USA Volleyball Sharing CAP Programs at AVCA Convention

By Bill Kauffman | Nov. 28, 2012, 6:38 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
USA Volleyball Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 28, 2012) – USA Volleyball will provide a wide variety of its Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) at the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Annual Convention set for Dec. 12-16 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky.

The USAV Coaching Education Department will offer sessions from basic volleyball fundamentals to the more advanced skills of the game. CAP instructors will be current and former U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team coaches and some of the top collegiate and high school coaches in the United States.

Among the staff presenting CAP courses and other subject material include U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly, past U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon, past U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach Doug Beal, U.S. Sitting Volleyball Team Head Coach Bill Hamiter and past U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coaches Mick Haley and Terry Liskevych. Other presenters with U.S. National Team experience include Bill Neville, Gary Sato, Jamie Morrison, Tom Hogan, Kevin Hambley and Cara Lang.

Lindsey Berg and Lloy Ball, U.S. setters who have both earned medals at past Olympic Games, will present during the AVCA Pre-Convention seminar on Developing a Great Setter.

An IMPACT session will be offered on Dec. 11, along with IMPACT instructor training the same day. CAP Level I and CAP Level II will have sessions running Dec. 12-16. BCAP for beach volleyball coaching education will take place Dec. 12-15 with a sand coaches’ clinic held on Dec. 12. VCAP, or Volleyball Conditioning Accreditation Program, will be offered on Dec. 16.

CAP courses at the AVCA Convention are a great way for interested coaches to jumpstart or further their coaching careers, network among legends of the sport and participate in the excitement of the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship taking place on Dec. 13 (semifinals) and Dec. 15 (championship match).

To register for the USAV CAP Courses and the AVCA Convention, click here. For more information specifically on the AVCA Convention, click here.

Date: CAP Related Course Title - Instructors
Dec. 12 (8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.): Sand Coaches Clinic presented by USAV BCAP – Ali Wood Lamberson, Jon Aharoni, Anna Collier
Dec. 12 (9 a.m. to noon, 1:15-4:15 p.m.): Pre-Convention Seminar – Developing a Great Setter: Drills and Techniques from Youth to College Level with Lloy Ball and Lindsey Berg as part of instructor group
Dec. 12 (7:30-9:30 p.m.): Teaching/Drills Practicum presented by USAV BCAP – BCAP Students Only – Ali Wood Lamberson, Jon Arahoni, Anna Collier
Dec. 13 (9:30-11 a.m.): Grow the Game presented by USAV – John Kessel, Donise King
Dec. 13 (3-4 p.m.): Cross Training Using Sitting Volleyball: How the Sitting Discipline Can Develop Standing Players – Bill Hamiter, Cecile Reynaud, Cara Lang
Dec. 13 (3-4 p.m.): The Current State of Professional Leagues in the United States presented by USAV – Doug Beal, Tom Pingel, Steve Bishop
Dec. 13 (4:15-5:15 p.m.): Special Olympics Training Session for Serbian Coaching Group – Aldis Berzins, John Kessel, Annette Lynch
Dec. 14 (9:15-10:45 a.m.): Super Session: Why We Win – Elite Volleyball Coaches Offer Their Strategies for Success – with Hugh McCutcheon, Mick Haley, Christy Johnson-Lynch, Mike Hebert and Kelly Sheffield
Dec. 14 (1:45-2:45 p.m.): Reality Volleyball: Applying Science to Your Drills presented by USAV CAP – Bill Neville
Dec. 14 (3-4 p.m.): Our 7 Favorite Drills and Where to Find 115 More – with Teri Clemens and Jenny McDowell
Dec. 14 (3-4 p.m.): Quantum Leap Techniques to Enhance Team Performance, Health and Mental Focus – with Gary Sato, Gerry Matacotta and Chunyi Lin
Dec. 14 (3-4 p.m.): Liskevych’s Thoughts on Successful Coaching: The Ten Most Important Lessons That I Have Learned as a Coach – Terry Liskevych
Dec. 14 (4:15-5:15 p.m.): Serving and Serve Receive Drills for Championship Level Teams – Karch Kiraly
Dec. 14 (4:15-5:15 p.m.): Defensive Skills and Strategies on the Sand presented by USAV BCAP – Ali Wood Lamberson
Dec. 14 (4:15-5:15 p.m.): Train in Reality presented by USAV CAP – John Kessel
Dec. 14 (5:30-6:30 p.m.): U.S. Sitting Team Scrimmage
Dec. 15 (9-10 a.m.): Running an Effective Practice presented by USAV CAP – Cecile Reynaud
Dec. 15 (9-10 a.m.): Drills, Cues and Footwork for Training a Swing Hitter: Fine-Tuning the Serve Receive to Attack Movements – Jamie Morrison
Dec. 15 (10:15-11:15 a.m.): Engaging the 6-12 Year Old Sand Players presented by USAV BCAP – Jon Aharoni
Dec. 15 (10:15-11:15 a.m.): Teaching International Systems and Concepts to Non-International Athletes – Kevin Hambly
Dec. 15 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Warm Up the Grills presented by USAV CAP – John Kessel and Andy Pai
Dec. 15 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): How to Incorporate Special Olympics into Your Team’s Community Service Projects – Aldis Berzins, Ruth Nelson, Curt Yeager, Molly Alvey and Scott Buss
Dec. 15 (1:30-2:30 p.m.): Ethics, Athlete Safeguards and the USOC SafeSport Program presented by USAV CAP – Cecile Reynaud
Dec. 15 (1:30-2:30 p.m.): Injuries and Training Time: A Critical Conversation Between College, High School and Club Coaches – Tom Pingel, Mary Wise, Jean Kesterson, Troy Gilb and Kathy DeBoer
Dec. 15 (2:45-3:45 p.m.): The Ultimate Cauldron: Evaluating Players Evenly in Practice and Competition – Tom Hogan and Jesse Sultzer
Dec. 15 (2:45-3:45 p.m.): Designing a Volleyball Conditioning Program Using the “Fit to a T” 7-T System – Ken Kontor and Robert Brown
Dec. 15 (4-5 p.m.): Conditioning Program Development for the Volleyball Coach presented by USAV CAP – Robert Brown
Dec. 15 (4-5 p.m.): Technology and the U.S. National Team: A Look at What We Have Found and Developed in Our Eight Years – Jamie Morrison