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Top Coach Hugh McCutcheon Returns Home

World-renown Volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon returns home to Christchurch May 17th for the ThermaTech Volleyball Coaching Seminar to be held at Burnside High School.

McCutcheon, Olympic Gold medallist with the 2008 USA Men’s team and Silver with the 2012 USA Women’s team has made his home in the US since 1991 when he played for Bringham Young University.

The successful international coach leads a full programme of cross-sport presenters including Dallas Seymour, Gilbert Enoka, Leigh Gibbs, Richard Smith and Graeme Steel alongside some well-known Volleyball personalities.

Volleyball New Zealand Coaching Advisor, Mike Dudson, has been instrumental in capturing Mc Cutcheon on his flying visit to Christchurch. “Hugh is one of the best coaches in world sport. We are excited and honoured to have Hugh lead the coaching seminar, which will be attended by over 100 coaches from around the country”, says Dudson.

McCutcheon will be presenting his story “Bringham Young University to London”, plus providing expert personal guidance on the “Principles of Coaching” in a high performance environment.

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NZL Age Group Teams Named

Following the recent HP Age Group Camp at Porirua the NZL selectors have confirmed the NZL Age Group teams for 2014.

The Junior Women's Team will attend the Asian Junior Women's Championships in Chinese Taipei in July while the Junior Men will attend the Asian Junior Men's Championships in Bahrain in October.

The Youth Men's Team will attend the USA High Performance Championships in Tulsa in July and the Youth Women's team will attend the Asian Youth Women's Championships in Thailand in October.

NZL Junior Women    updated 12 May 2014

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The North and South Island Select teams will be named by Friday 9th May.

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Junior Champs Underway

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A large turnout of Year 9 & 10 school volleyball teams will be vieing for the 'Island Champion' titles at the Volleyball New Zealand North and South Island Junior Secondary School Championships, being held simultaneously in Tauranga and Christchurch.

The North Island Championships take place at the ASB Baypark Arena in Mount Maunganui from Monday 25th to Friday 29th November, with a field of 49 Girls' teams and 42 Boys' teams participating. Favourites for the top division Girls' title are a raft of local Tauranga teams from Otumoetai, Bethlehem, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga Girls Colleges. Their main challenge is expected to come from Whakatane's Trident High, North Harbour's Rangitoto and Orewa Colleges, and Rotorua's Western Heights High. The dominance of Bay of Plenty sides in the top seedings is expected to draw large crowds throughout the week.

The top Boys' section features a wider spread of teams, with Western Heights leading the way from Orewa and North Harbour's Westlake Boys High, with South Auckland side Manurewa High, and Otumoetai, Bethlehem and Rangitoto all expected to mount a credible challenge. Also featuring at the event will be Girls' and Boys teams from Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay, Manawatu and Wellington.

Down south, the Island event will be played in Christchurch at Pioneer Stadium, and Middleton Grange school, with 39 Girls' and 22 Boy's teams in action from 25th to 28th November.

Girls favouritism is shared equally between Tasman region schools Nayland and Waimea Colleges, and Nelson and Marlborough Girls Colleges, and Christchurch teams from Riccarton, Burnside and Aranui High Schools, and Middleton Grange school.

The southern Boys' title is expected to be fought between schools from the same regions – Nelson, Nayland and Waimea Colleges, with Riccarton and Shirley High being joined from further south by Timaru and Otago Boys High teams in the top seeded positions.

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