How Our Volleyball Training Sessions Work

 

We aim to cater for all our members:

  •  Developing individual players: from novice to regional league, from juniors to over-50s.
  •  Developing our teams (especially when a match or event is approaching).
  •  Indoor in winter, outdoor grass and sand in summer.
  •  Competing in leagues, knock-out cups and tournaments.

From September to April we have a three-hour indoor session every Sunday evening, 7-10pm. 

Our Sunday session is used for home Wiltshire League matches on approximately 7 dates each season.  On match days, supporters and helpers are always welcome, as we need to provide referees, scorers and line judges.

Most weeks we use our Sunday session for training, as listed in the schedule below:

  • Men – all men train together including able juniors age 14-18 years.
  • Women – all women, both teams, including able juniors age 14-18 (sometimes our SWL team trains alone).
  • Junior girls and boys, age 9-14 years (younger or older juniors may participate in this session, depending on their ability, by agreement with the coach).

Novices may develop alongside the juniors or senior teams until they are ready to join a team.

Sometimes our Sunday session is open to all members (women, men and able juniors) to mix and play together for fun, so please do participate in these open sessions.

The schedule may often change, as new match dates are notified or re-arranged.  A blank in the schedule does not mean there is no volleyball – just that we haven’t decided yet.  Please keep an eye on the club website for up-to-date information.

 

Alternative indoor venues

Because we can’t fit in all our groups every Sunday (our regular venue has only one volleyball court):

  • Our women’s teams play home matches at another venue (near Devizes).
  • We sometimes arrange extra team training sessions at other venues. 

Ideally we would like to have a session for every group every week, but this depends on the number of players plus availability and affordability of alternative venues.

 

Training/Playing Schedule 2017-2018

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Some dates are currently provisional / to be confirmed:

  • SW Junior Grand Prix (some dates), Wilts League Men (WVL)
  • Wilts Handicap Cup and Dave Kinder Cup on Sundays at Lavington

 

 

Month

Day

Lime Kiln Leisure Centre (home)

Away

 

September

Sun 3rd 

Juniors & beginners 7-8pm

Women and Men welcome back 8-10pm

 

Wed 6th

 

 

WVA meeting (all clubs)

Sun 10th

Juniors & beginners 7-8pm

Men training 8-10pm

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Sat 16th

 

 

Wilts Pre-Season Tournament @ Christie Miller*

Sun 17th

Women & Junior Team

7-8.30pm

Women training 8-10pm

 

Sat 23rd 

 

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 24th

Juniors & beginners 7-8pm

Women training 8-10pm

 

Sat 30th

 

 

SW Junior Grand Prix @ Bristol 1330-1730h

October

Sun 1st  

Juniors & beginners 7-8pm

Men training 8-10pm

Women SWL Match @ Lavington

Sun 8th

Women & Junior Team

7-8pm

Men WVL v Salisbury Celts 8-10pm

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Sat 14th

 

 

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 15th

 

 

 

Sun 22nd

 

 

Women SWL Match @ Exeter

Sat 28th

 

 

SW Junior Grand Prix (tbc)

Sun 29th

 

 

Women SWL Match @ Lavington

November

Sun 5th  

 

 

Wilts Cups @ Lavington* 0900-1700h (tbc)

Sun 12th

 

 

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Sun 19th

 

Men WVL v Swindon Reds B 8-10pm

Women SWL Match @ Lavington

Sat 25th

 

 

SW Junior Grand Prix @ North Devon 0900-1200

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 26th

 

 

 

 

December

Sun 3rd

 

 

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Women SWL Match @ Bristol

Men WVL @ Salisbury Celts 1600h

Sat 9th

 

 

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 10th

 

 

Men WVL @ Erlestoke 1230h (two matches)

Sun 17th

 

Men WVL v Olympiad B 8-10pm

 

Sun 24th

Happy Christmas – no volleyball!

 

Sun 31st  

Happy New Year – no volleyball!

 

January

Sun 7th  

 

 

Women SWL Match @ Cheltenham

Sun 14th

 

 

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Wilts Cups @ Lavington* from 1700h

Sun 21st  

 

 

Women SWL Match @ Lavington

Thu 25th

 

 

Men WVL @ Devizes Lancasters

Sat 27th

 

 

SW Junior Grand Prix @ Bristol 1330-1730

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 28th  

 

 

Men WVL @ Calne Meteorites 1930h

February

Sun 4th

 

 

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Wilts Cups @ Lavington* from 1700h

Sun 11th

 

 

Men WVL @ Salisbury Warlocks 1400h

Sat 17th

 

 

SW Junior Grand Prix (tbc)

Sun 18th  

 

Men WVL v Salisbury Warlocks 8-10pm

Women SWL Match @ Truro

Sat 24th

 

 

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 25th  

 

 

 

March

Sun 4th  

 

Men WVL v Devizes Lancasters 8-10pm

 

Sat 10th

 

 

SW Mini Championships (tbc)

Sun 11th

 

 

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Wilts Cups @ Lavington* from 1700h

Sun 18th

 

 

Women SWL Match @ Cardiff

Mon 19th

 

 

Men WVL @ Olympiad B 1900h

Sat 24th

 

 

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 25th

 

 

Men WVL @ Swindon Reds B

April

Sun 1st  

Happy Easter – no volleyball!              

 

Sun 8th

 

Men WVL v Calne Meteorites 8-10pm

 

Sun 15th

 

 

 

Sat 21st

 

 

Wilts Women & Junior League @ Lavington

Sun 22nd

 

 

 

Thu 26th

 

 

Men WVL Play-offs @ Lavington

Sun 29th

 

 

Wilts Cups @ Lavington* 0900-1300h

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Mavericks Women training @ Lavington

Date tbc

 

 

Exeter Ladies Challenge

May

Sun 7th

 

 

 

13th-14th

 

 

SW Championships, Plymouth

Sun 14th

 

 

Wilts Junior training @ Lavington

Date tbc

 

 

Club annual meeting

Date tbc

 

 

Play outdoors at Lydiard Park

Date tbc

 

 

Wilts End-of-Season Tournament

July

Date tbc

 

 

Whitefield Tournament, Bristol (grass)

 

Pre-Season Tournament and Handicap Cup is played over a men’s net height with extra points for up to 3 wildcard players on court: male over 50 years; male under 18 years; female.

SWL Women Team may arrange some additional training sessions on Sunday evenings at Calne.

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