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Title: A Profile and Audit of Volleyball In England


1
A Profile and Audit of Volleyball In England
  • English Volleyball Association

2
Our Brief
  • Analyse existing participation statistics
  • Establish a profile of participants.
  • Identify participation
  • Conduct sample surveys.
  • Identify issues and barriers to participation and
    to affiliation.
  • Identify key recommendations and outcomes
  • Provide information on potential funding
    opportunities and partnerships

3
Process
  • Stage 1 Club Search
  • EVA and regional databases
  • Internet
  • Sports Development Officers
  • Partnership Development Managers
  • Stage 2 Club and player profile
  • Online Questionnaire
  • Stage 3 - Analysis

4
Clubs in England
  • Volleyball is played by 0.2 of the population on
    a regular basis
  • We found
  • 324 schools
  • 81 universities
  • 60 National League clubs
  • 463 non league affiliated clubs
  • 204 unaffiliated clubs
  • Over 200 new clubs identified

5
Regional variations
6
Response Rate
  • Clubs
  • 262 clubs
  • 23 of identified clubs
  • Players
  • 794 players
  • average of 3 players per club

7
Club Survey
8
Club Responses
262 clubs 23 of identified clubs
9
Club Details
  • 55 in existence for more than 10 years
  • 22 for more than 20 years
  • Only 6 for less than 2 years

10
Size of clubs
11
What do clubs offer?
  • 90 played competitive volleyball
  • 32 played beach volleyball
  • 56 played casual indoor volleyball
  • 44 played casual outdoor volleyball
  • 20 played mini or junior volleyball
  • No clubs played sitting volleyball
  • 26 of clubs offered any youth training sessions
  • 68 of clubs provided training sessions for
    beginners and intermediates

12
Promotion
  • Websites
  • Schools and colleges
  • Word of mouth
  • Friends
  • People moving to the area
  • Little promotion in the media
  • Little contact with the local authority or Sports
    Development Officer
  • 60 of clubs have no contact with schools
  • 42 of social clubs failed to respond
  • Leaving school or higher education the biggest
    loss of players

13
How are clubs run?
14
What do clubs want?
  • Clubs want to grow
  • Almost 75 of clubs want to increase the number
    of players
  • Almost 75 of clubs want to raise the playing
    standards.
  • Almost 50 want to develop the junior side of the
    game.
  • 3 wanted to remain as they were.

15
What help do clubs want?
16
Qualifications
17
Volley123
  • 76 of clubs that responded had not heard of
    Volley 123.
  • Over 50 said that they would find it either
    quite useful or very useful
  • 30 would be interested in applying for it

18
  • Mean income
  • NVL - 5809.09
  • Regional - 1708.85
  • Local - 1527.33
  • Social - 691.67
  • 57 of clubs do not generate any income from
    sponsorship or grants
  • 65 of clubs which have sought sponsorship or
    grant aid have been successful in their attempts
  • Clubs appear to survive on funding generated by
    subscriptions and session fees.
  • 18 of clubs do not charge any fees

19
Fees
  • Season Fees
  • NVL club - 29.10
  • Regional club - 7.30
  • Local club - 6.95
  • Social club - 1.28
  • Session Fees
  • NVL club - 3.55
  • Regional club - 3.37
  • Local club - 3.12
  • Social club - 1.33

20
What do Clubs want from the EVA?
21
Player Survey
22
Age of Respondents
23
Where from?
24
What levels do they play?
25
What do they do?
26
Where do players come from?
  • 25 from outside of the British Isles.
  • This figure may in fact be higher
  • 28 were other than white British.
  • Only 5 of the respondents were registered
    disabled.
  • 15 of people from outside the British Isles had
    been in this country for less than 5 years.
  • 10 planned to be in the country for 3 years or
    less.

27
Non playing roles
  • There were
  • only 2 people under 18 involved in a committee
  • fewer female coaches (9) than male coaches (24)
  • fewer female referees (8) than male referees
    (17)
  • fewer non UK referees (8) than UK referees (15)
  • fewer non UK coaches (5) than UK coaches (23)
  • fewer non UK club administrators (19) than UK
    administrators (36)

28
What did they play?
29
How far did they travel?
  • 58 of players travel less than 5 miles to play
    their sport.
  • 23 of NVL players travel more than 20 miles.
  • 30 of under 18s travel over 10 miles to play.

30
How many hours?
  • Mean hours (playing)
  • NVL/International - 6.29
  • Regional level - 4.85
  • Local level - 3.92
  • Beginner/casual - 2.15
  • Age
  • 19-24 year olds - 5.96 hours
  • Over 40 - 3.89 hours
  • Over 30 of players under the age of 24 trained
    for more than 6 hours
  • Mean hours (not playing)
  • over 40s - 3.27
  • Average of 2.19
  • Under 18s - 1.29
  • Beginners 1.12.
  • Commitment was in direct relation to the standard
    of volleyball played
  • Commitment spread over 2-3 days

31
When did they start playing?
32
What attracts players to volleyball?
33
What attracts players to clubs?
34
How much did they play at school?
35
Qualifications
  • Current qualifications
  • EVA Coaching Level 1 - 18
  • EVA Coaching Level 2 - 8
  • EVA Coaching Level 3 - 3
  • Non-EVA Coaching award - 3
  • EVA Refereeing qualification - 22
  • Non-EVA refereeing qualification - 3
  • Future Qualifications
  • 48 interested in improving current coaching
    award or obtaining 1st award.
  • 77 of under 18s were interested
  • Men (22) were more likely to be very interested
    than women (13).
  • Highest in East Midlands (32)
  • Lowest in East region (11).

36
Qualifications
  • 41 held position of responsibility
  • 82 had no professional qualifications for
    fulfilling their roles.
  • 89 had never had any training through sport for
    their role.
  • Training was requested in form of courses,
    information packs or online

37
Outcomes and Recommendations
38
Youth development
  • Volleyball has to become committed to junior
    development
  • Need to start them young
  • Train the teachers
  • Raise the profile of volleyball in schools
  • Volleyball is a serious game
  • More coaches in local and social clubs need to be
    trained
  • Regional and NVL clubs must develop junior
    sessions
  • Develop links exit routes

39
Gender
  • Girls play volleyball in schools far more than
    boys
  • Women play far less volleyball than men
  • Volleyball is seen as a fun activity and not
    taught
  • Volleyball is an excellent alternative to
    traditional sports
  • Women are not as involved in the running of
    volleyball

40
Patterns of Play
  • Volleyball is played by people
  • who are highly educated
  • who work in professional, senior middle
    management sectors
  • People with disabilities are not involved in
    volleyball
  • Highly reliant on players from abroad
  • Regionally patchy
  • Areas need to be identified for club development
  • Beach volleyball should be promoted

41
Marketing Promotion
  • Volleyball needs to be promoted with new partners
  • Social aspect of the game should be maintained
  • Club and workplace links should be encouraged
  • Strong links should be developed with university
    teams
  • Club section on EVA website should be improved
  • Club websites should be encouraged

42
Club Development
  • Clubs must be constituted
  • Clubs should be encouraged to develop policies
  • Clubs must widen their volunteer base

43
Club Accreditation
  • Volley123 must be widely promoted by all EVA
    officials including regions
  • Benefits need to be demonstrated
  • Other incentives should be considered including
  • Subsidy on training courses for accredited clubs
  • Featuring accredited clubs more prominently on
    the governing body website
  • Equipment grants
  • Being a pre-requisite for any grant applications
    /or governing body support
  • More active support from the governing body
  • Restriction on entry to competitions
  • Pool of trainers should be developed to assist
    clubs
  • Development of a buddy system should be developed
  • Consider development of introductory award
  • Continuous assessment needs to be developed
  • EVA should measure impact of scheme

44
Growth of Volleyball
  • Further investigation of cold spots
  • Promotion of beach volleyball
  • Development of tournaments (especially in London)

45
Training Development
  • Training courses to be held in Marketing, Club
    Development and Funding
  • Profile of sport to be raised
  • EVA to demonstrate clear aims and objectives to
    all members
  • Benefits of membership need to be promoted
  • Development of juniors as volunteers

46
Structure of Volleyball
47
Current Structure
EVA
Regions
Counties/ local leagues
Schools
Clubs
48
Proposed Structure
EVA
CSP
PDM/SSCo/ Specialist sports colleges
Teachers
Clubs
Schools
Counties/ local leagues
Regions
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A Profile and Audit of Volleyball in England
  • English Volleyball Association
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