About the Program
The Volleyball Australia (VA) Junior Development Program is a national camps and international tours based program for targeted male and female athletes from across Australia. The program includes two streams: Volleyball (indoor) and Beach Volleyball (on sand). Some athletes pursue either Volleyball or Beach Volleyball, while others commit to both.
The program continuously produces an experienced pool of international quality players capable of sustaining a professional volleyball or beach volleyball career and suitable for selection as a senior Volleyroo. In addition to the identification and development of our future Volleyroos, the program also supports the broader development of volleyball talent across the country. A complimentary purpose of the program is to provide a structured coach development program to grow the coaching talent in Australia.
Athletes and coaches may represent their country on various development tours including the Asian and/or World Under-Age Championships.
The JMDP is underpinned by the VA Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Centre of Excellence (CoE), the National Beach Volleyball Training Centre in Adelaide and a federation of Elite Development Programs and Volleyball Academies. The VA AIS CoE provides a full-time, world-class daily training environment for indoor volleyball at the home of our senior Volleyroos. A similar national full-time beach volleyball development program is being considered for 2016.