Mini-Volleyball was developed to make the sport of volleyball more accessible to children, by simplifying the game to better suit children of all skill levels. The result is a simpler game, played on a smaller court, with a softer ball, allowing children more opportunities to develop the skills necessary to excel at volleyball. The concept of mini- volleyball revolves around “Keeping Children Active”.
What is Mini-Volley?
Mini-Volley is an approach of initiating people 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 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!
Mini-Volleyball Practice Booklet