Schedule of Activities
Tuesday, December 14
|7 p.m.||AVCA Minority Coaches Workshop - Scholarship Recipient Networking Dinner||Marriott Hospitality Suite|
Wednesday, December 15
|7:30 a.m.||AVCA Minority Coaches Workshop - Scholarship Recipient Networking Breakfast||Marriott Hospitality Suite|
|9 a.m. - Noon||Pre-Convention Seminar: Training Matters - Developing and Implementing a Mental, Physical and Team Toughness Training Program to Build a Championship Level Team - Mick Haley, Dr. Mike Voight, Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray||KCCC 2503AB|
|1 - 3 p.m.||Pre-Convention Seminar: Training Matters - Developing and Implementing a Mental, Physical and Team Toughness Training Program to Build a Championship Level Team - Mick Haley, Dr. Mike Voight, Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray||KCCC 2503AB|
|3:15 - 4:15 p.m.||AVCA Minority Coaches Workshop - Pre-Convention Seminar Wrap-Up||KCCC 2504AB|
|4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Chuck Rey||KCCC 2503AB|
Thursday, December 16
|3-4 p.m.||Recruiting from the Parents Perspective: What Coaches Need to Know about the Recruiting Process Through the Eyes of a Parent (presented by the AVCA Minority Coaches Committee)||KCCC 2505AB|
Friday, December 17
|7:30 - 9 p.m.||AVCA Minority Coaches Workshop Networking Reception *Open to all previous workshop attendees||Marriott Mary Lou Williams AB|
Saturday, December 18
|9-10 a.m.||Do's and Don'ts for Connecting with and Training Your Setter (presented by the AVCA Minority Coaches Committee) - Salima Davidson Rockwell||KCCC 2502AB|
Wednesday, December 15 - Sunday, December 19
*Minority Coaches Workshop Attendees are invited to attend all educational sessions, networking events and meetings throughout convention week.
Minority Coaches Workshop Information
Per NCAA Grant requirements, eligible attendees must be minority women intent on pursuing volleyball coaching at an NCAA institution as a head or assistant coach. Workshop attendees do not need to currently hold such a position, but must aspire to enter the NCAA collegiate coaching field. In addition, participants must be a first-time attendee of the convention workshop. Previous workshop attendees are welcome to attend the networking event at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, December 17 in the Kansas City Marriott Downtown but are not eligible for the scholarship. The grant will cover the airfare and hotel expenses for ten (10) first-time workshop attendees up to $800. Registration for the workshop and convention are also covered by the grant but attendees would need to purchase match tickets if desired. Prime candidates for this program are college seniors, high school and club coaches looking for college jobs, DII, DIII, NAIA and junior college assistants willing to move to head coaching positions, and DI second assistant and graduate assistants. Minority men are a secondary target for this program.
Coaches interested in applying for a scholarship should click on the "Workshop Scholarship Application" link above. Please complete the application and return it to AVCA Headquarters by the deadline indicated. The AVCA will contact all applicants prior to the early registration discount deadline to inform you of the application status. If your application is chosen for a scholarship you will receive instructions on how to register for the convention.
Returning attendees who would like to participate in the networking reception on Friday evening should click on the "Returning Attendee Registration" link above. Participants should first register for the convention through the regular online or printed registration process. Returning attendees should then complete the printed workshop registration form and return to the AVCA by the deadline indicated. Completing this form will help the AVCA order the appropriate amount of food and beverage for the networking event.