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New Sitting Volleyball Talent ID Programme Launched

24th August 2016

New Sitting Volleyball Talent ID Programme Launched

Following the recent launch of Volleyball Futures, GB Sitting Volleyball has launched its new talent ID programme to find new players in the run up to Tokyo 2020.

Sitting Volleyball Futures is a proactive approach to recruit potential new sitting volleyball players who may not have experience in the game, but who demonstrate the attributes identified as key to the sport.

While domestic sitting volleyball can be played by people of all ages and abilities, GB Sitting Volleyball Futures seeks athletes eligible for international competition to reinvigorate the squads in the next Paralympic cycle.

Richard Stacey-Chapman, sitting volleyball manager, said: “We are excited to launch this new talent ID programme.

“We would encourage anyone who might be inspired by the Paralympics in Rio and thinks that they could make an impact on the game, to get in touch and come along to one of our sessions.”

At international level, players must have some level of physical disability, including but not exclusively amputation, reduced range of motion or function in joints, weakness in joints or limbs, Cerebral Palsy or Spina Bifida.

A number of testing dates will be rolled out across the country from September and details can be found here.

During testing athletes will be assessed on a number of different elements to assist the talent identification process and support further development within the sport, such as

  • Physical Profile
  • Fitness
  • Sitting Volleyball activities
  • Basic medical and health classification
  • Psychological profile

If you would like to find out more about Volleyball Futures, please contact Richard Stacey-Chapman on r.stacey-chapman@volleyballengland.org or visit the Sitting Volleyball Futures page here.

New Sitting Volleyball Talent ID Programme Launched