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February 2021

KickStart Return

February 16th, 2021|

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.

Return-Refresh-Review Camp

February 12th, 2021|

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.

Battle Grounds Camp

February 12th, 2021|

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.

December 2020

Who is eligible to attend VbDC activities?

December 2nd, 2020|

There has been a lot of confusion about the covid 19 regulations concerning the age limits for attending indoor sports event since the summer, in part because Government guidelines have undergone several revisions since the pandemic began. We have occasionally been asked “to make an exception.” The answer to this request is always “no”. VbDC strictly follows the guidelines set by Government and our sports’ governing body, Volleyball England.

As of 2 December there has been a slight change and very welcome to the age rule regarding Under 18s as follows:

exemption to the rule of six … appl(ies) for U18s, disabled athletes and sport for educational purposes. Supervisors and coaches are allowed into junior sessions, but spectators are not. The definition of U18 includes young people who were 17 at the start of the academic year (1 September, 2020), even if they turn 18 during the remainder of that year.

Please help us to keep our training programmes and competitive events safe, and within the law, for all who take part by following this age guideline.

August 2020

Back to Business with a Bang

August 15th, 2020|

It’s been 5 long months but we are on the verge of getting back to playing some volleyball.

Starting on Monday 17th August we will be running not one, not two but THREE camps all strictly adhering to Government, Volleyball England and venue guidelines.

Given the long break and the restrictions on numbers training together at one time it is no surprise that the camps are pretty much sold out.

There has been an awful lot of work going on behind the scenes to make sure that everything is ready for the “new normal”, Risk Assesments have been written, all the necessary screening paperwork has been completed, sanitisation arrangements have been made and  off-court social distancing procedures have been implemented.

We are ready and cannot wait to welcome you back

July 2020

CoronaVirus Update-3

July 28th, 2020|

This is the one we have been waiting for.

Volleyball England have had approval from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for the resumption of most volleyball activity including indoor, under certain restrictions and guidelines.

This means that we are now able to push ahead, working with our venues and coaches in planning for a safe return to sport for our camps in the middle of August.

There is still much to be done, fortunately we started planning for a return many weeks ago looking at the different possible scenarios. There are one or two points that still need to be clarified which we will be working through in the coming days.

This “Green Light” is what we all have been waiting for, so we can now look forward to welcoming you back to one of our camps.

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