The Youth Indoor State Team Program represents the highest level of volleyball for the U14-U18 age groups in Australia.
The program typically starts with trials in May with weekly sessions through to the Championships in late September.
AUSTRALIAN YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023
Date: 17th – 22nd September, 2023
Location: Bendigo Stadium, VIC
Divisions: U14 / U15 / U16 / U17 / U18
U14: Must be born in 2010 or later (players must be 13 years or younger as at 31 December 2023)
U15: Must be born in 2009
U16: Must be born in 2008
U17: Must be born in 2007
U18: Must be born in 2006
*Athletes must participate in their designated age groups, they cannot participate in the program in a higher age group in any capacity.
Teams of 10 are selected to travel to the Australian Youth Volleyball Championships (AYVC).
Volleyball Victoria will seek to enter a minimum of the following number of teams:
- U18: 1 team per gender
- U17: 1 team per gender
- U16: 1 team per gender
- U15: 2 teams per gender
- U14: 2 teams per gender
TRIALS >> SQUADS >> TEAMS & SHADOW ATHLETES >> TEAMS COMPETE AT AYVC
Victorian State Team squads will be selected from the trialing athletes. Squads will have 3 training sessions together before being selected to teams and shadow athlete positions. Teams and Shadow Athletes will continue to train up until the Championships.
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 the program or is unable to participate in the championships for any reason.
Shadow Athletes are an important part the State Team Program and the individual’s volleyball development. 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.
SQUAD ACCEPTANCE FEE
All athletes selected to a squad must pay a squad acceptance deposit to confirm their selection in the squad. The acceptance fee is non-refundable and will be deducted from the overall Athlete Levy should you be selected in a team to compete at the AYVC.
This fee will need to be paid immediately after the public announcement of the squads on the Volleyball Victoria website at the conclusion of trials. Failure to do so may result in the athlete forfeiting their position in the program.
Training will be held on Sunday’s at the State Volleyball Centre, Dandenong. Trainings are 2-3 hours and attendance is highly important. Attending state team training should be of the highest priority. Missing training may result in the athlete forfeiting their position in the program.
The total cost of the program including the athlete levy, uniform cost, membership and accreditation fees if applicable, is estimated to be between $1,850-$2,450 per athlete.
Uniform for the 2023 program will remain the same as the 2022 program. A state team uniform change for both on and off court uniform is scheduled for 2025.
For more information about the Athlete Levy or general program enquiries, please contact High Performance Manager, Michael Stevens.
2023 TRIAL INFORMATION
Please see the Youth Athlete Trial news article for more information and the link to register.
TRIAL REGISTRATION 2023
- All athletes that would like to trial must register online and complete the Athlete Agreement.
The trial fee of $60 must be paid prior to the commencement of trials.
- The 1stand 2nd State Team Trials for 2023 will be OPEN trials for anyone to register. If you miss the 1st trial, you may still register for the 2nd
- The selection process becomes PROGRESSIVE after the 2nd Therefore, only select athletes will be invited back to the 3rd and 4th trials.
- These will be announced on the Volleyball Victoria website. After the 4thtrial, final squads are selected for each age group.
- Squads will train together for 3 weeks before teams are then selected from relevant squads.
- Training will be predominately at the State Volleyball Centre with some trainings at Bendigo Stadium (depending on availability).
- Selections for each week will be posted on the Volleyball Victoria website by COB the Tuesday after the 2ndand 3rd with final squads being announced after 4th
- Registration can be made by clicking the button below:
WHAT TO WEAR 2023
Athletes are not to wear ANY National, State (any state), Academy uniforms at these selection trials. Athletes receive a trial shirt as part of their registration, this trial shirt MUST be worn for the duration of the trials.
Appointed State Team Coaches will facilitate the trials. It is expected that all athletes attend both of the open trials. If you cannot attend one of the trials, you must inform the high performance manager via email.