Dordt College head women's and men's volleyball coach Chad Hanson is presenting at the 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention (AVCA) from December 12-16 in Minneapolis, MN. The annual event is the largest gathering of volleyball coaches in the world for education, networking, and social events.
Hanson will be presenting a session on a panel about drills to improve player anticipation skills and game iq as just one of about 100 presenters from across the globe. Industry leaders and coaches from every level of the sport for both genders in indoor and beach will converge on the Minneapolis Convention Center to instruct and learn from their peers. USA Women’s and Men’s National Team Head Coaches Karch Kiraly and John Speraw have sessions. In addition, club, high school, and college coaching legends have on-court presentations and panel discussions focusing on the on-court technical aspect of the sport as well as off-court issues.
Minneapolis will be the epicenter of volleyball in the United States in December, where it will also serve as the site for the NCAA Championship and the Under Armour High School All-America Match & Skills Competition at the Target Center. Also, the best college volleyball players and the top coaches in the country will be honored at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet and Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, respectively.
With over 2,500 coaches, administrators, and exhibitors expected to be in attendance, this convention is widely regarded as a must-attend in the volleyball community. Over 300 high school volleyball players will be there for a weekend of education and participate in the showcase to display their skills in front of hundreds of college coaches.