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Summer 2022

More camps announced for Summer 2022 …

We are pleased to be able to announce more camps this summer.

Pathways Camp (17/8 – 19/8) and First / Next Steps Camp (15/8 – 16/8) will be held in the mornings with the Pre-Season Boot Camp running all week (15/8 – 19/8) in the afternoons.

These camps will be ideal for young athletes to get into the swing of things ahead of the new season.

Summer 20222022-06-20T16:42:28+00:00

National Finals

VBDC U15 Girls beaten finalists …

The VBDC Under 15 girls team didn’t quite manage to cause an upset in the national final against Richmond, but they certainly got pulses racing and the Richmond coach reaching for the timeout button in a close first set. It was good to see campers featuring for Richmond, Urmstone and of course VBDC over the weekend

The match, and all the other finals are available to stream on the Volleyball England YouTube channel.

National Finals2022-06-20T16:51:12+00:00

Summer 2022

Summer Camps 2022..

Boost your game this summer with Volleyball Development Camps. We have a range of week long camps this summer

Summer 20222022-04-22T22:23:17+00:00

Junior Grand Prix 2022

Junior Grand Prix 2022

Launching in January 2022 Volleyball England junior competitions have had a face lift. With the new tiered Grand Prix style series of events, quite a lot has changed since the competitions last ran.

The new-look U15, U16 and U18 series have created a level of play that is ideal for new or inexperienced teams while also creating competitive playing opportunities for the country’s most talented junior athletes.

The VBDC-Club are delighted to be among record 290 teams from volleyball clubs and schools have entered Volleyball England’s refreshed junior competitions and look forward to hosting the first round on 16th January

Junior Grand Prix 20222022-04-22T22:25:17+00:00

Volleyball England Junior Grand Prix

One of the unexpected side effects of the Covid pandemic has been a surge in interest for playing volleyball among youngsters, certainly fuelled in part by a certain Japanese cartoon series.

Credit must go to Volleyball England and in particular to their Competitions Commission for first of all recognising the need for a competitive outlet for both the new comers to the sport as well as catering for the existing players and secondly devising a structure that pretty much addressed the needs of both groups.

Over 300 junior teams have signed up  for the Grand Prix series which is split into two tiers and played over 3 rounds in the Under 15, 16 and 18 girls and boys competitions. This structure should see teams playing at least a minimum of 9 matches, with Tier 2 events arranged to keep traveling distances down while also playing against a variety of different teams.

In Tier 1, after the first round of matches teams are split into Gold, Silver and Bronze pools, with movement between these pools also possible after the second round of matches depending on results.

We have been fortunate to have attended (and indeed hosted) several of these events and the feedback has been positive across the board

Volleyball England Junior Grand Prix2022-03-12T19:36:59+00:00

Coming Events 2022

Events later in the year..

We have events scheduled throughout the year. – Here is a taster for what we have coming up, contact us for more details and keep checking this site and social media for updates.

Coming Events 20222022-02-14T18:57:22+00:00

2022 Camps

2022 – Make it a year to remember

Planning for our camps in 2022 is well underway with dates already provisionally set for the first few camps.

Share the Passion Workshop: A Day of Parent and Child Volleyball 21 January, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Eight Simple Rules 12 February, 10a.m. – 4 p.m.
First Stepz/Pathways Weekend 13 and 20 March, 1pm – 3 p.m.

In addition to these camps we are waiting to confirm the final details for our Easter and Summer programmes as well as some new events that we are working on.

Please contact us for further details and keep watching the website and our social media for when the bookings for these open.

2022 Camps2022-02-09T16:41:03+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.

Summer series of Camps2021-07-05T22:19:07+00:00

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
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