Level 3 & 4 Coaching Courses

Volleyball Australia are responsible for the delivery of the Level 3 and 4 Coaching Courses.  As at 2nd September, 2020, the Level 4 Coaching Course is still in development. 

Level 3 (ELITE) Coaching Course

This course is delivered through a 3 day (24 hours) face-to-face course.
A coach is accredited as a Volleyball Level 3 Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.

Target Audience: 
State League Premier Division Coaches, State Team Coaches, School Cup Honours Level Coaches.

Course Outline:

Mirrored off the FIVB Level 1, the course examines systems and strategies assisting  volleyball teams to achieve performance outcomes. The curriculum covers attack and defensive system in both volleyball and beach volleyball, training and game coaching methodology, talent identification considerations, principles in performance analysis, athlete physical development and recovery systems, coach and athlete pathways.   

-Candidates must be a current Volleyball Australia Level 2 Coach.
-Complete (or currently completing) the Sport Australia Intermediate Coach General Principles course (Cost $150. PE teachers and Sport Science Graduates may be eligible for an exemption). Intermediate Coaching General Principles

Practical component requires a candidate complete:

-A total of 40 hours coaching practice post-course. 

-Assessed and competent in 2 Training session and 2 games coaching.

Upcoming Courses:

*No courses are currently scheduled

Level 4 (MASTER) Coaching Course

The Level 4 Course is currently in development by Volleyball Australia.

Target Audience: High Performance

A coach is an accredited a Volleyball Master Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.

Coaching Pre-requisites

  • Elite Coaching qualification
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Be currently coaching and have coached (as a Head Coach) for a minimum of three out of the last five years at one of the following levels:
  • State institute or academy program
  • VA Junior Development Program
  • Assistant Coach within a VA senior team program

Theoretical component: A year long mentoring program with prescribed in-course assessment activities.
Contact: Scott.Davidson@volleyballvictoria.org.au

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