Juniors the key
Exposure gained from beach volleyball events at the Commonwealth Games is being used to build momentum for the next phase of development for the sport in Horsham and Murtoa.
Volleyball’s version of Auskick – Spikezone – will launch in the first week of May.
Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly executive officer David Berry said Spikezone, for juniors aged between seven and 12 years, was an entry level volleyball program.
“Participants receive training and game play over the course of an eight week program,” he said.
“The game is played on a badminton court with a softer ball, giving juniors a better chance of developing their skills. We’re excited to bring Spikezone to both Horsham and Murtoa.
“With the softer ball and the opportunity to learn all the skills, Volleyball Horsham believes this is the right program to start younger participants.
“This way we can help teach the youngsters the game, and they become better prepared for when they move into our junior competition.”
Horsham’s program will be on a Wednesday between 4.45pm and 5.45pm, and the Murtoa program on a Thursday between 12.45pm and 1.30pm.
“All registered participants receive a Spikezone backpack with a drink bottle, t-shirt and ball, all for just $15,” Mr Berry said.
“Registrations are online through the Volleyball Victoria website, with separate links for the Horsham and Murtoa programs.
“We’ll also get the new regional development officer involved in both programs so the participants will receive the best coaching right from the outset.”
The Horsham program starts on May 2 at St Brigid’s College, while the Murtoa program starts the next day at Murtoa College stadium.
People cam email info@volleyballhorsham. com.au for more information.