VA and VSA recognise that quality coaching has a significant influence on players and their volleyball experiance. It is an exciting times for Volleyball and in particular coaches for Volleyball Australia has recently updated its Coach Accreditation Framework. The new Coaching Pathway is as follows:

FOUNDATION COACH (New Online Module)- Click here for more information

TALENT DEVELOPMENT COACH (Level 2)- replaces Level 1. Click here for information on upcoming course

ELITE COACH (Level 3) - replaces Level 2

MASTER COACH (Level 4)  - replaces Level 3


Foundation Course (New Level 1)

The new coaching framework has seen a new introductory course implemented. This course is delivered through Volleyball Australia's online learning platform and as such is more accessible to entry-level beginner coaches.

Target Audience: Spikezone, junior club, primary and seconday school teachers, PE teachers and parents

Prerequisites: Before starting your Level 1 Foundation Coach online course you will need to have completed the two free Play byThe Rules courses “Child Protection” and “Harassment and Discrimination” free online courses found at If you are planning on working with children under 18 years of age you will also need to complete a DCSI Working With Children Check.

Duration: 4 hours in online course work

Cost: $44

Register: Foundation Course Online Registration

What next? Once you have registered and paid via the form above, your registration will be verified within 5 business days. You will then be emailed a Log-In password and link to the Volleyball Australia online learning platform. Once you have completed the course VA will send you an completion certificate and notify VSA your new accrediation.


Talent Development Coach (New Level 2)

The new coaching framework "Talent Development Coach" replaces the old level 1 course. This course is delivered through a    1-day face-to-face course.

Target Audience: State League Clubs, Associations, State Team Assistant Coaches, State and National Schools Cup Coaches.


  • Complete the free online course "Community Coaching General Principles" run by Australian Sports Commission.

Course Duration: 1-day (9hrs) course

Cost: $150 (TBC)

Register: Please see information below

Volleyball SA will be holding Coaching Courses each year. A number of Level 2 (Talent Development) courses will be scheduled each year and Level 3 (Elite) courses will be arranged as participant numbers and presenter availability allow.

Level 2 (Talent Development) Courses generally run 8.30am - 6.30pm on either a Saturday or Sunday and are NCAS accredited. 

Check below for information on the upcoming Level 2 coaching course course. For more info on Level 2 (Talent Development) Course click here.


Elite Coach (Level 3) 

Level 3 (Elite) Courses generally will run over 3-4 days and may be scheduled over two weekends or concurrently. More info on Level 3 (Elite) Course click here.

NEXT COACHING COURSE: Talent Development Coach - Level 2
(please note formerly Level 1)


Level 2 Coaching Course: 


  • Sunday 23rd April 2017 (Registration closes April 19th) 


  • South Australian Institute of Sport (SASI), 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park
  • Conference room


  • 8.30am - 6.30pm, Registration 8.15am


  • $150 pp (VSA Afflilate & VSA Member)

Includes: Nationally recognised Level 2 Coaching Accreditation Certificate, Specialist Presenter, and light refreshments.


  • Australian Sports Commission (online coaching course) named "Community Coaching General Principles"

Community Coaching General Principles is a free online coaching course and is a prerequisite for the Level 2 Coaching Course. The course has 4 modules and can be completed in approximately 4 hours. The course can be completed one module at a time and you can enter the learning portal as many times as you need to complete the course. When you have completed Community Coaching General Principles, you will be sent a certificate. A copy of the certificate will need to be emailed to the VSA Pathways Coordinator at 

For more information on Community Coaching General Principles, please click here (To register, click on the Online Learning Portal.)

Presented by: ALEXIS LEBEDEW

Alexis has worked in volleyball at a high level for over 20 years. During this time he has coached at numerous World Championships, the Sydney Olympics, American Universities, as well as schools, clubs and State Teams. His employment history includes SASI Volleyball Head Coach (2010 to 2014), AIS Performance Analysis Coordinator (2007 to 2010), USA Universities (2002 to 2005), and Team Australia Beach Volleyball (1997 to 2002). Alexis is an accredited FIVB Volleyball Instructor, has a Masters in Sports Coaching and a Bachelor in Human Movement Studies.


The Level 2 (Talent Development) Coaching Course must have a minimum of 15 participants to run the course.


ENROL ONLINE HERE (please use drop down box to select 'Coaching and Referee Courses' option)

NOTE: If a school or club/association is to be invoiced for your attendance, please enrol via email to with the Participant Names, their VSA Member Number and invoicing details.  

All other attendees must enrol via the online sign-up process (click on the ENROL ONLINE HERE link above).