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Cori Wilder delivering expert coaching to Victorian Students

Volleyball students North Adelaide Primary School

Image: Volleyball students at North Adelaide Primary School


Students in over 15 Victorian schools have benefitted from Volleyball Australia’s coach Cori Wilder’s experience.

Cori has a wealth of experience playing and coaching volleyball and is now transferring these skills to school students through Volleyball Australia’s Spikezone Program.

Cori’s has over 23 years playing experience, first as a junior at Austin Juniors Volleyball club and then as a defensive specialist at the University of Miami and University of Texas. Cori has also coached several teams over the past 6 years at the Texas Advantage Volleyball Club in Dallas.

After moving to Melbourne in 2010, she took on a junior development role and has now transitioned into delivery of the Sporting Schools Program.

Cori recently travelled to a Volleyball Australia Sporting Schools workshop in Canberra to further her skills and knowledge where she completed assessor and presenter training giving her a sound knowledge of Volleyball Australia’s coaching delivery.

As a young mother herself Cori understands the immense benefit of exercise and the key foundations that are delivered within the Spikezone program for Sporting Schools.


“There is nothing much more rewarding than seeing the look on the kid’s face when they are able to execute one of the skills we are working on” said Cori.

With the training and knowledge gained from the course, Cori is utilising her skills for not only the delivery of volleyball in the Sporting Schools setting, but the introduction of teacher professional development to further educate and support the continued success and delivery of Volleyball through Sporting Schools.

Volleyball Australia has designed their program to assist in the development of fundamental skills such as hand eye coordination and reaction skills at and is easily modified that anyone and everyone can play.


Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Volleyball Australia Spikezone program at your school? Check out all the details on the Volleyball Australia page.