Volleyball Development Camps ran its first event in 2005, a week-long day camp for two dozen local athletes ranging from beginners to teens who practiced with their parent’s club. Two years later there were more camps, for introducing the sport to first-timers, for adolescents who needed help learning to handle the volleyball, and for teen-agers who were beginning to play year round at higher levels.
Today there are seven levels of training in the VbDC curriculum, along with one-day workshops for positional players, programmes to help mature recreational players enjoy the game more, English language tuition for athletes from abroad, and outreach activities for schools and leisure centres. A VbDC event takes place every month. Young athletes aged 8 to 22 participate in training tailored to a particular level of ability. Aspects of the game covering players’ technical form and game tactics are introduced from early ages. Guest speakers discuss the game during lunch breaks, professional and national teams have joined the training sessions, and sports science specialists analyse individual performance. Many athletes return year after year and progress through the range of camps. Some have become friends in whom VbDC has taken an active involvement in helping them chart their sports future.
Activities have grown off court, too, with VbDC assisting athletes in their search for scholarships to US and Canadian universities, organizing courses for the qualification of game officials, and sponsoring local clubs. A sister company, Top Flight Volley, retails training equipment, balls, shoes, accessories and clothing.
But the founding guideline on which VbDC was founded has not changed over time: Assemble highly qualified coaches in the best facilities available and create a course of instruction that will help disciplined, dedicated volleyball athletes take their performance to a higher level.
Welcome to the VbDC website. Please explore it and read about our approach to volleyball training, how we structure our camps and when various programs are scheduled, who we are and the support services we offer, and the latest developments in the lives of VbDC athletes of note. You’ll quickly see how VbDC has become not only a good training programme, but a community of volleyball enthusiasts.
Would you like to learn more about Volleyball Development Camps programmes, or about one camp in particular? The form below can be used to send us an enquiry.
The form asks for a few general details, which help us be more accurate in our response to your enquiry. This information is kept only for the purpose of providing a reply. In keeping with new data protection regulations, it will not be shared with any outside organisation. It will be removed from our database after our initial contacts if you wish it to be removed.
Why do we ask for this information?
- Very general personal details, such as age and gender, enable us to know who we are discussing.
- If we know the athlete’s location and dates of availability, we will have an idea whether the athlete is likely to require a residential or language option, and for us to be prepared to help with transport and tutoring arrangements, if necessary.
- Some questions we ask about the athlete’s playing history and club association enable us to make a better recommendation on the type of camp they will benefit most from attending.
Please take the time to fill out the form if you wish to learn more about VbDC activities. The data will be used only to help you make the right choice for the athlete on whose behalf you are enquiring.