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Volleyball funding to be cut?

Posted by devo on October 27, 2009

Markleb began conversation on the Crawford review last week in his What will YOU do? post.

The Daily Telegraph suggests that  …

The Crawford review is said to have told Federal Sports Minister Kate Ellis the broad funding model that exists for Olympic sports costs the government too much. It is set to recommend only a handful of sports in which Australia is highly competitive at the Olympics – like swimming, cycling and track and field – should receive full funding.

Funding for most other sports – like volleyball, tae-kwon-do and badminton – would be phased out over several years. more

I have read so many articles from overseas sources holding up our AIS as THE model to follow. Many countries have followed the model. It is ironic that our model may disappear. As Markleb asks: What will you do? Are you ready to man the barricades?

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Luke’s video update

Posted by devo on October 26, 2009

Luke Campbell has uploaded some more videos onto his site so that players around the country can see the national team in action, and also see the level of real club volleyball. They are a free download.

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Luke retires from National Program

Posted by devo on October 17, 2009

Luke Campbell reports on his blog that … After six months on the beach with the National Program I,  along with the coaches, have decided to call an end to my time in Adelaide. My time with the team has been a fantastic experience for me, both on and off the court. While I am very sad to finish the experience, I am sure my time around volleyball, be it beach or indoor, playing or coaching, is far from over.

…  One thing I’m really looking forward to is getting back into the coaching I was doing around Victoria, to help the next generation achieve their goals in volleyball.

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Have you dobbed in your coach yet?

Posted by devo on October 13, 2009

award bannerElson VolleyIs your school or club team coached by a great coach. Have you dobbed them in to be the Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year?

Download the nomination form by clicking on the flag. Get your team mates together, grab a teacher, another coach or a parent if you need some help to fill in the form. But do it now. Your teacher-coach, or club coach could win. But only if you nominate them.

And for the winning coach: a trophy, a $250 Elson Volley voucher, and a European club presentation pack

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Are you coached by a fantastic coach?

Posted by devo on October 6, 2009

award bannerClick Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year. Elson Volley

And for the winning coach: a trophy, a $250 Elson Volley voucher, and a European club presentation pack

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Luke Campbell’s new web site

Posted by devo on October 5, 2009

This website is designed to cover my professional and international careers in indoor and beach volleyball, give information on my coaching and to introduce ProConnect, a business that I hope will open many doors for Australian Volleyballers to play overseas and achieve their goals as I have over the past 12 years.

Check it out!

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Coach wanted

Posted by devo on October 3, 2009

One of Melbourne’s most prominent schools based near Bulleen has an excellent opportunity for someone with coaching experience to be Head Coach of their Firsts Girls team and have a major impact on the development of the school’s volleyball program.

Read the rest of this entry »

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Resources for sale

Posted by devo on September 30, 2009

The AVF now have a page dedicated to the resources available to the volleyball communityhttp://www.avf.org.au/index.php?id=1209

John Cheadle, Sport Development Manager at Volleyball Australia says, “The feedback I have received from various people involved in our sport is that there isn’t enough resources available to them. Hopefully this should help quench their thirst.”

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Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year

Posted by devo on September 28, 2009

devo’s volleyball is proud to present …

award bannerAre you coached by a fantastic coach?

Countless teachers, and club coaches across Australia put in hours of work to create programs that grow our young volleyballers. They are the ones that are at the gym first; they are the last to leave. They drive the bus to tournaments. They organise the accommodation and food. They are there for the first game of the tournament and then go home on the last bus.
These are the people that often start a program from scratch. They are the unpaid heroes of our sport.

They need their moment to shine, and to get the recognition of their peers. We can’t reward every coach out there who deserves it, but we can reward one. Your coach may not have won the most gold medals, but they might have held together a rag tag bunch who just can’t wait for their next volleyball match. They have instilled in you a love of volleyball. Each training you see your skills improve.

Here’s your chance to nominate your coach to be the inaugural Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year. Click on the coach of the year tab at the top of the page for all the info and the nomination form.

And for the winning coach: A trophy, a $250 Elson Volley voucher, and a European club presentation pack


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Volleyball players in mid court suffer more physical stress

Posted by devo on September 23, 2009

A new Australian study has shown that volleyball players, who play in the middle position on court, end up with more physical stress from jumping and landing than their team-mates do.

… in the highly competitive world of elite sports, there is a growing trend towards assessing the physical load on players to make sure they don’t suffer repetitive strain injury. In volleyball jumping and landing puts the most load on players … “Middle players are taller and heavier and they jump better than they did 10 years ago, 20 years ago,”  … Sheppard says to “future proof” Australian volleyball talent identification, players selected for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics will need to be taller than those selected for the 2000 games. “For middles we’re looking for ginormous human beings – 220 centimetres wouldn’t disappoint me, but certainly we’re going to need players that are over 215 centimetres,” he stated.

… “Bigger athletes tend to break down easier under musculoskeletal stress,” Sheppard added. … working out how to train smarter, rather than necessarily less, is essential in all sports. more@littleabout

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Junior development: Canada & Brazil

Posted by devo on September 23, 2009

Junior development has always been an interesting discussion point here at devo’s. Correspondent Simon has sent in these two contributions.

When Volleyball Canada developed its new Long Term Athlete Development model, one of the priorities it wanted to address was the individual technical and tactical development of its young athletes. Too-early specialization was identified as one of the main shortcomings within the old development model and one way to counteract this problem was to disallow the use of the libero in the youngest age categories (14U, 15U, and just recently, 16U boys) … To complement this rule adjustment, Volleyball Canada … also decided to allow teams in the same age categories to use 12 substitutions, to provide coaches with more freedom in utilizing non-starters during competition. This also enables more athletes to “see the court”, as long as this rule is LIMITED to the in-and-out format. Read the full article: 12 sub rule Article JB June 08

Brazil RulesAnd this from Brazil: click to enlarge

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