Coaching Gen Z
Speakers: Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School) and Bart Powell (Floyd Central High School)   If you haven’t noticed, players today are different. Learn what research, business leaders, and two experienced Indiana high school volleyball coaches say about getting the most out of current players in your gym. Strategies and tactics will be discussed on how to motivate and get buy-ins from your present student-athletes. YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYk-YmFK9jg   Handouts: PowerPoint (PDF), Outline of Presentation, Additional Information
Recruiting
Speakers: Alison Duncan (Crown Point High School), Stephanie Bloom (Yorktown High School), and Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School)   Get ready to help your student-athletes with the recruiting process. Since the pandemic shortened the volleyball club season, the recruiting of your juniors and younger players will fall to the high school coaches. Be ready and have a plan to help your Prospective Student-Athlete (PSA) get the looks they deserve.
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watach?v=f8143ahz7MM   Handouts: AVCA Recruiting Notes, Recruiting Packet, College-Bound Student-Athlete
Dealing with Parents
Speakers: Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School), Stephanie Bloom (Yorktown High School), and Tom Finicle (Southwood High School) Be proactive when it comes to dealing with parents. Learn how to create a plan on starting a working parent group, create a parent’s manual, and how to work with problem parents. Spend some time here to save some headaches later.
YouTube link:  (lost the first half of Zoom call) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwzdAx3u_L0  
Handouts: Cathedral Handouts: Working with Parents by Coach K, August Parent Meeting, Freshman Parent Meeting, Freshman Questionnaire; Yorktown Handouts: Parent Meeting, VB Team Meeting, YVB Twitter Guidelines
How to Conduct Quality Tryouts
Speakers: Alison Duncan (Crown Point High School) and Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School)   Tryouts are not like regular-season practices. Be sure to develop protocols that will identify not only the best players in specific positions but also the best athlete, the best teammate, and player that might help your program next year.
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVFpvWdEqWw  
Handouts: Alison Duncan (Crown Point) video link, Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral) outline, Irish Skills Test Cards, Irish Positional Evaluation, College Recruiting Guidelines (Physical Considerations)
How to Make Cuts the Human Way
Speakers: Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School) and Brooke Behnke (Covenant Christian High School)   Any veteran coach will tell you the worst part of coaching is making cuts. Volleyball is a sport that has a limited number of subs per set. Having a huge roster makes it even more difficult to play every player on the bench. Learn some tactics on how to make these hard decisions easier.
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUgJyCliEZw  
Handouts: Presentation Outline, You Be the Coach activity
Help! I’m a Newbie Coach
Speakers: Brooke Behnke (Covenant Christian High School) and Stephanie Bloom (Yorktown High School)   Are you the new kid on the block? Is your head spinning? Learn from two quality coaches that have been there before.
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGInhqwwOS4   Handouts: Newbie Coach Outline, 2020 Important Dateshttp://ihsvca.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Important-Dates-for-2020.docx
Match Protocol for 2020
Speaker: Kerrie Schludecker (Assistant Commissioner of the IHSAA)   Because of the pandemic, this fall will be a season of firsts. Learn the IHSAA match protocols for 2020. Be ready for changes in pre-match, match, and post-match procedures.
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDzu3dZEI9k  
Keeping Quality Stats
Speakers: Rhonda Low (Cathedral High School) and Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School)   Review what stats are needed for state recognition, how to take your stats correctly, how to use stats during match play, and how to report to MaxPreps.
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWq14tNlMKM   Handouts: Training Stats, Sideout Stats, Stat Sheets Kansas, Stat Packet, Blank Stat Forms, Assists Chart
Ways to Livestream Your Matches
Speakers: Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School) and Rhonda Low (Cathedral High School)   Your home crowd may be limited because of COVID-19. High school volleyball coaches will have the added pressure of helping showcase their Prospective Student-Athlete. Learn the numerous ways to live stream your contests. (The grandparents in Florida will thank you later.)
Handouts: Outline and a Lot of Useful Links
How to Put in Your Line-Up for the Best Match-Ups. (How to Spin the Dial)
Speakers: Alison Duncan (Crown Point High School), Jean Kesterson (retired Cathedral High School), and Bart Powell (Floyd Central High School)   Understanding how to best match-up against a quality opponent can have a direct impact on the outcome of the match. Do you want your best line-up against their best line-up? Or do you “spin the dial” to get your best line-up against their weakest line-up? What do you do in the 5th set? Learn how to find the winning match-up.
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_niUs3BfJ_w
Handouts: Team Match-Up Evaluation, How to Put in Your Line-Up, SWOT Analysis for a Better Match-Up, Serve Receive Formations
Match Protocol for 2020 (Round 1) Speaker: Kerrie Schludecker (Assistant Commissioner of the IHSAA)   Kerrie Schludecker will discuss the match protocols in place for the beginning of the season. 
YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8oP7xmiMu4