The IAS Volleyball Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented Volleyball players by providing industry leading high-performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in March. However, there is a heavier focus on the Indoor Volleyball component of the program from March until August. IAS, Volleyball NSW, and the RASi network aim to deliver high quality training for all athletes and coaches identified by VNSW. The program is aimed at increasing the skill and education level of athletes and coaches which will enhance opportunities for progression along the VNSW performance pathway (i.e. selection into NSW Phoenix Program (State Team) and National Teams).
The program will provide coaching, training and competition to improve athlete development with a view to:
Develop the fundamental skill level of athletes which will enhance their opportunities for selection into NSW Phoenix Program (State Team)
Prepare athletes to a level where their transition to any NSW Phoenix Program (State Team) is ‘seamless’ in terms of programs or pathways
Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in competition nationwide
Provide an introduction and progression into sport specific strength and conditioning
Provide education around athletic development as well as personal development in topics such as Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Media Skills / Public Speaking, Youth Leadership, Drugs in Sport
The program will conduct weekly skills based and strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected
Note, whilst we take “playing position preferences” into account, the program is designed to educate all athletes on all positions in volleyball… this is a volleyball specific athlete education program, not a team training/competition program.
Strength & Conditioning
To be eligible for an IAS Volleyball Scholarship, athletes must:
Reside within the Illawarra Region, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee and
Be a registered member with Volleyball NSW
Born between years 2004-2010
Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander are eligible to participate in the MCR Indigenous Sports Program (ISP). The ISP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.