Volleyball Australia builds its capabilities in Performance Analysis
A prestigious list of presenters gathered in Melbourne's Etihad Stadium today at the 2015 Sports Analytics Innovation Summit hosted by Innovation Enterprise. The room was filled with experts in the analytics field including Volleyball Australia representatives Giorgio Poetto , Simon Naismith , Joshua Slack and Lauren Soderberg.
The conference will continue over 2 days with over 26 presenters offering up the latest information on a broad range of topics including Athlete Load monitoring techniques, latest data collection technologies, data based performance analysis and injury prevention. Day 1 provided insight into the pitfalls, challenges and successes that other sporting organisations have experienced implementing analytics from a ground up approach.
Some of the key communication points emphasised Analytics being the 'Science of Winning', utilising specific evidence based data with a responsibility to contribute to both performance enhancement and a measurable accountability in injury prevention.
Lauren Soderberg shared her thoughts:
" I think the course has been extremely beneficial for me so far. Even though the conference is directed more towards performance analysis specialists and not coaching personnel, I have found particular benefit in an in-depth understanding of different views on athlete monitoring systems, load monitoring and injury prevention, which I think will be able to have an immediate effect on my athletes' performances now and into the future. Insight into larger organisational challenges and problem solving strategies has provided me with fresh insight into my own processes and hearing how performance analysis staff are servicing coaching staff to best assist with winning oriented goals is something that I’m looking forward to further discussion on as the conference continues on day 2. "
POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH THE 2015 NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN VOLLEYBALL TEAMS – “THE VOLLEYROOS”
Expressions of Interest are sought from qualified people for the following positions in the men’s and women’s national indoor teams in 2015 – the Volleyroos.
Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Team Physiotherapist
We are seeking Assistant Coaches, Team Manager and Physiotherapist for the 2015 Women’s Volleyroos for the following activities:
- Volleyroos Camp in Canberra 3-6 April (Easter)
- Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships in China 20-28 May
- FIVB Grand Prix in Kazakhstan, Algeria and Australia from 25 June to 12 July
Assistant Coaches must have a Level 2 Accreditation, or be proceeding towards the completion of a Level 2 Accreditation, and experience with senior national or international level volleyball in a coaching or playing capacity. More than one coach may be appointed to the various activities, and applicants should indicate their availability for each of the activities mentioned above.
It is preferred that the Team Manager should be available for all the activities, but applications for only some of the activities will be considered. Experience in team management and volleyball administration at the senior national or international level is required, and volleyball technical knowledge is desirable.
The Team Physiotherapist should hold Sports Physiotherapy qualifications, and experience in volleyball is desirable.
Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Team Doctor
We are seeking an Assistant Coach, Team Manager and Team Doctor for the 2015 Men’s Volleyroos for the following activities:
- Preparation training in Canberra including practice matches from 20 April to 25 May
- FIVB World League matches v Italy in Adelaide 29-30 May
- FIVB World League matches v Brazil in Brasilia 5-7 June
- FIVB World League matches v Italy in Jesolo and Verona 12-14 June
- FIVB World League matches v Serbia in Novi Sad and Belgrade 18-20 June
- FIVB World League matches v Brazil in Sydney 27-28 June
- FIVB World League matches v Serbia in Melbourne 3-5 July
- Possible FIVB World League finals 15-19 July (venue TBD)
- Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships in Iran 24 July – 8 August
- FIVB World Cup in Japan 6-23 September
The Assistant Coach must have a Level 2 Accreditation, or be proceeding towards the completion of a Level 2 Accreditation, and experience with senior national or international level volleyball in a coaching or playing capacity. This will be a paid position and the Assistant Coach will be expected to be available for all these activities including the preparation camps surrounding the tournaments, starting in Canberra on 20 April.
It is preferred that the Team Manager should be available for all the tournament activities, but applications for only some of the activities will be considered. Experience in team management and volleyball administration at the senior national or international level is required, and volleyball technical knowledge is desirable.
The Team Doctor should hold Sports Medicine qualifications, and experience in volleyball is desirable. A doctor will not be required for all the activities and applicants should indicate their availability for each of the activities mentioned above.
Any questions, please contact John Boultbee, High Performance Director at the email address indicated above or by telephone on 0416 100500.
VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOMES PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND SPORT FOR HOMOLOGATED UNIFORMS
Volleyball Australia is excited to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with one of Asia’s most experienced sports equipment companies.
The agreement comes on the eve of one of the biggest years in Australian Indoor Volleyball history.