1. Do you need to live in Northern Sydney to play with SNV?
2. What does registration cover?
3. Where is my nearest competition?
4. What happens if I get injured while playing or training with SNV?
5. My child is only 12, can they play with SNV?
6. What level should I play at SNV? A grade? B grade?
7. I want to play in a social comp, but I don’t have a team. What are my options?
8. I want to check out the sport – is there a way I can give it a try without committing to a whole season?
9. I don’t have time to play in a regular team, but I’m keen to fill in every so often. What are my options?
10. My team is short, how can I get a fill-in player?
11. When does the season start?
12. When does the season end?
13. When does the next social competition start?
14. How long do social competitions run for?
15. What’s the average cost to play in a social competition?
16. What’s the average cost to play representative volleyball with SNV?
17. Does SNV run school programs?
- 1. Do you need to live in Northern Sydney to play with SNV?
No. We have members from across the Sydney region.
- 2. What does registration cover?
Registration Your membership with Volleyball NSW & Sydney North Volleyball allows you to play in any of our social competitions, representative teams or to attend social training.
- 3. Where is my nearest competition?
Key venues for SNV include Thornleigh, Sydney Olympic Park, Willoughby and North Ryde. For more details, contact our club Administrator.
- 4. What happens if I get injured while playing or training with SNV?
Your player registration includes insurance for injury, arranged via Volleyball NSW. Please refer to the Volleyball NSW website for more information.
- 5. My child is only 12, can they play with SNV?
Yes. Throughout the year we have opportunities for young players to train and develop their skills. For more details check out our Juniors page or contact our club Administrator.
There are often additional opportunities on the Volleyball NSW website.
- 6. What level should I play at SNV? A grade? B grade?
Sometimes it’s best to come along to the comp in your local area, or pop into social training to see where you feel most comfortable. You’re also welcome to contact our club Administrator who can give you an idea of what’s available.
- 7. I want to play in a social comp, but I don’t have a team. What are my options?
We are always welcoming new players. We may know of other people who are looking to start a new team that you can join, or there may be availability within existing teams that are a perfect fit for you. Contact our Club Administrator who can give you an idea of what’s available.
- 8. I want to check out the sport – is there a way I can give it a try without committing to a whole season?
SNV has regular social training sessions, where you are welcome to pop in and learn some skills. Our qualified and experienced trainers facilitate fun sessions for all skill levels, balancing fun, fitness and skill development.
Wear comfy sports clothing, sports shoes and don’t forget to book your ticket in advance so you don’t miss out.
- 9. I don’t have time to play in a regular team, but I’m keen to fill in every so often. What are my options?
No problem. We often have teams who are looking for casual players to fill in when there are people on holidays or unable to make it. Contact our Club Administrator to discuss what might work best for you. SNV often hosts clinics at the start of each year for new players to come along and find teams.
- 10. My team is short, how can I get a fill-in player?
It happens to everyone – your team has 9 registered players but one is injured, two are on holidays, one has dinner with the in-laws and one is stuck at work. No one likes a forfeit but what can you do and still stick to the rules that require players to be registered? If you have 4 players you are allowed to borrow a 5th player from another team at your venue. You won’t get your bonus point for having 6 players but you’ll get a game and the result will stand. You can also email Nerradene at [email protected] and see if a registered fill in or two can be found from another venue – Facebook is a marvelous invention for this purpose and frequently a player or two can be found to help you out and bring you up to 6 players. If your team is permanently short of players also let Nerradene know and she may be able to match you up with a player looking for a team!
- 11. When does the season start?
Summer competitions (8/9 weeks) usually start in the first week of February each year. Autumn and Spring (16 week competitions) usually start in April and mid-August. Trials for the representative program are usually held in February each year, with NSW State Cups played from March, the Sydney Volleyball League from June to September and Good Neighbour in Canberra in November.
- 12. When does the season end?
SNV competitions finish by early to mid-December each year.
- 13. When does the next social competition start?
SNV social competition dates are usually:
February – March
April – August
August – December
- 14. How long do social competitions run for?
Depending on the time of year, social competitions run for either eight, nine or sixteen weeks. Learn more here.
- 15. What’s the average cost to play in a social competition?
Social competition entry is split between your team, so it depends on how many players you have. Usually it will work out to be less than $10 per player, per week.
- 16. What’s the average cost to play representative volleyball with SNV?
Costs vary each year depending on squad numbers, venue hire, competition entries and the number of tournaments you play. Allow for approximately $450 per player, per year.
Please note, if cost is an issue, payment plans are offered by SNV, please contact your team manager or the club Administrator for more details.
- 17. Does SNV run school programs?
If you are interested in introducing volleyball at your school, please contact Volleyball NSW to discuss their Sporting Schools Program.