2023 AVCA Convention Application to Present
The American Volleyball Coaches Association would like to invite members and industry professionals to submit a proposal to be considered as a speaker for on-court, beach and classroom presentations at the 2023 AVCA Annual Convention. The convention will be held December 13-16, 2023 in Tampa, FL.

All proposals and suggestions will be considered for inclusion on the convention education schedule. With an extensive curriculum of more than 100 educational sessions, the AVCA Annual Convention is the volleyball industry’s most comprehensive learning event of the year.

Applications will be accepted March 1 - May 1, 2023.
  • Benefits of Presenting:

    - Position yourself as an expert in the industry
    - Gain credibility and leadership stature among your peers
    - Obtain added exposure for your school or organization
    - Develop valuable professional relationships and make new contacts
    - Learn from others by sharing knowledge and experience
    - First access to sign up for small group education with elite coaches

    Presentation submissions will be evaluated on the following:

    - Content appropriate to audience needs
    - Content appropriate to convention program needs (all topics will be considered, but skill/systems sessions are of particular interest)
    - Organization of ideas
    - Relevance of topic
    - Presenter's frequency of speaking appearances at Convention
    - Presenter's ability to efficiently engage an audience
    - Presenter's expertise /credentials on the topic presented
  • Primary Presenter Information:

  • - -
  • DI DII DIII NAIA Two Year College High School/ Club International Other
  • Women's Indoor Men's Indoor Beach Non-Coach
    I coach
  • will be contacted to market convention speaking position if selected
  • Session Information:

  • Classroom On-Court Beach Court
    Presentation Format
  • Collegiate High School/Club Youth
    Target Audience of Your Presentation
  • Advanced (primarily for experienced college coaches) Intermediate Beginner (primarily for coaches just learning the game)
    Target Teaching Level of Your Presentation
  • Example Description:
    The science of coaching is critical and coaches must have a solid understanding of the technical aspects of volleyball. However, much of coaching success lies in the areas outside of x's and o's and on the court execution. It involves the art of coaching. This workshop will provide coaches the strategies they need to improve in this area of coaching. Specific topics to be addressed include strategies for establishing credibility as a coach, effective communication and motivation techniques, sound practices for handing disciplinary situations and the ability to balance accountability and empathy.

    1. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their coaching style and philosophy.
    2. Participants will define success for themselves as a coach and how that impacts their coaching.
    3. Participants will have specific strategies to make them more effective communicators, motivators and leaders.
  • I agree
    I understand that if selected I will receive no compensation for my speaking engagement at the 2023 AVCA Convention
    I understand and agree that if selected I am responsible for paying all travel and registration related expenses to the 2023 AVCA Convention
    I understand that if selected I will be required to have a current AVCA membership through 12/31/2023, submit the presentation used for my session (if applicable) and allow AVCA to conduct an audio or video recording of my session
    I understand and agree that if selected the AVCA can repurpose my presentation for the 2023 AVCA Virtual Convention