Pakmen Grads are in a Class Above the Rest

By DAVID WINER Janelle Albert and Jake Gomes have more in common than Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Player of the Year honors. After outstanding collegiate volleyball seasons for the Fanshawe Falcons and Humber Hawks respectively, they have the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championships to look forward to ... More

Beach Volleyball Lovers Shudder After Beach Blast Closure

By DAVID WINER Winter became bleaker and lonelier for beach volleyball enthusiasts last month. When Beach Blast closed its doors on Feb. 2, hundreds, if not thousands, of GTA residents were left out in the cold, literally and figuratively. After more than two decades of operation, Toronto's longest-running indoor beach volleyball facili... More

Registration now open for Spring 2020 Volleyball Programs

Registration is now open for all our Spring volleyball programs. We offer programs for boys and girls, 6 to 18 years old, and of all skill levels. We have lessons, leagues and training. We also offer PD Day and March Break Camps. All players in grade 7 to 12 who register for a Spring season program are also invited to attend our Friday ... More

Pakmen volleyball players jumping and blocking

If You Want Better Results, Forget About Setting Goals

By Kelly Smith This is part 2 of a series on the New York Times Bestselling book, Atomic Habits, by James Clear. Click here to read the previous article on this topic. Clear argues that setting goals alone is ineffective and for better results, forget about setting goals and focus on your systems instead. Goals are about the results you want ... More

How to Perform an Underhand Serve in Volleyball – Lesson 4

In this video coach Jessy Satti talks about some key components to the underhand serve. He starts the video talking about the important of foot position, feet should be shoulder width apart in an L shape. Right handed athletes should have their Left foot forward, and right foot back facing the side (left handed servers do the opposite- Right ... More

March Break Volleyball Camp

Pakmen will host our 4th annual March Break Volleyball Camp March 16th to March 20th at Canlan Sportsplex Mississauga. This 5 day camp is for boys and girls in grades 5 to 8 of all skill levels. Pakmen’s volleyball camp is designed with the aim of developing volleyball skills, promoting fitness, and most importantly, having fun playing ... More

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

By Kelly Smith One of the keys for success in volleyball, and life itself, is the ability to build good habits and break bad ones. In his New York Times Bestseller, Atomic Habits, author James Clear shows the reader exactly how to do that. Moreover, he makes a compelling case as to why tiny changes can make a big difference. Author Clear ... More

Girls playing at volleyball camp

Youth Volleyball Lessons in Brampton

Pakmen Volleyball Club will be offering volleyball lessons for kids and youth in Brampton, Ontario this Spring. We already offer the Spikes learn-to-play program for boys and girls, 6 to 12 years old, and now we will add Technique Tutoring, semi-private lessons for youth in grades 6 to 12. Technique Tutoring is ideal for beginners who are ... More

Pakmen’s Adult Volleyball Program in Mississauga is Growing!

Pakmen started offering adult volleyball lessons last year on Saturdays at Canlan Sportsplex in Mississauga. Since then, more and more adults have registered for the program. As a result, we are now offering lessons on Sunday mornings as well. Our coaches teach every participant the proper techniques and skills of volleyball so they can join ... More

Girls volleyball players practicing with their coach

Effective Learning in Volleyball

By Alexander Ketrzynski In his book, "The Talent Code," Daniel Coyle contends that almost anyone can attain talent through the right combination of practice, motivation and coaching. Coyle points to scientific research, which indicates that talent development is a matter of bringing about physiological changes. Repetition over a long period ... More