The Volleyball Australia Centre of Excellence Rising Stars camps program has continued its growth from its iniation in 2016 and is on track to having more athletes and coaches participating in a National camp structure then ever before.

The Rising Stars program represents the first step in the National development pathway for all aspiring young volleyballers and is a key mechanism for unearthing and developing future Volleyroos. To add to the value these camps bring to junior volleyballers they also serve as a great checking in point for athletes currently aligned with the National development pathway. Additionally the camps provide a fantastic platform for all levels of coaches to further their development and engage with National program coaches with extensive international coaching and elite athlete development experience.

The camps combine both the latest volleyball training and techniques from the Volleyball Australia Centre of Excellence programs as well as further coach and athlete development in the areas of strength and conditioning, pre-hab, key athlete behaviours and attitudes, recovery, load management and volleyball pathways.

Through the second half of 2017 Rising Stars camps will be run in Gold Coast, Melbourne, Bendigo, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Hervey Bay region and North and South Coast NSW. If you are a school, club or assocation is interested in hosting a camp please contact Marty Collins at martin.collins@avf.org.au

With the excitement building around the Volleyroos competing in the World League, as too does the excitement around the Gold Coast Rising Stars camp being run in conjunction with the World League finals being host at the Carrara Indoor Stadium. This camp gives all young aspiring volleyballers an unbelievable opportunity to participate in a National program camp, interact with current Volleyroos players and watch some of the best international men’s teams compete for the World League Group 2 final!

This camp is open for all interested athletes of all levels of skills and experience up to 20 years of age. For further information please head to this link https://goo.gl/ieHlmG

Also in conjunction with the World League group 2 finals, the Volleyball Australia Centre of Excellence is running a High Performace Coach Program centred around individual development of the coach as well as performance analysis and game scouting of the Men’s World League teams. The course content is based loosely on the Australian Institue of Sport’s Performance Coach Program as well as tieing into the analysis of the international men’s games that will be played over the weekend. For further information please head to this link https://goo.gl/yI4Fam

Keep an eye of the Volleyball Australia website and Facebook page for any further updates!