Beach Training

Volleyball Tasmania are very pleased to be able to provide an opportunity to attend beach volleyball training with Adam Blackburn this summer.

Thursday evenings at Kingston Beach from 6pm-8pm (starting Thursday 20 October).

Cost will be $10pp ($5 for juniors).

For those that don't know Adam please see the bio below - suffice to say he has lots of experience that we can all benefit from!

Keep an eye on the Beach Volleyball Facebook group for weekly updates.

Adam Blackburn

Adam returned from Brisbane last year where he both played and coached beach volleyball. Last summer Adam ran a number of very successful training sessions on Kingston Beach and this year has committed to regular Thursday afteroon sessions as well as running some full day beach camps (stay tuned for dates!). 

We are very fortunate to have a player with Adam's experience and knowledge keen to get involved in our local beach scene. Prior to returning from Brisbane Adam was coaching for Natalie Cook's 'Sandstorm' Club. 

Qualifications & Coaching Experience

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement – Education)
Level One Coaching Qualification: Volleyball, Cricket
Health and Physical Education Teacher 
Beach Volleyball Coaching: Volleyball Tasmania – 2016
Tasmanian Volleyball Academy – Guest Coaching Sessions 2015 and 2016
Head Coach Sandstorm Beach Volleyball Club 2011 – 2012
Macgregor State High School Coach of the Year 2009
GBS Indoor Head Coach - Gold Medal Open Boys Macgregor State High School 2009
State Schools Volleyball Cup Open Girls - Macgregor State High School Bronze Medal 2008
Qld Beach Volleyball Schools Cups - Number of Gold Medals
Elizabeth College National Schools Volleyball Cup Coach - U15 Boys 2004

Career Highlights:

2015 - Volleyball Tasmania State League – 1st
2015 - QLD Beach Volleyball Open - 1st
2015 - Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Grand Slam – 3rd
2013 - QLD State Beach Volleyball Championships – 1st
2012 - Australian Beach Volleyball Tour - 5th Overall
2011 - Olympic Team - Shadow Squad Selection
2011 - QLD State Beach Volleyball Championships – 2nd
2010 - International Asian Beach Volleyball Tour (Australian Team) – 5th
2010/11 - Australian Institute of Sport Training Camps
2010 - NZ Pro Beach Volleyball Tour – 3rd Overall
2009 - International Asian Beach Volleyball Tour (Australian Team) – Gold medal
2009 - Australian Institute of Sport Trial
2009 - Ranked 3rd in Australia – Beach Volleyball
2009 - Bronze Medal – National Beach Volleyball Championships
2008 - National Pro Beach Volleyball Tour – 3rd
2006 - QLD State Beach Volleyball Championships – Bronze medal
2006 - Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships – Bronze medal
2006 - Queensland Premiere Volleyball League – Premiers
2005 - Australian University Games - Australian Team Selection
2005 - Australian University Games Volleyball – Silver medal
2005 - Australian University Games Beach Volleyball – Gold medal
2005 - Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Masters – Silver medal
2004 - Australian Volleyball Federation Presidents Award - Commitment to Volleyball