Wilson to Present at the 2017 AVCA Convention
UMKC Athletics 12-14-2017
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMKC Director of Athletics Carla Wilson will be presenting at the 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention (AVCA) December 15 in Kansas City, Mo. The annual event is the largest gathering of volleyball coaches in the world for education, networking, and social events.


Wilson will be speaking on the Why We Hire Who We Hire panel 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 Kansas City 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, and four-time Olympic Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings will meet attendees and take pictures. 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.


Kansas City 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 Sprint 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.


For more information about the AVCA Convention, please visit the website.





About AVCA

The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 7,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at


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