Volleyball Victoria participates annually in the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships (AJVC). This is a State based National Championships that represents the highest level of volleyball available at the U19 and U23 age groups.
REGISTER FOR TRIALS
A reminder that as per the Volleyball Victoria State Team Policy, athletes cannot participate in the State Team Program outside of their age group. All athletes must trial in their specific age group, therefore Youth aged athletes cannot trial for Juniors.
U23 Women’s Head Coach – Sue Rice
U23 Men’s Head Coach – Matt Perry
U19 Women’s Head Coach – Bill McHoul
U19 Men’s Head Coach – Edwin Kwek
Trials will be held at the State Volleyball Centre, all athletes must be register before the event and must check in at the VV desk on arrival to trials. Athletes must attend at least 1 trial to be eligible for selection.
Sunday May 7
U23 Women – 9am – 11am
U19 Women – 11:30am – 1:30pm
U23 Men – 11:30am – 1:30pm
U19 Men – 9am – 11am
Trials to be held at State Volleyball Centre, 270 Stud Road, Dandenong North
All Sunday trainings will run for 2.5 hours and be held between 8am and 6pm. Trainings will be across Dandenong Stadium, MSAC and Maroondah Rings.
|TEAMS||May 14||May 21||May 28||June 4|
|U23 Men||M/Rings 6:30pm-8:30pm||MSAC 2pm-4:30pm||MSAC 4:30pm-7pm||MSAC 2pm-4:30pm|
|U23 Women||M/Rings 2:30pm-4:30pm||MSAC 4:30pm-7pm||MSAC 2pm-4:30pm||MSAC 4:30pm-7pm|
|U19 Men||M/Rings 4:30pm-6:30pm||MSAC 2pm-4:30pm||MSAC 4:30pm-7pm||MSAC 2pm-4:30pm|
|U19 Women||M/Rings 2:30pm-4:30pm||MSAC 4:30pm-7pm||MSAC 2pm-4:30pm||MSAC 4:30pm-7pm|
All athletes that would like to trial must register online and complete the Athlete Agreement.
The trial fee of $40 must be paid prior to the commencement of trials.
The 2 Trials for 2023 will be OPEN trials for anyone to register. If you miss the 1st trial, you may still register for the 2nd trial.
Squad selections will be announced on the Volleyball Victoria website after the 2nd trial.
Squads may train together for 2 weeks before teams are then selected from relevant squads.
Training will be predominately at the State Volleyball Centre as well as possible participation in local tournaments.
Athletes can only trial for State Teams in their specific age group.
U19: Must be born in 2005
U23: Must be born in 2004, 2003, 2002 & 2001
*athletes born in 2006 or later cannot trial for Junior and must trial for their specific age group in the Youth Program.
The Athlete Levy will fall between fall between $1700 – $2200
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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 up until the Championships.
Teams of 10 are selected to travel to the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships (AJVC).
The number of teams selected for the program will depend on the number of suitably qualified and experienced coaches that apply to the program.
Volleyball Victoria will seek to enter a minimum of the following:
U19: 1 team per gender
U23: 1 team per gender
SQUAD ACCEPTANCE FEE
All athletes selected in the squads must pay a $300 squad acceptance deposit to confirm their selection in the squad. The $300 is non-refundable and will be deducted from the overall Athlete Levy should you be selected for a team to compete at the AJVC.
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.
Any athletes that are not selected in a team to travel to AJVC in Sydney will assume the role of a shadow athlete. Shadow Athletes do not travel to AJVC 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.
Junior State Team uniform will be the same as the current youth uniform. A uniform change for all Victorian teams is scheduled for 2025.