Columbia, SC Clinic

April 20-21, 2024

at USC’s Carolina Volleyball Center

An immersive, 2-day learning experience
for volleyball coaches of all levels

Learn from some of the nation’s best coaches

There is no one “right” way to coach volleyball. This approach led us to create world class in-person and virtual experiences designed to share different philosophies, coaching styles and training methods with one thing in mind—helping you become a better coach. With decades of experience at the college, club, high school and national team levels, our elite coaches are ready to share the ways they’ve found success—so you can find yours!

Russ Rose Volleyball

Russ Rose

AOC Founder,
Penn State University ’79-’21,
7-time NCAA National Champion

Terry Liskevych

AOC Founder,
Former Team USA Head Coach,
3-Time Olympic Team Coach

Jen Flynn Oldenburg

Head Coach
Ohio State University

Mike Schall

Head Coach
UNC – Chapel Hill

Tom Mendoza

Head Coach

University of South Carolina

Mike Lingenfelter


Munciana Volleyball Club

Amanda Jones

Certified Mental Performance Coach,

Armor Mental Performance

Created for coaches, by coaches

Our clinics are designed to provide a steady flow of good ideas to help you and your team perform better. Regardless if you’re a new coach or a seasoned veteran, we’re confident you’ll leave with dozens of new ideas.

On-court training from top coaches

See how the game’s most successful coaches interact and train players on the court, live and in front of you.

Your questions, answered

Chat during breaks (in-person), or during dedicated Q&A sessions (virtual) with expert coaches for advice on your own teams.

On-demand video access

Get unlimited access to high-quality, multi-camera video of every session (even sessions you didn’t attend). Available post clinic.

Clinic handbook for note-taking

Attendees (in-person and virtual) receive a robust handbook full of coaching tips and drills prior to the clinic; perfect for use later in your own gym.

Continuing education hours

Attendees receive a certificate showing hours spent at the clinic which can be presented to your school district to count as professional or continuing education hours.

Clinic Schedule

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

Saturday, April 20

8:00 AM  Introduction

8:25 AM
Court: Keys for training the six skills (All coaches)

9:55 AM
Court: Small sided drills (Schall)
Lecture: How to coach so your kids will hear you (Jones)

10:40 AM
Court: In-system vs. out-of-system setting (Flynn Oldenburg)
Lecture: Ideas for planning better practices (Liskevych)

11:25 AM
Court: Serving strategies for every level (Liskevych)
Lecture: Building and sustaining a competitive program (Rose)

12:00 PM  Lunch

1:00 PM
Court: Accountability and passing (Lingenfelter)
Lecture: Lessons from a first year head coach (Schall)

1:40 PM
Court: Training smart outside hitters (Rose)
Lecture: The science of happiness: Why it matters to leaders (Jones)

2:20 PM
Court: Training ball control in small groups (Mendoza)
Lecture: Developing a coaching philosophy and team leaders (Liskevych)

3:10 PM
Court: Developing the complete volleyball player (Flynn Oldenburg)
Lecture: Scouting and preparing for a game (Rose)

3:50 PM
Court: Keys for successful blocking (Lingenfelter, Rose)
Lecture: In-game decision making (Mendoza)

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

*Following the end of the clinic on Saturday, there will be a scrimmage between UNC and USC that clinic attendees can attend for free! Exact time will be announced soon.

Sunday, April 21

8:00 AM
Court: Training gritty defenders (Rose)

8:35 AM
Court: Designing an offense to fit your personnel (Schall)
Lecture: Post practice/match analysis (Mendoza)

9:20 AM
Court: Training middle attack speed (Lingenfelter)
Lecture: My top tips for coaches at any level (Rose, Liskevych)

10:10 AM
Court: Multi-contact positional training (Mendoza)
Lecture: Coaching for the love of the game (Flynn Oldenburg)

10:55 AM 
Court: First swing offense vs. defense (Rose, Flynn Oldenburg)
Lecture: Things great coaches don’t do (Lingenfelter)

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)

Choose how you attend

Join us in the gym for the immersive AOC in-person clinic experience or keep it simple by watching from home with a virtual ticket.
Either way you’re going to finish the weekend a better coach than you started!

Volleyball Coaches Clinic

Attend in person

Get an up close view of court demonstrations, face-to-face access to the clinicians to ask questions, a printed handbook for notes, the chance to take home prizes and the feeling of community with other coaches. Plus what’s more exciting than talking to some of the best minds in Volleyball about your team.

Get in-person tickets
Virtual Volleyball Coaching Clinic

Attend online

To save money (no travel and cheaper tickets), our virtual clinics allow you to watch on demand when it suits your schedule. Plus, it gives you the ability to choose the sessions that most interest you and attend multiple clinics if there are coaches you’d like to learn from are presenting in different cities!

Get virtual tickets

Save on tickets in multiple ways:

Register by Feb 29th to save 10% on in-person tickets.

Register as a group to save up to 15% on in-person tickets.

AOC Premium Members save an additional 10% clinic tickets.
Not a premium member? Join here for as little as $12.99

Pricing and Tickets

Pay by credit card, check or Purchase Order.
*AOC Premium members automatically save 10% on all tickets.
*Members of the Palmetto Regional Volleyball Association can contact the region for a discount code to access exclusive association pricing.

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


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Event Tickets

Columbia 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
Columbia Clinic IN-PERSON ticket: Saturday only
$ 199.99
Columbia Clinic VIRTUAL Ticket (Full Clinic)
$ 149.99

Clinic Location

University of South Carolina
Carolina Volleyball Center
1051 Blossom Street
Columbia, SC 29208
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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

Early bird pricing is in effect until February 29, 2024. You’ll automatically save 10% on 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 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.