Heathfield High School Specialist Volleyball Program, Year 8 2020

About the program

Special Interest Volleyball is offered as a subject across years 8-11 and in year 12 students study physical education with the inclusion of volleyball. The program provides an enhanced opportunity for the pursuit of sporting excellence within a school environment. The combination of Special Interest Volleyball and traditional academic subjects has been cited for benefitting academic success and personal development.

Sports psychology, personal development and leadership skills are unique components to the program and are pivotal to the continued success of our squad.

Special Interest Volleyball students have the opportunity to take part in a number of tournaments held intrastate, interstate and overseas. National and state coaches assist with squad preparations in beach volleyball and in specialist areas of setting, passing and attacking.


Selection Criteria

Selection is based on a range of criteria assessed at trials and in reports including:

  • "coach-ability" (follows instructions, thinks independently)
  • athleticism (power, strength and aerobic capacity)
  • excellent hand/ eye coordination
  • ability to work in a team
  • school reports (positive work habits and striving for success)

High level of physical capabilities, tested by:

  • Vertical Jump
  • Shoulder Throw
  • Coordination throw test
  • Agility Speed Test

*Students are expected to have a high level of cardiovascular endurance, although this will not be tested at the trials*

If selected students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a willingness, desire and commitment to developing their own skills and knowledge within volleyball
  • Complete all required theory work and tasks, thoroughly and on time
  • Be prepared for each lesson with appropriate uniform, footwear and safety equipment
  • Continually strive to improve their skills and knowledge in all aspects of their schooling
  • Provide a positive role model for others in their approach to learning, school rules and behavior
  • Be active participants in Sports Day and Swimming Carnival
  • Be available to represent the school in a range of other sporting events the school offers
  • Abide by the spirit and rules of their sport, behave in a dignified manner
  • Play in regular Volleyball competitions
  • Compete in the State Schools Cup and the tournament in December.

How do you apply?

Students wishing to enter the program at year 8 level in 2020 need to complete the online application.

Please click here to apply.

Applications open Monday 25 March 2019 and close Friday 17 May 2019.

Selection trials will take place in week 4, term 2.

Further details will be provided at time of online application.

Students in year 9-12 may also be eligible for entry into the program. Please contact the enrolments officer for further information.

Approximate Costs

The minimum cost for the first year of the program will be approximately $2095 (based on 2019 fee). This includes: uniform, semester fees, end of year tournament, State Cup and the regular Friday night competition.

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