BCAP I Hybrid, CAP I, II at AVCA Convention

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dec. 14 - 16, 2018

Karch Kiraly, John Speraw and Tyler Hildebrand are among the USA Volleyball presenters at the 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention (AVCA), Dec. 12-16, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There are more than 100 presenters participating in the annual AVCA convention held concurrently with the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championships, Dec. 13-15, at the Target Center. 

In addition, USAV’s Coaching Education department will be offering CAP I, CAP II and Beach CAP I certification courses taught by a stellar cadre of instructors:

Visit our AVCA CAP Course Information section for more, and to register.

CAP and BCAP Cadre


  • Doug Beal … guided the U.S. Men to its first-ever Olympic gold medal in 1984; finalist for the FIVB Greatest Coach of the 20th Century; served as USAV CEO 2005-2016.
  • Rob Browning … MNT Technical Coordinator (2000, 2004 Olympic Games); MNT Team Leader (2008, 2012 Olympic Games; WNT Team Leader (2012-2015).
  • Bill Hamiter … head coach of the gold-medal winning 2016 U.S. Women’s Paralympic team; has coached for 32 years at the junior and collegiate level; current USAV Sitting Program Director.
  • Sue Gozansky … head coach at the University of California-Riverside for 39 years, winning nearly 700 matches and three national titles; had an NCAA-record streak of 20 straight playoff appearances.
  • John Kessel … an AVCA Coaches Hall of Famer and USAV’s Director of Sport Development, Kessel is one of the most-sought after speakers in the world, in fact, he’s conducted clinics in over 50 nations.
  • Dan Mickle … has played and coached over 20 years at the junior, high school, college, beach and professional levels; serves as a lead coach and evaluator for USAV Beach High Performance.
  • Angie Akers … played professional beach volleyball for over 10 years; finished fifth at the 2009 FIVB World Championships with partner Tyra Turner; also played with Holly McPeak and Nicole Branagh.
  • Patty Dodd … owner and founder of Manhattan Beach Volleyball Club, has served as assistant and head coach on numerous USA National Beach age-group teams since 2013
  • Tyler Hildebrand … director of coaching for the USAV Beach National Team Program; coached beach pairs such as 2016 Olympians Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, April Ross and Jen Kessy and others.
  • Ali Lamberson … USC assistant coach on the 2016, 2017 NCAA national title beach teams; head coach of the U.S. U17 Beach National Team, earning gold and silver at the 2014 FIVB U17 Worlds.