FINALS MATCHES & TRAINING TO GO AHEAD ON JUNE 14th
Under the current regulations, we are able to proceed with volleyball this Monday night (14th June) however there are a number of restrictions that still apply so it is very important that you read the below information carefully.
JUNIOR MATCH PLAY – Monday 14th June
Please note the time change of 6:15-7:15pm
Minerdome Courts 3&4 – Cost $5.00
This weeks Junior sessions can proceed but will be limited to game play only to reduce interaction in larger groups as per the current guidelines. We are restricted to 50 in the venue so we ask that only one parent accompany each child and where possible drop them off at the door and then pick up at the end of the session rather than stay and sit in the stands. Regardless of how long you are in the venue, all adults must check in via the QR codes at the front door.
SUMMER SEASON – FINALS WEEK 1 – Monday June 14
7:30pm – Court 3: White Knights v Bengali duty NEMESIS
7:30pm – Court 4: 7 Deadly Sins v Phantoms duty SENIOR BOYS
8:45pm – Court 3: Senior Boys v Nemesis duty PHANTOMS
8:45pm – Court 4: ACU v Akero duty BENGALI
Please not the time change on the matches and the following protocols which have changed from normal matches and previous finals strucutres:
- Players must not enter the stadium until invited in by a Volleyball Ballarat representative 5 minutes prior to your match time
- All players must QR code in on arrival and show a completed check in on entry – please do this outside where possible
- Matches will be best of 3 sets and time limited to 1 hour to ensure venue capacity limits are ahdered to.
- We ask teams to leave the venue immediately at the conclusion of their matches
SUMMER SEASON – FINALS WEEK 2 – Monday June 21
(subject to change)
7:30pm – Court 3: Winner 1st v 4th v Winner 2nd v 3rd duty TBC
7:30pm – Court 4: Loser 1st v 4th v Loser 2nd v 3rd duty TBC
8:45pm – Court 3: 5th v Winner 6th v 7th duty TBC
8:45pm – Court 4: Winner 8th v 9th v Loser 6th v 7th duty TBC
BYE Loser 8th v 9th
SPRING SEASON STRUCTURE SURVEY
We are also looking ahead to the Spring season which is scheduled to begin after the July school holidays. To help us in our planning, we are asking all members to complete a short 5 question survey regarding the structure which can be done here.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Rintel Centre, Ballarat Grammar enter through Gate D on Forest street by foot. Parking is on street.
Cost $5.00 per week + Volleyball Victoria registration ($44 through to 30/03/2022)
These sessions are for athletes 15+ or those who have mastered the basic skills of the game and would like to challenge themselves to improve in general match play or progress through to representative volleyball.
COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP & REPRESENTATIVE SQUAD TRAINING – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesdays 8:30-10:00pm – Rintel Centre, Ballarat Grammar enter through Gate D on Forest street by foot.
Parking is on street
Cost $5.00 per week
These sessions are currently by invitation. Anyone intending to trial for the Country Championships squads who will compete at Horsham over the June long weekend must attend training to be considered for selection. Please contact Ben Hassell for more details
PAYMENT & REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
As Covid restrictions continue to ease, we still require everyone to ensure that they sign in on arrival using the QR codes around the stadium. Our preferred method of payment is still online through the registration button on the website (Gameday platform) so where you can, please complete your weekly registration and payment by Sunday night so we have time to reconcile these before you play.
To assist us in ensuring that we have everyone’s payment’s we are going to ask each team to nominate an off court “Captain” who will be responsible for ensuring that all members have paid prior to the start of their match. The easiest way to do this is to take a snapshot of your payment receipt if you pay online (not the email that says you have registered but the one showing the amount you have paid) or pay the cash directly to them on the night and they will sign on the scoresheet and pass on to a Committee member. Thanks you for your cooperation.
Volleyball Ballarat has a CovidSafe Return to Play Plan filed with Volleyball Victoria and we ask for your help in following any current DHHS guidelines, protocols and sanitising procedures that are in place. All players will need to register online each week to attend and also scan in to the venue using the QR codes at the tables upon entry. We will have a Committee member there to assist you in this process during the first few weeks.
JUNIORS & BEGINNERS PROGRAMS
We now have a dedicated Juniors and Skill development training program running on Monday nights prior to competition at the Minerdome. These are run by Nationally accredited Level 1 & 2 coaches and overseen by a National Level 3 Elite Performance Coach. Thank you to all our members who have started with us this year and participated in our training sessions. It has been energizing for the Association to have so many new faces on board and we look forward to that trend continuing into the second half of the year.
If any parents would like to get involved and assist with administration, scoring or even basic coaching as we move to game play after the July school holidays, please speak to Damon who will be happy to find you a role.
With the continual growth of numbers in these sessions, we have moved the development training group to Wednesday nights at Ballarat Grammar however these sessions are currently NOT running due to restricted access to school sites. They will resume after the July school holidays should restrictions allow.
Players aged 8-14 years
6:15pm – 7:15pm Mondays on Court 3&4 at the Ballarat Minerdome
Cost $5 per person per session for registered members (Volleyball Victoria registration required @ $44 per year – covers you through to 30/03/2022).
This program is designed for younger ages learning how to play and is a mixture of skill development and game play for 1 hour per week utilising a mixture of lighter Spikezone balls and normal, heavier volleyballs. As skill and ability levels develop, participants have the option of moving into our skill development program run at the same time but with more advanced activities on an adjacent court.
15 yrs+ and/or ability based @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm Wednesdays
Rintel Centre, Ballarat Grammar (enter through Gate D on Forest street by foot).
Cost $5 per person per session for registered members
These sessions are for more mature beginners and those wanting to improve their basic skill levels and can be booked on line.
More advanced training options will be made available after the Easter holidays.
For further information and answers to questions you might have, please visit our FAQs page…
VOLLEYBALL VICTORIA PLAYER REGISTRATIONS
To ensure Volleyball Ballarat (and you as an individual member) continue to receive the full benefit of affiliation and help us sustain and grow the sport, all players are required to register with Volleyball Victoria for membership and insurance reasons. If you were a registered member in 2019, your registration is valid until March 31st 2020, so all memberships will need to be renewed before the start of April. Further information will be posted here when the portal opens and below are some everyday examples of member benefits which include, but are not limited to:
- endorsing, promoting, and supporting events and competitions
- providing support personnel, program development, and resources
- entering partnerships in junior development and other competition initiatives
- discounted member only fees for courses, programs, activities
- SportsPass members benefit program rewards schemes
- advocacy and liaison with local/state government and other stakeholders
- Personal Accident Insurance