Volleyball

 

BACKGROUND

In 2021, Volleyball NSW (VNSW) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the NSW Regional Academies of Sport Incorporated (RASi). This partnership will see eligible Academies locations within the RASi network deliver volleyball programs in partnership with VNSW for athletes in the Youth bracket (generally aged between 12-18 years old), forming an official part of the VNSW performance pathway.

 

 

OBJECTIVES

The introduction of the RASi program is a key new step in the pathway for ALL athletes and coaches interested in participating in the 2021 Youth Phoenix Program. There are many purposes to this program including:

  1. Provide localised high-quality training for athletes and coaches across Sydney Metro and Regional NSW (previously delivered only through the centralised State Team program)
  2. Increase the education level of athletes through access to strength & conditioning services and sports education (e.g. nutrition, psychology)
  3. Increase the education level of coaches through the development of a combined coaching cohort, with State-wide content led by VNSW  
  4. Provide a regional level representative championship opportunity within NSW
  5. Provide an opportunity for talent identification throughout NSW and therefore engage with more individuals
 

 

ELIGIBILITY & FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Suitable athletes are required to:

  • Be aged generally between 12-18 years old
  • Hold a valid VNSW Membership
  • Attend a trial for their Academy

Costs for selected athletes include:

  • Invoiced by VNSW on selection:
    • $600 training & education levy
    • $130 equipment levy (includes a ball to be kept by the athlete)
  • Invoiced by Hunter Academy of Sport:
    • TBC uniform levy
    • TBC additional event/competition opportunities
 

 

VOLLEYBALL TRAINING SCHEDULE

Athletes will undertake a minimum of 24 hours of court activities (18 hours court training + 6 hours competition time), delivered by VNSW endorsed and accredited coaches. Athletes will be educated based on a curriculum developed by VNSW in reference to the Volleyball Australia coaching manual.

The exact times & dates for court activities are still to be confirmed. This will be updated when available and notification of the update will be sent to all those who have registered for trials.

ACTIVITY

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Court Training

Amount:  6-8x trainings

Day:         Sunday, approximately fortnightly       between June-August (inclusive)

Time:       Mornings, between 9am to 1pm

 

Exact schedule to be confirmed ASAP

Hunter Sports High School, Gateshead

RASi Tournament

11-12 September

Schedule TBC

Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park

 

 

ATHLETE EDUCATION

Athletes will undertake a minimum of 8 hours of strength and conditioning, and 8 hours of athlete education, delivered by RASi endorsed and accredited coaches and presenters. Athletes will be educated based on a curriculum developed by the Hunter Academy of Sport.

Topics to be delivered will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Injury Prevention & Management
  • Drugs in Sport
  • Nutrition
  • Cyber Safety
  • Sports Psychology
  • Bullying & Resilience

 

The schedule of education will be communicated through the Hunter Academy of Sport upon selection.

 

SELECTED SQUAD

 

Female Youth - Coach: Kristy Charlton

Alexandra Jones

Bailey-Ley Man

Daisy Scott

Hana Levey

Jasmine Puslednik

Kiara Drinkwater

Liliana Boresch

Molly-jean Dearle

Nauiscaa Fitzgerald

 

Female Senior - Coach: Simon Tuppurainen

Alicia Horne

Amelie McGarry

Brianna Rogers

Hannah Button

Indyanna Kerr

Isabelle-joy Gammie

Isobella Gilbert

Jasmin Cox

Molly Tupurainen

Monet Murray

Piper Noffke

Taya Button

 

Male Youth – Coach Danielle Tansu

Alex Long

Brock Milutinovic

Ewan Powell

Heath Ninness

Jake Adamson

Joel Miller

Joseph Thomas

Kodie Eastley

Logan Marks

Marcus Ma

William Sheppard

 

Male Senior – Coach Jordan Maxwell

Anand Ben Romdhane

Arman Zolfaghari

Bradley Auston

Eli Garmeister

Finlay Riley

Jackson Harvey

Jackson McDougall

James Harrison

Ji Oliver

Lachlan Chalk

Michael Robertson

Raymond Moncreiff

Shao Wei Aw

Walker Flavell