In exciting news Volleyball NSW has commenced planning with Central Coast Academy of Sport for the introduction of a Beach Volleyball program, proposed to begin operations in 2021. With the recent news that the Volleyball NSW’s annual Beach Volleyball Tour (BVT) will begin the season at Avoca Beach at the end of the month (October 30-31) the timing of this announcement could not have come at a better time.
With CV-19 restrictions easing for outdoor sport and active recreation, the Beach Volleyball Tour will no doubt generate significant interest. Aligned to that interest is the plan that the Central Coast Academy of Sport will be well placed to help up and coming junior Volleyball players wishing to undertake regular training opportunities in the sport of Beach Volleyball.
Tye McGann the newly appointed Program and Strength & Conditioning Manager said of the proposed new program: “for our region, which is so well known for the quality of our local beaches and lifestyle it makes a whole lot of sense to see if we can work in partnership with Volleyball NSW to help introduce this type of program onto the CCAS suite of programs. Beach Volleyball is so well suited to our region it just makes sense to fully explore how we can get the athlete numbers into the program to make it work. In our joint planning the preferred age groupings would be to cater for the U15 – U17 age groups for both male and female athletes. I think this is an exciting development and one we are hopeful of achieving with a relatively short lead time, applications for this program are set to open in the comings days and can be found on the CCAS website”.
Jason Laffer the Volleyball NSW Pathways Manager said of the proposed Beach Volleyball Program: “Volleyball has amazingly seen such fast growth in recent years and it is a key goal of VNSW to make sure we are there to support this growth at all levels across the entire state. There is such great potential in the Central Coast, with a budding population and amazing venues. The opportunity to work together with CCAS is very exciting for us as it contributes towards a key layer in our youth development pathway. We look forward to working with CCAS to support the growth and development of coaches and athletes within the Central Coast.”