Start strong in 2021 with our exclusive S&C plan VOLLEYFIT

11th January 2021

Start strong in 2021 with our exclusive S&C plan VOLLEYFIT

Get fit and ready to return to court stronger than before with VOLLEYFIT, our exclusive new volleyball fitness programme for members of Volleyball England.

This 10-week plan will take you and your teammates on a progressive strength and conditioning journey tailored for volleyball, preparing your body to dig, spike and block back on court.

With the country under a national lockdown, VOLLEYFIT is the perfect tool for spicing up your home workouts and keeping you motivated, whether at home or at the park. And it’s available to all players who are part of Volleyball England registered clubs as well as registered coaches and referees as a new benefit for 2020/21.

Rob Payne, Core Market Coordinator, said: “I’m really excited to announce the launch of our new membership perk VOLLEYFIT.

“Despite the tough lockdown news, I know many people will have started 2021 with a renewed sense of optimism and will be looking to make some health and lifestyle changes in the year ahead. If that includes you, don’t just get fit – get VOLLEYFIT!

“I’m delighted that we’re able to offer this programme to those who have registered with Volleyball England for 2020/21. If you’re yet to register, it’s not too late. Sign up today to receive exclusive access to VOLLEYFIT.”

How will VOLLEYFIT work?

Each week from next week until mid-March, a new video will be uploaded to an online platform for members of Volleyball England affiliated clubs and registered coaches and referees to access.

S&C coaches Alex Jenkins and Phil Spalding will guide athletes through the programme, which will cover coordination, vertical jumping and more. They’ll demonstrate exercises in short videos and provide their expert insight through in-video commentaries.

Participants are encouraged to keep up with the programme for the duration of the 10 weeks, but they can also follow along at their own pace, as the back catalogue will be available to watch at their leisure.

As you go along, tag Volleyball England in your #VOLLEYFIT #sweatyselfies on Instagram and we’ll comment with some words of motivation to keep you on track!

Mid-way through the programme we will be organising a discussion forum to give you the opportunity to field your questions to the experts.

VOLLEYFIT Instructor Alex Jenkins, who is an S&C coach at UP Uppsala in Sweden, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the Volleyball Family joining Phil and I for VOLLEYFIT. What a great way to start the year and to keep your body and mind busy during lockdown.

“Enjoy the process, enjoy the movements and enjoy being active.”

VOLLEYFIT Instructor Phil Spalding, who is an S&C coach at PS Physical Conditioning, added: “All houses are built on good foundations and this programme will build your body back so you’re ready to play volleyball again.

“Follow the process and take it steady. You will get better and by following this programme you will be more coordinated, have better timing and better movement mechanics."

WATCH: What to expect from this 10-week S&C programme:

How do I sign up?

Information on how to access VOLLEYFIT will be sent out via email to the secretary of every Volleyball England registered club, players registered to that club on VolleyZone and registered coaches and referees. If you have not received that notification, please email membership@volleyballengland.org.

If you’re not currently an affiliated club or registered member, joining will give you access to the VOLLEYFIT programme plus insurance cover and more. Find out about club membership benefits and fees on our website or email membership@volleyballengland.org.

Start strong in 2021 with our exclusive S&C plan VOLLEYFIT