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AVCA Convention – How Lucky We Are

This past week in Kansas City at the AVCA Convention and Final Four was thoroughly enjoyable.  It was 24 hours of volleyball.  Blissful.

Even though volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world, we, in the United States, are fortunate it has not blown-up yet (it will).  It provides us the accessibility for legends to roam amongst us mere mortals.  I had the opportunity to chat with Karch Kiraly while watching Misty May Treanor played a sand coed 4 vs 4 tournament with convention attendees.  How awesome is that?  I’m certain Michael Jordan isn’t attending any basketball conferences nor is Kobe Bryant playing any pick-up games with convention attendees.  We are lucky.

Furthermore, we are fortunate to have the greatest coaches in the game wanting to help us all to be better coaches.  There were incredible educational sessions where we learned from Hugh McCutcheon, Carl McGown, Terry Liskevych, Russ Rose, John Kessel, Terry Pettit, Bill Neville, Mick Haley, John Dunning, Beth Launiere, Anne Kordes, and many more 🙂

On top of all this fun, there were great Final Four matches played and I was fortunate to also speak to all the first time attendees of the convention.  What a great honor for me.

If you are a volleyball enthusiast, this is a highly recommended event.  There is so much volleyball going on.  It makes me realize how lucky I am to be doing what I love.

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