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