Volleyball Winnipeg mini-volleyball instructors use a variety of unique training techniques to introduce young athletes to the fundamentals of the game quickly and efficiently. As a "development program" mini-volleyball is offered as a camp with a season-ending tournament.
BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS
THE HISTORY OF MINI-VOLLEYBALL...
Mini-Volleyball is a sport that was invented in the town of Taiki which is on Japan's northern most island of Hokkaido. The rules are very similar to volleyball, but the ball and the size of the court differ from the standard game. The sport has achieved significant international popularity as an activity that can be enjoyed by younger volleyball enthusiasts. The key elements of the program are the modifications that have been introduced to make it more conducive to the physical development of junior participants. These modifications include:
Parents interested in coaching their children volunteer as assistant instructors during the fall camps to learn how our instructors train young athletes in the fundamentals of the game. After the nine-week program is completed athletes are placed on a team and participate in a "Christmas Jamboree" tournament where their parents coach them throughout the event. During the winter season parents continue as coaches as they participate in the mini-volleyball winter league.
A secondary goal of Volleyball Winnipeg is to provide volunteer coaches an opportunity for personal development through the sport of volleyball. To achieve this VW will provide a number of opportunities for volunteer coaches to improve their coaching.
BRING A LITTLE FUN INTO YOUR LIFE!
The VW Mini-Volleyball Program is separated into three distinctive fall, winter and spring seasons. All three seasons are run as development camps with an instructor and parents are invited to assist and toss balls or otherwise help with drills. Each session ends with some team play and teams are informal; determined at each session. Every season ends with an organized tournament at which point athletes are placed on a team and can measure their development against that of others. Food, refreshments, awards and prizes are provided to everyone.
Mini-volleyball is a co-ed 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 game played on badminton courts. The nets are raised to 6’ with an extension pole. These changes provide younger players with a better opportunity to develop the skills of volleyball while experiencing some much needed success.