Spanish American Institute of International Education - SAIIE - Volleyball

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Club Voleibol Rochelambert
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Calling all college volleyball players! Come to Sevilla for a Spring, Summer or Fall term to study the Spanish language and culture whilst also playing competitive volleyball!

At SAIIE, we have cooperated with the well-renowned local volleyball club ¨Club Voleibol Rochelambert¨ to offer an academic-athletic program where competitive College volleyball players have the opportunity to study with us and train with the local volleyball team whilst still earning college credits. Club Voleibol Rochelambert was founded in 1987, and has teams in all age groups, creating an excellent network of Spanish volleyball players with whom to train and learn from.

How does it work?

With the Volleyball program, students must choose a minimum of 12 credits from our range of academic courses during a regular semester (spring or fall), and during the summer term a minimum of 3-4 credits each session. We offer courses in Spanish language, Spanish culture, Liberal Arts and Business among other areas of study. Alongside their studies, they are also placed in the local Sevillian volleyball team, ¨Club Voleibol Rochelambert¨ for weekly training sessions and various friendly matches throughout the term. Due to the volleyball seasons in the US, we offer our Volleyball program to only female athletes in the Spring term and only male athletes in the Fall term. During the Summer sessions we offer it only to female student athletes.

Why play Volleyball in Spain

Volleyball is one of the most popular team sports there is in Spain. The national Spanish teams have participated in many international competitions, and in national competitions in both male and female leagues, there are international players as well as international coaches, making for a very competitive league. Furthermore, Spain has held numerous international competitions, including the final phase of the World League in 2003.

Playing volleyball in Spain whilst studying abroad helps you maintain your fitness and game at a high standard. Also by playing on a Spanish team you will be able to practice Spanish on a weekly basis with Spanish natives and make friends. You will also learn another style of training and playing methods and get to play against other Spanish teams to see your level.

Club Voleibol Rochelambert

Club Voleibol Rochelambert Sevilla was founded 19th October 1987 by a group of teenagers from the local neighborhood of Seville, called Rochelambert, who met to practice Volleyball, which was at that time a not very well known sport, but it was starting to develop into Sevilla´s society.  Without knowing it, the teenagers started a dream that has already celebrated its 25th year anniversary.

Little by little, with a lot of effort, the team was progressing, drawing on its values from the neighborhood, together with the arrival of participants from other parts of the city that wanted to experience the effervescence of Volleyball.  They participated in the sub maximum category, reaching the championship and achieving the biggest aim of the time regarding sporting results.

Also, more people became interested in Volleyball, increasing the number of participants in the teams.  This meant young children could now enjoy Volleyball.

In more recent history, Club Voleibol Rochelambert has been the National First Division Champion and has won several Andalucian championships in the senior men and women´s category.

Club Voleibol Rochelambert´s values are from its beginning until today still the same compromise, fighting spirit, nobility, effort, and humility.

Club Voleibol Rochelambert describes itself as a group of friends that all enjoy the madness of volleyball together.

Club Voleibol Rochelambert is open to all ages and categories.

Club Voleibol Rochelambert men and women’s senior teams compete in the 2nd National Volleyball Division.

Program Cost & Dates - Academic Year 2017/18

Fall Terms (Men) & Spring (Women)

$295 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)

Cost includes:

  • 11 weeks of training
  • 3 weekly training sessions with ¨Club Voleibol Rochelambert¨
  • 2 friendly matches
  • Team jersey

Dates:
Fall term:Early September 20th - December 15th, 2017
Spring term: Early January— Early May, 2018

Summer Term - Sessions I and II combined (Only Women)

$395 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)

Cost includes:

  • 5 weeks of training
  • 3 Weekly training sessions with the the ¨Club Voleibol Rochelambert¨
  • Participation in at least 1 friendly match
  • Team jersey

Dates:
May 21st – June 24th, 2017

Summer Term - Sessions I or II (Only Women)

$300 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)

Cost includes:

  • 3 weeks of training
  • 3 weekly training sessions with the “Club Voleibol Rochelambert”
  • Participation in at least 1 friendly match
  • Team jersey

Dates:
Session I: May 21st – June 10th , 2017
Session II: June 4th - June 24th, 2017

FAQ’s

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FAQ’s

In which divisions does Club Voleibol Rochelambert compete, and at what level?
Both the male and female teams at Club Voleibol Rochelambert compete in the second national Spanish Championship.

When do the training sessions take place?
Trainings will be held in the evenings and usually go for 2 hours.

How many training sessions take place each week?
Teams train 3 days a week and during the summer sessions as well.

How many weeks of training will I do?
In the Spring and Fall terms you will train for 11-12 weeks. In each summer session you will complete 3 weeks of training. If you decide to do both summer sessions you will complete a total of 5 weeks of training.

Are the trainings held in Spanish?
Yes. You will be training with Spaniards, on a Spanish team, with Spanish coaches. This is an important aspect of the cultural immersion part of the program, as you will be surrounded by native Spanish speakers in a Spanish speaking environment which gives you a great opportunity to practice the language.

How many American players will there be on a team?
Each term, a maximum of 4 female and 3 male student athletes are allowed to play on each team

What age are the players on the team?
The age of the players is between 18 and 25 years old (approx.).

Is transportation to trainings included in the total program cost?
No, transportation is not included.

How much money will I need for transportation to and from trainings?
Approximately $100.

How far are the training grounds?
All training facilities are no further than a 30 minute bus ride away.

Will I get to participate in a friendly match?
We organize a minimum 2 friendly matches during the semester. If you attend both summer sessions your guaranteed a friendly match. Students particpaing in only one summer session are not guaranteed to participate in a friednly match.

Am I, as a college student, breaking any NCAA volleyball rules or regulations by participating on this program?
No, you are not. You will only be training with a local Spanish club. You will not be competing in any official competition and the Club does not pay their players to compete.

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