Autumn series of Camps

Autumn series of Camps

As we start to return to some volleyball normality and competitions start up again both locally and nationally we have got some exciting activities lined up in the coming months.

Share the Passion Workshop: A Day of Parent and Child Volleyball 2 October, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
U-15 Surrey Youth League Launch Jamboree 9 October, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
First Stepz/Pathways Weekend 23 and 24 October, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please contact us for further details and keep watching the website and our social media for when the bookings for these open and other yet to be announced camps over the half term and Christmas breaks

Autumn series of Camps2021-09-14T10:08:36+00:00

Photographs of VbDC camp athletes in action

One of the leading volleyball photographers in the country, Steve Smith, attended our week-long summer camps in August to shoot hundreds of photos of the athletes. As usual Steve captured some superb images of the athletes in action and maybe one of them is of your child that you would like to have for the family album.

Steve has posted these photos on his website, and Volleyball Development Camps is making a request: if the sport of volleyball has given something to your child, could you give something back to volleyball?  Even though Steve offers the photos free to download, our request is that if you download one could you please make an on-line donation to the Volleyball England Foundation, the fundraising arm of Volleyball England, our sport’s national governing body.

Funds raised by the Volleyball England Foundation are used to assist new volleyball clubs, established clubs which are launching youth programs, or schools that are beginning to offer volleyball as one of their after-school activities. It is all a part of helping the sport of youth volleyball grow in this country and your donations will play a big part in supporting the effort.

Our suggestion is that a donation of £5 per photo is made to the Volleyball England Foundation.

First, go to Steve’s website:  www.sandsphotos.co.uk

  • In the menu on the left is a link marked Portfolio, and when you hover over that you will come to a dropdown menu which includes a link for Sports.
  • Click on that and you will come to a page with a number of photo collections. Click the one marked Volleyball 2021.
  • That will take you to a page where you will find the VbDC camp your child attended; click that and you will find the photos. If you want to download one, there is a download icon in the lower right corner.

Once you have downloaded your photo files, you then go to this hyperlink   DONATE   and follow the on-screen instructions.

Thank you for helping the Volleyball England Foundation raise funds needed to expand the sport in this country.

Photographs of VbDC camp athletes in action2021-08-23T21:22:52+00:00

Summer series of Camps

Summer series of Camps

This summer we welcome everyone back to our full range of camps where we will of course be following our well established COVID precautions.

Emerging Elite Camp CHANGED TO – 2nd to 6th August
Elite Camp 2nd to 6th August
First Stepz / Next Stepz Camp 16th to 17th August
Pre-Season Boot Camp 16th to 20th August
Pathways Camp 18th to 20th August

Further details of each camp can be found under the Our Camps page and the links to our booking page are below.

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Return-Refresh-Review Camp

Return – Refresh – Review Camp

Aimed at Intermediate level players who have some playing experience, RETURN – REFRESH – REVIEW will develop and fine tune basic individual ball-handling skills, then move on to applying those skills in game-like drills and matches, and finish with a review of the next steps each player needs to take to be match-ready for the start of the season. You will get the most out of this camp if you are able to serve and attack consistently.

Return-Refresh-Review Camp2021-05-15T12:21:17+00:00

Battle Grounds Camp

The concept behind these camps is that volleyball matches are won and lost in a series key battles on the court such as attack versus defence and service against reception. Athletes attending the camps will be armed with the weapons necessary to gain the upper hand in these battles. Our coaches will be covering areas such as: –

  • Serving to get the opposition out of system.
  • Passing all types of service
  • Attacking with range and disguise.
  • Getting a head start on reading the attackers intentions.

Saturday we will look at the service against reception battle, while on Sunday we will concentrate on the attack versus defence battle.

Both days will follow a similar format starting with a warm-up of course, moving into individual technique and group drills then progressively applying what has been learnt into a series of wash drills and ending the day with a mini tournament.

Sunday will also provide setters with an opportunity to develop their skills in running their teams offence.

To get the most out of the camp we suggest that athletes are able to serve and attack with consistency and are not afraid of taking on the challenges of floor defence.

The camps can be booked individually or as a pair for a discounted price.

Battle Grounds Camp2021-05-15T12:24:57+00:00

KickStart Return

Kick Starting the return to Volleyball

As COVID-19 restrictions ease we begin to welcome athletes back to indoor training with a series of camps specifically designed get players quickly up to speed to kickstart the return to volleyball.

We look forward to being able to welcome everyone back to our full range of camps when we will of course be following our well established COVID precautions.

KickStart Return2021-06-19T19:20:24+00:00
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