NSW Premier launches Manly Volleyfest

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NSW PREMIER JOINED OLYMPIC STARS OF THE PAST AND FUTURE AT VOLLEYFEST LAUNCH ON MANLY BEACH THIS MORNING

NSW Premier, Mike Baird, joined Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medalists, Kerri Pottharst and Natalie Cook, for the media announcement of the biggest beach volleyball event in Australia since the Sydney Olympics.

In the space of just two weeks, Manly Beach will host the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals, the inaugural 4 Nations Cup, and the Asian Volleyball Confederation Beach Volleyball Championships.

Joining Premier Baird and the Olympic gold medalists at the launch this morning were Manly locals Nicole Laird and Mariafe Artacho del Solar, who are hoping to qualify later this year to represent Australia in Beach Volleyball at the Rio Olympics.

The Manly Volleyfest, which will run over three weekends from March 18 until March 28 and will become a regular fixture over the next three years at Manly Beach, thanks to the partnership with the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

“Volleyfest is a festival of beach volleyball that sees some of the world’s best converge on Manly Beach for nine days of competition. With the Rio Olympics around the corner the competition will be intense, and it will attract visitors to Manly from around Australia and overseas,” Mr. Baird said.

Over the next three years Volleyfest is expected to attract more than 8,000 domestic and international visitors, with an estimated visitor spend of $6.2 million. The event will also showcase Manly Beach to a worldwide audience, highlighting the spectacular beach and surrounds.

Taking place just after the Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach, the event will see the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals played from 19-20 March, the 4 Nations Cup played from 21-22 March and the AVC Asian Championships played from 25-28 March.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the event was perfectly suited to Manly Beach.

“Manly is one of our State’s most iconic beaches, and is the ideal host for Volleyfest. I encourage all visitors to Volleyfest to take some time to explore the area’s restaurants, shops and natural attractions as there is something on offer for all ages and tastes,” Mr. Ayres said.

Volleyball Australia would like to thank the NSW Government, Destination NSW, Manly Council, Hancock Prospecting, the Georgina Hope Foundation, Bendon Lingerie, Three Threes Condiments and the Schwartz Family Company for their on-going support of its beach and indoor programs.

                

TOP VOLLEYROOS ENJOYING THAT WINNING FEELING

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TOP VOLLEYROOS ENJOYING THAT WINNING FEELING

If winning form is good form, than three of our male Volleyroos are in incredible form at the moment.

Volleyroos captain, Tom Edgar, has just helped his new team, Beijing BAIC Volley, to its 16th consecutive win in China.

In Germany, fellow Opposite, Paul Carroll, and his team, SCC Berlin, are tracking at nine wins from nine outings.

And in the Netherlands, Jacob Guymer and his team, Abiant Lycurgus, have just clocked their 14th consecutive victory.

WOMEN VOLLEYROOS HEAD COACH APPOINTED

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Volleyball Australia is proud to announce the appointment of its Head Coach for the Women Volleyroos (indoor team) for the 2016 international season including the FIVB Women’s Grand Prix.

Shannon Winzer has been the coach of the winning WAVL (Women’s Australian Volleyball League) team for the last 3 years, and in 2013 and 2014 also contributed as an Assistant Coach to the Women Volleyroos. She played in the WAVL for 5 years, and was a member of the national team in 2008 and 2009. A Canadian national, she also has playing experience in her home country and the UK.

She will guide the Volleyroos during the FIVB Women’s Grand Prix (Group 3) in June, when they will play against Cuba, Colombia and Croatia in Wollongong from 3-5 June, and against Mexico, Colombia and Kazakhstan in Colombia from 10-12 June, aiming for the finals in Kazakhstan from 17-19 June.

The campaign begins with a camp in Melbourne at the Maribyrnong Academy of Sport and Fairhills High School from 22 to 24 January, followed by camps in Adelaide (February), Sydney (Easter) and Brisbane (April) before some international matches in May.

“Shannon brings both enormous enthusiasm and passion to the Volleyroos campaign, together with significant and sustained success in the WAVL over recent years”, said John Boultbee, VA High Performance Director. “This stood her out in a strong field of international candidates, and provides a role model for Australian based coaches seeking to ply their skills on the international stage. Our best Australian based players have all nominated for the January camp, and will eventually be joined by some of the overseas based players, prior to the World Grand Prix.”

Shannon Winzer commented “I am excited about this opportunity to bring together the best players Australia has to offer and work with them to build a program that we can all be proud of setting the foundation for future success.”

Here you will find information a step by step guide to the coaching accreditation processes for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. 

Foundation Coach (Level 1)

A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball Foundation Coach when they successfully complete the following requirements

  1. Pre-requisites: Nil
  2. Theoretical component: Complete the online Volleyball Foundation Coach course
  3. Be a registered member of your state Volleyball Association
  4. Complete a Working with Children’s Check or equlivant

Development Coach (Level 2)

A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball Development Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.

  1. Pre-requisites
  • Candidates must be a current Foundation Coach
  • Completed the Community Coach General Principles course Click here
  1. Theoretical component: a one day (7hrs) course and completion of prescribed assessment activities.
  2. Practical component requires a candidate completing either:
  • Assessed and competent in 2 Training session and 2 games coaching (Assessment forms). OR
  • A total of 20 hours coaching practice post-course. Of these 20 hours, 6 hours must be supervised by a recognised mentor who will provide feedback to the candidate on their performance Development Coach Practical Component Log Sheet

Advanced Coach (Level 3)

A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball Advanced Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.

  1. Pre-requisites
  • Candidates must be a current Development Coach
  • Completed or currently completing the Intermediate Coaching General Principles Click here
  1. Theoretical component: a four-day (28 hrs) course and completing prescribed in-course assessment activities.
  2. The practical component requires a candidate to complete either:
  • Assessed and competent in 3 Training session and 3 games coaching (Advanced Coach Practical Assessment Forms). OR
  • A total of 40 hours coaching practice post-course. Of these 40 hours, 12 hours must be supervised by a recognised mentor who will provide feedback to the candidate on their performance (Advanced Coach Practical Component Log Sheet).

High Performance Coach (Level 4)

A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball High Performance Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.

  1. Pre-requisites
  • Advanced Coaching qualification
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Be currently coaching and have coached (as a Head Coach) for a minimum of three out of the last five years at one of the following levels:
    • State institute or academy program
    • VA Junior Development Program
    • Assistant Coach within a VA senior team program
  1. Theoretical component: A yearlong mentoring program with prescribed in-course assessment activities.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

All coaches must satisfy the competencies of each particular level of accreditation. However, some practising coaches may be able to satisfy some or all competencies required for a particular NCAS accreditation as a coach without having to attend a formal course or complete the prescribed officiating practice post-course. Individuals who wish to apply for RPL are welcome to do so. Please complete the relevant application form and submit it to Volleyball Australia, along with relevant evidence and a payment of $50 to cover RPL assessment. There are three outcomes of an application: no RPL, partial RPL or full RPL.

RPL Application – Development Coach Volleyball/Beach Volleyball

RPL Application – Advanced Coach Volleyball/ Beach Volleyball

Fast Tracking

Volleyball Australia provides previous and current Volleyroo’s team and squad players or players with significant AVL or international experience with the opportunity to ‘fast track’ components of the National Coach Accreditation scheme by recognising their knowledge and skills in the practical aspects of Volleyball.

Foundation Coach Accreditation – Volleyball Australia will provide RPL for Volleyroo’s squad players or players who can demonstrate significant AVL or international (e.g. club/ college) experience.

Development Coach Accreditation - Volleyball Australia will provide RPL for Volleyroo’s squad players or players who can demonstrate significant (50+) AVL or international (e.g. club/ college) experience, have complete the Community Coach General Principles course, can provide a clear written understanding of VA coaching methodology and are competent against the practical assessment requirements.

Advanced Coach Accreditation – Volleyball Australia may provide RPL for Volleyroo’s squad players with significant national team representation (100+) for modules relating to an athlete’s specific area of play (i.e. A Setter may gain RPL for setting, serving, defence, blocking and offensive systems but will need to complete service reception, spiking and all Beach Volleyball components).

Enquires for Fast Tracking should be directed to Volleyball Australia

Coach's Code of Ethics

VA endorses the Australian Sports Commission's Code of Ethics for Coaches. All coaches wishing to be accredited must have read this code, agree to abide by this code and conduct themselves in accordance with this code when coaching volleyball and then complete and submit the Contract of Acceptance as a formal agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics. Coaches who are deemed to break this Code can have their accreditation withdrawn.

Accreditation Maintenance

All coach accreditations are valid for four years, at which time coaches must demonstrate they have been actively coaching over the four years of their accreditation to have their accreditation renewed. More details can be found here.

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