RETURN TO PLAY
The Victorian Government have updated the roadmap to bring the state out of lockdowns and return to “Covid normal” based on vaccination rates. Whilst there is a possibility that Phase D (80% of 16+ population double vaccinated) coud start prior to November 5, the Volleyball Ballarat Committee have met this week and settled on a return to competition of Monday 8th November, subject to announcements confirming vaccination levels.
Advice is currently being sought from Ballarat Basketball (who operate the Minerdome venue), Volleyball Victoria and Sport and Recreation Victoria for guidance around mandatory vaccinations and participation and further information will be circulated when known.
Team Captains and junior players will be contacted this week regarding the structure of the season and a proposal to extend it through to Easter 2022 (with a break over the summer school holidays), giving us the chance to play more than a total of 6 weeks. An update will be posted and sent out prior to the resumption of matches and training on November 8th.
PAYMENT & REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
We have introduced a new payment app called TEAMPAY. This is specifically designed for competitions such as ours, is used extensively across Australia and has recently been adopted by organisations such as Volleyball Victoria and Ballarat Basketball. It simplifies team and individual payments down to the press of a button on your phone and is much easy to use than our current system. It also provides everyone involved with real time payment information so there is never any confusion. Please visit the TEAMPAY page for instructions on how to download it and the specific team code for your team.
If you or your child is new to Volleyball, there is an annual registration fee that is required by our governing body Volleyball Victoria of $44.00. This covers registration until 1st April 2022 and can be paid here.
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 & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
JUNIORS: Scheduled to resume NOVEMBER 8
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 (plus a one off 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 game play and skill development over 1 hour. We use a mixture of lighter Spikezone balls and normal volleyballs and modify the rules to ensure the games have flow and are fun. As skill and ability levels develop, we shift the rules closer to normal play and differentiate between courts.
New players are welcome, please feel free to come and try a session or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Returning in 2022
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 are by invitation or negotiation.
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