Our approach to teaching Volleyball follows three stages:
How to Enjoy, How to Play, and How to Win
Our Mini Volley Program is designed for players 6 - 10yrs old (boys and girls) who have an interest in learning to play Volleyball. The program focuses on the first two stages: How to Enjoy and How to Play. We use a modified version of the sport with a lower net, a smaller court, and fewer players per court, to ensure every athlete is more involved in every drill or game situation. This leads to more touches of the ball for each player, which in turn leads to more learning, and more fun. We focus on a Collaborative environment, not competition.
The players inevitably fall in love with the sport and begin learning the proper fundamentals in the process.
Our process is based on the following sequence, as described by the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB):
We teach the game through a combination of drills and Mini Volleyball.
What is mini-volleyball?
A modified version of volleyball:
|A reduced court, lower net||No more than 4-players per side|
|Always aim for 3 passes||All players play all positions|
|Focus on serving under-hand to make sure all players learn how to pass properly||Once players have strong passing skills, we begin teaching overhand serve|
|Training sessions are planned from easy to difficult, but we try to avoid fatigue to ensure concentration||We make training interesting by introducing game-like situations and contests|
|Maximum contact means maximum learning||
There is a time and a place for everything and when it comes to specialization, it should be later not sooner
|Players learn best by playing, not watching||Develop well rounded players and they will always be in demand|
|Don’t just explain how to do it, make sure they understand why: maximize volleyball IQ||In the early ages it is important to emphasize collaboration over competition|
|While the training must be fun, it must also be structured and disciplined||As with all subject matters, learning is maximized when we break down the process into small manageable parts however|
It is important to continually challenge the players with new concepts in order to avoid learning stagnation/boredom