Become a more confident coach at an AOC coaching clinic

Our guiding philosophy is that there is no one “right” way to coach; there are many ways to be a good coach. That’s why our coaching clinics provide a steady flow of ideas from experienced coaches who have different philosophies, coaching styles and training methods. At an AOC clinic, you get to experience a variety of different ideas you can use to find what works best for you and your team. It’s a great way for new coaches to learn the game’s fundamentals and will give experienced coaches fresh ideas and perspectives.

On court training

Watch coaches demonstrate their training ideas on the court for optimal learning and retention.

Live Q&As

Interact with the expert coaches and ask them questions about your own team.

Video on demand

Watch the clinic live or replay the multi-camera HD video on demand whenever you have time.

Clinic handbook

Take away a handbook full of session notes and drills for note-taking and recall.

Upcoming Clinics

Portland, Oregon Clinic

April 29-30, 2023
Hosted at Portland State University
Attend in person, stream it live, or watch on demand

Russ Rose Volleyball
Jen Greeny Volleyball
Mark Barnard Volleyball Coach
Michael Seemann Volleyball Coach

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Clinic

May 6-7, 2023
Hosted at University of North Carolina
Attend in person, stream it live, or watch on demand

Russ Rose Volleyball
Mike Schall UNC Volleyball Coach

San Antonio, Texas Clinic

June 3-4, 2023
Hosted at St. Mary’s University
Attend in person, stream it live, or watch on demand

Russ Rose Volleyball
Laura Ulrich Volleyball Coach
Dave Ulrich Volleyball Coach

Choose how you want to attend

Volleyball Coaches Clinic

Attend a clinic in person

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

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

Virtual Volleyball Coaching Clinic

Watch a clinic online

Besides getting to watch from the comfort of your own home, attending a clinic 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 you’d like to learn from who will be presenting in different cities!

What makes AOC coaching clinics unique?

We’ve created a unique blend of world-class coaches, court demonstrations and attendee interaction, and wrapped it up in an entertaining educational experience. We guarantee you’ll have a blast and take away new ideas you can try with your team immediately!

AOC’s three founding coaches (and lead clinicians) have over 40 years of coaching experience each, plus 12 NCAA titles and 3 Olympic Games between them. Add top college, high school, club and national team coaches into the mix and you get to learn the secrets behind some of the most successful coaches in the game today.

AOC clinicians share the knowledge they’ve acquired over years of coaching while emphasizing that there are many ways to be a good coach and what works for one coach may not work for you and your team. There’s a lot of room for creativity and tinkering in coaching, so every AOC clinic provides a steady flow of good ideas from expert sources that each coach can use to chart their own path.

Our clinicians create a comfortable climate where you can ask them questions about your own team and chat with them one-on-one throughout the clinic. AOC clinicians have a wide range of coaching styles and personalities, so you get the opportunity to pick the brains of an assortment of exceptional coaches with different points of view.

There’s a sense of team that you get from attending an AOC clinic. You’ll see five or six coaches from various levels coming from all over the country to share differing (and sometimes contradicting) philosophies, techniques, drills and tactics with the main goal of helping you become a more confident coach and arming you with a plethora of new ideas to try with your team. Oh, and we guarantee we’ll get some laughs out of you throughout the clinic. Our clinicians tend to have a blast presenting together and keeping you entertained while they share their knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find answers to commonly asked questions.
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Coaches of all levels will benefit from the wide range of information covered at a clinic. From skill fundamentals and drill ideas to mental training and game strategies, each 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, 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. 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.