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Winnipeg Minor Volleyball Association WMVA

Phone: 204-269-7777

Learn the FUNdamentals!

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.

Age Classes

Rookies are girls & boys in grades 2-4
Pee Wee are girls & boys in grade 5 & 6



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:

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017: "Christmas Jamboree"
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018: "Championship Tournament"
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018: "Spring Volleyfest

Registration Fees

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.

Fall/Winter/Spring Seasons (October-June): $295 
Early-bird registration: May 05-August 15, 2016: $255


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.

Why Choose Mini Volleyball?

Program Highlights

  • For girls and boys grade 2 to 6;
  • Players are separated according to ability, not only their age;
  • Development camp in the fall, winter & spring with season-ending tournaments;
  • Season-ending tournaments organized in December, March & June.

Benefits to Participants

1.   Camp t-shirt & sling bag;
2.  Weekly themes to add more fun for all participants;
3.  Top mini volleyball instruction during seasonal development camps;
4.  Tournaments are fair-play with everyone participating equally;
5.  Food, refreshments, awards & prizes available at all tournaments.

The History of Mini-Volleyball...

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:

  • A lighter ball;
  • A lower net – 2 meters high;
  • A smaller court – approximately 13 meters by 6.5 meters;
  • Fewer players on the court to encourage greater participation.

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.

Coach Development in Winnipeg

 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.

  • Online tools that includes technical info and training videos;
  • Coaches present during the start of league matches to run drills and answer questions;
  • Coaching clinics as called upon.

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.

Winnipeg Minor Volleyball Association WMVA

Winnipeg Minor Volleyball Association WMVA

Phone: 204-269-7777