SNV JUNIOR PROGRAM

Please read our March 17th statement regarding Coronavirus and the impact on club activities.


SNV has a well established Junior Program for young athletes with qualified coaches, team managers, structured training, club uniforms and a calendar of great events. All coaches have current Working With Children Checks.

At the beginning of each year, selection trials are held over several sessions and teams are formed for participation in the Sydney Volleyball League Junior Divisions.

Most training and games throughout the season take place at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls or Netball Central.

Newsflash! SVL Divisions for 2020 have changed!

* Under 18s Division 1 & Under 18s Division 2 will be played on Friday nights at Netball Central (cannot be turning 18 or older in 2020)

* Under 16s will be played at 8:30am (mostly) on Sundays (cannot be turning 16 or older in 2020)

Anyone turning 18 or older in 2020 will need to trial for senior men or senior women only.
We recommend older, experienced juniors try out for both junior and senior teams in week 1 and then have a chat with the coaches to discuss your options.


2020 Trial information

Players will be selected by coaches over the 3 week trial period and notified of the outcome within 1 week of the final trial although we aim to start team selection after the second trial. Younger players with experience will be consider for older age groups.

It is essential to RSVP before attending; preferably by 12 noon on the day of the trial so we have your details, and our paperwork, sorted when you arrive so we can get you playing faster!

Junior Trials will be held from 6pm – 7:45pm and you can RSVP via the appropriate link below, payment of $15 cash per trial is required on arrival:

Junior Women Trials sign up here

Junior Men Trials sign up here

JUNIOR WOMEN
Tuesday, February 11th
Thursday, February 20th
Tuesday, February 25th

JUNIOR MEN
Thursday, February 13th
Tuesday, February 18th (5:30 – 7:30pm)
Thursday, February 27th


2020 SVL Season information

WHAT IS SVL:
The SNV Junior Program is selecting teams to play in the Sydney Volleyball League against other clubs from May 29/31 to September 18/20 in Under 16s (turning 15 or less in 2020) and Under 18s (turning 17 or less in 2020)
Under 18s will consist of Division 1 and Division 2 and will play on Friday nights at Olympic Park.
Under 16s will play on Sunday mornings at 8:30am at Olympic Park.

REGISTRATION:
All players are required to be members of Volleyball NSW and Sydney North Volleyball.
2019/2020 memberships are valid until March 31st, 2020 so if you played in 2019 you should not renew yet. New members will need an U18 Extended Platinum Membership which is $85 and valid from now until March 31st, 2021. This will be required as soon as you are selected in a team; it is not required to trial.

SEASON FEES:
The season cost for training and games in 2020 is $350 per player. There has been a price increase to cover the rising costs of court hire and also the significant increase in the cost of SVL entry. Shorts are $30 and shirts may be personalised and purchased to keep for $50 or borrowed for the season with a bond. SNV is a registered Active Kids Provider and an opportunity to redeem one voucher will be provided when team offers are emailed.

TRAINING:
Once the Easter Show has moved out in late April, training will be held weekly at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls on either Tuesday or Thursday at Olympic Park from either 5 – 6:30pm or 6:30 – 8pm. During March & April there will be other training sessions & venues to be confirmed. Training is an essential part of the program and your commitment to being there each week is expected.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:
We highly recommend beginner and intermediate players also attend the Spikeroos Junior Development Program, run by Volleyball NSW.
You can read all about it on the Volleyball NSW website and contact them directly for more information.

GAMES:
Under 18s will have Division 1 and Division 2 and will play on Friday nights at Olympic Park. All teams are required to also do duty approximately every second week so the time commitment can be around 3 – 3.5 hours.
Under 16s will play on Sunday mornings at Olympic Park at 8:30am most weeks. There are 3 weeks during the season where games will be played in later time slots and duty will also be required.

Please contact Nerradene on [email protected] if you have any questions!


OTHER JUNIOR OPPORTUNITIES

Spikeroos Junior Development Program – run by Volleyball NSW
An excellent program with Beginner and Intermediate groups; perfect for players wanting to get started or for players wanting to continue improving their skills. You can read all about it on the Volleyball NSW website and contact them directly for more information.

Junior Beach Volleyball with NBVA
Northern Beaches Volleyball Association have several options for juniors to get involved and are based on Manly Beach; you can check out the opportunities to play with them on the NBVA website.

NSW Junior State Teams
Every year Volleyball NSW holds trials and selects junior players to compete in various age groups at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships. More information is available on the Volleyball NSW website.

SNV Junior Spring Training
Each year during Term 4 SNV offers Junior Spring Training which is open to all junior players regardless of whether they were part of the SVL Program. With multiple courts & coaches, is suitable for beginners and experienced players and was incredibly popular in 2019! Details of 2020 dates will be released once confirmed but will likely be the first 6 weeks of Term 4.