A world-class clinic for volleyball coaches that you can attend in person or online.
Great for coaches of all levels!

April 29-30, 2023

at Portland State University’s Viking Pavilion

Learn from top volleyball coaches, live on the court

There are many ways to be a good coach. An AOC clinic provides a steady flow of good ideas from expert sources that each coach can use to chart their own path. The clinic is a great way for new coaches to learn the game’s fundamentals and will give experienced coaches fresh ideas and perspectives.

Court training from top coaches

Watch successful coaches train players on the court right in front of you. Learn their training secrets and how they interact with players on and off the court.

Your questions, answered

Interact with expert coaches and ask them questions about your own team. In-person attendees can chat during breaks and virtual attendees will have a Q&A just for them.

On-demand video access

High quality, multi-camera video of every session is added to the website shortly after the clinic. You’ll get on demand access to watch it all, including any sessions you didn’t attend.

Clinic handbook for note-taking

You’ll receive a robust handbook full of coaching notes and drills prior to the clinic. Use it to jot down any ideas you pick up so you can use them later in your own gym.

Continuing education hours

You’ll receive a certificate showing the amount of hours spent at the clinic that can be turned in to your school district for professional developing/continuing education hours.

Presenting Coaches

Our clinicians have a wide range of coaching styles and personalities, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn from an assortment of exceptional coaches with different points of view. They love helping coaches problem-solve, so pull them aside during a break to pick their brain about your own team!

Russ Rose Volleyball

Russ Rose

Penn State University ’79-’21

7-time NCAA National Champion

John Dunning

Stanford University ’01-’16

5-time NCAA National Champion

Terry Liskevych

USA National Team ’85-’96,

Oregon State University ’05-’16

Jen Greeny Volleyball

Jen Greeny

Washington State University

Mark Barnard Volleyball Coach

Mark Barnard

Oregon State University ’05-’22
Australian National Team ’15-’16

Michael Seemann Volleyball Coach

Michael Seemann

Portland State University

Tod Mattox

The Bishop’s School,
COAST Volleyball Club

Choose how you want to attend!

Volleyball Coaches Clinic

Attend in Person

There’s nothing quite like the experience of pulling Russ Rose or John Dunning aside and talking to them about your own team.

Attending the clinic in person will give you a great overall experience with a clear view of everything happening on the court, exclusive access to the clinicians to ask questions face-to-face, a printed handbook for notes, the chance to take home prizes and much more.

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Virtual Volleyball Coaching Clinic

Attend Online

Besides getting to watch from the comfort of your own home, attending virtually allows you to save money (no travel and cheaper tickets), watch on demand if it doesn’t suit your schedule and choose the sessions that most interest you.

Watching online also makes it easy for you to attend multiple clinics if there are coaches that you’d like to learn from in different cities!

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Clinic Schedule

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The schedule is subject to change prior to the event.

Saturday, April 29

8:00 AM  Introduction

8:25 AM
Court: Keys for training the six skills (Liskevych, Dunning, Rose)

9:55 AM
Court: Designing competitive practices (Rose)
Lecture: Training better communication on the court (Greeny)

10:40 AM
Court: Effective setter training (Dunning)
Lecture: How to use stats and video in practice (Barnard)

11:25 AM
Court: Serving tough, serving in: My evolution from “or” to “and” (Mattox)
Lecture: Building and sustaining a winning program (Rose)

12:00 PM  Lunch break (food provided by AOC)

1:00 PM
Court: Training productive middle attackers (Dunning)
Lecture: Designing an offense for your level (Seemann)

1:40 PM
Court: Designing a team defense that works (Liskevych)
Lecture: Training to play well under pressure (Greeny)

2:20 PM
Court: Training game-changing liberos (Rose)
Lecture: Creating better practice plans (Barnard)

3:10 PM
Court: Training well-rounded opposites (Greeny)
Lecture: The power of language: How a glossary made my players better learners (Mattox)

3:50 PM
Court: Ways to improve your passing (Barnard)
Lecture: Developing a winning team culture (Dunning)

4:30 PM
Court: Drills for less than 12 players (All coaches)

Sunday, April 30

8:00 AM
Court: Teaching players to read in every part of the game (Dunning)

8:35 AM
Court: Training outside hitters to have power and finesse (Seemann)
Lecture: My top tips from 50+ years of coaching (Liskevych)

9:20 AM
Court: Improving your sideout through serve receive (Rose)
Lecture: Implementing the slide in your offense (Dunning)

10:10 AM
Court: Blocking techniques and tactics (Dunning)
Lecture: How to help your team during the game (Seemann)

10:55 AM 
Court: First swing offense vs. defense (Rose, Liskevych)

11:30 AM
Court: 6v6 drills for every level (All coaches)

12:30 PM  Clinic close

12:45 PM  Live Q&A for virtual attendees (All coaches)


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AOC Premium members automatically save 10% on all tickets.

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All discounts (group discounts and Premium member discount) will be displayed during checkout.


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Portland Clinic IN-PERSON Ticket: Full Clinic

1 Ticket: $324.99

2-5 Tickets: $299.99/ticket (discounted at checkout)

6+ Tickets: $274.99/ticket (discounted at checkout)

$ 324.99
Portland Clinic IN-PERSON Ticket: Saturday Only
$ 199.99
Portland Clinic VIRTUAL Ticket (Full Clinic)
$ 149.99

Clinic Hotel

Once you get your tickets, book your stay at the clinic hotel:

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland OR 97204
Rate: $149-$159/night + tax
Book your stay

(In order to get the discounted rate, please make your reservation by the end of the day on April 5, 2023.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find answers to commonly asked questions.
Can’t find your question answered here? Contact us!

Coaches of all levels will benefit from the wide range of information covered at the clinic. From skill fundamentals and drill ideas to mental training and game strategies, this clinic will give you an in-depth look at training techniques and teaching methods that some of the top coaches in the country use with their own teams. Whether you’re a beginning coach, an experienced professional or somewhere in between, you’ll walk away with new ideas and methods you can implement in your gym immediately.

The best possible viewing and learning experience will happen in person at the gym. Attending the clinic in person will give you a great overall experience with a clear view of everything happening on the court, exclusive access to the clinicians to ask questions face-to-face, a printed handbook for notes, the chance to take home prizes, networking opportunities with other local coaches and much more. There’s nothing quite like the experience of pulling Russ Rose or John Dunning aside and getting to talk to them about your own team!

Although the best possible viewing experience will happen in person at the gym, we understand that there are many reasons you may not want to travel to a clinic. Besides getting to watch from the comfort of your own home (in pjs … on the couch … near the fridge!), there are many benefits to attending an AOC clinic virtually, including:

  • Save money with cheaper tickets and no travel and hotel
  • Watch the clinic live or on demand if your schedule doesn’t allow for live viewing
  • Watch only the topics that appeal to you if you’re not interested in a certain session
  • Ask the clinicians questions in a dedicated Q&A session for virtual attendees
  • Receive a printable handbook PDF for note-taking during the clinic
  • Receive continuing education hours for participating
  • Easily attend multiple clinics

Purchasing a virtual ticket gives you access to a lot of the same things you would get at the clinic if you attended in-person, including:

  • Access to the live clinic stream
  • The opportunity to ask the clinicians questions and get them answered in a virtual Q&A
  • A printable handbook PDF full of drills and notes from the clinicians
  • A certificate showing time spent at the clinic that can be submitted for continuing education hours
  • On-demand access to the virtual clinic recording for life
  • Access to discounts on gear and tools from AOC and its partners
  • Your ID for check-in (no ticket needed)
  • A pen / pencil / highlighter
  • Clothing that is comfortable for sitting in (no court activity required)
  • A water bottle that you can refill and snacks as desired
  • Cash / Check / Credit Card
  • An extra sweater, seat cushion, blanket, etc. if you would like some extra padding to sit on

No, Premium members will not be able to access the footage from the clinic unless they’ve purchased access. You can either purchase a clinic ticket now to watch live during the event (with perks like Q&As with the clinicians, clinic handbook and CEUs), or you can purchase access to the clinic recordings after the clinic series ends in June. Clinic recordings will be the same price as virtual clinic tickets. Premium members receive a 10% discount off of all clinic options – in-person tickets, virtual tickets, and clinic recordings.

AOC Premium members automatically receive a 10% discount on both in-person and virtual clinic tickets. Just make sure you’re signed into your Premium account when purchasing.

For in-person tickets, early bird pricing is in effect until February 17, 2023. You’ll automatically save 10% on in person tickets until then!

You can save an additional 10-15% on in-person tickets if you attend with a group. Savings will vary based on the number of coaches in your group.

When you purchase a clinic ticket, a receipt will be emailed to you stating the amount paid. If you purchased a virtual ticket, you can sign in to your account and go here to view all of your past store purchases. If you cannot access your receipt either of these ways, please reach out to volleyball@theartofcoaching.com for assistance.

In-person ticket refund policy: You can receive a 90% refund of your in-person ticket up until 48 hours before the day of the clinic. After the 48-hour mark, no refunds will be available. For example, if the clinic begins on April 4, you can request a refund up until the end of the day on April 1.

Virtual ticket refund policy: You can receive a full refund of your virtual ticket up until 24 hours before the day of the clinic. Refund requests after the 24 hour mark will not be granted. For example, if the clinic begins on April 4, you can request a refund up until the end of the day on April 2.

Clinic Location

Portland State University
Viking Pavilion
930 SW Hall St.
Portland, OR 97201
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