2023 Victorian Beach State Team Selection Trials

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Volleyball Victoria is holding trials for the teams to compete in the 2023 Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships (AYBVC), to be held Coolangatta, QLD from 26th – 30th March 2023

All trials are open for any athletes to register at any stage. Volleyball Victoria recommends attending all trials.

Athletes must email high performance manager Mick Stevens if they are unable to attend any of the trials. 

Dates:

Sunday 30th October – South Melbourne Beach Volleyball Nets, Albert Park, Melbourne

Saturday 5th November – State Volleyball Centre Indoor Beach Volleyball Courts

Sunday 6th November – South Melbourne Beach Volleyball Nets, Albert Park, Melbourne

Trial Times:

October 30th, South Melbourne Beach               

10am – 12pm all male age groups

12pm – 2pm all female age groups

November 5th, Dandenong Stadium (Schedule may vary depending on number of trial registrations)

10:30am – 12pm U14 & U15 boys & girls

12pm – 1:30pm U16 / U17 / U18 girls

1:30pm – 3pm U16 / U17 / U18 boys

November 6th, South Melbourne Beach

10am – 12pm all female age groups

12pm – 2pm all male age groups

 

REGISTER HERE

 

AGE GROUPS:

U14: Must be born in 2010 or later (player must be 13 years or younger as at 31 December 2022)

U15: Must be born in 2009

U16: Must be born in 2008

U17: Must be born in 2007

U18: Must be born in 2006

TRIAL INFORMATION:  All athletes that would like to trial must register online and complete the Athlete Agreement.  The trial fee of $55.00 must be paid prior to the commencement of trials.  Late trial registration payment will attract an extra $10.00 on the day.

Sun protection is recommended for all athletes.  Please bring, hats, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts, sunscreen, water bottles, shade etc.

Volleyball Victoria encourages athletes to wear general athletic attire at trials. Athletes are not to wear ANY National, State (any state), Academy uniforms at these selection trials. Athletes will be asked to change if they wear any items from previous National, State or Academy teams.

Coaches will be in attendance at the trials.  It is expected that all athletes attend the above trials.  If you cannot attend one of the above trials, it is expected that you advise the Program Manager directly in writing. Michael.Stevens@volleyballvictoria.org.au

SELECTION PROCESS:

TRIALS > SQUAD SELECTION > TEAMS & SHADOW ATHLETE SELECTIONS > TEAMS TRAVEL TO AYBVC

Victorian State Team squads will be selected from the trialling athletes. Squads will train for multiple sessions together before being selected to teams and shadow athlete positions. Shadow Athletes will continue up until the Championships. Teams will travel to AYBVC.

As per Volleyball Australia’s regulation, team

U14: 4 players on court

U15: 3 players on court

U16 / U17 / U18: 2 players on court

The number of teams selected per age group is at Volleyball Victoria’s discretion and will depend on the number and quality of trialling athletes.

SHADOW ATHLETES

Any athletes that are not selected in a team to travel to AYVC in Bendigo will assume the role of a shadow athlete. Shadow Athletes do not travel to AYVC but continue to train with their appropriate squad and may be given the opportunity to step into a team if an athlete withdraws from a team or is unable to participate in the championships for any reason.

Shadow Athletes are an important part the State Team Program and provide the individuals the opportunity to develop their volleyball in a high level environment. Shadow Athletes are only charged the squad acceptance fee. In the event that a shadow athlete is elevated into a team they would be subject to the full levy.

TRAINING

Training will be held on Sunday’s at the State Volleyball Centre, Dandenong. Training for a AYVC is compulsory and not optional. Attending state team training should take priority over other sporting commitments.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The estimated levy for 2023 will be between $1,900-$2,400 per athlete. 

All athletes selected in the squads must pay a $300 squad acceptance fee in the week following selection to confirm their position in the squad. The $300 is non-refundable and will be deducted from the overall Athlete Levy should you be selected to compete at the AYBVC.

Referee Accreditations:

All athletes selected to compete at AYBVC are required to hold a minimum Level 1 Volleyball Australia Refereeing Accreditation. This cost is not covered in the athlete levy.

Athlete Eligibility: To be eligible for 2022 Victorian State Team selection, players must have a current player registration with Volleyball Victoria. This cost is not covered in the athlete levy.

UNIFORMS

2023 will see and change in playing uniform design. Walkout garments will remain the same as 2022.

Uniform cost is not covered in the athlete levy.

 

Any questions are to be submitted in writing to High Performance Manager Mick Stevens

michael.stevens@volleyballvictoria.org.au

 

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