Volleyball referee course – May 2013

Once in a while an opportunity to volunteer for your volleyball club arrives and this is no exception.  A referee’s course is being held in Nottingham soon and by attaining this basic volleyball referee grade it will give you a warm glow knowing that you are helping your team mates and afterall every club and it’s members could do with having a better understanding of the rules.

The course should also provide you with the basic understanding of how to fill in the official score sheets. 

It is a requirement to provide a qualified referee for all home matches in the east midlands league matches – either home grown or from outside the club.

 

If you realise you actually like refereeing then there is an opportunity to become a national league referee and if you progress up to Level 1 before the age of 41 you are eligible to progress further and become an international referee.  On top of that the grade 4 standing referee qualification opens up the possibilities of becoming a beach volleyball or sitting volleyball referee where the age restriction is higher.

We asked one of the national league referees from the east midlands region how he got into it in the first place.

I did the course about 3 years ago while I was training at Chesterfield Cobras to help the club out as we needed to have available referees for our home matches. I helped by refereeing womens and mixed matches whilst others could do the mens matches.  It helped my understanding of the how, where and what to do with volleyball matches… things like net touches, position faults, players responsibilities and many other things that others either don’t realise or can’t explain properly because their knowledge was from another  time period.

I’ve been a national referee for over 2 seasons now and seen some fantastic high level  volleyball both from some of our regions teams (clubs, universities and juniors) and competitions at the national volleyball  centre in Kettering.

It has inspired me to do more volunteering … for the East midlands and nottinghamshire volleyball associations and now I am a coach as well.

If anyone ever wants help or information about doing more than just playing feel free to contact me

regards

Bryan Gladwin

Volleyball referee course details 

Contact: Katharina Reusch

  • Dates:
    • 11th May 2013
    • 12th May 2013

Becoming a standing volleyball referee –

The Grade 4 Award is the basic introductory refereeing award and is a minimum of 14-16 hours delivery over 2-days. The course comprises both theory and practical sessions but assessment of practical refereeing is not compulsory. The course aims to provide the referee with the knowledge and understanding of tactics and skill used within the 6-a-side game and is delivered in a safe, controlled and enjoyable manner.

Opportunities are provided for candidates to further extend their experience of practical refereeing in a group setting and assessment is completed by a formal written examination on the rules of volleyball and the use of the scoresheet.

The cost of the Grade 4 course is £35 and the minimum age for this course is 16 years of age.

After completing the initial Grade 4 exam, referees will be able to obtain higher grades through practical assessments.  An assessment can be arranged through contacting your regional referee representative.

Final places on volleyball Level 1 coaching course

There are just 3 places left on the upcoming coaching course being held in loughborough this month.

A level 1 coaching course is being held at Loughborough University in March 2013

Cost of 3 day course – £150.00

Dates:

  • 17th March 2013
  • 30th March 2013
  • 31st March 2013

Loughborough University

Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

Epinal Way

Loughborough

Leicestershire

LE11 3TU

For more information contact Kev Tann at – k.tann@volleyballengland.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Volleyball volunteer awards – nominations 2013

Each year Volleyball England recognises extra special volunteers, referees, clubs and young people through its Annual Awards. Nominations can be made by anyone within the volleyball community. Many fantastic people contribute their time and energy to volleyball and nominating them for an award provides an opportunity to publicly acknowledge their achievements and thank them.

Awards will be presented on the evening of Saturday 20th April, after the National Cup Finals, at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering. The Annual Awards is always a special opportunity to celebrate nominees accross a number of categories and is a great chance for our fantastic volunteers to meet and swap stories. The evening will include a three-course meal, award presentations and disco.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON SUNDAY 3RD MARCH.

Click here for more details of the Awards and how to nominate.  Don’t delay, nominate today!

UKCC Level 1 coaching course – March 2013

A level 1 coaching course is being held at Loughborough University in March 2013

Cost of 3 day course – £150.00

Dates:

  • 17th March 2013
  • 30th March 2013
  • 31st March 2013

Loughborough University

Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

Epinal Way

Loughborough

Leicestershire

LE11 3TU

For more information contact Kev Tann at – k.tann@volleyballengland.org

The UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Volleyball (QCF) is suitable for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the game and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment. The qualification allows coaches to act as assistant coaches – a role which gives them the opportunity to focus on their own development and gain experience whilst working with a coach who is already qualified at Level 2 or higher.

Course Duration

Three day course consisting of 3 modules and a final assessment

Course Fee

£150.00 – £180 per candidate typical cost, prices may vary depending on organiser

What resource will I receive?

All candidates will receive a high quality resource file to support the qualification. This will include an induction pack and a coach handbook to support the core learning outcomes along with a candidate pack which contains all of the assessment tasks.

What will I learn?

At the conclusion of the course, this award will enable a coach to:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the core coaching skills
  • Be able to plan and deliver sessions including warm up, cool down; fundamentals, postural control and ball handling
  • Have knowledge and understanding of game flow situations including attacking, defending and transition
  • Have knowledge of service and service reception
  • Monitor and evaluate coaching sessions
  • Demonstrate competence against UKCC/National standards for coaches

 

UKCC Level 1 coaching course – January 2013

A level 1 coaching course is being held in Chesterfield in January 2013

Cost of 3 day course – £180.00

Dates:

  • 19th January 2013
  • 20th January 2013
  • 27th January 2013

 

Queens Park Sports Centre

Boythorpe Road

Chesterfield

Derbyshire

S40 2ND

 

For more information contact Kev Tann at – k.tann@volleyballengland.org

The UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Volleyball (QCF) is suitable for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the game and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment. The qualification allows coaches to act as assistant coaches – a role which gives them the opportunity to focus on their own development and gain experience whilst working with a coach who is already qualified at Level 2 or higher.

Course Duration

Three day course consisting of 3 modules and a final assessment

Course Fee

£150.00 – £180 per candidate typical cost, prices may vary depending on organiser

What resource will I receive?

All candidates will receive a high quality resource file to support the qualification. This will include an induction pack and a coach handbook to support the core learning outcomes along with a candidate pack which contains all of the assessment tasks.

What will I learn?

At the conclusion of the course, this award will enable a coach to:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the core coaching skills
  • Be able to plan and deliver sessions including warm up, cool down; fundamentals, postural control and ball handling
  • Have knowledge and understanding of game flow situations including attacking, defending and transition
  • Have knowledge of service and service reception
  • Monitor and evaluate coaching sessions
  • Demonstrate competence against UKCC/National standards for coaches

 

Volleyball courses in the east midlands

volleyball volunteers

Calling all current and potential volleyball volunteers

In a bid to increase and improve participation of volunteers in the East midlands we are asking for people that are interested in a course to register their details on the particular course page.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

When we have enough people we will arrange a course.

You do not need to  register with the site or log in – just go to the relevant course page and input your details

Happy volunteering!

Sign up for Volleyball courses

Coaching – Level 1

Coaching – Level 2

Referee – Grade 4

First aid in sport

Safe guarding and protecting children

 

Volleyball England – 2012-13 Membership Prices

Volleyball England_Price_Freeze

This is a reminder about the Volleyball England new membership prices for the 2012-13 season. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We are offering a price freeze on all registration fees until the 6th July. To make sure you take advantage of this special offer you can login in now and renew your membership online. Whether you are a Club, Coach or Referee this offer is available to you.

There are a number of membership benefits available to you including insurance, access to our Enews and 3Touch Magazine, along with exclusive discounts from Volleyball England Partners.

Check out our new members’ area on the website, it’s simple to use and you can sign up straight away. All of our prices will be increasing from the 7th July so hurry now to complete your membership registration in time before this exclusive offer runs out!

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Kind regards,

 

Pippa Billyeald

Business Support Administrator Volleyball England

 

T: 01509 227722 F: 01509 227733

E: p.billyeald@volleyballengland.org

Ray Capewell – Services to Refereeing Award

Ray Capewell - Long service award

Ray Capewell from Broughton Astley, Leicestershire has been given Volleyball England’s Services to Refereeing Award (sponsored by Kitlocker, the countries leading supplier of kit for volleyball and other sports and club merchandise).

This prestigious Award is designed to give recognition to a referee for their contribution and dedication to volleyball and the development of refereeing in England. Volleyball England received numerous strong nominations for this Award from across the country.

Ray was selected as recipient of the Award by an independent panel comprised of well respected sports professionals from a number of organizations.

Ray stood out due to the fact has been an active referee for both volleyball and beach volleyball for over 35 years. He is very well respected by the players, and other referee colleagues. He has also been involved in the training and support of the Beach National Technical Official Programme for London 2012, and has actively encouraged the National Technical Officials to take up refereeing on the Beach, thus being very instrumental in the legacy for the sport. Ray has helped and encouraged many referees over the years, and his passion for the game has never diminished, he still enjoys the challenge of a well contested game of volleyball, and still expects very high standards of himself.

Ray was presented with the Services to Refereeing Award at the Volleyball England Annual Awards Evening at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. Awards were presented by Audrey Cooper (GB Women’s Coach) and Harry Brokking (GB Men’s Coach). 

Paul Lamb – Long Service Award

Paul Lamb - Volleyball long service award

Paul Lamb has been given Volleyball England’s Long Service Award (sponsored by HelmsBriscoe, meeting procurement and site selection agency).  This prestigious Award is designed to recognise a volunteer who has made an enormous contribution and dedication to volleyball.

Volleyball England received numerous strong nominations for this Award from across the country. Paul was selected as recipient of the Award by an independent panel comprised of well respected sports professionals from a number of organizations.

Paul stood out due to what he has managed to achieve, his breadth of volunteering, the length of time he has been involved and also his unassuming nature. Paul has been volunteering within volleyball consistently for over 30 years and is currently Nottingham Rockets Volleyball Club’s Head Coach. Without Paul, Nottingham Rockets would not exist, let alone have experienced the rapid development it has done over the last 18 months.

The under 18 Men came 3rd at the recent National Championships, the under 16 Boys are through to the National Final for the first time in the club’s history and the Men’s first team have won the National Volleyball League Division 2 title, the season directly following their promotion. Paul also manages to find the time to run the East Midlands Junior Programme, is Junior Development Officer for the East Midlands, Assistant Coach for the England Central Girls and has supported the growing club at Nottingham Trent University. Despite the years of experience he has, Paul is always keen to learn more and develop his own skills in both coaching and associated knowledge.

The Long Service Award was presented to Paul at the Volleyball England Annual Awards Evening at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. Awards were presented by Audrey Cooper (GB Women’s Coach) and Harry Brokking (GB Men’s Coach).

Volunteers Needed For Super 8 Play Offs and National Cup Finals

Would you like to play a part in a major sporting event?

Volleyball England is offering you the opportunity to be involved in our Super 8 Play Offs and National Cup Finals!  Both events feature some of the best volleyball players in England and takes place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering.

We are looking for a number of volunteers to help out at the Super 8 Play Offs on Saturday 14th April and Sunday 15th April and for the National Cup Finals on Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th April.

Volunteers will be needed for a variety of jobs and no volleyball experience is needed.

Benefits for you: 

● Opportunity to be involved in top level volleyball 

 ● Event experience 

● Chance to work directly with a National Governing Body  

● Kit 

● CV enhancer

Out of pocket expenses (such as travel and food) are paid for by prior arrangement and accommodation is offered in some cases.

If you are interested please contact Ilona Berry on 01509 227713 or i.berry@volleyballengland.org

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