- Continental honours for Kimberley’s Fitzpatrick
- Harris home on a high after three victories on the trot
- Golden boy Hamman on the mend after surgery
- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
Volleyball plans for 2011
- Updated: February 15, 2011
At a planning meeting held in Johannesburg recently, the Volleyball SA Executive announced several innovative measures to realise its vision of growing and popularisng the game among all the people in our country.
It was decided that the rebranding of the VSA logo will be central to the National Federation’s plans to vigorously market both indoor and outdoor (beach) volleyball as a fun-filled, spectacular game suited to all age groups. A brand company would be commissioned to design a new, exciting and vibrant logo which would be implemented by April this year.
The Executive has set the following targets for the realization of VISION 2012:
Ensuring that the 52 Municipal districts are actively promoting the sport in their respective areas. VSA’s Development Commission and the Federation’s provincial affiliates have been tasked with effecting this grass roots development initiative.
Apart from benefiting from VSA’s development programmes (coaching and refereeing), communities will receive equipment to sustain the programmes.
Finalisation of the 2011/ 2012 calendar taking cognisance of the proposed coverage by TOP TV.
Priority will be given to preparation of the Nnational teams for the 2011 All Africa Games and the 2012 Olympic Games qualifier (indoor and beach).
Implementation of the Long Term Participant Development (LTPD) Programme: The LTPD programme will address the development of players over a long term period through the establishment of primary school clusters. Phase 1 of the programme commences on 19 February 2011 and phase 2 to start on 16 April 2011. Equipment will be provided by VSA to the structures after the completion of phase 2.
A series of Coaching and Accreditation Programmes (CAP) for educators have been penciled in for March this year.
To raise the standard of play among Champions Cup participants (VSA’s elite national inter-club championship), VSA is offering club coaches an opportunity to equip themselves with the latest coaching techniques at a high powered workshop scheduled to take place on February 12 2011.
A decentralised refresher course for provincial coaches has also been scheduled for March this year.
19 March 2011: National Referees course, 4 referees per province of which there must be a minimum of 1 female. The practical component of the course will be conducted at this year’s┬á Champions Cup.
4 June 2011: Provincial referees course for educators (phase 1)
An Administrator’s course has been scheduled. This will include the folllwing aspects:
Communication, Marketing and PR
Volleyball Information Systems and Data Volley
These will be implemented vigorously in 2011 and will include the formation of an IT commission. VIS will be in place for the AAG qualification tournament in KZN in February 2011.
Champions Cup: March 15 2011 at Vista University, Soweto.
Zone 6: Qualifier in Tongaat (KZN) takes place from February 27 to March 6 2011.
Splash Festival: Easter Weekend, Port Elizabeth
Beach volleyball development with inland provinces will a priority over the next two years.
Correctional services: The Volley All festival will be extended to all provinces.
An International Schools Federation Beach Volleyball Competition will take place in July
23-26 Feb 2011, Final camp ahead of the All Africa Games Qualifier takes place in Durban