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AVF – coaching resources online

Posted by devo on November 7, 2009

The AVF are continuing to update resources for all involved in volleyball. They have articles, presentations and weblinks posted onto an additional resources page.

The newest addition is from a company called  Athlete Assessments. Their company focuses a lot on coaching, the relationships between coaches and athletes, and the importance of these realtionships. The presenter is Bo Hansen, a former rower who represented Australia at 4 Olympics.

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The Elite Women’s Competition takes to the Court

Posted by devo on May 4, 2009

Western Australia takes on the QAS Pirates in the opening game of the Australian Volleyball League – Women’s Series 2009, on Mother’s Day weekend in Sydney. Playing at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, the teams are joined by Canberra Heat, which is returning to the competition, Melbourne Monash University Blues and the 2008 Champions, UTS/Sydney Uni. South Australia will start their campaign in round 2, in front of their home crowd.

The competition tips off with Round 1 in Sydney, Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th May, followed by Adelaide (23rd-24th May), then across to Perth (13th-14th June) and the preliminary competition closes with round 4 in Melbourne (27th-28th June). Then it’s back to Melbourne for the finals, held in conjunction with Victoria’s State League on the 25th-26th July.

If you’re in the area come on down and get behind your home team. Venue information, player profiles and the draw can be found on the AVL website,

Add your vote to the devo poll in the left hand column.

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Mikasa the Aussie Ball

Posted by devo on March 13, 2008

In what has been the worst kept secret for some time, Volleyball Australia has announced that it has signed with Mikasa as the official ball for Oz Volleyball. The new deal ends 20+ years with Molten.

After some time in negotiations with several companies wishing to be the official ball supplier to the AVF, the deal has finally been signed with Mikasa for the next three years. This means that Mikasa will be recognised as the official ball supplier at all AVF sanctioned events approved under the agreement.

The agreement with Mikasa is even more significant for 2008 as Mikasa is the recognised volleyball for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. AVF more

There are great deals out there for those who are after either a Mikasa or a Molten at the moment.
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Congrats to Volleyball Australia

Posted by devo on November 19, 2007

Again today there has been plenty of coverage in the media of our boys’ win in Japan. There was a nice picture of a Yudin spike – nice covering Phill – and a write up in the Herald Sun here in Melbourne. Fantastic!

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Wanted: AIS Beach Volleyball Program Manager

Posted by devo on October 26, 2007

AIS Beach Volleyball Program Manager

Job No 956          $69 283 – $74 826 per annum plus superannuation

 The AIS/AVF Beach Volleyball National Centre of Excellence (NCE) is a partnership program between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Australian Volleyball Federation (AVF) and South Australian Sport Institute (SASI) aimed at providing a coordinated program and services to assist the development of elite athlete with the potential to succeed in International competition. The NCE is responsible for providing a coordinated national approach to preparing athletes to maximise their performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and beyond.

You can check out all the details on the Volleyball Australia web site

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