81 juniors want to play volleyball!

March 6, 2016

On Saturday 5th March we had another record attendance at Junior Trials with an amazing 81 juniors turning up. For the boys session we saw 42 players giving their best under the direction of guest senior coach Mark Munter. We had a new record set for planking at a junior session, with a Gold Ticket awarded to John Sio & Charlie Evans with a time of 05:30 (MM:SS) and special merit to Harrison Perry for showing amazing determination to get to the 5 minute mark.

Mark Munter tests the boys for physical stamina

boys trial 2

42 Players attended the Boys Session

The next session saw 39 girls turn up for their trials under the direction of Head Coach Deb Chung. The group was split up into 4 teams so everyone could have the opportunity to demonstrate their match play. We saw some power serving by some of the girls and lots of great scrambles in defence. It was great to see some very talented Volleyballers and many showed great potential for developing their skills.

Deb briefs the girls

Deb briefs the girls

Yoshiko & Claire take the girls through a stretching routine

We are very pleased that so many juniors want to play volleyball and attendance was far more than anticipated. Teams will be announced shortly and we thank everyone who came to a Trials.

Record Turnout for Junior Trials

February 27, 2016

We had a total of 65 juniors attend our first Junior Trials-Training Session for 2016, supported by 10 UTS Coaches. The first session with a huge turnout of 34 boys was spread across 2 courts so everybody got plenty of time to show selectors some of their skills. The girls session also had a great turnout with 31 girls put through their paces on 2 courts. It was great to see such an enthusiastic bunch of young girls eager to show their skills and have some fun on court.

Deb and Jali making some selection notes

Deb and Jali making some selection notes

Lots of girls on court - 2016 Junior trials

Lots of girls on court

The next Junior Trials will be on Saturday 5 March at Sydney Boys High School with the Boys Session at 2.30-4.30 and the Girls Session 4.00-6.00. If you would like to attend, please register online here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mdGYSe8RJbOqvSmOqxx7lDnlFmLnmQQeoT9lx8OLgGU/viewform?usp=send_form

You can also download a flyer here: 2016-UTSVC-JuniorsFlyer-b.

Trials have started for 2016

February 23, 2016

The senior teams had their first open trials last night (Tuesday 23rd February).

A collection of new and old players turned out for night one of the trials. The men were first up with the early time slot catching out a few people who are used to training at later times.  A quick change in nets and the women were next up.

men trials 2016

Trials are a bit different from regular training sessions.  There is a quick bit of information exchange, including name tags, sign in and information about commitment required before everyone gets to hit the court and show what they could do.

Name tags. Always a feature at trials

Name tags. Always a feature at trials

The second trial will be held next Tuesday 1st March with women from 6pm and men from 8pm.  For those who still haven’t filled out the trial form it can be found here:

And for those who missed the information about commitment and fees, that can be found here.

Junior trials will be held on Saturday. Information for that can be found here.

See you at the next trial!


Junior boys and girls trials for 2016 season announced

February 8, 2016
UTS Junior Boys Div 2 Team Newcastle

UTS Junior Boys Div 2 Team Newcastle

UTS Volleyball is now announcing its open trials for its junior boys and girls representative teams for season 2016.

To be eligible you can turn 18 or under in 2016 (born 1998 or afterwards).

Trials will be held on Saturday 27th February and Saturday 5th March at Sydney Boys High School Cleveland Street, Moore Park.  Boys trials will be held from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, with girls trials from 4pm to 6pm.

Anyone interested in trialing should fill in this form prior to attending.

Further information can be found by downloading this flyer.

Lets go for 2016 Season Tryouts & Preseason!

January 24, 2016

UTS Volleyball club is pleased to announce that their trials for the senior representative teams will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 23rd February
    – Men 6pm for 6:30pm start until 8:30pm,
    – Women 8pm for 8:30pm start until 10:30pm
  • Tuesday 1st March
    – Women 6pm for 6:30pm start until 8:30pm,
    – Men 8pm for 8:30pm start until 10:30pm
  • Tuesday 8th March (if required)
    – from 6pm, exact times to be advised

Each trail will be held at Sydney Boys High on Cleveland Street.

All players interested in trialing are required to FILL IN THIS FORM, ideally before attending trials.

Prior to trials, the club will hold pre-season training sessions.  These are historically a mix of some conditioning as well as some on court volleyball.  These will be held on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm on 2nd, 9th and 16th February at Sydney Boys High.

See you there!

Cougars & Cubs waiting for the serve

Cougars & Cubs waiting for the serve



Coaching Applications For Season 2016 Open

January 6, 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 2016 are now open.  Applications close Monday 25th January.

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


AGM 2016 Date Announced

December 22, 2015

The Annual General Meeting for UTS Volleyball Club for 2016 will be held on Saturday 9th January from 12:30pm.

For location details and to RSVP, please get in contact via Facebook or email the club at contact@utsvolleyball.com

Lets all get together to set our sights on a great 2016!