It is a modified version of volleyball with less emphasis on the first and second contacts by initially focusing on the smash (spike) skill. Nets are lower and there are only 2-3 players on a smaller sized court. We are grateful to the OVA and the Ontario Ministry of Culture, Recreation, Tourism and Sport in providing the funds through the Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) aimed at developing grassroots sport.
SPIKES HOUSE LEAGUE:
This is a developmental program that emphasizes learning the basics of forearm and overhead passing, hitting, serving, and basic team play in a fun and engaging environment. In addition we teach the importance of communication, safety, and leadership skills, respect, and good sportsmanship. Game play situations are adapted to the participants’ age and skill levels.
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BYVC RECREATIONAL HOUSE LEAGUE:
An eight-week program that builds on the fundamentals introduced in the SPIKES developmental program. Participants in this league are able to consistently execute the individual skills in order to make game play stimulating and exciting. This program has more focus on game play but will still include some instruction. Players will not be on the same team for the whole 8 weeks – they will be randomly assigned teams each night – players on winning team accumulate points as an individual – prizes at the end of the program for the people accumulating the most points. There will be some rule modifications to encourage use of 3 contacts and position specialization will not be allowed. 3 games each night.
Target market is girls up to grade 9 and boys up to grade 8. Minimum grade 7. This program is meant for children trying to improve their skills in order to make their high school team or move from a non-starter to a starter role. Would also fit those children who want to play volleyball but can’t commit to a competitive “rep team” environment.