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Tips for Beginners to Get Started with Volleyball

By Pakmen Volleyball Research Staff Volleyball is an interesting game that is gaining in different parts of the world and brings people together of all ages. Men and women as well as boys and girls choose to play volleyball. Like any other sports, volleyball has its own rules. The game of volleyball is played by two teams. Each volleyball ... More

Talent is Overrated

By Alexander Ketrzynski I've based this short article on Geoff Calvin's book, Talent is Overrated, and applied its core assertions to volleyball training. "Practice" really does "make perfect." Of all the elements contributing to the ultimate success of athletes, such as physical talent or IQ, the most prominent factor is proven to be the ... More

Pakmen Pathways for Grades 7 to 12

Pathways for Grades 7 to 12 We are often asked, what programs do we offer youth in grades 7 to 12 and what program is right for their teenager? Please read the following steps to see where your son or daughter fits in. Step 1 - Technique Tutoring and Development League We recommend your son/daughter start in Technique Tutoring (semi ... More

Girls playing at volleyball camp

Pakmen Pathway for Grades 1 to 6

Parents often ask us “What’s Next?” after their child completes a Spikes Learn-To-Play session. We are excited to share the new "Pakmen Pathway for Grades 1 to 6"   Step 1 - Spikes Learn-to-Play We recommend your child start in Spikes if they are in grades 1 to 6.  If they are older, they should begin in Technique Tutorin... More

New – Grade 3/4 Development League

Pakmen is pleased to introduce our new Development League for boys and girls in grades 3 and 4. Players who register in this program should have already had some exposure to the games e.g. have gone through our Spikes Learn-to-Play program for 1 or more sessions. For more information about our grade 3/4 Development League, or to register, ... More

NEW – Parent and Player Program

Pakmen Volleyball is pleased to announce that we will be implementing the new Ontario Volleyball Association's Parents and Players program this fall. This is a learn to play program aimed at providing parents and kids who have never played the sport of volleyball previously, with a positive first engagement to the sport. Parents must be fully ... More

Spikes: A Champion’s Beginning

Kaushik Chatterjee Researcher at Pakmen Volleyball is a sport which enforces the values of teamwork, dedication, and perseverance. It seamlessly combines athleticism with strategy. Volleyball is a journey every child should get to experience. What better way to begin this journey than at Pakmen’s Spikes Learn-to-Play. Spikes is an hour long ... More

Learn to Play Volleyball – We have Lessons for You!

Volleyball is a sport for life, played by tens of millions of people across the globe. It's one of the safest sports there is and one that promotes teamwork and fair play. Pakmen is pleased to offer a variety of learn to play programs for both the young and the old. Our volleyball lessons include the Spikes learn-to- play program for kids and ... More

Technique Tutoring a great option for beginners

By Robert Palmer Technique Tutoring is semi-private volleyball lessons for beginners. It’s recommended for beginners who love learning in smaller groups and/or beginners who feel too old to join our Spikes learn-to-play program. Technique Tutoring classes are limited 4 players per coach. Players will learn the proper techniques of the ... More

The Bedrock of Volleyball

By Shayaan Aziz and Kaushik Chatterjee Research Staff Pakmen Volleyball Club Volleyball is a sport beloved by millions. Played globally, it is the 5th most popular sport in 2017. It is one of the most competitive games one can play, and requires tenacity, audacity, and unity. In order to achieve success in volleyball, one must master the ... More