Volleyball has been a part of the Seaford Secondary School fabric for many years, however the current Volleyball Program has developed significantly in recent years. Our Volleyball Program is open to all students who would like to participate. We attempt to cater for all students from beginners through to highly advanced athletes. We aim to provide a structured and caring environment where students’ skills and knowledge of the game is fostered.
The Volleyball Program links through encouraging and developing learning, friendship, happiness, being principled, taking risks in a structured and safe environment, caring, responsibility, leadership, striving for excellence, developing teamwork and cooperative behaviours.
Students who choose to join the program have 3 opportunities to train and play. We train Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes and Tuesday after school from 3.10 – 4.40pm. We have teams playing weekly in the Volleyball SA Junior League played on Friday evenings.
The after-school trainings are generally for those students who want to play competitively and particularly for those whose aim is to compete in Melbourne at the Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup (AVSC) in December.
There are many opportunities for our students to compete in volleyball. Some competitions are specifically to encourage participation, where others are more focused on competing and developing a more advanced set of skills and tactics.
Fleurieu Cup, is participation focused and is usually held at Seaford early in term 2 each year.
School Sport Knock Out Competition is held at various venues within our zone and is more competitive in nature than Fleurieu Cup. Students compete in Year 8/9, Year 10 and Open divisions. The winning team will go on and compete in the School Sport Knockout Final against the winning teams from other zones around the state.
Volleyball SA Junior League is a 15-week competition run by Volleyball SA. Students will have 15 matches and 8 duties. This means for 8 weeks they will be involved for approximately 3 hours; for the remaining 7 weeks they will be involved for 90 minutes on a Friday night. There are many divisions in which students can compete so they are playing students of similar ability. There is a cost involved with this competition and each student must register with Volleyball SA. We greatly appreciate the assistance of parents in transporting students to and from the Friday night games. There are four venues for Junior League. They are Mt Lofty, Brighton, Marion and Campbelltown. The details of the venues and the playing and duty schedule is available on the Volleyball SA website. (http://www.volleyballsa.com.au/junior/indoor-league)
Volleyball SA School’s Cup is the state championship tournament. It is run by Volleyball SA (VSA). Teams pay an additional registration fee but individual students will already be registered if they are playing Junior League.
Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup (AVSC) is the pinnacle event for school-aged volleyball players in the Australasian region. There are 3 or 4 divisions for each age group so students can participate against students of similar skill and ability. The national tournament is held in December and will be held in Queensland this year.
Students who wish to be considered for this event will be training regularly throughout the year. Details regarding costs, fundraising, accommodation and transport are provided as teams are selected.
We are pleased with how this program is catering for the needs of our students and look forward to this continuing and developing further in future. Please contact John Natar, Volleyball Coach, at the school on 8327 5200 for more detailed information regarding the Volleyball Program.