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Latrobe Valley web site

Posted by devo on January 31, 2010

Jacob Gruis has got up a head of steam to produce a website for Latrobe Valley Volleyball. It is a work in progress but, with further support, should fill a much needed hole in our communication.  Congratulations to Jacob for his initiative in taking on this challenge. If you wish to visit or link, here is the url: http://latrobevalleyvolleyball.webs.com

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Poll result – What do you expect?

Posted by devo on January 31, 2010

In our latest poll this is what you saw as a minimum response on the Volleyball Australia web site within 12 hours of  the end of an Aussie match.

Scores, MVP, stats and brief match report 26 – 27%
Scores, MVP, stats and full match report 25 – 26%
Scores 20 – 20%
Scores, MVP and short stats 18 – 18%
Scores, MVP and full stats 6   – 6%
Scores and MVP 3   – 3%
98 votes

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Chris Hames coaching

Posted by devo on January 30, 2010

Joining new coach Garland on the volleyball staff at Knoxville Catholic High School will be Chris Hames, who played on Australia’s women’s national team (1994-95) and is director of the K2 volleyball training facility in Knoxville.

“I hired these two because they’re very good coaches and good trainers,” Jones said. “They know their volleyball. I think they’re going to teach the old dog new tricks. They’re intense and they work hard. I would think this gives us one of the best volleyball staffs anywhere.” more@PrepXtra

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SA state team selections

Posted by devo on January 30, 2010

Volleyball SA will be holding trials for it’s 2010 State Teams on February 27 & 28. Please see this flyer for information.

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AVSC ~ 2009 Event Survey

Posted by devo on January 29, 2010

Volleyball Australia want to know your thoughts on the 2009 Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup. Here is a chance to put your views on several issues to Volleyball Australia.  Below are the links to their online surveys; fill one out for the chance to win your school 6 Mikasa MV200 volleyballs and a ball bag.

PlayersCoaches ~ Surveys will close on Wednesday 17th February 2010.

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Seaside Volleyball Tournament – Warrnambool

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

The 36th Annual Seaside Volleyball Tournament will be held in Warrnambool on the March long weekend – Saturday 6th to Monday 8th March, 2010.

Visit the Volleyball Victoria site for more information, contact details and to download an entry form.

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Poll – what do we expect?

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

I spoke to Volleyball Australia CEO Joan Perry at AVSC 2+ years ago about the internet and related subjects. At that time she told me that there was a problem with some staff who were not “internet literate”. And that this was a problem that would have to be corrected. They would have to learn.

The women’s program and junior programs – due mainly to Teresa Henderson and some dedicated coaches and parents – have established blogs to keep us up-to-date with their programs when competition is happenning. This has been fantastic for the fans of Aussie volleyball. We can follow what’s happenning; be involved. Even see video of matches!

The men’s /AIS program, unfortunately, has not been so forthcoming. There was a time when coaches would SMS results and MVP’s to me so that I could put them up. That nolonger happens. There are at least 2 “officials” on this tour who are very computer savvy. They have not been in areas where the internet or phone is difficult to access as is sometimes the problem. Parents seem to be getting some information. It is busy on tour, but a quick mail to Volleyball Aus on the bus going home should see results up by the following morning. Why isn’t this happenning?

It appears that CEO Joan is either unwilling, or unable, to insist that part of the duties of a touring Aussie squad is to keep us fans informed. To publicise our sport. Joan, give them a smart phone and show them how to use it!

Jump on the poll in the left hand column and let Joan know what you see as a minimum response on the Volleyball Australia web site at the end of an Aussie match. See also this post.

Posted in Aussie Bloggers, Aust Institute of Sport, Australian Volleyball, coaching, It's not volleyball but ..., sport, Sports, Volleyball, Volleyball Australia | 20 Comments »

Volleyball ranking falls

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

Brazil continues to dominate the FIVB World Rankings following the online publication of the latest version of the Volleyball rankings on Wednesday. more@ fivb ~ how the rankings are decided.

Aussie Men – down 8 postions since Nov 09, and 21 positions from our best position of 11, to position 32 ~ more

Aussie Women – down 1 position to 40 ~ more

Aussie Junior & Youth Men – down 2 positions to 32 ~ more

Aussie Junior & Youth Women – up 1 position to 41 ~ more

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Polish Cup win

Posted by devo on January 25, 2010

The team of Ben Hardy and Igor Yudin has won the Polish Cup. It is the first time in the history of the team that Jastrzebski Coal have won the cup.  Ben received the tournament award for Best Server. The win gives the club participation in the next edition of the Champions League.

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AIS OS

Posted by devo on January 24, 2010

You wouldn’t know it if you were looking at the Volleyball Australia site, but the AIS boys have been touring overseas. We reported a belated release that let us know that they had gone, and that gave the  match results from the Japanese leg of the tour.

The guys have been in Italy: no results on the Volleyball Australia site. Maybe some parents can fill us in with results?

The third leg of the tour took the guys to Sweden. Thankfully, the Swedish national site thinks that we might want to know the results.

  • 19/1  – Sverige J – Australien J 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 29-27) – match report original ~ translation
  • 20/1 – Sverige J – Australien J 3-1 (26-28, 25-19, 25-20, 26-24) – match report original ~ translation
  • 22/1 – Sverige J – Australien J 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20) – match report original ~ translation

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NSW State Junior Selection trials

Posted by devo on January 20, 2010

The 2010 NSW State Junior Selection trials will be held on Sunday 14th February.

All eligible players are invited to attend.Click here for more details.

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German volleyball live

Posted by devo on January 17, 2010

On Monday, 18/01 at 19:20 –  (19/01 at 5:20 AESST) Spobox.tv transmits live and  free the Bavarian derby VC francs vs Generali Haching. spobox.tv – Bundesliga LIVE und KOSTENLOS

UPDATE: If you slept in ;{ you can catch the match here.

With four wins on the trot, and now in seventh place, the German team of Aussie coach Mark Lebedew and Aussie player Tom Bawden will be a good watch for early risers. Volleyball Club FrankenTranslation

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Howard video

Posted by devo on January 17, 2010

You can watch Aussie Dan Howard #15 starting for – Marmi Lanza Verona ~ Translation – vs RPA Luigibacchi.it in the Italian League at legavolley

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AIS Junior European Tour, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia (sic)

Posted by devo on January 14, 2010

Okay. It’s the holidays. I’ve been avoiding the internet – loving the rest. I’m sure it’s the same for those at Volleyball Australia. But is that an excuse for this lack of  information? How do we support / follow our team if we don’t get the information? Not good enough Volleyball Australia!

I was expecting the AIS squad to be in Europe now (see the “calendar” on the AVF site) – but apparently they have been in Japan as well!

  • 06/01/10            AIS v JPN Jr. Men         2:3 (23-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-23, 12-15)
  • 07/01/10            AIS v JPN Jr. Men         0:3 (11-25, 22-25, 21-25)
  • 08/01/10            AIS v JPN Jr. Men         0:3 (23-25, 21-25, 15-25)
  • 09/01/10            AIS v Asahi Univ.          2:3 (23-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 12-15)
  • 10/01/10            AIS v Asahi Univ.          2:3 (25-15, 23-25, 31-29, 21-25, 16-18)

The Australian Institute of Sport Men’s Volleyball Team is presently in Varese, Italy preparing for the second leg of its annual development tour in the coming days with matches against the junior teams of ‘Serie A’ clubs, Verona and Monza, and provincial club side, Tenate.

On Monday, 4 January the team departed Australia following a brief training camp after Christmas before embarking on the three week tour to Japan, Italy and Sweden. Apparenly it wasn’t thought important to update us mere mortals that the details of the trip had “changed”. Or perhaps they thought we wouldn’t know the difference between Japan and Slovakia?  more@Volleyball Australia

Posted in Aust Institute of Sport, Australian Volleyball, sport, Sports, Volleyball, Volleyball Australia | 4 Comments »

Joan Perry re-appointed CEO

Posted by devo on January 13, 2010

Volleyball Australia (VA) President the Hon. Chris Schacht announced today that the VA Chief Executive Officer Ms. Joan Perry had been re-appointed for a further 3 year term beginning from 1 January 2010.

Mr. Schacht said he and the VA Board were unanimous in re-appointing Joan Perry for a further term. read the full release

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Spike up and running

Posted by devo on January 11, 2010

The guys over at Spike Online appear to have gained a new lease of life. There has been a steady stream of content for the new year. Always worth a read, Spike is always willing to tell it as it is. As a new year’s treat, Spike‘s complete photo catalog has now been released to the public. And they’re working on a brand new photo gallery engine so stay tuned for more updates – and perhaps most importantly – more recent photos, to be added very soon.

Posted in Australian Beach VB, Australian Volleyball, sport, Sports, Volleyball, Volleyball Beach, Volleyball Picture, Volleyball Video | Tagged: | 2 Comments »

Igor steps up in tie-break for first victory of Jastrzebie

Posted by devo on January 8, 2010

Time had finally come for the JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel S.A. to notch their first CEV Champions League victory as they scored an amazing five setter against the still undefeated armada of VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. ~ Ben Hardy & Igor YudinKS Jastrzebski Wegiel SATranslationBen’s web site

Surprise in Jastrzebie Zdroj! After three consecutive losses the Poles scored tonight their first victory after a dramatic match against VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. “Comparing our first matches in the Champions League I can say that we started playing much better. Good service and solid reception were on our side. Of course, we made some mistakes, but in the crucial moments we were able to finish the decisive attacks, especially with Igor Yudin in the tie-break. Now we are back in contention for the Playoffs“, says Russian star Pavel Abramov. more@Volleycountry ~ Champions league results and ranking ~ CEV

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Development Officer – Geelong Volleyball

Posted by devo on January 4, 2010

THE POSITION

The position requires a motivated person with good communication and interpersonal skills. The incumbent will need to contact and visit schools and organizations with a view to promoting and providing coaching and presentations of the sport. There will also be a requirement to organize tournaments and assist schools in organizing tournaments. Get all the info

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devo award gets press

Posted by devo on December 26, 2009

Apparently our Australian Junior Volleyball: coach of the year award has been getting a bit of press up Mildura way.

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German Bundesliga

Posted by devo on December 23, 2009

On http://www.spobox.tv/ you can watch the most recent match of VC Franken (Mark Lebedew (C), Tom BawdenVolleyball Club FrankenTranslation) and other matches in the German Bundesliga

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