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Mini Volley Program

The FGVA Mini Volley FALL Session II starts on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 at 9:00 am! Scroll down for all details!

The GULFSIDE MINIVOLLEY’ PROGRAM offers Boys and Girls 5 to 11 Yrs. old, age-appropriate VOLLEYBALL skill development to encourage player success, focusing on a solid technical base that will allow players to have FUN, as we prepare them for competitive volleyball!


  • Mini Volley Program Groups

    Group A: 5-7 Yrs. Old: training sessions for this group are designed to introduce the sport of volleyball. For Boys or Girls with little or no experience in the sport. This program is the perfect beginning volleyball experience!

    Group B: 8-11 Yrs. Old (Pre-Club): training is designed to be a competitive transition from beginner/recreational to the next level of Club or school teams.

    What is the Mini-Volleyball Program? 

    • A modified version of volleyball:
    • A reduced court, lower net (VolleyKids)
    • No more than 4-players per side
    • Always aim for 3 passes
    • All players play all positions
    • Focus on serving underhand 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
  • Training Principles

    • Maximum contact means maximum learning
    • There are 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

  • Mini Volley FALL Session II 2020 starts on Sunday, October 25th!

    Practice Days/Time: Sundays 9:00am - 11:00am

    Session Fee (8 Practices / 2 hrs. each): $210

    Location: Seacrest Country Day School - LOWER School Gym

    2020 Fall Session II Schedule: 8 Sundays

    1. SUNDAY, October 25th, 2020 (First Practice)
    2. SUNDAY, November 1st, 2020
    3. SUNDAY, November 8th, 2020
    4. SUNDAY, November 15th, 2020
    5. SUNDAY, November 22nd, 2020
    6. SUNDAY, November 29th, 2020 (NO PRACTICE)
    7. SUNDAY, December 6th, 2020
    8. SUNDAY, December 13th, 2020 
    9. SUNDAY, December 20th, 2020 (Last practice)

    * NO PRACTICE on SUNDAY, November 29th, 2020 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

    * Seacrest Country Day School and The Village School may use code MINIVOLLEY10 to receive 10% discount on the Mini Volley Program Sessions' Fee.

    REFUND POLICY: Entry fees will be refunded, UP to 3 days prior to the first date of camp/clinic. Missed practices will not be credited or refunded. All Camps/Clinics are offered on a session basis. No prorated fee [per day(s) attending] will be offered. FGVA maintains the right to refuse admission. 

    ONLINE REGISTRATION is required. Spaces are limited. Register today!

    We look forward to seeing you!