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CEV Schools Project

As part of Volleyball Ireland’s commitment to supporting the club game and the further development of the sport, we have partnered up with the Confederation Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) to launch the School Project.

The CEV School Project aims to bring volleyball into schools with a 5-weeks program in order to grow the participation of kids aged 9-13 years into volleyball. Volleyball Ireland is supporting our member clubs with identifying and aiding two local feeder schools with equipment and resources. The project will create the opportunity for children to progress from schools to clubs within their areas while also strengthening club/school bonds.

We are opening applications for clubs to apply immediately. You can apply by filling the form below. The closing date for all clubs is April 25th, 2022. 

Please note; any club that wishes to participate in the CEV Schools Project must have clear evidence that all coaches involved in the youth section are Garda Vetted, and that the club has a Designated Liaison Person and Children’s Officer appointed. If successful in their application, all clubs must provide a copy of their Child Safety Statement and Risk Assessment (as per Children’s First Act, 2015).

How it works

Clubs that apply to join the programme will work together with the program lead to recruit two schools located in close proximity to the club, with main target age is 9-13yrs, and to identify potential coaches that may act as the link between schools and club. For further details or information please contact project lead coordinator Conor Flood (0870997659).

To start the program, Volleyball Ireland will visit the school and provide an introductory session for students. Participating teachers will be observing and supplied with resources in line with our LTPD model. 10 soft touch Mikasa training balls will be provided to each participating school and club.

Each school runs a 5-week Volleyball programme (ideally supported by the Club Coach). At the end of the 5-week activity, each school participates in a fun internal blitz.

At the completion of the school’s programme the local club will initiate the next stage- PLAY VOLLEY. This is designed for the students to continue their development in a club setting. Club coaches will be provided with a training programme that meets the needs of children in the Learn to Train development stage.

The Play Volley programme is subsided by VLY and each student will receive a T-Shirt with club name and training ball at a reduced fee of €15 when they sign up through their local club memberships.


  • Equipment for schools including 10 x Mikasa soft touch volleyballs and net band
  • Equipment for clubs including 10 X training balls
  • VLY led teacher & student training session on week 1
  • Official Volleyball Ireland partner school accreditation
  • A 5-week introduction to volleyball programme overview
  • Teacher resources including lesson plans and coaching support
  • Internal school blitz in line with Covid 19 advice and restrictions
  • All players advancing to club trainings after the School’s Project completion can avail of our exciting new PLAY VOLLEY