Regional squads are available for promising young players. Trials and training sessions are usually held in April. These are sometimes arranged at short notice to fit in with busy end-of-season schedules. For more information, pay keen attention to the SVA Facebook Page, or contact us earlier in the season so that you can be put in contact with the coaches in advance. The SVA can contribute towards travel costs incurred by members of Suffolk clubs travelling to these regional sessions either via reimbursement of public transport costs, or petrol money at the current Volleyball England rate (2015: 25p per mile).
The Suffolk Volleyball Association is working with Suffolk Sport to include volleyball in the School Games programme. Teachers wanting to prepare teams for these and run Level 1 competitions in their schools can find information on the recommended formats including team sizes, net heights, court sizes and adapted training games for each age-group via the Your School Games website. Additional information, specific to Suffolk and also a link to the refereeing signals can be found here.
Ipswich Ravens host monthly 4-a-side tournaments for girls during the indoor season. Contact Joao Paulo Da Gamos Santos for details: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07794 920207.
The outdoor Boswells Invitational Tournament has taken on where JUVO left off as the biggest junior tournament in the region. Contact Darren Lewis, email@example.com for details.
The recommended court sizes and net heights for junior beach volleyball are as follows. The cut-off date for the age groups is the 1st of January, so children in the same school year group may be eligible for different age groups:
|Age Group||Format||Net Height Girls||Net Height Boys||Court Size|
|U12||2v2||2.15m||2.15m||6m x 6m|
|U13||2v2||2.15m||2.24m||7m x 7m|
|U15||2v2||2.24m||2.35m||8m x 8m|
|U17||2v2||2.24m||2.43m||8m x 8m|
|U19||2v2||2.24m||2,43m||8m x 8m|
The Suffolk Volleyball Association maintains a database of schools, colleges and clubs with junior sessions. If you would like to be added to the database so that you can contact other groups to arrange fixtures, etc, please contact us. The organisations known to offer junior volleyball include:
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