Welcome back to the new school term, we hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and are now looking forward to the year ahead. We invite you to register with Volleyball Ireland for this upcoming school year. All forms have now moved online so please click on the player reg button below to access affiliation and team entry forms.
All coaches please take special note of the deadlines for competitions during registration as they will be strictly adhered to.
Thank you and have a great year
2018 Star Programme – Mini Spikers!
The Mini Spikers Programme is an introductory Volleyball Programme targeting 6 to 9-year-old children. The overall aim of the programme is to develop children’s Fundamental Movement Skills through a variety of FUN activities and provide an age appropriate FUN introduction to the game of Volleyball. The Mini Spikers game is a simple adapted game that is presented and taught through three stages (Mini Stars, Super Stars and Mega Stars) preparing players to progress onto playing SpikeBall and Volleyball.
We are delighted to announce that this year we will run our first ever Mini Spikers Tournament. The deadline for team entries is April 12th with the competition taking place in May 2019. Any school that affiliates with Volleyball Ireland will receive downloadable PDF Mini Spikers workbook which include lesson plans and lots of FUN games.
If you would like any more information about Mini-Spikers, please contact Jessie Carmody at firstname.lastname@example.org
SpikeBall is an adapted Volleyball game that was developed to provide children with a FUN introduction to Volleyball. The main objective of SpikeBall is to encourage more children to participate in sport in an enjoyable way. Come join almost 400 other national school teams to take part in your local county blitz finals. For any help or queries you may have in starting up SpikeBall in your school please contact Conor at email@example.com
SpikeBall (1st & 2nd Years) or Volleyball (all age groups)
Schools can introduce this exciting adapted version of volleyball through our easy to learn, easy to play, intro game of SpikeBall. Volleyball Ireland are ready to start your school on the volleyball pathway. For any further queries or help you may need please contact Conor at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Star Programme – TY Volley
After the hugely successful Women in Sport TY programme, we are introducing TY Volley.
Ty Volley is a Transition Year Volleyball programme for girls and boys (minimum of 12 per group).
The students are trained up as volleyball coaches.
They deliver a 6-week introduction to mini volleyball programme to 1st or 2nd year students in their school.
The TY leaders will run a blitz in their school for all the students that they have coached. The TY leaders can then enter teams into the TY Volley national blitz which will run between April and May 2019 (depending on the number of team entries).
What is Social Volley?
Social Volley is a concept to break down the barriers of entry to volleyball and bring people who have never played volleyball before or played ‘years ago in school’ together to play in a fun, social and welcoming environment.
What to Expect
Social Volley is casual and more about fun and being active, it’s a team sport so you are bound to make many friends too! (Not so serious) Training can be provided so participants will be able to play the, Dig, Volley and Spike and understand the basic rules of the game.
Who it’s for
If you are over 18 and have ever wanted to try volleyball or wanted to ease back into it or don’t play much sports, Social Volley is perfect for you. Bring a friend, colleague, relative or whoever you want to spend time with. The group will be mixed.
Some More Information
Social Volley can be played on a volleyball court 6v6 or on a badminton court 4v4 as mixed sex. The ‘not so serious’ training can be tailored to the needs or the group or can opt for more game time.
The Difference between Social Volley and Mainstream Volleyball
Our volleyball clubs are competitive and have been playing the very technical and tactical sport for years. Although some of our clubs offer training for beginners it can be quite intimidating to go straight into a club. Social Volley offers the same sport but for people in the same boat. Players are then encouraged to move on to a club if they want to challenge themselves more or if they want to move on to more competitive volleyball.
How to get Involved
We will be looking for areas to setup Social Volley and will advertise it locally. If you want to get Social Volley up and running in your area or wish to join in in an existing Social Volley area contact,
Norma on 086 817 3990 or email@example.com
What is the Fee?
This will depend on the cost of the hall. We aim to keep the fee as minimal as possible.
Below is the process for player registrations for 2018/19
If you need any assistance while registering please do not hesitate to contact myself through email or phone 01 670 7165.
Volleyball Ireland will participate this week at the CEV SCD Beach Finals in Vaduz, Liechtenstein from Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August. We will be given player profiles of players over the next number of days which you can find below.
Registrations for 2018/19 Refere Courses are now open.
Please visit www.volleyballireland.com/referees.html to register for one of the below courses.