Mini-Volley is a new initiative developed by Volleyball Canada to aid elementary school teachers in introducing volleyball to their students.  Volleyball has traditionally been viewed as a difficult sport to introduce to young children, but it doesn't have to be.  With the simple modifications that Mini-Volley offers, teachers can easily provide their children with a fun and rewarding volleyball experience.  Best of all you don't need to be a volleyball expert to get started!

 
What is Mini-Volley?   
Mini-Volley is an approach for introducing children to the game of volleyball. 
 
The traditional game is adapted to the specific needs and abilities of the participants. 
 
These adaptations include varying the number of players, altering the court size, adjusting the height of the net, and using bigger and lighter balls.
 
Different game formats such as 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3 and 4 vs. 4 are used.  Various rules are also adapted to encourage longer rallies and decrease the difficulty of skill execution. 
 
The objective of these adaptations is to encourage learning, promote success, and increase the enjoyment for the participants. 
 
When the game is properly adapted for the age and abilities of the participants, they experience more success, enjoy the activity, and want to play more often!
          
 

Visit the VC Shop to purchase the following great resources to get you started with Mini-Volley.
 
  • Mini-Volley Instructors Package: Over 100 pages of lesson plans, activities, success criteria, teaching points and much more! This package includes a manual, DVD, pamphlet and poster.
     
  • Mini-Volley Starter Kit: This great starter kit contains everything needed to begin planning Mini-Volley.
    • 1 Mini-Volley Instructors Package (Manual, DVD, Pamphlet, Poster)
    • 2 Tachikara Primary Volleyballs (OTB10)
    • 2 Tachikara Soft-V Volleyballs (SV14)
    • 2 Tachikara Volley-Lite Volleyballs (SV-MNC)
    • 1 Tachikara Ball Bag (BBB)
  • Mini-Volley Deluxe Kit: This deluxe kit contains everything needed to begin planning Mini-Volley, including fun giveaways and prizes.
    • 1 Mini-Volley Instructors Package (Manual, DVD, Pamphlet, Poster)
    • 2 Tachikara Primary Volleyballs (OTB10)
    • 2 Tachikara Soft-V Volleyballs (SV14)
    • 2 Tachikara Volley-Lite Volleyballs (SV-MNC)
    • 1 Tachikara Ball Bag (BBB)
    • 5 Mini-Volley Stickers
    • 5 Mini-Volley Pens
    • 10 Mini-Volley T-Shirts (Red and White)

 

  • Tachikara Primary (OTB10)
    • An oversized ball that is very useful for learning new skills or game concept. This ball is ideal for children of various age and skill level in order to improve their skills at a much faster rate.
  • Tachikara Soft-V (SV14)
    • A great volleyball for indoor play. We reccommend this ball be used for kids from Grade 1-3. 
  • Tachikara Volley-Lite (SV-MNC)
    • ​​A regulation size ball that is much lighter to help players develop early skills with less fear of impact.