Elementary Volleyball

The Elementary Program (formerly Mini-Volley and Atomic Volleyball) is a resource for teachers, community leaders, and coaches working with children ages 6 to 12 year olds. (gr. 1 – 6)

What is the Elementary Program?

It is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) online course that is:

  • designed for Elementary School Teachers delivering a physical education curriculum.
  • a useful resource for noon hour and after school programs.
  • a well-designed, detailed program for community leaders and clubs looking for developmental programming.

OVERVIEW:

The Elementary Program:

  • 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 150-page Teacher Guide with sample lesson plans and assessments 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), or a volleyball court divided in half, length-wise.

Volleyball Canada: eLearning Module

For information about any of the Developmental 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

What is it?

  • a program designed for children: 4 – 6; ages 9 – 12 years;
  • a combination of Atomic Volleyball and Smashbal;
  • a training program designed for 6 – 8 sessions; 1 – 1 ½ hours/session)

Atomic Volleyball is a 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 activities and games are 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 a 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
  • a game-play variation that can be used as a ‘stand-alone’ game for intramurals, noon-hour and/or after school programs.

For any information about any of the Developmental 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

Have a Question?

Do you have a question about something you’ve read? Click the button bellow to head to our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question still isn’t answered try contacting us!