I’m heading back across the Atlantic – and then some! – today. I’m off to Seattle for the 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) convention. It runs from Wednesday through Saturday, in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Final 4. That means along with the convention activities I’ll also be able to watch the national semifinals and finals – and even the open team training sessions if I like.

As for the convention itself, it’s looking like a few busy days! I’ve been invited to attend a education & publications committee meeting on Wednesday. There are some social events on the program, particularly the first night, and no doubt there will be several informal social gatherings as well. I hoping I’ll have a chance to meet up with one of my former players who lives in Seattle at some point along the way to catch up with her. And of course there’s loads of educational sessions to choose from throughout.

I’ll endeavor to post daily about my convention experiences, though I can’t make any promises. Who knows what the 8-hour time change is going to do to me! 🙂

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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