The day will be jam-packed with volleyball and depending how many teams enter, you could play in anything between and six and ten volleyball matches! When you’re not playing or scoring matches, you will also be able to join in drills and sessions run by the East Midlands top coaches or have a rest in the sunshine and enjoy some food from the BBQ. Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled, volleyball day!
Local club coaches and coaches from the East Midlands Regional Talent Development team will be there to offer coaching advice and scout for talented young players in the area. So come along, have some fun playing and talk about how you can get involved more by playing in your County League or finding what you need to do to represent the East Midlands in volleyball or sitting volleyball
Standing and Sitting Volleyball
Outdoors there will be 10 courts set up for a Grass Volleyball tournament; while indoors there will be 4 x Sitting Volleyball Courts. If you’ve played Volleyball, why not challenge yourself to a faster version of the game and give it a go sitting down. It takes a lot of training to learn how to move efficiently when sitting down and when you throw a volleyball into the mix as well, it will challenge even the most experienced players. Standing or Sitting?...you decide!
Event - Match Rules
All matches will be played to the ‘Let’s Play Volleyball’ rules (see attached) with a focus on fun, competitive volleyball and will provide a great opportunity for any Young Officials to practice their refereeing skills. There will separate competitions for each age group and a separate group for experienced junior players as well, so no matter if you have been playing for a few years or learnt only last week, there will be the right level of competition for you to make sure you have fun!
Since 2009 the East Midlands Let’s Play Volleyball Festival has been hosted in front of a back drop of Lincoln Castle and has attracted hundreds of junior volleyball players from across the five counties of Lincolnshire , Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. For 2012, the festival is moving further south to Hermitage Leisure Centre and will offer a junior sitting volleyball competition as well as a grass tournament for the first time ever!
Click images to see the event rules