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JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Junior Development Program (JDP) is run for athletes aged 8 - 17 years of age.

This program is designed for all junior athletes from beginner to advanced and acts as a pathway into club representation at both Phoenix League or Junior Premier Volleyball League. 

Registrations for Term 4 have now opened.

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Junior Development Program

In order to better aid our athletes with their volleyball journey, Easts have recently restructured  our Junior Development Squad into more distinct and definable skill progressions. We recognise that all athletes learn and grow at different rates and that their learning environment must also cater for them.

Beginner and Foundational Squads

These programs are heavily suited for our newest athletes looking to start volleyball for the first time, or are still learning the ropes of the sport. The program aims to teach these athletes the basic skills and actions required to play the sport. The Beginner Squad is suited to those just starting their journey, while the Foundational Squad is suited to those who have some grasp of volleyball and are looking to progress furthur.

Beginner: Friday Afternoon (4:00pm - 5:30pm) - Cannon Hill Anglican 

Foundational: Friday Afternoon (4:30pm - 6:00pm) - Cannon Hill Anglican

Intermediate Squad

The Intermediate Squad is aimed at athletes who have a good grasp and understanding of volleyball and aims to build onto that existing knowledge. Athletes here are introduced to further skill acquisition and explore systems required for higher level competition (defensive systems, rotations, etc).

There are now multiple sessions of the Intermediate Squad (see below). The recommended age range is Year 7 through to Year 10 (approx: ages 12 - 16). We are also offering 2 training sessions to Intermediate athletes (Wednesday and Fridays).

Aspiring / Advanced Squad

Our Aspiring and Advanced Programs aim to provide both a technical and theoretical approach to volleyball required to compete at a representative level. At this level, athletes who aspire to compete in Junior PVL, State Teams, or District Teams are taught more strategical gameplay, positional/defensive systems, and a more narrowed approach to skill acquisition. To promote gameplay scenarios that athletes will encounter at representative levels, the size of this squad is capped per court.

Aspiring: Monday/Wednesday Nights (7:30pm - 9:00pm) - Balmoral SHS

Advanced: Monday Nights (7:30pm - 9:00pm) - Balmoral SHS

 

The recommended age range is Year 9 through to Year 12 (approx: ages 14 - 18). This prorgram is by invitation only.

2022 Program Summary

Please see below the programs available. There is also a $25.00 club fee for joining up to Easts. this is a once-off annual cost.

Which Program is right for me?

I'm new to Volleyball or just starting out:

We recommend starting at the Beginner Squad so that we can help you learn all the skills needed to be a volleyballer!

I've played for a bit, and am a part of my school team:

We recommend starting at the Foundational Squad as well so we can assess how much you know about volleyball. From there we'll either recommend you stay in Foundational for a little longer to learn all the skills needed for Intermediate, or invite you to train with the Intermediate program instead. While we recommend that you start at the Foundational squad, if you've been playing for a while (at least 2 years at school level) you should consider the Intermediate Squad as the starting point.

How to I get into the Aspiring / Advanced Squad?

At this point, we're catering our Aspiring and Advanced Squad to athletes looking to begin their journey to representative sport (either through Junior PVL or State Teams). If this sounds like you, please apply to be part of this program! Athletes are asked to first start in the Intermediate Squad so that we can assess both your technical and theoretical knowledge of volleyball, and from there, you'll be invited to train in the Advanced Squad.

What is a Club Membership Cost?

Each athlete will also have a $25.00 membership fee to join Easts Volleyball. This is an annual once-off cost that covers the administrative costs of the athlete for the year.

Future Term Dates
Terms 1-3: 9 Weeks (with breaks for Schools Cups)
Term 4: 8 Weeks (with breaks for Junior Schools Cup and AVSC)

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Resources

Junior Development Program - Squad Criteria

Balmoral State High School Map

2022 Junior Development Program Policies

EMAIL ANNOUCEMENTS

An email annoucement will be sent to all those that registered prior to 21 January 2022. 

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Registration - 2022 Term 1

Registrations for 2022 will open during the first week of December 2021

Please stay tuned!