MINI-VOLLEY

(designed for children: K – gr. 3; ages 5 – 8 years and those with special needs)

Mini-Volley is an activity-based approach that:

  • introduces children to the game of volleyball in a fun and interesting way;
  • uses a variety of participant formats (1 v 1; 2 v 2; and 3 v 3) for the activities/games;
  • uses play experience to help children learn basic game tactics, technical skills, and rules;
  • includes a resource binder and DVD, making it easy for teachers/instructors to use.

KEY COMPONENTS:

  • Use of lighter and softer volleyballs.
  • Activities/games are played on a smaller court (badminton court)
  • Designed with three progressive stages:

Initiation, Development, and Proficiency to enhance success of all participants.

For more information about any of the Early Development programs, or to schedule an Instructors’/Teachers’/Coaches’ clinic for your school, community or club, contact:

Tom Ash
Program Coordinator, Sask Volleyball
tom@saskvolleyball.ca
306-780-9419

MINI-VOLLEY

(designed for children: K – gr. 3; ages 5 – 8 years and those with special needs)

Mini-Volley is an activity-based approach that:

  • introduces children to the game of volleyball in a fun and interesting way;
  • uses a variety of participant formats (1 v 1; 2 v 2; and 3 v 3) for the activities/games;
  • uses play experience to help children learn basic game tactics, technical skills, and rules;
  • includes a resource binder and DVD, making it easy for teachers/instructors to use.

KEY COMPONENTS:

  • Use of lighter and softer volleyballs.
  • Activities/games are played on a smaller court (badminton court)
  • Designed with three progressive stages:

Initiation, Development, and Proficiency to enhance success of all participants.

How is Smashbal played?

– off of an ATTACK – the receiving team can catch the ball directly, OR after the ball bounces once, and still continue the rally;

– off of a SERVED or TOSSED ball – the receiving team is expected to catch/play the ball directly (no bounce).

NOTE: introductory progressions use a CATCH & TOSS method for ball movement (‘passing’) between players.

As the players’ skills improve they are encouraged to progress (transition) to the use of volleyball skills for all contacts (‘passes’) during game play.

For more information about any of the Early Development programs, or to schedule an Instructors’/Teachers’/Coaches’ clinic for your school, community or club, contact:

Tom Ash
Program Coordinator, Sask Volleyball
tom@saskvolleyball.ca
306-780-9419

ATOMIC SMASHBAL

(designed for children: gr. 4 – 6; ages 9 – 12 years)

What is it?

A combination of Atomic Volleyball and Smashbal; a training program (6 – 8 sessions; 1 – 1 ½ hours/session)

Atomic Volleyball is a training program in which:

  • children learn the basic skills of volleyball; (attacking, fore-arm passing, overhead passing, serving, and blocking)
  • children practice the skills through modified game play (Smashbal . . . see below);
  • the game is played using lighter and softer volleyballs, on a badminton court with the net at badminton height or, a lowered volleyball net (max. 2 meters), and;
  • there are 3 – 4 players per side;
  • children are provided with the background that can help them to play in other Elementary, Intramural, and High School programs.

Smashbal is:

  • a volleyball, game-play variation that emphasizes attacking (hitting/spiking);
  • fun and fast-paced;
  • ideally suited for use as the game play component for an Atomic Volleyball training program . . . thus Atomic Smashbal

For more information about any of the Early Development programs, or to schedule an Instructors’/Teachers’/Coaches’ clinic for your school, community or club, contact:

Tom Ash
Program Coordinator, Sask Volleyball
tom@saskvolleyball.ca
306-780-9419

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