What parents have to say about the program... "Our daughter really enjoyed the program and learned so much. We really appreciate the positive manner in which the coaches interact with the kids!" - K. G.
"My daughter had a wonderful time, and learned many new and different ways to do things. She kept us up to date with her progress every evening following camp, and she was always excited to see what was in store for the next week." -M.K.
The Longest Running Mini Volleyball Program in Canada!!
The WMVA first started offering mini-volleyball programs in 1999 and has developed unique training techniques to teach young athletes the fundamentals of the game quickly and efficiently. As a "development program" mini-volleyball is offered as a camp with a season-ending tournament.
Free Camps through the month of September!!!
Free mini volleyball camps every Sunday from September 10 - October 01, 2017. For details please visit our "September Series" page.
The WMVA Mini Volleyball program offers families three options: River Osborne Community Center & Norberry-Glenlee Community Center and Mapleton School (Selkirk).
1- River Osborne Community Center, 101 Pembina Hwy. (confusion corner). These are held on Saturday mornings from 9:30am-11:00am.
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2- Norberry-Glenlee Community Center, 26 Molgat Ave. (off St. Mary's Rd.). These are held on Sunday afternoons from 1:30-3:00pm.
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3- Mapleton School, 112 Calder Rd, Saint Andrews. These are held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm.
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The WMVA hosts three separate tournaments during the year. These are all held at River Osborne Community Center, 101 Pembina Hwy. from 9:00am-12:00pm on the following dates:
Fall/Winter/Spring Seasons (October-June): $295
Early-bird registration: May 05-August 15, 2016: $255
Fall Season only (October-December): $130.
Early-bird registration: May 05-August 15, 2016: $115.
Fall/Winter Seasons (October-March): $205.
Early-bird registration: May 05-August 15, 2016: $185.
Winter Season only (January-March): $130.
Early-bird registration: November 01-December 01, 2016: $115.
Winter/Spring Season (January-June): $205.
Early-bird registration: November 01-December 01, 2016: $195.
Spring Season (April-June): $130.
Early-bird registration: February 01-March 01, 2017: $115.
Benefits to Participants
Mini-Volleyball is a sport that was invented in the town of Taiki which is on Japan's northern most island of Hokkaido. The rules are very similar to volleyball, but the ball and the size of the court differ from the standard game. The sport has achieved significant international popularity as an activity that can be enjoyed by younger volleyball enthusiasts. The key elements of the program are the modifications that have been introduced to make it more conducive to the physical development of junior participants. These modifications include:
Volunteer Development with Volleyball
Parents interested in coaching their children volunteer as assistant instructors during the fall camps to learn how our instructors train young athletes in the fundamentals of the game. After the nine-week program is completed athletes are placed on a team and participate in a "Christmas Jamboree" tournament where their parents coach them throughout the event. During the winter season parents continue as coaches as they participate in the mini-volleyball winter league.
A secondary goal of the WMVA is to provide volunteer coaches an opportunity for personal development through the sport of volleyball. To achieve this the WMVA will provide a number of opportunities for volunteer coaches to improve their coaching.
Bring a Little Fun Into Your Life!
The WMVA Mini-Volleyball Program is separated into three distinctive fall, winter and spring seasons. All three seasons are run as development camps with an instructor and parents are invited to assist and toss balls or otherwise help with drills. Each session ends with some team play and teams are informal; determined at each session. Every season ends with an organized tournament at which point athletes are placed on a team and can measure their development against that of others. Food, refreshments, awards and prizes are provided to everyone.
Mini-volleyball is a game for children 6-11 years of age. It is a co-ed 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 game played on badminton courts. The nets are raised to 6’ with an extension pole. These changes provide younger players with a better opportunity to develop the skills of volleyball while experiencing some much needed success.