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NEPSAC/NEPSGVA to Partner with the AVCA


The New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) and The New England Preparatory School Girls Volleyball Association (NEPSGVA) are both proud to announce a Member Organization Partnership with The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) beginning July 15, 2021. 

The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development, and NEPSAC/ NEPSGVA are pleased to be able to work with an organization that is committed to growing the sport of volleyball and supporting coaches at the same time. NEPSAC’s basic principle that the lessons learned from fairly played athletics, whether interscholastic or not, and including games and practices, are of benefit to our students and schools will only be enhanced by the unique professional development and networking opportunities the AVCA will offer our member coaches. 

Through this Organization Partnership, AVCA will provide NEPSAC and the head coaches of its 80+ volleyball programs with access to the AVCA Virtual Super Clinic, publications, educational resources, member discounted pricing, and consideration of coaches, players, and teams for ACVA  Awards and recognition. 

“We are excited to begin this partnership with the AVCA, whose rich and diverse professional development offerings provide opportunities for all our coaches,” said Ashok Pillai, NEPSGVA President. “NEPSGVA has grown significantly in the past decade, as has volleyball in New England. We believe that the AVCA will be a wonderful partner with us as we look to further that growth and while continuing to develop talented and well-rounded student-athletes at our schools."

“Forging a partnership with NEPSAC and the NEPSGVA community of coaches is another opportunity for the AVCA to serve volleyball coaches and continue building meaningful and impactful alliances within the high school/interscholastic volleyball space,” said Kennedy Wells, Director of Membership, Research & Board Relations at the AVCA.  “We are equally excited to work with Ashok and the NEPSGVA to engage the NEPSAC volleyball community in their national coaches’ association.”