JUNIOR PROGRAM UPDATE
The Bendigo Junior Tournament was a huge success with 38 players and five coaches being involved. All five teams were competitive on the day. Photo’s will be posted shortly.
Last training. Tonight is our final Thursday night junior development training session for three weeks.
We will restart the Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wednesdays and Thursday’s in the first week of Term 4.
We do have one more Wednesday night 7-9pm session next Wednesday 20th September.
Our Heidelberg 17 girls (5pm) and our Heidelberg Boys (7pm) will be playing in an elimination final in the Western Region Volleyball League. Should they win their matches they will play straight away in the Grand Final. Good luck teams.
We want to enter teams into Maribyrnong Junior Tournament on Sunday 22 October. Spots in the teams will be limited so please email the club as early as possible, if your son or daughter is committed to playing.
Volleyball Victoria is running the Victorian Primary Schools Cup and it would be great if you could get a group of friends together to play. Please pass this information onto your primary school teacher.
And for some inspiration here is a video of boys and girls playing in the Thailand Primary School Championships
Volleyball Australia is conducting a training camp in Bendigo over the school holidays and we would love to have some Bergers attend. Here is information for the players NB99-18 Bendigo Athlete Information (2). Coaches are invited to attend as well NB99-18 Coach Invitation Bendigo (2)
Last but not least we would like to wish all our state reps good luck in the upcoming Australian Junior Volleyball Championships on the Gold Coast over the school holidays.
BERGERS GOING TO BENDIGO
Unfortunately our Boys Under 17 team will not be going to Bendigo as the tournament organisers could not field an under 17 Division.
Please email any questions through to the club at email@example.com
The next junior tournament we will enter is the Bendigo Junior Tournament to be held on Sunday 10 September. Please email the club if you want to play.
JUNIOR PROGRAM FOR 2017 TERMS 3 AND 4
Click here 2017 Junior Academy Terms 3 and 4 for the important dates for the junior program for the remainder of 2017.
FRIDAY NIGHT JUNIOR MATCHES
The Club currently fields one boys team and three girls teams in the Maribyrnong Volleyball Competition on Friday nights. Here is the link to the weekly fixture.
MORE JUNIORS REPRESENTING VICTORIA AND AUSTRALIA
Our Club is strongly represented in the Navy Blue and White and the Green and Gold:
Elly McInerney and Emily Gallager recently toured with the Australian Junior Women’s Development team to Thailand and Hannah Martin, Jaimee-Lee Morrow and Karley Hynes have been selected in the Australian Senior Women’s Team to compete in the upcoming World Grand Prix.
Also we have a massive representation in the Victorian Junior State teams with Alex Skinner, Tammy Cesare, Shante Pisani, Lauren Cox, Lucy French, Jess Chivers, Chelsea McCaskill, Lorenzo Pope, Lara Adam, Caity Tipping, Marija Lukic, Ruby Valentine-Bell, Gabi Moulder, Emily Gallagher and Elly McInerney all gaining selection in various junior state teams.
JUNIOR BERGERS REPRESENT AUSTRALIA
The Club is so proud of Lorenzo Pope who has returned from a week in Canberra playing for Australia against Japan at the JMDP February training campaign. Only three Victorian boys were invited. Well done Lorenzo.
Caity Tipping and Lara Adam are currently in Thailand preparing for the Asian Youth Championships in China next week. Only three Victorian girls were selected and we are proud of our two girls. You can follow their tour on their Facebook page Volleyball Australia Junior Womens Junior Development Program-JWDP.
SCHOOL SPORTS VICTORIA VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
School Sports Victoria Volleyball Trials are being held on 9th and 26th March. If your child is 15 years and younger for all of 2017 they are eligible to trial for the teams. For more information go to the SSV website.
2017 JUNIOR PROGRAM
The Club’s junior Program will re-commence on Tuesday 14th February at Penleigh Essendon Grammar School (PEGS) from 6-7.30pm and Thursday 16th February at Catholic Ladies College from 6-7.30pm
There is a casual training fee of $10 per session.The Club intends entering junior boys and girls teams in the various junior tournament conducted throughout the year.
The Club will also enter boys and girls teams into the Friday night Western Region Volleyball League in Terms 2 and 3.
For more information contact the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
BENDIGO JUNIOR TOURNAMENT COMING UP
We would like to field teams in the upcoming Bendigo Junior Tournament to be held on Sunday September 11. Entries close on Friday August 29 so nominate to play and we will put you in a team. Cost for the tournament will be $10.
SCHOOL SPORTS VICTORIA STATE TEAM TRYOUTS
For all junior Bergers who will be turning 15 or younger this year, you are encouraged to get along to the School Sports Victoria State Team Selections. Click here for more information.
Junior training in 2016 has re-commenced with sessions now available:
Monday Ivanhoe Grammar( the Ridgeway) 6-7.30pm boys only as part of the Heidelberg Volleyball Academy
Tuesday PEGS (Corner Rachelle/Keilor Roads) 6-7pm boys and girls
Wednesday Darebin Community Sports Centre (857 Plenty Road) 5.30-7pm boys and girls
Thursday Catholic Ladies College (Diamond St Eltham) 6-7.30pm boys and girls
Get along to one of these or email the club for more information
Click here to find out what is happening around the club for the remainder of 2015 and 2016
2015 JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM TERM 4
If you are interested in playing in any of the upcoming tournaments email the club:
5-6 September Ballarat Senior Tournament (junior divisions available)
13 September Bendigo Junior Tournament
25 October Western Region Tournament
31 Oct-1 Sep Bendigo Senior Tournament (junior divisions available)
LATROBE VALLEY JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SUNDAY 23 AUGUST
Here is the draw for the tournament 2015 Jnr Draw V2-1
Here are the teams:
Under 15 Boys: Joshua and Darcey Koroneos, Dinos Koutes, Stefan McLouta, Ewan Fowler, and Darcey Beer.
Coach is Kieran Slee and first match is at 9.10 on court 3.
Uniforms will be handed out on the day. Wear black shorts.
Under 17 Boys: Nick Palomares, James K, Tom, Harry, Andrew, Patrick and Presi.
Coach is Jim Konjarski and first match is at 9.10 on court 2.
VVL uniform to be worn and Patrick will receive one on the day. Wear black shorts
Under 15 Girls known as Heidelberg 1: Jess Weale, Maya, Shante, Keely, Tiana, Mikayla and Pia.
Coach is Emily Faulkner and first match is at 9.50 on court 1.
Uniforms for those who don’t already have one will be handed out on the day. Wear black shorts.
Under 15 Girls known as Heidelberg 2: Alex, Tammy, Kokum, Kithmini, Hansi and Umethaya.
Coach is Trevor Skinner and first match is at 9.10 on court 1.
All should have uniforms. Wear black shorts.
21 JUNE (SUNDAY) – Maribyrnong Championships for Under 17, and Open, junior ages. Email the club if you want to play in this one day tournament at Maribyrnong College, River Street. Cost is $10 per player. Entries will close this Sunday, 14 June. The boys team had to play in Open men’s division and was very competitive. With a mix of current and future VVL players the boys enjoyed the day. We are very pleased that the young fella’s were able to mix it with the older boys. Well done.
The under 17 girls team had a win and seemed to improved as they day went on. And the Open girls team also improved over the day. It is always challenging playing with new team mates but we hope to develop the girls into resilient/flexible players. it seems to be working.
So well done to all coaches players and parents.
The club fielded four teams in the Moonee Valley Champs on the weekend. 28 boys and girls, ranging from the ages of 10 through to 16 all enjoyed themselves. Thankyou to the coaches (Trevor, Garang, Tanya and Jenny) and the parents for supporting the players.
Email the club if your son or daughter would like to be included in any, or all, of the following activities.
Monday at Ivanhoe Grammar (The Ridgeway) 6-7pm from 11 May
Tuesday at Penleigh Essendon Grammar School (East Keilor) 6-7pm from 28 April
Wednesday at Darebin Community Sports Centre (Reservoir) 5.30-6.30pm from 29 April
Thursday at Catholic Ladies College (Eltham) 6-7pm from 30 April
Thursday Darebin Community Sports Centre (Reservoir)
Friday Western Region Volleyball League (Maribyrnong)
24 May Sunday Moonee Valley Champs open to all junior age groups
21 June Sunday Maribyrnong Champs open to all junior age groups
5-9 July National Under 15 Champs (Albury) limited to players born in 2001 or later.
The Club is very excited with the opportunities available to our junior players. We hope you take advantage of all the opportunities to train and play.
Where do we train?
Tuesdays Penleigh Essendon Grammar School (Rachelle Rd, East Keilor) 6.00-7.00pm
Wednesdays Darebin Sports Centre (857 Plenty Rd, Reservoir) 5.30-6.30pm
Thursdays Catholic Ladies College (Diamond St, Eltham) 6-7.00pm
All ages, all levels, both boys and girls, casual payment plan $10 per session
The Western Region Volleyball Tournament is being held on Sunday 26 October.
Here are the draws for the Western Region Junior Tournament:
Under 15 Girls Draw
Under 17 and Open Draw Boys and Girls
The teams for the tournament are:
Boys Under 17 – Zac and Jay Anthony, Matthew Guedon, Jake Reilly, Nicholas Taylor, Tani, Phil
Girls Under 17 – Kobi, Beatrice, Odetta, Kat, Mav, Dana, Candice, Ainsley, Sara
Girls Under 15 – Presi, Lilli, Joane, Maya, Shante, Keely, Emma, Alex, Golly
Good luck to all coaches and players for Sunday.
Print, complete and hand in at training, or email, the 26 October Tournament_Consent_Form if your son/daughter is available to play in the tournament.
Teams will be named next week but we are hoping to put in the following teams (dependent on numbers):
Open girls and boysUnder 17 girls and boys
Under 15 girls
The Bendigo Junior Tournament Draw can be found here
Under 17 Boys Div 1 – Zach S, Macca, Zac A, Jay A, Jake R, Sean, Matthew, James, Jack
Under 17 Girls Honors – Georgia, Odetta, Mav, Dana, Kat, Anna R
Under 17 Girls Div 1 – Presi, Lilli, Tia, Kathryn, Ana, Claire, Ainsley
Under 15 Girls Div 1 – Alex, Jasmine, Emma, Jessica, Hannah G, Brieanna, Olivia, Lauren, Keely
All players are to be at the Bendigo Stadium, 134 Marong Road, Bendigo, no later than 8.30am.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TEAM LISTS FOR LATROBE JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
CLICK HERE FOR THE Latrobe Junior Tournament 2014 Jnr Draw V2
Please Note: Our boys first game is at 9.15, under 17 girls play at 8.30 and the under 15 girls play at 10am.
If you don’t have a playing top, one will be provided. Please wear black shorts. Have a great time.
CLICK HERE FOR THE Daylseford Volleyball tournament draw
Please Note: All players must be there for an 8.30am start. We will be putting you into the teams on the day. If you don’t have a playing top, one will be provided. Please wear black shorts.
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