Sporting Schools and Spikezone

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children’s participation in sport, and to connect children with community sport.

Volleyball Tasmania is excited to grow children’s lifelong love of sport, and in an effort to do so we have partnered with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to get kids active, engaged, and having fun through the Sporting Schools program.

This program focuses on increasing sports participation before, during, and after school hours, and is set to become the nation’s biggest participation-based program ever!

We are excited to be a part of this sporting journey and to be working closely with Australia’s primary schools, teachers, coaches and parents to nurture the next generation’s commitment and love of volleyball now, and into the future. Please contact us for more info or to arrange a session.

Sporting Schools Booking System

Sporting Schools has developed an online platform for schools to make booking requests for their Sporting Schools program. Schools use the system to search for sports packages that meet their school’s needs.

Schools can:
• view the Sporting Schools sport packages on offer
• compare sport packages by using the search filter
• nominate for teacher-delivered sport packages
• send NSOs and coaching provider’s real time, electronic notifications of their booking requests

Visit the Booking System Partner Portal and Login with your registered email address and password to get more information on booking a coach or teacher delivered program.

Information for Coaches

As a coach you are able to deliver a volleyball program in Sporting Schools by:
Registering as a coach with Volleyball Australia
• Completing the Foundation Coaching Course (link to Foundation Coach form or who to contact in your state about the course)
• Becoming a member of your state association
• aged 15 years and over
• have a state/territory Working With Children Check (WWCC) relevant to your nominated delivery location. See the Play by the Rules website for state/territory WWCC fact sheets


Volleyball Tasmania is delivering Sporting Schools Spikezone clinics as a modified version of volleyball designed especially for primary school students. Spikezone can be modified to suit various group sizes, skill levels and ages to ensure players have a fun experience whilst learning the game. The modifications include:
• A smaller sized court (13 metres by 6.5 metres)
• A lower net height (2 metres)
• A softer and lighter ball
• Less players on the court
• Slight changes to the rules

Schools can purchase their own equipment from Volleyball Tasmania (given enough notice) or from a commercial Spikezone supplier. The program is designed for children to learn volleyball in a fun, game orientated learning.

Benefits of Volleyball:
• Inclusive of all cultures, abilities and genders
• An accessible sport - any surface (oval, grass, hall, beach), anywhere, any time
• Can be played by both male and female
• Non-contact sport
• Minimal equipment
• The court size and net height can be adjusted to accommodate players skill level
• The popularity of volleyball in schools with the largest high school sporting tournament in the southern hemisphere
• Two Olympic disciplines (beach and indoor volleyball)

Volleyball Tasmania also co-ordinates with the Southern Primary Schools Sports Association Winter Carnival with over 30 teams competing each year. This is followed by local indoor and grass Spikezone programs.