Pakmen take centre stage at Nationals

By DAVID WINER Volleyball has many hotspots in the country. Volleyball Canada in Ottawa, the men's and women's indoor training facilities in Gatineau, Q.C. and Richmond, B.C. and the beach centre in Downsview. But, in reality, the epicenter; the country's heartbeat is in Mississauga... home of the Pakmen Volleyball Club. "The last wave of ... More

Pakmen celebrate after a dozen medals at Provincials

By DAVID WINER Ten clubs celebrated victory at the 2024 OVA Ontario Championships, but only one club could consider itself party central. While some established big name clubs struggled, the Pakmen Volleyball Club harvested a bountiful crop of medals in the seven divisions up for grabs climbing the podium a dozen times, while just missing ... More

Pakmen bask in beach glory at Nationals

By DAVID WINER It was just another day at the beach for members of the Pakmen Volleyball Club. Other than the pomp and circumstance associated with the annual Beach Nationals at Toronto's Ashbridge's Bay, Pakmen did what they usually do--dominate and win. It made little difference that the country's best players were in attendance ... More

Pakmen own the podium at OVA Beach Provincials

By DAVID WINER Special The Pakmen have drawn a line in the sand that may never be crossed. Competing at the Ontario Volleyball Association Beach Provincials, the Pakmen Volleyball Club prevailed with a flurry of gold medal performances that would confound the most optimistic prognosticator. "It was a record performance!" said ecstatic ... More

Pakmen sweep 18U Provincial titles

By DAVID WINER The Pakmen Volleyball Club pulled off an exceptional feat at the recent Ontario Provincial Championships at Toronto's Enercare Centre. In addition to finishing as the top club for the 11th consecutive year with four golds, one silver and four bronze medals, Pakmen achieved the rare golden sweep in the 18U category for both ... More

The Importance of Teamwork in Volleyball

By Pakmen Volleyball Research Staff Many sports require teamwork. The sport of volleyball is no exception.  It’s worth noting that teamwork is incredibly important for volleyball game. Volleyball itself is a team sport. That means that the sport of volleyball requires teamwork. Volleyball players have to cooperate and communicate a lot with ... More

FIVB Women’s World Championship 2022

By Pakmen Volleyball Research Staff The 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship took place in the Netherlands and Poland. The matches of the tournament were played in such cities as Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Gdansk, Gliwice, Lodz and Rotterdam. It was the 19-th women’s world championship in the history of volleyball. The tournament ... More

Pakmen alumna Emma Glagau wins bronze at world beach finals

By DAVID WINER Every time sisters Emma and Kaylee Glagau step on to a volleyball court they have their parents to thank. Kevin and Cathy Glagau introduced their daughters to the sport by enrolling them at Mississauga's Pakmen Volleyball Club. A decade later after constant words of encouragement and from their parents, Emma and Kaylee are ... More

What Training Do Volleyball Players Need?

The success of a volleyball player depends a lot on his/her training. It’s crucial for athletes to get the right type of volleyball training. The big question is – what type of training do volleyball players need? Now, it’s time to get the answer. Athletes should develop basic volleyball skills such as hitting, passing, setting, digging ... More

Explosive Volleyball Training

Explosiveness is very important for volleyball players. The performance of volleyball athletes depends a lot on their explosiveness. Oftentimes, a volleyball player has to react to the game very quickly. It’s crucial for volleyball players to be fast on feet. Also, volleyball players have to be able to jump high in the air quickly when such a ... More