AVCA has another Stand-Out Spring Conference

5/11/2012

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AVCA has another Stand-Out Spring Conference  

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2012) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association completed another successful Spring Conference last weekend, the association announced today.  Over 175 coaches and exhibitors descended upon the Radisson Hotel on the campus of the University of Southern California for the AVCA's fifth-annual spring event on May 3-5.

 

"There is no better experience for a volleyball coach than to spend a couple of days talking about, analyzing and watching the sport at the highest levels.  That is the Spring Conference," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer.   "You walk away energized and excited that you are a volleyball coach!  It's a great feeling!"  


New to the Spring Conference in 2012 was a "Why We Win" super session involving the game's elite men's coaches.  UCLA's Al Scates, Pepperdine's Marv Dunphy, Penn State's Mark Pavlik and Illinois' Kevin Hambly  formed a panel to discuss strengths, weaknesses and what makes their programs successful.  
 

The two coaches that represented the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Championship Match, Kevin Hambly of Illinois and Mike Sealy of UCLA, were also on hand speaking with their peers.  Hambly talked about teaching international systems to domestic athletes while the national champion head coach discussed match preparation and execution.

Other presentations by elite collegiate coaches Anne Kordes, Brian Gimmillaro, David Rehr and former Minnesota Gopher's Head Coach Mike Hebert, highlighted three days of educational sessions.  Another extremely popular session at the Conference was volleyball legend Karch Kiraly's lesson on teaching players to read. 

 

In five years, the AVCA Spring Conference has grown from 35 attendees to over 175.  Make sure to join us next year for another fabulous Spring Conference!

 

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