CLUB UPDATE APRIL 2018

All the VVL teams have settled into training and competition and as a Club we are so proud of our coaches and players for the way they are conducting themselves both on and off the court.
We are so pleased to have 45 returning players involved with our Club this year.  We also have a record number of new members (31) enjoying their first season of State League, with the majority coming from our junior development program.
Good luck to all the teams for the upcoming matches.
Juniors start again this week with the invited group on Mondays, and the junior development program running on Tuesdays in East Keilor and Thursdays in Eltham. Friday night competition starts for the juniors this friday at Western Region Volleyball and we are fielding one open boys team, one open girls team and one junior girls team in this weekly competition.
There are a number of junior one day Sunday tournaments coming up with the first being on 27th May.
Indoor State team selection trials are being held on May 6, 13 and 20 and we would like all the juniors in the club to go and trial for the state teams, if for no other reason than to enjoy some training sessions with your peers.
Congratulations to Alex Skinner who has been selected into the School Sports Victoria 15 and under girls team.
Good luck to all our beach players who will head over to Perth to compete at the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships 23-19 April.
And finally just an early notice that the Club Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 7 September.

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VVL FIXTURE

Hello, the VVL 2018 fixture can be found here. Just a reminder as to the women’s team names:
Division 2 Heidelberg 1 is Craigs team that trains on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
Division 2 Heidelberg 2 is Tom’s team that trains at Kew on Fridays
Division 2 Heidelberg 3 is Nat’s team that trains at PEGS on Tuesdays
Division 3 Heidelberg 1 is Carly’s team that trains at Darebin Community Sports Centre on Wednesdays from 5.30-7.30pm
Division 3 Heidelberg 2 is Trevor’s team that trains at PEGS on Tuesdays.
The venues for round 1 are:
State Volleyball Centre 270 Stud Road Dandenong or
Springers Leisure Centre 400 Cheltenham Road Keysborough.
And unless your coach has told you otherwise, be at the venue 30 minutes before your duty or match time.
Just a reminder that all players must be registered with Volleyball Victoria before being able to play. The VV registration process can be found here. Click on the Register Now button and then click on the State League (VVL) REGISTER ON LINE HERE button. Follow the prompts and you will be either a full adult (19 years and older in 2018) or an under 19 member (turning 18 or younger in 2018).
Club Fees are due and can be paid electronically at the following:
Account Name – Heidelberg Volleyball Club
BSB 063-647
Account Number 1001 3647
Reference – use your surname

PREMIER WOMEN TO PLAY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

We are very excited to announce the Premier Women’s team is travelling to Canberra on the long weekend to play matches against the Volleyball Australia Centre of Excellence (CoE) squad.

Head Coach of the CoE, Shannon Winzer, says “we are looking forward to the opportunity play against Heidelberg Volleyball Club and gain valuable match practice. We will be playing four matches, providing us with the opportunity to evaluate the development of each of our athletes against a quality opposition”.

Heidelberg Premier Women’s Head Coach, Andrew McCaskill, says, “we will be using this opportunity to establish a strong relationship with the CoE and gain competition experience against the nations best athletes. We have a young team with a lot to learn about their own game and what it means to play as a unit as they develop mental toughness through a growth mindset”.

BERGERS MAKE AUSSIE SIDES

Only five Victorians have been selected into the  Australian Youth and Junior Women’s teams for the upcoming Asian Championships, with four  of those five Victorians being  Heidelbergers. Congratulations to Lauren Cox, Elly McInerney, Caity Tipping and Maria Lukic. As a Club we have worked hard to create the Club Development Pathway, which is proving to be very successful. The training and competition opportunities along with the quality coaching within the Club and at the Heidelberg Volleyball Academy, combine to create the environment for athletes to continually develop and improve. Well done to the girls, and to the coaches who have played a part in their development.

REGISTERING TO PLAY VVL 2018

The Clubs VVL teams are coming together as the coaches finalise their selections. Club fees are now due from the selected athletes.
Players new to the club will pay $500 for the year
Players returning to play in 2018 will pay $450 and this includes all junior players moving from our junior development program into VVL teams, with the following exceptions:
Premier Women $400 ($50 off for making finals in 2017)
Div 2 Women Craigs team $400 ($50 off for making finals in 2017)
Div 3 Women Katie/Aimees team $400 ($50 off for making finals in 2017), and
Div 2 Women Tanya’s team $350 ($100 off for winning the Grand Final in 2017)
Fees can be paid electronically into the Club account as follows:
Account Name – Heidelberg Volleyball Club
BSB 063-647
Account Number 1001 3647
Reference – use your surname
Club fees are to be paid by 10th March.
Players and coaches are also required to register with Volleyball Victoria via their online membership process as either full adult or full under 19 players. Coaches as technical.
When registering with Volleyball Victoria players and coaches should identify themselves with Northern Volleyball Association, Heidelberg Volleyball Club, and their respective school. This will ensure you are covered for all VV activities in 2018.
Uniforms and training gear will be distributed on receipt of Club Fees.

JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL STARTS

The Junior Program will re-commence in 2018 as follows:
Tuesday Penleigh Essendon Grammar School, corner Rachelle and Keilor Roads, East Keilor, 6-7.30pm open to all school aged boys and girls on 30 January
Thursday Catholic Ladies College, Diamond Street, Eltham, 6.00-7.30pm open to all school aged boys and girls on 1 February
Monday Ivanhoe Grammar 6-7.30pm (by invitation) on 5 February

Friday night matches in the Western Region Volleyball League, River Street, Maribyrnong, will commence in the third week of Term 1 and will continue throughout the year.

Tournaments for the year will include:
Sunday 27 May Moonee Valley Championships
Sunday 17 June Western Region Championships
Sunday 16 September Bendigo Junior Tournament
Sunday 21 October Maribyrnong Championships
Saturday/Sunday 3-4 November Bendigo Dragon City Tournament
Saturday/Sunday 17-18 November Ballarat Tournament

Email the Club at heidelbergvolleyballclub@hotmail.com for more information.

2018 VVL TEAM TRAINING STARTS

Team trials commence over the next two weeks:
Tuesday 23 January. The Reserve Mens team, coached by Jim Konjarski, will begin training at Penlight Essendon Grammar School (corner Rachelle and Keilor Roads East Keilor at  7.30-9.30pm, and will continue to train on Tuesdays throughout the year.
Wednesday 24 January. The Premier Women’s Team, coached by Andrew McCaskill, will commence training at Darebin Community Sports Centre, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir 7.00-9.00pm and will continue throughout the year on Mondays at Ivanhoe Grammar and Wednesdays at Darebin Community Sports Stadium.
Wednesday 24 January. The Div2 Women’s Team, coached by Craig Tremayne, will commence training at Darwin Community Sports Stadium, 7.30-9.30pm and will continue to train on Wednesdays.
Thursday 25 January. The Premier Men’s Team, coached by Bassel Nakhleh,will commence training at Catholic Ladies College, Diamond Street, Eltham 7.30-9.30pm. The team will train at Ivanhoe Grammar on Mondays and CLC on Thursdays throughout the year.
Tuesday 30 January. The Div2 Women’s Team, coached by Nat Adam, will start at PEGS, East Keilor, 7.30-9.30pm  and will continue to train on Tuesdays.
Tuesday 30 January. The Div 3 Women’s Team, coached by Trevor Skinner, will commence training at PEGS East Keilor, 6.00-7.30pm and will continue on Tuesdays throughout the year.
Tuesday 30 January. The Div 3 Men’s Team, coached by James Konjarski, will commence training at PEGS East Keilor, 6.00-7.30pm and will continue to train on Tuesdays throughout the year.
Wednesday 31 January. The Reserve Women’s Team, coached by Tanya McInerney, will commence training at Darebin Community Sports Centre, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir, 7.30-9.30pm and will continue on Wednesdays throughout the year.
Wednesday 31 January. The Div 3 Women’s Team, coached by Aimee Topp will  commence training at Darebin Community Sports Centre, Reservoir 6-7.30pm and will continue on Wednesdays.
New players are welcome to trial for any team by attending these sessions.

 

2018 VVL TEAM TRAININGS START

The Club is pleased to announce our experienced, accredited and enthusiastic coaching group for the 2018 VVL season.
Premier Men’s Coach, Bassel Nakhleh has played at international national team, and professional club level for a decade. He has coached at professional club level for five years. Training will commence on Thursday 25 January at Catholic Ladies College, Diamond Street, Eltham 7.30-9.30pm. The team will train at Ivanhoe Grammar on Mondays and CLC on Thursdays throughout the year.
Premier Women’s Coach, Andrew McCaskill, has been coaching at the highest levels, nationally and internationally for over 20 years. Training will commence on Wednesday 24 January at Darwin Community Sports Centre, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir 7.00-9.00pm and will continue throughout the year on Mondays at Ivanhoe Grammar and Wednesdays at Darwin Community Sports Stadium. Call Andrew 0410 332 027 to discuss 2018 VVL.
Reserve Men’s Coach, Jim Konjarski, has been involved with volleyball for over 40 years and has played and coached at all levels of VVL. The team will begin training on Tuesday 23 January 7.30-9.30pm at PEGS, East Keilor, and will continue on Tuesdays throughout the year.
Reserve Women’s Coach, Tanya McInerney has played at the highest level within Australia and coached the Div 2 Women’s team to gold last year. The team will commence training on Wednesday 31 January at Darebin Community Sports Centre, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir, 7.30-9.30pm and will continue on Wednesdays throughout the year.
Division 2 Women’s Coaches, Nat Adam and Craig Tremayne bring years of playing and coaching experience. Both have been consistently successful in terms of individual player development and team success in VVL. Nat’s team will start on Tuesday 30 January 7.30-9.30pm at PEGS East Keilor and will continue to train on Tuesdays. Craigs team will commence training on Wednesday 24 January 7.30-9.30pm at Darebin Community Sports Centre and will continue to train on Wednesdays.
Division 3 Women’ Coaches, Trevor Skinner and Aimee Topp are keen to work with the Clubs developing athletes in establishing their technical and tactical base. Trevors team will commence training on Tuesday 30 January at PEGS East Keilor, 6.00-7.30pm and will continue on Tuesdays throughout the year. Aimee’s team will commence on Wednesday 31 January 6-7.30 at Darebin Community Sports Centre, Reservoir and will continue on Wednesdays.
Division 3 Men’s Coach, James Konjarski, has played VVL for four years and will be looking to develop a group of players for the future by coaching them through their first experiences at VVL The team will commence training on Tuesday 30 January 6.00-7.30pm at PEGS, East Keilor and will continue to train on Tuesdays throughout the year.

Returning players please contact your coach and let them know your intentions for 2018.
New players are welcome to trial for teams on the above dates. Email  the club at heidelbergvolleyballclub@hotmail.com with your intentions.

Have a very Merry Christmas, a safe New Year, and a successful 2018.

2018 VVL TEAMS

Mens Teams
The Club intends fielding three men’s teams in next years VVL: Premier, Reserve and Division 3.
There will be an open training on Thursday 30 November at Catholic Ladies College (CLC), Diamond Street, Eltham from 7.30-9.30pm, for players interested in playing for the Club in the Premier Men’s Division in 2018.
If you are unable to attend on Thursday 30 November. but would like to be considered for the Premier Men’s team, please email heidelbergvolleyballclub@hotmail.com
Selections for all Men’s teams will commence in early February at East Keilor and Eltham.
Women’s Teams
The Club intends fielding 7 women’s teams in next years VVL: Premier, Reserve, Division 2 and Division 3.
Selections for all women’s teams will commence in late January/early February across three venues: East Keilor, Darebin and Eltham.
Confirmation of dates and times will be provided in due course.