Learn-to-Play & Recreational

Learn-to-Play

(mixed gender)

Smashball
6-9 years
Learn to love sports and basic volleyball
7-week
blocks

(INTRO) Learning the feel and flow of volleyball can be difficult for beginning athletes who are still learning to control the ball. This hinders the chance to experience the excitement of the true game soon enough to develop the enjoyment felt by millions world-wide. That’s where Smashball comes in. The system is designed to keep youngsters engaged and motivated and having fun! Based on the popular “circulation volleyball” methods introduced in the Netherlands, adopted by Volleyball Canada, and introduced as a Maverick program, the concepts and tactics of volleyball can be discovered in a fast-paced way that allows the game to flow through the use of catch-and-throw techniques, rapid rotation, and most importantly, the smash!

  • Mixed-gender, aged 6-9 (no experience necessary)
  • Smashball gameplay scenarios
  • Coaching by experienced volleyball coaches
  • Instruction and feedback based on learning and developing basic skills
  • Location sites can be found on the registration platform

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FUNdamentals
– Learn
10-13 years
Introducing volleyball skills to new athletes
7-week
blocks
1.5 hour sessions

(BEGINNER 1) Designed for athletes with limited to no volleyball experience but are keen to learn new skills. This program focuses on learning and developing the five basic skills in volleyball: passing, setting, spiking, blocking & defending. Our coaches introduce all the basic skills in a fun and engaging way allowing athletes to experiment and learn at their own pace. Progressive introduction and instruction of the skills will ensure that the game remains dynamic and fun while learning to play. Limiting the game play to 4 per side with a smaller court allows each player to get more contacts and a chance to succeed sooner.

  • Mixed-gender, aged 10-13 (no experience necessary)
  • Drills and gameplay scenarios within the practices
  • Coaching by experienced volleyball coaches
  • Instruction and feedback based on learning the five fundamental volleyball skills
  • Locations can be found on the registration platform

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FUNdamentals
– Train
14-17 years
Introducing volleyball skills to new athletes
7-week
blocks
1.5 hour sessions

(BEGINNER 2) Designed for athletes with limited to no volleyball experience but are keen to learn new skills. This program focuses on learning and developing the five basic skills in volleyball: passing, setting, spiking, blocking & defending. Our coaches introduce all the basic skills in a fun and engaging way allowing athletes to experiment and learn at their own pace. Progressive introduction and instruction of the skills will ensure that the game remains dynamic and fun while learning to play. Limiting the game play to 4 per side with a smaller court allows each player to get more contacts and a chance to succeed sooner.

  • Mixed-gender, aged 14-17 (no experience necessary)
  • Drills and gameplay scenarios within the practices
  • Coaching by experienced volleyball coaches
  • Instruction and feedback based on learning the five fundamental volleyball skills
  • Locations can be found on the registration platform

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FUNdamentals
– Beach
9-13 years
Introducing skill development, teamwork, and fun in the sun
7-week
blocks
Sundays
June-Aug

Join us for an exhilarating journey into the world of beach volleyball with our dynamic 7-week Learn-to-Play program! Sessions offer the perfect blend of skill development, teamwork, and fun in the sun. Held every Sunday afternoon, each 90-minute session immerses participants in the fundamentals of beach volleyball, led by qualified instructors who are dedicated to fostering a love for the sport. 

  • Mixed-gender, aged 9-13 (no experience necessary)
  • Instruction and feedback based on learning the five fundamental volleyball skills
  • Sensplex locations in Orleans and Kanata
  • Bring a waterbottle, sunscreen, lunch and snacks
  • Sand socks recommended, sunglasses optional

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Recreational

(mixed gender)

Train & Play
11-14 years
Improving skills and introducing gameplay
7-week
blocks
1.5 hour sessions

(INTERMEDIATE 1) Introduces 6v6 volleyball in a slightly modified format that is designed to increase the number of contacts and quality of play in a controlled manner. This level will use the Ontario Volleyball Association “3-ball” format to begin (teams will play 3 rallies for each ball served). Over the course of the 7 weeks, this game will be accelerated so the action becomes fast and continuous while evolving to a standard 6v6 game – with appropriate tactics and position-specific skills.

  • Mixed-gender, aged 11-14 (experience required)
  • Graduation from FUNdamentals Learn (BEGINNER 1) or comparable experience required (please email before signing up).
  • Drills and gameplay scenarios within the practices
  • Coaching by experienced volleyball coaches
  • Instruction and feedback based on developing technical and tactical skills skills
  • Locations can be found on the registration platform

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Practice & Play
14-17 years
Develop volleyball skills & introduce gameplay
7-week
blocks
1.5 hour sessions

(INTERMEDIATE 2)  This weekly program is fully focused on learning and developing skills and introducing tactical concepts in volleyball. Game play style drills help athletes learn and develop technical skills, understand tactical concepts, and foster enjoyment in the sport of volleyball. Feedback and instruction will be based on the drills, and the curriculum is based on expert knowledge in volleyball and learning theories.

  • Mixed-gender, aged 14-17 (experience required)
  • Graduation from FUNdamentals Train or Train & Play or comparable experience required (please email before signing up).
  • Drills and gameplay scenarios within the practices
  • Coaching by experienced volleyball coaches
  • Instruction and feedback based on learning and developing technical and tactical skills
  • Locations can be found on the registration platform

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Practice & Play
– Beach
14-17 years
Hands-on learning of technical skills and strategic concepts
7-week
blocks
1.5 hour sessions

Immerse yourself in our weekly program dedicated to skill development and tactical understanding in beach volleyball. Through a blend of instructional & gameplay drills, athletes engage in hands-on learning to master technical skills and grasp strategic concepts. Each session is optimized for growth and players receive personalized feedback and instruction tailored to individual progress, fostering not only skill refinement but also a deep-seated enjoyment for the sport. Join us as we cultivate the next generation of volleyball stars! 

Each session will begin with warm-up and instructional activities, during which athletes will be introduced to a new skill or concept. Players will engage in various drills under coach guidance to reinforce their learning and put their newly acquired skills into practice.
 

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Game On!
15-18 years
Mostly game play with some feedback
7-week
blocks
1.5 hour sessions

(SENIOR)  The Game On! program is fully focused on gameplay. It is designed for high school athletes with volleyball experience that want to play league-style games once a week. This program does not contain any drills but, each week, coaches will explain and demonstrate a tactical concept that will be implemented in the games. Feedback and instruction will be provided by the coaches based on the gameplay. Athletes will play on random teams each week, and games will be officiated by the coaches.

  • Mixed-gender, aged 15-18 (experience required)
  • Completion of FUNdamentals Train or Practice & Play (or equivalent) required
  • Introduction to senior-level tactical concepts
  • Weekly squad-on-squad competition
  • Coaching and officiating by experienced volleyball coaches
  • Instruction and feedback during gameplay
  • Locations can be found on the registration platform

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Senior Scrimmage
– for Girls
16-18 years
All game play with
coach-officiating
and some feedback
Friday Nights
8pm-10pm
Mer Bleue

This new Friday night program is designed exclusively for girls and gender diverse individuals aged 16-18. Here we “ditch the drills” for fun, league-style matches. Players will be randomly assigned to teams, fostering a spirit of camaraderie and community. Friends can be placed on the same team to further enhance the experience – it’s an ultimately enjoyable volleyball experience! 

Join us for 7 weekly squad-on-squad competition, guided and officiated by experienced coaches. Don’t miss out – sign up now and get ready for an unforgettable journey of teamwork and pure enjoyment!

Starts April 12th, so don’t delay, sign up today and encourage all of your friends!

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