U18 Junior coaching

Please note the 2020 September-December 12-week course is now fully booked.
To join the waiting list for the next term, please drop us an email via the contact form at the bottom of this website.

Please tell us in your message:

  • that you want to join the Junior Coaching waiting list
  • the junior’s name
  • the junior’s age
  • if the junior has any previous volleyball experience

Thank you!

Children and young people aged 7-17 years old can now join sessions dedicated to coaching them!
These sessions are fun and inclusive, where all abilities are welcome, from complete beginners to those who wish to build on their volleyball skills.

Come along and have fun, make friends and develop your skills in volleyball!

How to start

To join us for our junior sessions, you’ll have to book your session here. If you join later in the term, the price will be £4.50 x the number of remaining sessions.

👉 When booking please book in parent/carer name. Include in the “Additional Information” section the name and age of the junior player.

Please note that we have to limit our numbers to comply with our COVID-19 safety plan, so early booking is highly advised. You can check our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Join us from 10 – 11.30am on Sundays, at Centre AT7 in Coventry.

What to pack and what to wear:

  • Hand sanitiser with a least 60% alcohol content and you should use this before and after each session and during each break
  • Full water bottle which should be labelled or highly distinguishable in order to avoid any confusion
  • Sweat/fitness towel, foam roller, resistance band, joint supports or any other equipment you need for warm up/warm down or during activities.
  • Wear a normal PE kit (tshirt & shorts or leggings) plus ideally a pair of kneepads. These need to be fabric kneepads, so they don’t mark the floors (so not skateboard hard plastic style ones). Lots of the kids have these:

When are the sessions happening?

The sessions will run on:

  • Sunday 13 September
  • Sunday 20 September
  • Sunday 27 September
  • Sunday 4 October
  • Sunday 11 October
  • Sunday 18 October
  • Half term – no sessions on 25 Oct or 1 November
  • Sunday 8 November
  • Sunday 15 November
  • Sunday 22 November
  • Sunday 29 November
  • Sunday 6 December
  • Sunday 13 December

💪 Under 18 and would like to train at a competitive level?
Our National Volleyball League (NVL) teams accept juniors who are experienced in competitive volleyball and are able to train at a higher level. Read all about our NVL teams training.

Junior FAQs

Is prior experience necessary? No! Many of our players hadn’t played volleyball before coming to our sessions. We cater for all ages and abilities ranging from complete beginners through to players training with National League teams. The sessions will be tailored to the differing abilities with different drills tailored to this.

Are the sessions coached?  Yes, we will have coaches on hand who will set up engaging routines and provide feedback in order for you to progress your game.

Are we going to play games?  There will be mainly coached drills in order to learn skills/footwork and develop technique but there will definitely be some match play. 

Do I need any special equipment? Any sports kit is suitable to wear, and the players just need indoor trainers. We do suggest that players purchase a set of kneepads as it’s helpful for when we do defence drills (they need to be fabric rather than hard skateboarding style), but these are not essential. Make sure you bring your own distinctive or marked full water bottle as during the Covid restrictions water fountains at venues may be out of service.

Can I sign up mid-term? Yes! The course is run in a 12 week block for registration/organisation but each session stands alone on different skills. If you join mid term you will only pay for the remaining sessions in the block. 

Can parents/carers stay and watch?  For junior sessions no spectators (including parents/carers) will be permitted in the hall. Parents/carers are welcome to remain on site and use the other facilities at the sports centre. However, as we need to limit total participants in the hall we hope you will appreciate the difficult decision we have taken to prioritise opening the session up to as many junior participants as possible during this period.

How do I book? Go to Book A Session to book on to the Junior Sessions and make payment which will all be taken online. If you have any questions before booking use the Contact Us function on this site or get in touch via our facebook or instagram pages.