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2020/21 Season Registration Now Open

The 2020/21 Calendar and a link to an Online Club Affiliation & Team Entry form below. This online form will enable Volleyball Ireland to administer the 2020/21 season more efficiently, whilst reducing the inconvenience on member club secretaries. 
2020/21 Calendar – http://www.volleyballireland.com/202021-calendar.html#/ 
Online Club Affiliation & Team Entry form – https://forms.gle/W5rCB3oUmopioskC7 

Please ensure you complete this form by before the Deadline of August 14th for all divisions. Recreational club affiliation and team registration will open in due course. Once you have completed the Registration form you will receive an invoice.
Following on from the Competitions & Development Commission Workshop held in June, there will be no fees payable for affiliation or team entry to this year’s National League competition. However club public liability insurance and player registration fees are still mandatory.
Player registrations will begin late August using the online platform (GoMembership) and the fees are as follows:
National League Player (Adult) €35.00
National League Player (Student) €25.00
National League (U18) €15.00
Non-League Player (Adult/Student) €15.00
Non-League Player (Under 18) €5.00
Designated Liaison Person 
As well as having a Club Children’s Officer (CCO), Volleyball clubs will be asked to appoint a Designated Liaison Person (DLP). This is in line with Sport Ireland recommendations and the new Volleyball Ireland Safeguarding policy which will be available soon. The roles of the Children’s Officer and Designated Liaison Person are attached. While there is some crossover, the roles have different responsibilities.
At the beginning of the new season clubs will be asked to provide the names for these 2 positions. Please pass this information onto the club secretary or whoever will be filling out club registration details. Clubs will be asked to provide the names, certificate numbers and date course was completed/attended.
Sport Ireland & Volleyball Ireland Training & Vetting Requirements
Children’s Officer ​ Safeguarding 1 & Safeguarding 2 & Required to be Garda Vetted
Designated Liaison Person Safeguarding 1 Safeguarding 3 & Required to be Garda Vetted

Volleyball Ireland Commissions
Club are also invited to nominate their chosen Commission member to sit on one of the three new Commissions. Serving on a Commission is incredibly rewarding and will help strategically shape the future of Volleyball in Ireland. All Commission members will receive induction training on the importance of Good Governance as well as other opportunities and support to expand and develop their skills.

An overview of the Commissions functions;

Competitions & Development; advising and guiding on volleyball development, competitions, club development, leadership and volunteers with links with high performance volleyball. The Competition & Development Commission oversees the operation of the National League Programme, National Beach Tour, Recreational Competitions, Student Sport and Schools events. It will approve the full calendar of programmes in all forms of volleyball on an annual basis. 

Education & Training; coach and referee education, training and assessments; assessment of the qualification levels for such roles in accordance with national and international standards; creating accreditation courses for coaches and referees and their respective tutors (in accordance with any national or international standards body designed for this purpose). This Commission will have key links with Coaching Ireland and the CEV training and development departments. The Training & Education Committee devises a calendar of formal coaching and refereeing qualifications and workshops that best prepare and develop our coaches and referees in all forms of the Sport.

High Performance: to advise and guide on high performance policies, strategy and programmes; to administer recruitment programmes and recommend national squad coach and manager appointments to the Board (for both Volleyball and Beach Volleyball programmes), as well as overseeing a selection process (in association with the T&E Commission) for referees representing Volleyball Ireland at international events. The High Performance Commission will devise and implement fundraising initiatives for national teams. The High Performance Commission ratifies National Squad player selection – subject to the relevant selection criteria and any disputes process. The HP Commission will advise on the competitions that national teams will enter.

If any interested parties would like to discuss potential roles on a Commission then feel free to contact Gary Stewart via email; gm@volleyballireland.com

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