Volleyball Queensland (VQ) is the state organisation for volleyball focused on increasing participation and pathways  in all forms of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball throughout Queensland.

Indoor volleyball:

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.

Beach volleyball:

Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net. Similar to indoor volleyball, the objective of the game is to send the ball over the net and to ground it on the opponent’s side of the court. Each team works in unison to prevent the opposing team from grounding the ball on their side of the court.

Spikezone:

Spikezone is a program for primary school players. It has a smaller court, a lower net and a softer ball and of course only four players on court. If teams have more than four players, substitutions rotate on to play each time the team wins a point on the opposition serve.

 

 

Volleyball & Beach Volleyball Opportunities 

(Juniors & Seniors)

If you are new to volleyball and want to become involved there are a number of avenues that will allow you to do so.

 

JUNIORS

There are a number of ways in which juniors can start playing volleyball and become more involved in volleyball. These include:

Camps:

Beginners and intermediate players can attend four day camps organised by the Volleyball Queensland during school holidays.

Clubs:

Join a volleyball club and attend their weekly junior training sessions as well as then compete in ongoing junior state run competitions and one off tournaments with the club.

In order to play in JPVL, State Championships and QBVT you will need to be part of a club and compete as part of your club’s team. Metro League and QBVT are stingily different. For metro League, you can enter as an individual or as an independent team. For QBVT you can enter as an independent team but not as an individual.

Schools:

Many schools now have a volleyball program or active after-school training sessions. We encourage you to inquire with your school’s sports department about volleyball opportunities at your school. Schools also often enter teams in State and National tournaments. In order to play in school tournaments you will need to enter as part of a school and be approved by your school.

Programs:

The QAS Volleyball Program was established to provide a regular high performance training environment for young athletes that have been identified as having the potential to play volleyball (beach and/or indoor) at the international level for Australia.

Representative & Pathways:

Junior athletes have multiple opportunities to play at a more advanced level and represent their State at National and International competitions. To represent your state you need to trial and pass a selection process. To represent Australia, you need to attend a Junior Development Camp (invitation only) or be identified as a key athlete by Volleyball Australia scouts at National competitions (AYBVC, AYVC).

 

Pathways for juniors 2021

 

SENIORS:

There are a number of ways in which seniors can start playing volleyball and become more involved in volleyball. These include:

Clubs:

Join a volleyball club and attend their weekly training sessions as well as then compete in ongoing senior state run competitions and one off tournaments with the club.

In order to play in PVL and State Championships you will need to be part of a club and compete as part of your club’s team. For QBVT you can enter as an independent team but not as an individual.

Social:

There are a few options for senior players that want to play at a more social level. For Metro League, you can enter as an individual or as an independent team.

Representative:

Senior athletes have multiple opportunities to play at a more advanced level and represent their State at National competitions. To represent your state you need to trial and pass a selection process. Please note that although AJVC and AJBVC have “junior” in their name, they encompass the following divisions, which are technically senior – U19, U21 & U23.

Other:

There are other opportunities like refereeing or coaching for senior players to stay engaged in the sport.

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