Saturday, October 29

A world-class online seminar for volleyball coaches, featuring some of USA’s most successful coaches.

Great for coaches of all levels!

Get fresh ideas from top volleyball coaches

There are many ways to be a good volleyball coach. This seminar will provide a steady flow of good ideas from successful coaches that you can use to chart your own path. Focused on off-court topics like team culture, practice planning and mental training, we guarantee you’ll take away fresh ideas whether you’re a new coach or have been coaching for decades. Join us to reignite your love for the game and get excited for your next season!

Training secrets from top coaches

Over five hours, you’ll get to learn the training secrets of some of the USA’s most successful coaches!

Bonus videos online

You’ll be able to watch an additional 20+ videos on the AOC website – drills, skills and physical training tips from top coaches.

Video access for life

After the live seminar ends, video of each session is added to the AOC website where you can rewatch it on demand.

Handbook for note-taking

You’ll receive a digital handbook of notes that you can print and use to write down ideas you learn during the seminar.

Your questions, answered

Interact with the presenting coaches in the live Q&A at the end of the seminar to ask them questions about your own team.

Coaching certificate

You’ll receive a certificate showing the amount of hours spent at the live seminar to use for professional development.

Training secrets from top coaches

Over 5 hours, you’ll learn the training secrets of some of the USA’s most successful coaches.

Bonus videos online

Watch 20 extra videos on the AOC website – drills, skills and training tips from top coaches.

Video access for life

Video of each session is added to the AOC website so you can rewatch it on demand.

Handbook for note-taking

You’ll receive a digital handbook of notes so you can write down ideas during the seminar.

Your questions, answered

Ask the presenting coaches questions during the live Q&A at the end of the seminar.

Coaching certificate

Receive a certificate showing hours spent at the seminar to use for professional development.

Presenting Coaches

Learn from some of the best volleyball coaches in U.S. history! Our coaches 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. 

Karch Kiraly

Karch Kiraly

USA Women’s National Team Head Coach (2012 – Present)

Karch Kiraly is the head coach of the U.S. women’s national volleyball team and one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. Under his guidance, the USA women won the first Olympic gold medal in team history (2020) and the first World Championship (2014).

During his playing career, Kiraly was a key player on the U.S. men’s national team that dominated the world in the 1980s, winning consecutive gold medals at the 1984 and ’88 OIympics. The FIVB honored him as the world’s top player in 1986 and 1988 and has since named him the greatest volleyball player of the 20th Century. In 1996, Kiraly won his third Olympic gold medal in beach at the Atlanta Games. 

John Dunning

Taras “Terry” Liskevych

USA Women’s National Team (1985 – 1996)

Taras “Terry” Liskevych served as the U.S. women’s national volleyball team head coach from 1985 to 1996, posting over 300 international victories in his tenure as head coach.

Leading up to his national team career, Liskevych coached men’s volleyball at Ohio State University (1974–1976), where he posted a record of 45–7 (.865). In 1976 he switched to the women’s college game and began coaching at the University of Pacific. He was there for nine seasons (1976–1985) with a record of 267–85 (.759).

After his National Team career, Liskevych worked in business until he returned to coaching as the head women’s volleyball coach at Oregon State University in 2005. He coached for 11 years, retiring in 2016 to focus on growing The Art of Coaching Volleyball.

Russ Rose

Russ Rose

Penn State University (1979 – 2021)

Russ Rose was head coach of the Penn State women’s volleyball team for 43 years, retiring in 2021 as the winningest coach in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball history with 1,330 victories in his illustrious career. 

Rose guided Penn State to seven NCAA titles, including four straight championships from 2007-2010 and 17 conference titles. He was at the helm for all 41 of Penn State’s NCAA Tournament appearances, making Penn State the only team in NCAA history to appear in all 41 tournaments. Rose’s student-athletes have earned 112 AVCA All-America honors and four AVCA National Players of the Year. He has coached eight Olympians, including 2020 gold medalists Haleigh Washington and Micha Hancock.

John Dunning

John Dunning

Stanford University (2001 – 2016)

John Dunning was the head women’s volleyball coach at Stanford University from 2001 to 2016 and the University of the Pacific from 1985 to 2000.

In 32 seasons of collegiate coaching, Dunning guided his teams to five NCAA collegiate championships – second most of any Division I women’s volleyball coach – and compiled an overall record of 888-185 (.828). He is one of only two Division I college volleyball coaches to have won NCAA championships at two different schools.

Dunning’s student-athletes have earned 81 AVCA All-America honors and seven AVCA National Players of the Year.

Ruth N. Nelson

Ruth N. Nelson

Founder of Bring Your Own Parent (BYOP®)

Ruth Nelson has 40+ years of coaching experience under her belt, including 16 years and 500+ wins at the collegiate level. Three of her college players started on the 1984 Olympic Team and 5-time Olympian Danielle Scott was in her first junior club program.

For the USA, Nelson was a national team player, assistant coach and technical advisor, plus head coach of the Junior National Team, World University Games and Senior Team.

Nelson has created the Bring Your Own Parent (BYOP®) Program, the Nelson Aquatics Resistance Training (NART™) Program and the MVP Specialized Training Program (Jump Like An Olympian). Nelson specializes in training 4-10 year olds in her BYOP® Program. 

Shihab Ahmed

Shihab Al-din Ahmed

SQU University (2000-Present)
FIVB Coach Instructor III
OVA Development & Technical Director

Shihab Al-din has been coaching volleyball for over 22 years and established the Volleyball National Coaching Program (VNCP) in OVA. In Oman, Shihab Al-din coaches the Junior and Senior Oman National Teams and coaches club in superleague. He is currently the Director of the OVA Technical & Development Commission.

Shihab Al-din has been an FIVB Instructor for 12 years and has conducted 60+ clinics worldwide. He is an active member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC), helping to develop Asian volleyball coaches via seminars, workshops and coaching courses.

Collegiate Championships

Olympic Medals

Years of Coaching Experience


 All times listed in Gulf Standard Time (GST).
Schedule may vary during the live event.

Saturday, October 29

5:30 PM

5:45 PM
Training methods and team culture
Shihab Al-din Ahmed

6:25 PM
5 keys to getting the most out of practice
Karch Kiraly

6:30 PM
Team culture
John Dunning

6:45 PM
Mindset and learning
Karch Kiraly

7:05 PM

7:15 PM
Game day preparation: Before the first whistle
Russ Rose

7:45 PM
Coaching women athletes
Terry Liskevych

8:00 PM
Good blocking requires watching the right things
Karch Kiraly

8:05 PM
Training your setter’s brain
John Dunning

8:35 PM

8:50 PM
Training young athletes
Ruth N. Nelson

9:30 PM
All players should watch video of themselves
Karch Kiraly

9:35 PM
Teaching competitiveness
Russ Rose

9:50 PM
Practice planning and execution
Terry Liskevych

10:20 PM

10:30 PM
Live Q&A with the presenters

11:00 PM
Seminar end

Get Your Ticket

A virtual ticket gives you access to:

The online seminar live stream on October 29
The live Q&A at the end of the seminar
The ability to replay the seminar on demand for life on the AOC website
A digital handbook of seminar notes
20+ bonus drill, skill and physical training videos on the AOC website
Discounts on AOC coaching books and video series
A digital certificate showing time spent at the seminar

*AOC Premium members automatically save 10% on their ticket.


per coach (USD)

"I loved every second"

“I loved the variety of coaches. The ability to see things from different perspectives. These coaches were animated and very informative and entertaining. I loved every second.”

– High School Coach

"Helped me become a competent coach"

“I’ve never coached or played volleyball and I agreed to coach my school’s 12-14’s after a request from my students. I had no idea what I was doing and the clinic helped me to become a competent coach after having almost zero volleyball know-how. I’ve now fallen in love with the sport! I strongly feel that AOC resources are 100% worth the money I’ve spent on them.”

– Middle School Coach


“The AOC clinic was a well-oiled machine with useful comprehensive and relevant material. The combination of personalities, experience and philosophy of the presenters was priceless! So glad I invested my time and money to attend; my players will benefit from what I learned.”

– 18U Club Coach

"Every coach could benefit"

“I have been to several coaching clinics, but this one was by far the most organized, and had the best coaching lineup with the best information that I have ever seen. The coaches presented the information so that every coach, no matter what kind of experience they have, could benefit from the information. The schedule was maintained really well, and I came away from this clinic feeling more prepared to coach high school for the first time. I am extremely grateful!”

– High School Coach

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, contact us!

What language will the seminar be in?

During the live seminar, the presenters will be speaking in English with Arabic subtitles showing on the video. During the live Q&A, coach Shihab Al-din will translate between English and Arabic.

What level of coach should attend?

Coaches of all levels will benefit from the information covered at the seminar. From practice planning and training strategies to mental training and team culture, you’ll get an in-depth look at teaching methods that some of the top coaches in the USA 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 with your team immediately.

I want to watch the seminar but am not available that day. Can I watch it later?

No problem! After the live seminar ends, all of the video will be posted on the Art of Coaching Volleyball website where you can re-watch the sessions (and bonus sessions) on demand. So even if you can’t attend live, you can purchase a ticket and watch the video from the seminar whenever you have time!

How can I access the bonus sessions?

The bonus videos will be available to watch on the Art of Coaching Volleyball website. After the seminar, you’ll receive an email showing you where to find them.

Will AOC Premium members get free access to the seminar recording?

No, AOC Premium members will not be able to access the video from the seminar unless they purchase a ticket. Premium members receive a 10% discount on all live events.

Are there any discounts available for seminar tickets?

Yes, AOC Premium members receive a 10% discount on all live events! If you’re interested in becoming a Premium member, learn more and sign up here.

How do I access the live seminar after purchasing?

After purchasing, you will find the link to watch the live seminar under My Dashboard > Clinic Video. The link will also be emailed to you a few days before the event.

What are the technology requirements for watching virtually?

You’ll need to have Zoom downloaded prior to the seminar. Once you’ve downloaded the app on whatever device you’ll be watching with, you’ll simply need to click on the provided Zoom link to access the live video. A camera and mic are not required, unless you’d like to ask a question during the live virtual Q&A at the end of the seminar.

When will the seminar handbook be sent to me for printing?

You can expect the seminar handbook to be emailed to you around a week prior to the event.

Where can I find a receipt showing what I paid?

When you purchase a seminar ticket, a receipt will be emailed to you stating the amount paid. You can also sign in to your account on The Art of Coaching Volleyball website 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.

What is the 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 October 29, you can request a refund up until the end of the day on October 27.

Contact Us

If you have a question about the seminar and didn’t find an answer in our FAQs, shoot us a message below and we’ll get back to you shortly.