South East Junior Programme 2017/18

South East Junior Programme 2017/18

 

The following message is sent on behalf of Freda Bussey and concerns a number of date changes to the SE Junior programme:

“There are several changes to the SE junior training programme for 2018 mainly due to the high numbers we have wanting to attend the sessions and availability of coaches and venues.

£6 per player per session – All ages as of 1st September 2017.
Please pass on to your county contacts.
If you have any queries about the sessions or would like to know more, please contact:
07827 908655
Under 15 Girls coaches: Sue Jollands and Lauren Tucker
Under 15 Boys coaches: Sue Sayers and Bob Pickens
Under 17 Girls coach: Cat Machado
Under 17 Boys coaches: John Ballance and Ryan Murphy

JANUARY

Boys – Under 15 and Under 17 – Saturday 20th January – 10.00.a.m. -3.00.p.m. Ashcombe VC, Dorking, Surrey. RH4 ILY
Girls – Under 15 and Under 17 – Saturday 27th January 10.00.am – 3.00.p.m.- Ashcombe VC, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1LY
FEBRUARY
Boys – Under 15 and Under 17 – Saturday 17th February 10.00.a.m, – 3.00.p.m. Ashcombe VC. Dorking, Surrey RH4 1LY
Girls – Under 15 – Saturday 10th February 10.a.m. -1.00.p.m. – Wycombe High School HP11 1TB
Girls – Under 17 –  Saturday 10th February 10.00.a.m. -3.00.p.m. Ashcombe VC, Dorking, Surrey. RH4 ILY
MARCH
Boys – Under 15 – Saturday 3rd March 10.a.m. – 2.00.p.m.Trinity School, Newbury. RG14 2DU
Boys Under 17 – Saturday 3rd March  2.00.p.m. – 6.00.p.m.Trinity School, Newbury. RG14 2DU
Girls – Under 15 and Under 17 – Saturday 17th March 10.00.am – 3.00.p.m.- Ashcombe VC, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1LY
APRIL

Boys – Under 15 and Under 17 – Saturday 28th April – 10.00.a.m. -3.00.p.m. Ashcombe VC, Dorking, Surrey. RH4 ILY

Girls – Under 15 and Under 17 – Saturday 21st April – 10.00.a.m. -3.00.p.m. Ashcombe VC, Dorking, Surrey. RH4 ILY
MAY

May training dates and venues still to be confirmed.

Boys – Inter Regional Championships – National Volleyball Centre, Kettering. NN15 6PB. Sunday 27th May and Monday 28th May
Girls – Inter Regional Championships –  National Volleyball Centre, Kettering. NN15 6PB. Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May
Happy New Year and Best wishes to all,
Freda Bussey
Secretary South East Volleyball Association”

Sport and Recreation Alliance Survey

Sports and Recreation Alliance Survey
 
There are just two weeks left to help give volleyball a voice.
 
The Sports Club Survey 2017 is a big piece of research to assess the state of sports clubs across the country and reveal the main challenges they face. The results will also help inform leading bodies, such as Sport England, when making decisions on funding and wider issues.
If you’re part of a volleyball club, make sure that our sport is heard! Fill out the survey online: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=150961428710
 
Everyone who completes the form will enter a draw to win an iPad or shopping vouchers. If enough members of the volleyball community complete the survey, statistics specific to volleyball will be published, giving a unique insight into the sport.  Share the survey and encourage other volleyball clubs to complete it too, before the deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017.

Coaching Opportunity

Coaching Opportunity 

The University of Southampton Team is looking for any coaches interested in taking on the team.  Specifically we’re hoping to find a coach for our women’s team – the scheduled training times are Thursday 7-9am and Sunday 6-8pm.
The team competes in the BUCS league, consistently near the top of division 1, as well as other student competitions, and starting in the Hampshire HVA league this year.  If you, or anyone from your club would be interested, we’d be happy to hear from you – contact us at: SUVolleyballclub@gmail.com, or message the club’s facebook page and we can discuss the position.
 
Thank you!
 
Matt

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Hampshire Volleyball Association (HVA) Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday 25 July 2017 at the Tesco Community Room, Quay Street, Fareham PO16 0LE from 1830 -2030.  Please do come along to hear what has been happening over the last 12 months and to have your say in shaping the future for the sport in Hampshire.

Coaching Bursaries

Coaching Bursaries

Energise Me is offering bursaries to assist those clubs wishing to grow its coaching workforce.  Full details are provided at the link: http://www.energiseme.org/coaching/become-a-coach/

Exciting Finale to Hampshire Ladies Grand Prix

Exciting Finale to Hampshire Ladies Grand Prix

Team Southampton won the inaugural Hampshire Volleyball Grand Prix at Bay House School, Gosport despite drawing with local rivals South Hants (Purbrook) and Forza Solent (Romsey).

Team Southampton entered the final series of matches with a two point advantage from the previous three rounds of the Grand Prix and although Forza Solent won three of their four matches on the final day, they could only draw with Southampton in the final match of the competition.  South Hants drew two of their final four matches, leaving them in third place overall.

Hampshire chairman, Ashley Cullen, commented that the competition had been an excellent insight into the volleyball talent in the region with New Forest and Wessex (Poole) also competing.

‘The Grand Prix was designed to enable teams who play at local league the chance to assess whether they want to compete at national league level.  This is an excellent development opportunity.  It further provides both coaches and players the environment to play multiple matches at each event and they can work on different combinations and individual lessons learned.  Bay House School is an excellent facility and the Grand Prix allows two matches to be played simultaneously providing spectators the opportunity to witness an excellent standard.’

Each coach nominated their own team player of the season.  Team captain, Lana Attwood won on behalf of South Hants; Helen Snaith picked up the award for Forza Solent; Team Southampton recognised Kri Muller; likewise, Wessex and New Forest awarded MVPs to Leonie Cluett and Mille Martin respectively.  Team Southampton coach, Julia Thompson won the overall Most Valuable Player, as voted by the Hampshire Volleyball Association, for her excellent attitude and great technique.

Finally, Ashley added ‘we hope this will encourage more teams to enter next season and beyond, to provide a springboard for developing volleyball generally in this country’.

The final league positions can be found here: http://hampshirevolleyball.org.uk/league.html

Junior Volleyball Session – Saturday 25 March

Junior Volleyball Session – Saturday 25 March –

Junior volleyball players are invited to attend a Hampshire Volleyball Association sponsored session on Saturday 25th March between 3pm and 7pm at The Hub, Bay House School, Gosport. The cost is £5 per junior and all that is needed is plenty of water and snacks. We are unable to accommodate total beginners for this session.

Following this the committee will be reviewing the sessions so far to decide whether to continue offering further sessions. We will need to see a gradual increase in take up and interest in order to cover costs although we understand there have been clashes of dates with other junior events.

Junior Volleyball Session – Saturday 25 February

Junior Volleyball Session – Saturday 25 February

Junior volleyball players are invited to attend a Hampshire Volleyball Association sponsored session this Saturday between 3pm and 7pm at The Hub, Bay House School, Gosport. The cost is £5 per junior and all they need to bring is plenty of water and snacks. We are unable to accommodate total beginners for this session.

The next session is scheduled for Saturday 25th March at The Hub, Bay House School.

After the March session the committee will be reviewing the sessions so far to decide whether to continue offering further sessions. We will need to see a gradual increase in take up and interest in order to cover costs although we understand there have been clashes of dates with other junior events.

Junior Volleyball Sessions

Junior Volleyball Sessions

Calling all teachers, coaches, clubs and junior volleyball players!
The first HVA-led junior volleyball session took place on 28 January and those that took part had a great time and got to play a lot of volleyball with each one demonstrating good progress over the four hour session.  There are two further sessions planned on:
  • Saturday 25th February; and
  • Saturday 25th March

They will take place at The Bay Hub, Bay House School, Gomer Lane, Gosport PO12 2QP between 3pm and 7pm.  The cost is just £5 per player.

Anyone who is interested must be aged between 11 and 18 years and needs to have basic skills and understanding of the sport.  These sessions are not for complete beginners – sorry!

WHY SHOULD PLAYERS ATTEND?
  • A chance to have top level coaching and improve their skills and knowledge
  • Enhancement to their CVs
  • Help towards GCSE outcomes
  • Chance to experience a fabulous brand new sports facility
  • Meet other juniors who play volleyball
  • It’s fun
  • Great value for money
WHY MIGHT PARENTS WISH TO TAKE THEIR YOUNGSTERS TO GOSPORT FOR VOLLEYBALL
  • They can go across on the ferry and spend some time shopping, eating, drinking at Gunwharf! (reported by other parents as a great opportunity and a lot of fun!)
  • It’s very cheap babysitting
  • To watch/support their child in developing his/her skills
  • If they would like a quiet few hours to catch up on work/emails etc. there is plenty of quiet space to sit quietly and get on (an opportunity taken by one parent last week)
  • It’s great value for money
We hope to see you at the next session.