The AVCA Coaches Mentoring Program was launched in fall 2010. This program has been developed to allow experienced coaches to share their knowledge and talents with fellow coaches in the volleyball community. The AVCA hopes to present mentees with an opportunity for career and personal growth while offering mentors an outlet through which to provide guidance.
Coaches with an active AVCA membership are eligible to participate in the program. Once the registration period has closed, the AVCA will match people according to similar areas of interest. The AVCA recommends that pairs communicate briefly once a week during the official mentor/mentee year-long relationship.
For those participants attending the 2011 AVCA Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, an AVCA Coaches Mentoring Program Reception will be held on Wednesday, December 14 to allow the mentors and mentees a chance to meet early in the Convention week. The AVCA encourages the mentee to "shadow" the mentor for a day during Convention, and/or join them for events, such as the banquets or NCAA matches.
Click here for additional information on the AVCA Coaches Mentoring Program including requirements, program guidelines, and application instructions.