Calling all potential junior volleyballers in the East Midlands
The East midlands volleyball junior development team is on a recruitment drive for the coming season.
What is junior volleyball?
Volleyball is a fun and easy to learn team sport that can be played socially on grass, beach or a court.
It requires between 4 and 12 people (split into 2 teams) to be able to play and requires no previous training to start a game.
Who can train at a regional level?
Absolutely anyone, you don’t have to be a natural athlete to enjoy volleyball and we can help you to improve your core skills that are required for other sports too. We will start with the basics and develop you to a point that you are comfortable with. This may mean you just become a more confident and able player that just plays socially or you may end up playing in one of the local teams. If you show real potential national league awaits you.
Because its a fun game to play, and when you are on holiday (especially on a beach) there is most likely an opportunity to join in a game and get to know others more easily. Where ever you move to in Britain during your life there will be a club close by that you can join. Most colleges and universities have teams and there are competitions for all skill levels and age groups throughout the year but especially during summer.
How can I improve?
The East Mids development squad training occurs once a month for 3hrs at a weekend usually from October to April with opportunities to play in competitions towards the end. We have four squads, Girls u14 & u16, Boys u15 & u17. You can be absolute beginners or someone who has already played a bit at school.
Where can it lead?
Volleyball groups are very social and its a great way of making friends now and in the future. For those who show potential as volleyball athletes you will be given the chance to train in the national junior team programme and then into the cadet system where our future national teams are drawn from. There are also several national leagues for both men and women to compete in.
Not only that there are training courses for coaching and refereeing that can progress you to an international stage if so desired.
How do I apply or find out more?