English Language Education

Volleyball Development Camps began providing English language training in a campus-based, language lab environment six years ago. Consultation with students and parents indicated a strong preference for a curriculum focused on conversational skills and boosting confidence in using English in everyday settings. Now VbDC offers language instruction in a different form – a 12-day, off-campus, immersive environment supported by one-to-one tutoring assistance. The English language option runs in conjunction with the Elite Camp in 2024 and enrolment is limited to 12 student-athletes.

VbDC brings qualified tutors to accompany athletes on social or cultural outings and into the gym.  If required, the tutors can also provide assistance to students who would like advance preparation before or after training hours.

By bringing conversational skills into surroundings in which English is the lingua franca for all athletes, tutors, coaches, restaurant staff, museum guides, street vendors, bus drivers and all situations of everyday life the athlete is encouraged and guided to practice their English language skills both on and off the court.

Athletes taking the English language option arrive on 1 August and depart 13 August.  

Elite Volleyball Camp 5-9 August

Limited enrolment to 34 athletes, controlled by approval of application. Serious training for serious volleyball athletes who have already entered the elite level of the game.  The training touches on the finer points of technical form, but the main emphasis is on teamwork, tactics, pre- and post-game preparation and care, stamina and mental concentration.

Who it's for

Athletes who want to combine English tuition in pre- and post-camp activities with their volleyball training. Athletes should have played competitively for 4+ years for a club, national league team, at university, or on national squads. 


Age

c16-22, adults

Accommodation and Tuition

Select from the  options below

LANGUAGE AND VOLLEYBALL TUITION + Accommodation £2800  (8 spaces at discount price)

LANGUAGE AND VOLLEYBALL TUITION + Accommodation, - 2 payments, one at registration with final installment by 1 May

LANGUAGE AND VOLLEYBALL TUITION + Accommodation  £3000 

LANGUAGE AND VOLLEYBALL TUITION + Accommodation - 2 payments, one at registration with final installment by 1 June

Please note there is an additional £200 adminstration fee for late bookings (after 1 May or when 8 places have been reached at the lower price).

Installment options are available for up to two payments as shown. The installment option is time limited and final payment is required by the dates listed above.  Select from the options in the "Fee" field below.

For multiple enrolments, please complete the form and then select "Register Another Athlete"

The proposed dates and times are subject to revision in the government's Covid roadmap.

 
Fee
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Title
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Family name
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First name
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Address 1
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Address 2
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City
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Postcode
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Country
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Athlete's first name
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Athlete's last name
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Athlete's date of birth
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Athlete's gender
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Athlete's country of residence
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Athlete's number of years of competitive playing experience
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Athlete's club or school team
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Athlete's mobile contact number
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Camps previously attended
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Do you have any medical issues, including past sports injuries?
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Do you have any dietary issues?
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Do you have any allergies?
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Does the athlete require an Epipen or other emergency medication?
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Photo permission
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Use of video and still photography to analyse athlete's playing action, or for VbDC promotional uses.
Position played by athlete
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Height
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Vertical jump
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Right or left handed
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Name of coach
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Coach's email
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Awards, caps, tournament honors received by athlete
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Athlete's shirt size
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Method of travel to venue UK if attending as residential camper
Method of travel to venue if day camper
Name of person other than parent or guardian authorised to collect athlete
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Parent/guardian contact email
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Parent/guardian contact number - please add any additional numbers if appropriate
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Emergency contact telephone
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Terms and Conditions
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Terms and Conditions. The proposed dates and times are subject to revision in the government's Covid roadmap.