Don't Miss These Events During the 2019 AVCA Convention

Keynote speaker Ryan Hawk to headline JVA Annual Meeting


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We are anticipating this year to be one of the best AVCA Convention's yet. "Why" you ask? Here's a look at the on court and classroom sessions for indoor and beach, along with details on the keynote speaker headlining the JVA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

2019 AVCA Convention: Pittsburgh December 18-21, 2019.

Saturday 12/15. 12:45 – 2:45
JVA Annual Meeting (open to all club directors and coaches and high school coaches) 
Classroom: DLCC 407:  Keynote Presentation: "Becoming a Leader: Commonalities Among the World’s Most Effective Leaders"
Keynote Speaker: Ryan Hawk (The Learning Leader Show).

Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of an internationally known podcast, The Learning Leader Show, which Forbes called “the most dynamic leadership podcast around” and Inc. Magazine recognized as “one of the 5 podcasts to help you lead smarter.” The show has millions of listeners in 156 countries worldwide.  He is the author of the upcoming book, Welcome To Management (published by McGraw-Hill, January 2020).

Ryan runs the leadership advisory practice at Brixey & Meyer. A regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies, he has worked with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA. His focus is on inspiring excellence, developing leaders, and striving for continuous improvement. Through his workshops, keynotes, and online courses, Ryan has taught leaders from all over the world how to make a positive impact on the lives of the people they lead, starting with themselves.

Ryan is a 2019 winner of Dayton Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. His business experience includes being an award-winning sales professional, sales manager, and vice president of a national sales team in a multibillion-dollar multinational company. Prior to his corporate career, Ryan played quarterback collegiately at Ohio University, and professionally in the Arena Football League.

Click HERE to RSVP if you are planning to attend.

Beach Nation, alongside the JVA is presenting all beach court and most beach classroom sessions, presented by some of the brightest coaching minds in beach volleyball. The sessions will include topics ranging from player development and training methods to new drill ideas and team systems.

Here is a list of all Indoor and Beach Sessions that junior volleyball coaches don't want to miss!

Thursday 12/19 11 a.m. – Noon
Beach Court: "A Primer on Beach Volleyball: Blocking, Digging, Setting and Hitting"
Presenters: Todd Rogers (Cal Poly & Olympic Gold Medalist) & Phil Dalhausser (Olympic Gold Medalist & Dalhausser Volleyball)

Thursday 12/19 3:00-4:00 pm
Beach Court: "Offensive Strategies: What to Do When & How"
Presenters: Kristen Rohr (Grand Canyon) & Joe Rich (Grand Canyon)

Thursday 12/19 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Beach Court: "How to Play Defense: Strategies and Systems"
Presenters: Dain Blanton (USC), Jeff Conover (AVP) & Matt Heath (Florida Region)

Friday 12/20 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Court 2: "Platform Technique Training for Club Level Athletes"
Presenters: Anne Kordes (KIVA), Courtney Robison (KIVA) & Melissa Starck-Bean (KIVA)

Friday 12/20 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Beach Court: "Set for Success"
Presenter: Beth Van Fleet (Georgia State)

Friday 12/20 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Beach Court - "Warm Up Games: Setting the Tone for Practice, Fun Yet Focused"
Presenters: Kristen Rohr (Grand Canyon) & Joe Rich (Grand Canyon)

Friday 12/20 2:30-3:30pm
Classroom DLCC 319-321- "Bridging the Recruiting Gap: Addressing the Opportunities, Expectations and Recruiting Rules from the Club and College Perspective". This session is presented by experienced club coaches, club recruiting coordinators and collegiate coaches who will discuss the volleyball recruiting timeline and realistic expectations for athletes to compete at the college level.
Presenters: Anders Nelson (Kentucky), Brianna Jones (Emory), Melissa Starck-Bean (KIVA) & Glenna Bianchin (Carolina Union Volleyball Club)

Saturday 12/21. 9:00 – 10:00 am
Classroom DLCC 315-316: "Maximizing Court Space- How to Effectively Train Multiple Teams on One Court". This panel session will share ideas, concepts and examples of how coaches can train multiple teams on one court, while keeping the number of ball touches, practice efficiency, and quality of training at a high level.
Presenters: Travis Fuller (The Academy Volleyball Club), Brennan Dean (WAVE Volleyball Club), Meredith Rice (Academy Volleyball Cleveland) & Briana Schunzel – Moderator (JVA)

Saturday 12/21. 9:00 – 10:00 am
Beach Court: "Building a Solid Foundation: How to Teach Littles"
Presenter: Patty Dodd (MBSand & Beach Nation)

Saturday 12/21 10:15-11:15am
Court 1: "Identifying Common Technical and Tactical Errors and How to Correct Them"
Presenter: Lloy Ball (Team Pineapple VBC)

Saturday 12/21 10:15-11:15am
Beach Court: "To Pull or Not to Pull, That is the Question"
Presenters: Beth Van Fleet (Georgia State) & Patty Dodd (Beach Nation & MBSand)

Stop by the JVA booth to say hi and win some prizes! We will be at booth #1212 near Court 1.

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