Upcoming Tournaments Print off the permission slip and hand to your coach by the due date if you want to play in any of these tournaments:
17 August the Daylesford Junior Tournamant Parents Consent Form
24 August the Latrobe Valley Junior Tournament Parents Consent Form
14 September the Bendigo Junior Tournament Parents Consent Form
26 October the Western Region Junior Tournament Parents Consent Form
RECOGNITION OF OUR JUNIOR PLAYERS AT THE NATIONAL AND STATE LEVEL
Junior Bergers have not only come home with Gold and Bronze medals from the National Junior Championships but they have also received individual awards at the recent championships:
Louise Alford Gold Medal, All Star 7 at the national champs and Volleyball Victoria MVP for the Under 19 Blue team
Liana Konjarski, Tayla Mangles and Emma Regan Gold Medal Under 19 Blue team
Achol Akec Volleyball Victoria MVP for Under 19 White team
Mikayal Adam Gold Medal and All Star 7 at the national champs
Brianna Pyritz Bronze Medal and Volleyball Victoria MVP for Under 17 East team.
April Austen Gold Medal Under 17 Blue team
Zach Santamaria and Mackenzie Lowe Bronze Medal Under 17 Blue team
Zak Anthony and Sean Quinn Bronze Medal Under 17 East team
We are proud of all our juniors who continue to grow and develop into lovely young adults (and pretty good volleyballers).
UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
The club is filling teams for the upcoming junior tournaments (see below). So that your child doesn’t miss out, please fill out the relevant PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP and email to the club at email@example.com
HEIDELBERG JUNIOR PROGRAM 2014 UPDATE
Wow, what a great six months for this little volleyball club. We have experienced success in many forms across the entire playing group at Heidelberg.
Our two girls teams did us proud at the National Under 15 Championships with the more experienced team taking out Silver, and our development team learning how to compete at a national carnival. Congratulations to the coaches, players and parents who contributed to making this tournament such a success, on and off the court.
Our juniors continue to do us proud with 12 Bergers representing Victoria at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships currently being played in Canberra. Having popped in to watch the Heidelberg players, I was very impressed that they were all starters and playing very very well. You all do this club proud:
– Under 19 – Achol, Liana, Emma, Tayla and Louise all starting six.
– Under 17 – Brianna and Zach (captains) Mikayla (vice captain), Mackenzie, Zak, Sean and April all starting six.
Not only do we have many state players but some of our juniors are now Australian Representatives at indoor and beach:
Liana, Mikayla, Mackenzie and Alek all played for Australia in tournaments in Asia (Zach unfortunately broke his ankle and missed out after being selected) and now Alek is overseas playing in the World Youth Beach Volleyball Championships in Mexico.
And our junior teams continue to compete and in most cases bring home medals in all the junior tournaments so far this year.
Opportunities to train and play for the remainder of 2014 will include:
17 August the DAYLESFORD JUNIOR TOURNAMENT PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP
24 August the LATROBE VALLEY JUNIOR TOURNAMENT PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP
14 September the BENDIGO JUNIOR TOURNAMENT PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP
26 October the WESTERN REGION JUNIOR TOURNAMENT PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP
Western Region Volleyball on Friday nights at Maribyrnong College
Challenge Volleyball on Wednesday nights at Darebin Sports Centre
TRAININGS RECOMMENCE THE FIRST WEEK BACK TO SCHOOL.
NATIONAL UNDER 15 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Here is where you will find all the information about the upcoming National Under 15 Championships.
Heidelberg is sending two girls teams to the tournament.
The teams have two more trainings before they head off to Albury:
Sunday 6 April 9-11.30am
Sunday 13 April 9-11.30am after this training all the players/coaches/managers will be driving up to Albury.
There will be a welcome BBQ from 5-7pm at the venue (Lauren Jackson Sports Centre, 220 North Street Albury).
GEELONG JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
What a great day in Geelong with the three teams all recording wins. The Under 15 girls (four of whom are still in primary school) finished the tournament with a win, the Heidelberg 1 team finished at 2-2 and the Heidelberg 2 team winning silver.
Here is the GEELONG JUNIOR TOURNAMENT DRAW and the GEELONG JUNIOR TOURNAMENT TEAMS
If all the players could be at the venue (LeisureTime Centre, Anakie Road, Norlane West) no later than 8.15 ready to play that would be great.
National Under 15 Championships Information
Parent Permission Slip – National Under 15 Champs
Special training session for all players aged 14 and under in 2014 on Sunday 2 March at Coburg Basketball Stadium, Outlook Drive, Coburg 10am to 12pm midday. Come along for a hit.
2014 Junior Trainings start:
Tuesday 4 February at PEGS 6.00-7.30pm
Wednesday 22 January at Darebin Community Centre (yes 22 January) 5.30-7.00pm
Thursday 6 February at CLC 6.00-7.30pm
Friday 7 February at Coburg Basketball Stadium 4.30-6.00pm
Click here to find out what is planned for 2014 for the Clubs Junior Program – 2014 Club junior program
Western Region Volleyball Junior Championships – Sunday 27 October 2013
Click here for the TEAM LISTS FOR WESTERN REGION VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Click here for the Draw for Open Girls and Boys Teams
Click here for the Draw for Under 13 and Under 15 Girls Teams
TERM 4 – 2013
Trainings will re-commence the
first second week back at school.
There are four playing opportunities on offer in Term 4:
– Sunday 27 October Western Region Volleyball Tournament at Maribyrnong
– Sunday 10 November Northern Volleyball Under 17 Tournament at Coburg
– Sunday 17 November Northern Volleyball Under 15 Tournament at Coburg
– Sunday 1 December The Heidelberg Junior Academy is an opportunity to form teams with family and friends and have a hit and giggle with a BBQ and prizes as give aways.
BENDIGO JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Click here for Team List for Bendigo Junior Tournament
Click here for Bendigo Junior Tournament Draw Sunday 8 September
Click here for Bendigo Junior Tournament Information
Three teams, 16 matches, a very long day for players, parents and coaches. But also a very enjoyable one where all the teams performed very well.
The Under 15 team, having an average age of 12 (Alex, Jewel, Miranda, Hannah, Angela and Ivana) played against bigger opposition but never gave up and fought for every point. Well done girls.
One of the Under 17 girls team consisted mostly of the team that played in the under 15 national champs in Albury in April this year. The average age was 13 (Charlotte, Sara, Piper, Julia, Nikita, Kat, Presi) and the girls learnt all about back court setting and played some serious older teams.
The other Under 17 girls team was closer to the age of the division although they still had some young ones playing (Carla, Anna, Ana, Ana, Sia and Beatrice. This team performed very well finishing 3rd and showed they could all perform in the VVL Div 2 next year if they chose to.
Click here for LATROBE VALLEY JUNIOR TOURNAMENT RESULTS
MARIBYRNONG CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENT SUNDAY 16 JUNE
Following the great success at the Western Region Tournament on 26 May, Heidelberg will be entering one boys and three girls teams into the Maribyrnong Championships this Sunday, 16th June at Maribyrnong College.
Click here for the Teams for Marby Champs
Click here for the Draw ’13 Marby Champs-V1
Click here for location of the Maribyrnong College
MOONEE VALLEY JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SUNDAY 26 MAY
Heidelberg is fielding four girls teams and one boys team in the Moonee Valley Junior Tournament.
Click for the Heidelberg Teams for Moonee Valley Tournament
Click for the Draw for the Moonee Valley Tournament Sunday 26 May V1
Click for the location of Penleigh Essendon Grammar Scholl Gymnasium Venue
Click here for the National Under 15 Draw (Version 1)
Heidelberg players who have been selected into the Victorian Junior teams for 2013:
Under 23 Girls – Monique Stojanovic, Laura Roberts, Brodie Collins, Georgia Burley
Under 19 Boys – Garang Anyang
Under 19 Girls – Hannah Wright, Louise Alford, Kate Hutchinson, Eloise Leidle (emergency)
Under 17 Boys – Alek Ryan, Zach Santamaria, Mackenzie Lowe
Under 17 Girls – Liana Konjarski, Tayla Mangles, Emma Regan, Ellis Evans, Emily Faulkner, Vivien Maslow, Anna Rindfleish (emergency)
Under 16 Boys – Sean Van Ooseterwijk, Ryan Van Oosterwijk
Under 16 Girls – Mikayla Adam, Brianna Pyritz, April Austen.
Heidelberg Volleyball Club has established its own junior volleyball academy, conducting training sessions at four locations:
@ East Keilor (Penleigh Essendon Grammar) on Tuesday nights 6pm to 7.30pm,
@ Darebin Community Sports Centre on Wednesday nights 5.30pm to 7.00pm,
@ Eltham (Catholic Ladies College) on Thursday nights 6pm to 7.30pm, and
@ Coburg (Coburg Basketball Stadium) on Friday afternoons 4.30pm to 6pm.
The sessions are limited to a small number of primary and high school children, living in the northern suburbs of Melbourne who want to be better volleyball players.
The aim of the Academy is to provide training and playing opportunities beyond that of a school volleyball program.
The Academy program is at the end of its second year. In that time it has achieved considerable success by:
– developing individual technical skills;
– promoting teamwork and social interaction; and
– introducing many first time players to tournaments and competition match play.
Our coaches are fully qualified, and provide a challenging and enjoyable environment. The current group of Academy athletes (approximately 60) love their volleyball and continue to amaze the coaching staff with their enthusiasm for the game and desire to be better.
Pay as you go
Primary School age – $5.00 per training session
Seondary School age – $10.00 per training session
What’s planned for 2013
Trainings will commence the week of Tuesday 5 February
Geelong Junior Tournament on Sunday 3 March
National Under 15 Championships in Albury 15-18 April for one boys team and one girls team 2013 National Under 15 Information
Trainings will commence the week of Tuesday 16 April (no training on Anzac Day Thursday 25 April)
Teams will play in the weekly Western Region Volleyball League and the Northern Volleyball League
Moonee Valley Junior Tournament in May on Sunday 26 May
Heidelberg Junior Tournament in Sunday 23 June
Trainings will commence the week of Tuesday 16 July
Teams will be play in the weekly Western Region Volleyball League and the Northern Volleyball League
Latrobe Valley Junior Tournament Sunday 25 August
Bendigo Junior Tournament on Sunday 8 September
Trainings will commence the week of Tuesday 8 October (no training on Melbourne Cup Day)
Western Region Volleyball Tournament on Sunday 27 October
Heidelberg Junior Academy break up Sunday 1 December
The club is sending teams to the Latrobe Valley Junior Tournament which is to be played on Sunday 26th August. The venue is Latrobe Leisure – Moe Newborough, Old Sale Road Newborough. Vic Roads Country Street Directory Map 339 reference O8. Parents will expected to provide transport (car pooling a preference) with games possibly starting as early as 8.30am and finals completed by no later than 6.30pm. Let Jenny know at training if you are available to play.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR PROGRAM
The club provide training for primary and secondary school aged boys and girls at the following academies:
Western Academy on Tuesday night 6.00 – 7.30pm – Penleigh Essendon Grammar School, Rachelle Road, East Keilor (Map)
Northern Academy on Wednesday 5.30 – 7.00pm and Friday 4.00 – 6.00pm – Darebin Community Sports Centre, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir (Map)
Eastern Academy on Thursday night 6.00 – 7.30pm – Catholic Ladies College, 19 Diamond Street, Eltham. (Map)
Northern Academy on Friday night 4.30 – 6.00pm – Coburg Basketball Stadium, Outlook Drive, Coburg (Map)
Each Academy is growing in numbers and quality of players and we welcome all new players (boys and girls) to these training sessions.
The Heidelberg Volleyball Club has a proud history of success and a lot of this success comes down to junior development. We are not a big club and we focus on quality, not necessarily quantity, when it comes to developing our junior players.
Heidelberg Volleyball Club’s senior teams compete at the highest level in Victoria (Victorian Volleyball League) and we have had many individual players go on to represent Victoria and Australia.
The junior development program focuses on developing the individual’s skills within a team environment. We aim to improve each player’s volleyball ability and along the way introduce them to team play. In time, the junior players will move into the more competitive environment of the Victorian Volleyball League, however our primary focus is on the enjoyment and challenges that volleyball provides.
Boys and Girls of primary and secondary school age are welcome to come along and discover the fun and enjoyment they can gain from being involved in the second largest sport in the world -VOLLEYBALL!
For more information, contact us on 0433 200 500 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
National Under 15 Championships
Geelong Junior Tournament
Moonee Valley Tournament
Bendigo Junior Tournament
Volleyball Victoria Junior State League
Latrobe Valley Junior Tournament
Western Region Junior Tournament