Volleyball Victoria will be competing in the 2023 Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships (AYBVC) in Coolangatta, QLD from 25th – 30th March 2023.
Trials were held in October/November and squads from trials have been selected for the training stage of the program. Team selection will be in January.
For reference, here are the details for the 2023 program currently underway.
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
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 compositions are as follows:
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.
Any athletes that are not selected in a team to travel to AYBVC in Bendigo will assume the role of a shadow athlete. Shadow Athletes do not travel to AYBVC 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 will be held on Saturday’s, predominantly at South Melbourne Beach. Trainings are likely to be held between 1pm and 5pm, confirmation will be made at trials. Training for a AYBVC 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.
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 and full U19 Membership. This cost is not covered in the athlete levy. 2022 OR 2023 Full U19/U18 Memberships will both cover athlete’s ability to represent their state at AYBVC.
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