Why consider applying for the Special Interest Volleyball Program?
Students benefit from:
- The opportunity to study Volleyball and other practical activities with students who have similar interests and abilities.
- The opportunity to learn skills, knowledge and attitudes that will benefit participation in any sport, but also have a positive impact on academic and vocational pursuits.
- The opportunity to work with specialized staff, including training with coaches from the SA Institute of Sport and Volleyball SA.
- Being encouraged to trial for competitions and to experience travel inter state and overseas.
- Being a part of a program that is recognized nationally for its successes.
The In Zone Selection Process
All in zone students will receive an invitation to trial for the S.I.V. program in their generic welcoming package to the school. In zone trials are conducted in term 3 and all students are invited to attend.
The Out of School Zone Selection Process
If your child wishes to attend a Volleyball trial please contact reception on 8375 8200 in term 1 of each year to make an appointment for a trial. You will then be sent an application package in the post.
The application package includes an information booklet outlining the program, the selection process and the testing that will occur during the trials. There is also a return addressed envelope and referral sheet for the year 7 teacher, parent and coach to complete and return to the school before the applications close in May.
Students who are already attending another Secondary School and would like to trial, will need to supply copies of their last two report cards in place of the Year 7 Student Profile.
For identification purposes, during the selection process each child will be photographed. At the end of the year all photos are erased.
On the trial day applicants will have the following fitness test data measured and recorded.
- 20m shuttle “Beep test” – Aerobic endurance
- 20m sprint – Explosive speed
- 5m Agility Test – Agility
- Vertical jump – Explosive power
- Passing – Movement and coordination
- Serving – Power and coordination
- Height and arm span – Anthropological measurements
Applicants receive a letter indicating the outcome of their application towards the end of Term 2.