AVCA members have access to a variety of coaching educational resources covering topics that include volleyball drills, marketing and promotions, offensive and defensive systems, coaching strategies and conditioning though the award-winning technical journal Coaching Volleyball magazine and other electronic newsletters. In addition, educational resources in the forms of books and videos are available in the AVCA Product Store at a discounted member rate.
AVCA Annual Convention and Spring Conference are packed full of educational seminars. Below are some member favorites from different AVCA events:
- Designing and Adapting Drills to Work on Specific Problems (Handout)
2010 AVCA Spring Conference - Bruce Honberger, Granite Bay High School
- Mental Practice and Attention Training (Handout - Audio)
2010 AVCA Annual Convention - Iradge Ahrabi-Fard, University of Northern Iowa
- Finding Your Voice: Meshing Their 21st Century Style with Your 20th Century Upbringing (Handout - Audio)
2010 AVCA Annual Convention - Beth Launiere, University of Utah
- My Favorite Drills: Warm-up and Ball Handling (Handout)
2009 AVCA Spring Conference - Tracy McWilliams-Smith, Assistant Coach, Texas State University
- Nutrition for High School and Club Volleyball Players (Handout - Audio)
2008 AVCA Annual Convention - Shelley Bradford, Navarre High School (Gulf Breeze, Fla.)
- The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches: How to Unlock and Unleash Your Team's Full Potential (Handout - Audio)
2007 AVCA Spring Conference - Greg Dale, Duke University
One of the highest rated benefits of AVCA membership is access to our Coaching Educational Resources including Educational Articles. Articles range from attacking to marketing, nutrition to volleyball statistics! Simply locate the topic you are looking for and view the related articles. A preview of this member-only section of the AVCA Website can be found below:
Conditioning & Fitness
The AVCA has recently launched its newest form of online education, the AVCA Educational Timeouts: Fall Webinar Series. This 5-part series begins on August 17 with Becky Schmidt of Hope College about "Packing the Gym for a Big Event". AVCA members receive special pricing on the webinars and it's certainly something you do not want to miss out on! For more information the Fall Webinar Series, click here!
AVCA members benefit greatly from drills section of the AVCA Website! You can find a compilation of drills submitted by member coaches, categorized by topic and include drill name and suggested skill level. Below are just a few available topics found in the online archive:
CommunicationReading the "D" (any skill level)
Two Setter Basket Drill (Intermediate)
Volleyball ACE PowerTips
In a recent AVCA member survey, 97% of the membership rated this bi-weekly drills bulletin as their favorite member benefit! Volleyball ACE PowerTips features stories on different game aspects and several drills helping them diversify their practice sessions and game playbooks. For an example of this newsletter, click here!
The NFHS Certification program "The Fundamentals of Coaching Volleyball" is endorsed by the AVCA and developed in partnership with USA Volleyball. It is an essential part of every coach's development and sets the bar high so that you can learn and in turn teach at the highest level.
Please visit the NFHS Website for more information.