Program overview

To provide elite junior Volleyball players with a training program specifically designed to assist each individual in their pathway towards State, National and International representation in either Indoor or Beach Volleyball. Our athletes have progressed onto playing volleyball at the following levels

  • Australian National Indoor and Beach Volleyball teams
  • USA Collegiate Volleyball
  • State representation


Provide a training environment where each player pursues excellence and is proud of their performance.

Through the use of ball-centred activities and modified games, refine and develop each player's technical and decision-making skills and their understanding of game strategies.

To develop each player's volleyball skills within an integrated learning environment that incorporates athlete services in Physical preparation, Performance and Video analysis, Sports Psychology and Sports Medicine.



Michael Dolan - Maribyrnong Head coach: National level 3 Indoor & Beach Volleyball coach.  Former National Junior Boys assistant coach, Victorian U19 coach & Coaching Director Melbourne University Renegades.

Jenny Becker - Former National Junior Player, Level 3 Volleyball, Current Assistant to National Senior Women's Team and Head Coach Victorian Under 19 Women's Blue. Indoor Volleyball Technical Coach

Sean Dolan - Former Victorian Indoor & Beach Volleyball Player, Western Region Volleyball Head Coach, Level 2 Coach, Maribyrnong Sports Academy Technical Coach.

Beach Volleyball 

Joseph Yigit: Western Region Volleyball Head Coach, 2015/16 Volleyball Victoria Beach State Team Selector, Maribrynong Beach Volleyball Head Coach & Current National Beach Volleyball Athlete. 


Events we regularly participate in.

National Championships:

  • Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

State Championships:

  • Victorian Schools Cup
  • Victorian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup

Regional Events

  • Western Region Championships 
  • Moonee Valley Championships 
  • Maribyrnong Championships 
  • Dragon City (Bendigo) 

International Events

  • New Zealand Schools Championships
  • Bukit Jalil training camp - Malaysia



National Representatives:

Indoor: Mikayla Adam, Zach Santamaria, Lara Adam, Caitlyn Waterfall, Lauren Taylor, Eliza Smith, Eliza Hynes

Beach: Eliza Hynes, Lauren Taylor

US Collegiate representatives

Eliza Smith
Hannah Wright

Victorian Representatives:

Indoor - Eliza Smith, Eliza Hynes, Hannah Wright, Joey Yigit, Gai Anyang, Garang Anyang, Achol Akec, Bonnie Lethlean, Ben Tran, Zach Santamaria, Brianna Pyritz, Tayla Mangles, Vivien Maslov, Mikayla Adams, Andrew Christensen, Patrick Sani, Ruby Valentine-Bell, Lara Adam, Lauren Taylor, Caitlin Waterfall, Noah Van Gemst, Lorenzo Pope, Ewan Fowler, Keely Knight, Darcy Beer, Mikayla Clapp, Lucy French

Beach - Joey Yigit, Jack Schallmeiner, Hannah Wright, Eliza Hynes, Daniel Mauro, Lara Adam, Briana Pyritz, Mikayla Adam, Georgia Nankivell, Lauren Taylor, Ruby Valentine-Bell, Patrick Fowler, Aleks Ilich, Georgia Brumby, Lucy French, Mikayla Plapp, Darcy Beer, Ewan Fowler, Ziyad El Tahir, Keely Knight, Aleksander Ilic

School Team Achievements 


2015 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup U14 Girls Division 1 Champions

2013 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup Open Boys Division 1 Champions

2013 National Junior Beach Volleyball Championships-U17 Boys Pairs –

Joey Yigit & Jack Schallmeiner



Indoor Volleyball

U15 Girls Honours - Champions - 2016 Victorian Schools Cup

U17 Girls Honours- Champions- 2015 Victorian Schools Cup

Open Girls Honours- Champions- 2014 Victorian Schools Cup

U15 Girls Honours- Champions- 2014 Victorian Schools Cup

U14 Girls Division 1- Champions- 2014 Victorian Schools Cup

U15 Girls Honours Champions- 2012 Victorian Schools Cup

U15 Boys Division 1 Champions- 2012 Victorian Schools Cup

U15 Girls Division 1: Champions- 2011 Victorian Schools Cup


Beach Volleyball

Yr 7 Boys Champions- Fours- 2014,15

Yr 7 Girls Champions- Fours- 2014,15,16

Yr 8 Girls Champions- Fours- 2015,16

Yr 9 Girls Champions- Pairs- 2015,16

Yr 10 Girls Champions- Pairs- 2012, 2016

Yr 10 Girls Champions- Fours- 2016

Yr 11 Girls Champions- Pairs 2014

Yr 11 Boys Champions- Pairs- 2012

Yr 12 Girls Champions- Pairs- 2012,14



Indoor Volleyball

2014 Champions School- I day event

2013 Champions School- I day event

2012 Champions School- I day event

2011 Champions School- I day event


Beach Volleyball

2015 Champions Beach School Award




Volleyball Victoria Inc recognise the Maribyrnong Sports Academy, their support for volleyball and endorsement as a Department of Education specialist sports school.





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