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?

    If you have/ your child has received an offer for year 7 in 2023 at Heathfield High School and has not already been successful in the Volleyball application process, and would like the opportunity to attend a trial, there will be a final selection process.  Please select one of the following links –

    I have applied previously for the Special Interest Volleyball Program -

    I have not applied previously Special Interest Volleyball Program -


    Approximate Costs

    The minimum cost for the first year of the program will be approximately $2600 (subject to change, based on 2022 fee). This includes: uniform, semester fees, end of year tournament, State Cup and the regular Friday night competition.