The Australian Volleyball Super League (AVSL) will look a lot different in 2023. Volleyball Australia (VA) are proposing a number of changes this year for the rebranded Super League.
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The current proposal will see 6 teams compete in a single round robin, with the home and away season to be held in August and September, culminating in the Super League Finals being held in conjunction with the start of the Australian Youth Volleyball Championships in late September.
The match format for Super League is also set to change with games moving to compulsory 5 sets. All sets will be to 15 points, with every set won contributing to each teams points on the ladder.
Along with the change in match format, power plays may be introduced which would see teams winning 2 points for certain points when called by the head coaches.
Volleyball Australia is yet to confirm these new rules or exact dates for the 2023 season.
Volleyball Victoria is excited to once again have the Melbourne Vipers competing in the national league. We will continue to update the community as more information comes to hand.
TRAILS & ATHLETE INFORMATION
Trial 1: Sunday April 16 (C11 & 12)
Women 9am – 11am / Men 11am – 1pm
Trial 2: Sunday April 23 (C11 & 12)
Men 9am – 11am / Women 11am – 1pm
Location: State Volleyball Centre, 270 Stud Rd, Dandenong North, VIC, 3175
Cost: $30 per athlete
All Sunday trainings will run for 2.5 hours and be held between 8am and 6pm.
To be eligible for selection athletes must register before the 1st trial. Any interested athletes not able to attend trials must still register and also email High Performance Manager Michael Stevens – Michael.Stevens@volleyballvictoria.org.au
Melbourne Vipers seek to select the best available Victorian players to represent the Vipers in the AVL. Preference will be given to players that actively training and playing at a suitable level, such as the Victorian State League and above.
A squad of approximately 14+ players will be selected from the trialling athletes, with the possibility of junior squad members at the discretion of the coaches.
Trainings will be held on Sundays, predominantly at the State Volleyball Centre, Dandenong, with the possible addition of week night trainings.
Training times to be confirmed.
Head and Assistant Coach expressions of interest are currently open and appointments will be announced prior to trials.
2022 AVL SCHEDULE
Home and away matches to be held during August and September. Dates of rounds are yet to be confirmed.
Finals to be played during the opening weekend of the Australian Youth Volleyball Championships in Bendigo, likely September 17 – 18.
Any athlete that requires an ITC, meaning they were registered to play volleyball in another country before they were registered to play volleyball in Australia, should contact High Performance Manager Mick Stevens for more information – Michael.Stevens@volleyballvictoria.org.au