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!
For more information on mini-volley, visit the Volleyball Canada Development Model (VCDM) website
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