Selection Criteria

Selection is based on a range of criteria assessed at trials and in reports including:

  • "coach-ability" (follows instructions, thinks independently)
  • athleticism (power, strength and aerobic capacity)
  • excellent hand/ eye coordination
  • ability to work in a team
  • school reports (positive work habits and striving for success)

High level of physical capabilities, tested by:

  • Vertical Jump
  • Shoulder Throw
  • Coordination throw test
  • Agility Speed Test

*Students are expected to have a high level of cardiovascular endurance, although this will not be tested at the trials*

If selected students are expected to:

Demonstrate a willingness, desire and commitment to developing their own skills and knowledge within volleyball
Complete all required theory work and tasks, thoroughly and on time
Be prepared for each lesson with appropriate uniform, footwear and safety equipment
Continually strive to improve their skills and knowledge in all aspects of their schooling
Provide a positive role model for others in their approach to learning, school rules and behavior
Be active participants in Sports Day and Swimming Carnival
Be available to represent the school in a range of other sporting events the school offers
Abide by the spirit and rules of their sport, behave in a dignified manner
Play in regular Volleyball competitions
Compete in the State Schools Cup and the tournament in December.

How do you apply?

The Special Interest Volleyball program at Heathfield High School will be conducting their final selection trial at the Mount Lofty Community Sports Centre (99 Longwood Road, Heathfield) on Wednesday 28 October.

There are only a very small number of positions to be filled through this process.  Please note that these trials are only for students who are enrolled at Heathfield High School for Year 8 in 2021 and have not already been selected in the Special Interest Volleyball program.

Students who would like to take part in this final trial will need to complete the online Application Form - Please click here to apply.

For those who have already completed the full application there is a short secondary form -Please click here to apply.

Applications will be open Monday 19 October and must be completed by Monday 26 October 2020

Please note that as part of this process students are required to upload their two most recent school reports. Students will need to make their own arrangements for transport to and from the selection trial.

Selection trials will take place on Wednesday 28 October, 2020, 9am - 11.30am, more details will be provided to applicants.

Students in year 9-12 may also be eligible for entry into the program. Please contact the enrolments officer for further information.

Approximate Costs

The minimum cost for the first year of the program will be approximately $2600 (subject to change, based on 2020 fee). This includes: uniform, semester fees, end of year tournament, State Cup and the regular Friday night competition.

Application link

Click here for the Volleyball Application form