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Junior Development Program

Easts Junior Development Program is an entry-level training program for junior athletes aged 6 to 18 years of age.

2024 Term 2:
  • Restarts on Friday 19 April 2024

    • Foundation; Intermediate & Advanced

  • Registrations ARE OPEN!. Please sign up on the Easts App

To sign up: go to your son/daughter's profile on the App and find the training programs available to them. Pick the program they will participate in this term.

Please note: For those returning to Easts for the first time this year - the east app has gone through changes and we ask that you go through the process below. 

Junior Training Program

In order to better aid our athletes with their volleyball journey, Easts have recently restructured  our Junior Training Program into more distinct and definable skill progressions. In order to better aid our athletes in their volleyball journey, the program has 3 levels based on more distinct and definable skill progressions starting from Foundational all the way to Advanced.

Easts is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Young People in Volleyball at our Club.  Our commitment is to create an environment where Young People's safety and wellbeing is at the centre of thought, values and actions.  We have committed to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.  All athletes, parents, supporters and coaches must have read and be familiar with our Codes of Conduct before participating in our Junior Training Program.

Foundational Level

The Foundational Level is structured for our newest athletes looking to start volleyball for their first time. This program teaches the very basics of volleyball and the core skills required to play volleyball.

This level of JDP has been designed for athletes who have not yet fully developed fundamental skills for ball games as are applied to volleyball.  The types of skills that the program focuses on are:

  1. Body and core development skills for games (locomotor, manipulating or controlling the ball in play, agility).

  2. Space movement elements such as tracking the ball's movement.

  3. Effort movement elements such as development of personal strength and learning how to apply appropriate amounts of strength to body movement and the ball.

  4. Relationship movement elements such as movement to the ball and contacting the ball as it is moving.

> Foundational Squad

Details

Friday afternoon

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Cannon Hill Anglican College

Bent Street, Cannon Hill

Dates: Term Two

First session: Friday 19 April 2024

Last session: Friday 14 June 2024

Costs:

  • $100 per term - coaching and venue hire

  •  $25 annual fee - club fees 

Intermediate Level

The Intermediate Level focuses on extending foundational skills to develop greater consistency in performance, applying skills to more 'open' or complex movements, and developing skills to play as part of a team.

Athletes in this level will have already developed the foundational skills.  This level will particularly focus on:

  1. Developing effort (speed, strength and use of space) in performance.

  2. Controlling the flow of movement particularly in transitions from one skill to another.

  3. Developing a base level of understanding of relationships in movements and application to systems and strategies in volleyball games.

There is now only one squad for the Intermediate Program. 

> Intermediate Squad 1

Details

Friday afternoon

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Cannon Hill Anglican College

Bent Street, Cannon Hill

Dates: Term Two

First session: Friday 19 April 2024

Last session: Friday 14 June 2024

Costs:

  • $100 per term - coaching and venue hire

  •  $25 annual fee - club fees 

Due to the construction of the new Sports Complex at CHAC, our training program has moved to the undercover area next to the sports oval. Please check the site map of CHAC in the venue tab for where to park and how to access the college.  Click on About us - our venues - scroll down to Cannon hill Anglican College)

Advanced Level

The Advanced Level aims to provide athletes with the technical skills and theoretical understanding of volleyball to enable them to compete at a representative level.  The athletes in this program aspire to compete in Premier Volleyball League, State Teams, School District Teams, and the highest division of School representative teams in the very near future. 

 

Training aims to develop athletes in terms of performance on both an individual level and in a team particularly around defence and attack as well as game structures and systems (such as positional play, setting and defence systems).

To participate in this program, athletes need to demonstrate that they already have strong skills in terms of both foundational and intermediate levels. Athletes must be able to execute base skills consistently. 

Members of this squad will be invited to participate in competitions such as Dragons Chalice and VQ Junior State Championships

> Advanced Squad

Details

Friday evenings

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Balmoral State High School

Thynne RoadBalmoral

Dates: Term Two

First session: Friday 19 April 2024

Last session: Friday 14 June 2024

Costs:

  • $145 per term - coaching and venue hire

  •  $25 annual fee - club fees 

Identifying the correct level

Whilst age can be some indicator of the level that might be appropriate, the levels of JDP are designed about the stage of skill development that a young person has achieved or reached.

General age guidelines

Foundational: 6 to 10 years of age

Intermediate: 11 to 14 years of age

Advanced: 15 to 18 years of age

Movement Development Framework

JDP focuses on movement development within a specific framework.  This guides the focus for each level of JDP as well as the development objectives for each level.

This framework can also be used to help identify the level that is most appropriate for a young person.

Click on the image to the right to view the movement development framework.  There is a table in that framework that identifies the skill development requirements for each JDP level.

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