Coaching Volleyball Magazine October / November 2015 - Page 12

AVCA CONVENTION DAILY HIGHLIGHTS If you’re planning on making the trek to Omaha this December, be prepared for a slate of educational opportunities that will take this iteration of the AVCA Annual Convention to the next level. From a precon seminar that packs a punch to a jam-packed schedule of seminars and on-court demonstrations, we’ve assembled quite a lineup. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the Under Armour AllAmerican Match and Skills Competition, featuring the top high school talent in the nation, and the NCAA Championship, which teams have been striving for all season. Here are a few things to keep your eye out for. Pre-Convention Seminar: Taking Your Team from Good to Great – Concepts for Training and Coaching Morning Session Analytical Breakdown of Serve and Pass Skills in Volleyball Featured Speakers: Jim Stone, Coaching Perspectives Joe Trinsey, USAV Women’s Team Technical Coordinator Wednesday, December 16, 9:00 a.m. – Noon Matéflex Court 1 – CLCC Hall C Coaches agree that serve and serve receive skills are often the determining factors in match success. Breaking down these skills for your players and helping them analyze their technique can make a significant positive impact in their performance. In this presentation Jim and Joe will use video of top international and collegiate athletes, statistics and biomechanical analysis to examine the components of how top players execute both skills. Our goal is not only to focus on skill execution, but to also investigate the why behind the skill execution. Afternoon Session Emotional Intelligence for Competitive Advantage Featured Speakers: Kevin Hambly – Head Coach, University of Illinois Sara Smith, Executive Coach, Smith Leadership Wednesday, December 16, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m. CLCC 213 – 214 You’ve probably begun to hear more and more about emotional intelligence (EI) in athletics. What you may not have heard is how to take emotional intelligence and make it a competitive advantage for your team. This interactive workshop will begin by demonstrating the power of emotions on the court. We’ll talk about how emotions occur and what makes them contagious. If you’ve ever experienced a team’s emotional meltdown in a match, you know how valuable this can be! Then we’ll move to your impact as the coach and how you can be the catalyst for an emotionally 10 | October/November 2015 | COACHING VOLLEYBALL powerful team. In this workshop you will experience how to manage emotions while learning the science behind human emotional responses. Our objective is for emotions to become an advantage for your team, not a trigger for losing focus. The workshop will be taught through stories of real athletes, activities and learning exercises. You will leave with practical skills and knowledge to use with your team. Career Development College Head Coaches Self-evaluation for Veteran College Head Coaches – Examining the State of Coaching and Where You Go from Here Featured Speaker: Linda Bruno, Bruno Sports Enterprises at Eclaro Sports Wednesday, December 16, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m CLCC Room 213 – 214 *Separate ticket required – limit of 35 college head coaches **Please note this session is open only to college head coaches with at least 5 years college head coaching experience Veteran coaches know the only constant in coaching is change. The role of a college head coach now includes much more than X’s and O’s and recruiting. Administrators expect the head coach to be the CEO of the volleyball program while also contributing to the overall success of the athletic department and university. This session will explore the current state of the coaching role including fund raising, student-athlete welfare issues, impact of social media and financial pressures. In addition, Linda will examine issues that impact your career including the effect of non-traditional AD backgrounds on coaching hires, the use of search firms and the most critical elements of contract negotiations. Attendees will leave this session with a better self-awareness of their current role and tools to use in future career planning. College Assistant Coaches The Coaching Compass – Five Things Every Assistant Should Know to Build a Successful College Coaching Career Featured Speaker: Celia Slater, True North Sports Wednesday, December 16, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m www.avca.org