Generally speaking there is an ever growing Junior volleyball offering in the 5 counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northants and Nottinghamshire. It’s not just established clubs providing junior sessions but also more schools are getting involved too.
So, to help encourage this growth the EMVA set up a junior volleyball program in the form of development squads. The regional boys and girls squads usually train once a month on separate days. We also operate an inter-county Grand Prix style competition to improve match skills.
Consequently, our most important goal is to help schools and junior clubs by creating a pathway. Secondly, this provides them with learning the basics, team bonding, develop match skills, advanced technical and tactical elements. Finally, the pathway can take someone from recreational volleyball, county, regional and through to inter-regional competitions. That is if they are interested.
Furthermore, if they excel it could provide them the opportunity of training with the England cadet and Junior squads. Significantly the East midlands have had a number of junior players go through the program recently and represent England at an international level.
We also look to support the individual coaches and welcome them to join in at the regional training sessions. In the long run the more coaches involved the better the transfer of information.
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Junior Volleyball News – East Midlands
Junior volleyball training in the East Midlands is open to all Juniors Like last year, we are combining the U17 Grand Prix with regional training. All Grand Prix events will be taking place at Loughborough … Read More
In November, 12 teams from four schools traveled to Spalding High School to play in this year’s Lincolnshire South East School Sport Partnership Volleyball. Many pupils had not played volleyball before and it was great … Read More
Volleyball Review – End of Year Over the summer the EMVA held the Annual General Meeting and awards evening. As always, the volunteers that make up the committee come together with members of the various … Read More
This year we are excited to offer the first ever East Midlands Junior Beach volleyball series. The u15 (year 10 and below) event will provide an opportunity for players to gain experience of beach volleyball … Read More
The 3rd round of matches in the East Midlands U17 Grand Prix took place at Loughborough College today. U17s girls grand prix In a great girls competition, the top teams both won 3 matches and … Read More
Following double success at the 2015 Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester, where both England Junior Men and England Junior Women won gold, the squad selections are in for this year’s competition. Final preparations were made … Read More
Following on from the successful U15s and U17s East Midlands volleyball series of junior competitions last year we are happy to announce provisional dates for the 2016 -17 season. U15 Inter County Grand Prix Saturday … Read More
On Sunday 15th May, Ashfield Vipers competed in the finals of the U15 National Championship at Loughborough University, featuring the last 6 teams in the competition. They were drawn in a tough pool with Tameside and Beach … Read More
The successful junior volleyball competion events in the East Midlands regions keep on rolling. We can now confirm the remaining 2 Inter County (U15s) Grand Prix’s will be as follows: Saturday 20th February 10am until 1pmElizabeth Woodville … Read More
The East midlands has a thriving junior volleyball program which has monthly training sessions and competitions, this all leads up to the Inter- Regional competition that is usually held in May and has been hosted at … Read More
In partnership with Youth Sport Trust, Volleyball England are once again opening up a fantastic opportunity for young coaches and young officials aged 15-19 to be part of an exciting development programme! The applications are … Read More
The Volleyball England Senior Academy Programme has been established to extend the England Talent Pathway, allowing talented athletes to continue to develop as Volleyball athletes whilst continuing with their education. The Senior Academy network is … Read More
The recent NEVZA U19 in Denmark and U17 in Kettering tournaments saw no less than three English players named on the tournaments’ Super 7’s all-star squads. Nathan Fullerton and Cameron Carrington made the Super 7’s at … Read More
Volleyball England was represented superbly by 38 young people at this weekend’s Youth Sport Trust Talent Camp. The camp, which lasted four days, saw coaches, officials, and athletes brought together for a unique learning experience … Read More
7th December saw Nottinghamshire host the first East Midlands Inter-county Junior Competition, featuring teams of U15’s teams representing the 5 counties in the East Mids. There was some great volleyball on show throughout the event, with … Read More
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 … Read More
The East Midlands junior coaching team are in final preparations for this years Junior Inter-regionals and are gearing up to travel with 4 teams (Boys U17/U15’s and girls U16/14’s) to the event in London at … Read More
If you are a school or club that is looking to start a junior section get in touch because Volleyball England are looking to increase junior participation as part of the Olympics legacy. This can … Read More
Just a reminder that the U14’s and U16’s girls training is happening on Saturday 4th May at Southglades leisure centre in Nottingham. Registration is from 13.45 and start time is at 14.00 – 17.00 The … Read More