Spikezone (Primary School)
What is Spikezone?
Spikezone is a Volleyball Australia’s modified version of volleyball for primary school kids aged between 8 and 12. This introductory Learn-to-Play activity is a great team sport that is a fun, energetic, increases coordination and socialisation skills, and a non-contact sport. Kids will play Spikezone in a smaller sized cout similar to that of a badminton court, lower net height (1.6m-2m), Spikezone volleyballs (smaller, softer and lighter), and with lesser players on court. Spikezone is played in any surfaces, such as indoor, beach, grass and outdoors. At Dragons, we run Spikezone in indoors sports hall.
What's next after Spikezone?
At Dragons, Year 5 and Year 6 players have the choice to join Spikezone or High School Training (HST). During the initial period in HST, players will train with lighter volleyballs (in-between version of a Spikezone ball and normal sized volleyball), lower net height (2m-2.24m) 6-9 players a-side, and in the standard 9x16m volleyall courts. Players will need to trial to be considered into the High School Training. See High School Training for more information.
As players mature and enter high school, they will have the opportunity of moving up to our High School Training and possibly other junior programs such as Junior Premier Volleyball League (JPVL) and/or Dragons Academy. See Juniors for information.
When and where is Spikezone training?
Training runs during school terms 1 to 4 and also over summer school holidays. You will have the flexibility to sign up on a term-by-term basis. Spikezone is currently held at The Gap SHS only. Training time is usually 6pm - 7.15pm.
Can my child try out/trial for Spikezone?
Absolutely! We ask that all newcomers register to try out. If your child will continue for the rest of the term, the first session is payable as part of the term fee. If you decide not to continue after trying out, there is no fee involved for the one trial session attended.
Can we start mid-season? Are there any places left? What if it is full?
You can register any time of the term provided capacity allows. See the term details (or just attempt to register) to find out if there are any places left. If you can't register for the event, add yourself to the waiting list - places often open up, especially early in the term.
Volleyball Queensland (VQ) Membership
As an affiliate club with Volleyball Queensland, each player must have a current Volleyball Queensland membership to participate in our programs. Spikezone requires a minimum membership level of 'Spikezone', but the member could also have 'Recreational' or 'Full' membership. Following registration for the Junior Program, we will direct you to the Volleyball Queensland membership page, so that you can get that sorted. Please see VQ Membership Requirements for more information.
Term 1 2023 Information:
Information and registration available HERE.
Information such as schedule, venue and registration are usually published 1-2 weeks before the term starts.