CANCELLED: Junior Trial 11th Feb

February 9, 2017

Due to the extremely hot weather expected on Saturday UTS Volleyball have made the decision to cancel junior trials for 11th February only.

We expect that trials will still go ahead on the 18th and the 25th.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Very High Scorching Temperature Shown On A Big Thermostat

Very High Scorching Temperature Shown On A Big Thermostat


Senior & Junior Trials for 2017 Teams Announced

January 9, 2017

All senior & junior players interested in trialling for UTS Volleyball Club are invited to attend trials and preseason training.  Both new and returning players are required to fill in a form .
Juniors players fill in this form:
Senior players fill in this form:
Ideally we would like players to fill in the form before attending their first session.

This document contains a range of information, including about competitions and fees, for playing with UTS in 2017.  Please make sure you have looked at it prior to attending trials.
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Trials for the senior representative teams will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday 7th February will be an open training
– Women 6pm for 6:30pm start until 8:30pm,
– Men 8pm for 8:30pm start until 10:30pm
Tuesday 14th February
– Men 6pm for 6:30pm start until 8:30pm,
– Women 8pm for 8:30pm start until 10:30pm
Tuesday 21st February
– Women 6pm for 6:30pm start until 8:30pm,
– Men 8pm for 8:30pm start until 10:30pm
Tuesday 28th February (if required)
– from 6pm, exact times to be advised
Each trial will be held at Sydney Boys High on Cleveland Street.

Boys and girls junior trials, for those born earlier than 1998 (under 19s & under 16s), will be held on:
Saturday 4th February will be an open training
– boys 2:30pm for 3pm start until 4:30pm,
– girls 4pm for 4:30pm start until 6pm
Saturday 11th February
– boys 2:30pm for 3pm start until 4:30pm,
– girls 4pm for 4:30pm start until 6pm
Saturday 18th February
– boys 2:30pm for 3pm start until 4:30pm,
– girls 4pm for 4:30pm start until 6pm
Saturday 25th February
– boys 2:30pm for 3pm start until 4:30pm,
– girls 4pm for 4:30pm start until 6pm

See you there!

Deb briefs the girls

Deb briefs the girls


Coaching Applications for 2017 Season are open

December 29, 2016

Do you have what it takes to lead a team?

Do you have the desire to transform it from a loose grouping of individuals in a tight unit?

Do you have the knowledge to help players improve their skills?

Do you have the temperament to keep your cool when your team goes off the boil?

the trials & tribulations of coaching

Coaching applications for UTS Volleyball Club coaches for 2017 are now open.  Applications close Saturday 14th January.

Please use this application form and send it to the Secretary of UTS Volleyball Club.

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UTS Club Champions again in 2016

December 10, 2016

In the 2016 edition of the Sydney Volleyball League, UTS were again the Club Champions!  This was the 6th time in a row that the club achieved this honour.  UTS teams finished:

  • 1st in Men’s Honours
  • 3rd in Women’s Honours
  • 2nd in Men’s Division 1
  • 1st in Women’s Division 1
  • 4th in Men’s Division 2
  • 4th in Under 19’s Men
  • 3rd in Under 19’s Women
  • 3rd & 4th in Under 16’s Women
Winners are grinners!

Winners are grinners!

The full set of results can be found here
http://www.nswvolleyball.com/play/svl/svl-results


Womens trials for 2016 team announced

July 14, 2016

UTSSU would like to announce the Women’s trials for the upcoming AVL season.
This team is open to all players within NSW and is endorsed by SVNSW. This year is shaping up to be an exciting year for AVL and so UTSSU welcome all interested players.
Two trials will be held:
1st Trial
Date: Saturday July 30th.
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Ross Milbourne Sports Halls, UTS, Cnr Harris and Thomas St, Ultimo.
2nd Trial
Date: Saturday August 13th.
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Sydney Uni Sports and Aquatic Centre. Cnr, Codrington St and Darlington Rd, Darlington.
Registrations for the trials will open shortly with a registration form circulated.
Selected players will begin training on the 20th August, with the season beginning in October and running through to December.
We look forward to seeing you at trials!

Please fill in the form here to proide further information to the coaching group.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejwvc1Qgy9WhjRFpHXYJ_rch0lv_lZNYoMnL4aqWaTbk8lRg/viewform?usp=send_form

For more information, please contact Head Coach Yaegan Doran – yaegan.doran@sydney.edu.au


UTS Cup: Reflections from Tournament Director Jason

June 15, 2016

What else can be said but… wow. If you weren’t playing in this tournament, then just ask someone who did and you’ll find out just how good it was.

This was the first UTS Cup that has been run for many years, well before I started at the club back in 2012. It ended up feeling like a boutique tournament that filled the desire for social AND representative players (and volleyball tragics) either looking for a freshener to their season or to try their hand with some new teammates. I’m already keen to see the next one come around and for it to cement its place in the NSW Volleyball calendar and create a legacy.

MEN’S DIVISION
From a humble, casual and quiet Saturday when only Men were playing round games, the tournament grew in competitiveness for all teams involved. Teams that were casual with winning or losing the odd set on Saturday were suddenly eager, vocal and passionate for each point on Sunday as they realised (favourites or not) that they had a shot at engraving their name on the coveted UTS Cup (freshly re-branded I might add). This competitiveness went like a virus:

The Cup

The Cup

  • It went down to the final round game to decide which team would rank first and second before finals.
  • Unbeaten favourites, The Project (1st in rounds) were almost toppled by a rampant Hitdat (4th in rounds) in a semi final which went 2-1 to The Project and 26-24 in the deciding set.
  • Second favourites, Shabangabang (2nd in rounds) had a similar battle on their hands against Spiked Punch (3rd in rounds) after dropping the first set in the semi final.
  • The final saw SVL Honours players from SNV (in Shabangabang) and Endeavour (in The Project) going point for point with kills, blocks, scrambling and cheering (combined with the regular one-liner and heckling from the crowd, a.k.a. Ex-President Nam Pham).

Final placing:

  1. Shabangabang
  2. The Project
  3. Spiked Punch
  4. Hitdat
  5. UTS Unigames
Winners are grinners

Winners are grinners

Second smiles are pretty big as well

Second smiles are pretty big as well

Note: Apologies to all players who experienced the olfactory tactics from the Shabangabang captain. They proved to be as much sabotage as they were effective against the opposition.

WOMEN’S DIVISION

With only a one day tournament, the women’s teams were flooded with opportunity to play. The tournament was very lucky to have received two teams from the Australian Junior Women’s Development Program, as part of their preparations for the Asian Youth Championships and a tour of America. It was clear from the beginning that these teams were a class above their opposition, however it gave some very valuable experience to the teams from the NSW State Team and the UTS Unigames team.

Final placing:

  1. AUS JWDP 1
  2. AUS JWDP 2
  3. NSW U17 Women
  4. UTS Unigames
Gold for Green!

Gold for Green!

Silver for Gold!

Silver for Gold!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERALL

Tournament Director Jason is a very happy man. It took a lot of work to organise a new tournament in an already busy NSW Volleyball calendar, however I cannot be appreciative enough of the players and coaches of the teams that took a leap of faith and supported the tournament in its return. It goes without saying that the tournament would not have been possible without each and everyone one of you. Thank you!

It was nice to have such a positive response about 1st Referees and Scorers being provided as part the entry fees, longer 75 minute time slots and a BBQ lunch on Sunday. These are definitely elements that teams can look forward to again in the 2017 UTS Cup.

Finally, a massive thank you goes to the players of the UTS Unigames team. UTS Cup is a fundraising tournament for these players as they prepare to represent UTS Volleyball Club at the Eastern and Australian University Games. They were the dedicated individuals who braved: the dizzying heights of the referee stand; the confusion of the international scoresheet, and; the risk of serious burns at the hands of a school BBQ. You guys are awesome and it could not have been done without you!

Keep a look out for us on the calendar next year!

Happy blocking!

All girls
All guys

Jason
Tournament Director & Vice President, UTS Volleyball Club

 


UTS Cup is on this weekend

June 8, 2016

Teams will be coming together at Sydney Boys High this weekend to compete for the UTS Cup.  Bragging rights & pride will be on the line.  Thanks to the teams for supporting this event.

Draw
The tournament draw can be found here: UTS CUP – Draw V1.
Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes before your first scheduled game/duty. One first referee and one scorer will be provided by UTS Volleyball Club for every game. Teams will need to provide an assistant scorer and lines-people.

Venue
The playing venue is Sydney Boys High School, Cleveland St, Moore Park. Plenty of free parking is available on site.

BBQ
We will have a BBQ lunch running on Sunday and your teams will each receive vouchers for a free sausage sandwich.

Women’s Entry Cost
Due to limited entries, the women’s draw has been reduced to Sunday only. In light of this, entry fees for women’s teams have been reduced.