Junior development: next workshop to take place this month

6th February 2019

Junior development: next workshop to take place this month

The second junior volleyball development workshop will take place on Saturday 16th February.

The workshop will see the group, which is developing an improved way of how children experience the sport, meet at SportPark, Loughborough – and anyone with a passion for junior volleyball is encouraged to come along. 

Following a very positive meeting in September, the group have since been focusing on beginners’ volleyball for those age five to 12. They have begun to develop game formats which can be used in clubs and schools to teach the game.

This workshop will see the group review the work and look to finalise parts of the programme, including confirming the game types, looking at a teacher training course and reviewing the competition levels young people play at.

If you want to attend, and share your views and experience of junior volleyball, all you need to do is register for the event by filling out a simple attendance form by the deadline of February 11th 2019.

The event will begin at 10:45am and finish at 3:30pm on Saturday February 16th 2019 at Volleyball England, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, LE11 3QF.

Improving junior volleyball

The group is led by Children and Young People Working Group Lead Nick Shaffery and is looking at how to best improve young people’s experience of volleyball, as well as encouraging more children to try the sport.

At the first workshop, the group identified three key areas for development: game formats that enable children to participate in the sport at their level; resources that will help volleyball be delivered to as many audiences as possible; and networks and communication that will ensure that best practice is shared.

Since the meeting, the group have made real progress in drafting the game formats template. The group has developed a draft of a game-based approach to introducing volleyball to beginners that can be used at clubs and schools, as looking at how new programmes can be delivered and how competitive opportunities can be introduced.

The group, which includes a wide range of people with different levels of expertise and experience, has also researched the current delivery of junior volleyball with feedback from the regional associations and having collected data from the School Games.

The second junior development workshop will be an important milestone in nearing to implement a positive change to how young people experience volleyball.

Everyone who is passionate about junior volleyball is encouraged to come along to the workshop. All you need to do is let the Nick know you’re coming by completing the attendance form by the deadline of February 11th 2019.

Junior development: next workshop to take place this month