QAS Volleyball Program

The Volleyball Australia Queensland Academy of Sport Volleyball Program is a partnership between Volleyball Australia (VA) and Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS).

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, with the ultimate goal of successful performance at the Olympics.

The QAS Volleyball Program feeds into school, club, and state squad activities. We encourage all of our athletes to participate in these other programs simultaneously with their QAS training to create a daily training regimen.

Entry into the QAS Volleyball Pathway is normally via the Emerging Talent Program (the single-entry point for all QAS Volleyball athletes).

Emerging Talent Program

Welcome to the Volleyball Australia Emerging Talent Program (Queensland). Our commitment is to unearth and cultivate the future stars of volleyball who dream of shining on the international stage.

Our Mission: At the core of our program is the mission to ignite a passion for volleyball across the community. We aim to inspire not just players, but also parents and coaches. Our philosophy is to nurture talent from the grassroots level, providing a seamless journey from local training sessions to the global arena.

Our Approach: Guided by the seasoned expertise of Head Coach Artie Johnson, our program delivers a well-researched and practical training regimen. We embrace the philosophy that proficiency comes through practice. To this end, Coach Artie has crafted 90-minute training sessions divided into three distinct 30-minute segments of Play, Practice, Play:

  • 30 minutes of small-group games to allow coaches to assess players’ needs.
  • 30 minutes of focused skill workshops to offer players the chance to refine specific abilities.
  • 30 minutes of full-court games to apply newly practiced skills in real match scenarios.

This innovative structure ensures that players learn in a controlled environment and apply their skills in game-like situations.

Our Program: The Emerging Talent Program is your entry point to the Volleyball Australia and QAS volleyball high-performance pathway. Through inspiring athletes to become the best versions of themselves and adopting the program values of care and respect, we facilitate their journey to potential future Australian, International and Olympic-level representation.

Join Us: If you’re a young athlete with a fervent passion for volleyball, consider the opportunity to join our Emerging Talent Program.


To trial for the program:

Register Here!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Volleyball Emerging Talent Program and helping you achieve your dreams.

For further information, please contact Aariki Johnson here:

Email –
Work Mobile – 0494 129 767

QAS Sponsors

Sandstorm Beach Club
Craigslea SHS
Harristown SHS
Benowa SHS
Mountain Creek SHS
Redlands College
St Peters LC
Sunnybank State High School

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