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  • JDP 2022 News & Update

    2021, WHAT DID WE DO, A QUICK REVIEW


    The past year witnessed our programs grow beyond our expectations and it quickly became obvious that we were attracting a large influx of players from many different age groups, who had a range of abilities and expectations. It also became evident that it would be highly unlikely that we would be able to travel anywhere due to COVID and that we would need to provide alternatives for our growing numbers. Some of the innovations that we brought to you in 2021 include:

    - Structuring our programs so players could move into various levels appropriate to their ability
    - Introducing a Junior Superleague competition
    - Providing a full residential High-Performance Camp
    - Recruiting and mentoring new coaching personnel
    - Attracting over 240 players into our Junior Program
    - Introducing a year 5/6 dedicated program

    Because of the many challenges we had, and our numbers, we found ourselves in a situation where we had to react quickly and put in place programs that we hadn’t necessarily planned for. Most of the programs and structures worked well, but upon our extensive internal review we decided to not only change some things up for '22, but also to put forward a comprehensive strategic plan to Volleyball Tasmania (VT) covering the next 3 years. The board has endorsed this proposal and the following outlines what we will be providing for our junior cohort in 2022.

    WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU IN 22’

    Depending on the circumstances, we anticipate taking part in many (if not all) National Junior Championships that Volleyball Australia will offer and possibly some additional competitions such as the School Sport Australia u15 Championships and School’s Cup. We will also offer:

    - A structured training program suited to ability and aspiration

    - Pathways into our local division 1 and 2 senior competitions

    - ‘Superleague’ competition(s) - cost not included
    - A possible residential ‘High Performance Camp’ for boys and girls - cost not included
    - Coaching opportunities
    - Refereeing opportunities
    - A trial strength and conditioning program

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE FOR YOU IN '22

    We have placed you in one of the following training programs for 2022. The ‘SCHEDULED’ program you have been assigned is the program that your yearly fee covers you for. The ‘OPT IN’ program is an additional program with an associated additional cost. All scheduled programs will be conducted at Elizabeth College, North Hobart.

    1. PASS (Prelim Aged Sports School)
    2. ACADEMY (including new starters)
    3. VSS (Volleyball Sports School)
    4. HP (High Performance)

    These 4 programs are all scheduled, please find a list of players scheduled for each program enclosed

    WHEN ARE THE PROGRAMS RUN?

    1. PASS PROGRAM (there are 2 training times for this program)
    To Be Announced

    2. ACADEMY PROGRAM – Split into Boys and Girls Programs
    STARTS Term 1, Sunday February 19th
    TIME 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Girls Only)
    TIME 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Boys Only)
    COST $300.00 per year

    3. VOLLEYBALL SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAM – Boys and Girls
    STARTS Term 1, Thursday February 17th
    TIME From 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Girls)
    TIME 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Boys)
    COST $300.00 per year

    4. HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM - GIRLS
    STARTS Term 1, Tuesday February 15th
    TIME From 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Girls)
    COST $300.00 per year

    5. HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM – BOYS
    STARTS Term 1, Friday February 18th
    TIME From 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    COST $300.00 year

    Coaching Staff - Each program will be headed up by an experienced coach and they will be assisted by a number of coaches in training, who we are actively mentoring to take more senior roles in the coming years. Players will be introduced to their coaches on the first night of the training programs.

    Note - The coaches believe that for them to have an idea of the players coming through the academy
    program, they have agreed to coach the academy program on a rotational basis. There are enormous
    benefits for both players and coaches and we will be actively working to bring the academy players into our higher level programs.

  • Changes to online coach/referee courses

    CHANGE to Volleyball Australia Online Coach and Referee Course

    All Volleyball Australia Online Education Courses hosted on the Fortix Online Platform will be discontinued from Tuesday 7th December 2021.

    This includes:
    - Volleyball Australia Level 1 Coaching Course
    - Volleyball Australia Level 1 Referee Course
    - Sport Australia’s Intermediate Coaching General Principles

    Please note: if you have registered for these one of courses prior to Tuesday 7th December 2021, you must complete the course by Tuesday 14th December 2021 to gain your accreditation.

    New Accreditation Management System

    Volleyball Australia will be launching a new Online Accreditation Management System on Tuesday 7th December 2021. All coaches and referees in the current Volleyball Australia Accreditation system will receive an email detailing the transition of their accreditation onto the new system.

    All new VA online courses will be available on the new system by Monday 17th January 2022.

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  • Return to Sport Safety Guidelines update 26 June

    Dear Volleyball Tasmania members:

    We are doing so well in Tasmania stopping the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Many of you will now have read and heard recent announcements about further removal of Stage 3 restrictions from 12pm today (26th June). This includes a move to Level C of the AIS return to sport framework, which permits full training and competition.

    As we move back into (almost) normal sport and community activity, please find below links to the most recent advice from Volleyball Australia, the AIS and TAS Government. Please note that each also contains a number of forward links:

    RETURN TO SPORT: STAGE 3 (AIS Level C)

    From 12pm, Friday 26th June 2020, certain restrictions were removed in Tasmania and sport may return to full training and competition, still with some important restrictions: up to 250 people per indoor stadium/venue - up to 500 people outdoors - but the heightened health and hygiene practices remain. This includes appropriate physical distancing and a density limit of 2sqm per person: see documents below.

    The last thing we want is for members of the Tassie volleyball community to become ill or pass on a potentially deadly virus to others.

    The following important documents must be read and understood by all volleyball participants, administrators and spectators:

    - Volleyball Tasmania COVID-19 Safety Plan (v1.1, revised 26 June 2020 and provided to Communities, Sport & Rec Tasmania)
    - Volleyball Tasmania Training & Competition Guidelines (v4, stage 3)

    Please note that for EVERY TRAINING SESSION AND COMPETITION there must be a designated safety officer who ensures compliance with these rules, ensures that accurate attendance records are kept and that all shared equipment is appropriately cleaned before and after use by their group.

    The following resources are available to assist responsible officers at training sessions: (also check your venue to see what they already provide)

    - Volleyball Tasmania Record of Attendance (note: contact data must be kept for 21 days)
    - Poster - do not enter this facility (display at entrance)
    - Poster - how to hand wash (display at basin)
    - Poster - social distancing (display at entrance and inside venue)

    CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COMPETITION MANAGER TO CHECK DATES

    • Competitions managed by NTVA (Launceston), BVA (Burnie), DVA (Devonport) and Volleyball Tasmania in the south shall resume only when venues are available and the abovementioned guidelines are met: management will continue to communicate with their members
    • State League and the Tasmanian Open Volleyball Championships may be re-booted later in the year if there is sufficient interest
    • Each region may wish to look into more local tournament possibilities

    We are actively following developments and advice from authorities in Tasmania and also what is happening in other Australian states. The situation may evolve rapidly and we will keep you informed of our future decisions. Follow Volleyball Tasmania on Facebook to ensure you get all updates.

    Stay safe and well,

    Volleyball Tas team

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