The Academy’s Volleyball Program provides quality athlete development opportunities for talented young athletes in the western Sydney region. In partnership with Volleyball NSW, the program provides development opportunities for athletes in the areas of technical skill, education and personal development, preparing athletes for the next level of elite sport representation.

Duration:  April – August

The full program will include approximately 18 hours of court activity, 8 hours of strength and conditioning, and 8 hours of athlete education (with topics including nutrition, psychology and preparation).

On court components will be delivered by VNSW endorsed and accredited coaches. Strength and conditioning and athlete education components will be delivered by RASi endorsed and accredited coaches and presenters.

To be eligible to nominate for a scholarship within the Academy’s 2021 Volleyball Program, athletes must be: 

  • Born between 2006 – 2009
  • Hold a valid VNSW Membership
  • Committed to progressing to higher levels of representation within the sport of Volleyball
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Penrith, or The Hills.

An athlete levy is applicable to athletes, which assists in meeting the costs of the Program. This will be advised at the time of nominations.

In addition to regular scheduled training sessions, the following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the WSAS Volleyball Program: 

  • Access to first-class training facilities;
  • Athlete education program including seminars provided by specialists in topics such as nutrition, sports psychology, cyber safety, integrity in sport and injury management & prevention;
  • Access to online portals for Sports Integrity Australia and other relevant websites;
  • Insight into what it takes to become a professional athlete;
  • Identification and training methods to correct technique;
  • Academy athlete uniform clothing;
  • Ability to nominate for the annual Woolworths Athlete Scholarship;
  • Access to the Team App Academy communication system;
  • A discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine.