Spikes Beginner Volleyball Program

Written by Ryan Saundercook

The Spring 2012 Pakmen Spikes learn to play volleyball program came to an end last weekend with a final day of practise and play, but the Spikes on the Beach program has only just begun.

The Spikes learn to play beginner program offers children between the ages of 6 & 8 and 9 & 13 with the opportunity to train and play under some of Pakmen’s most experienced coaches. They can learn the basics from the best and decide if the fast-paced, teamwork building sport of volleyball is for them.

“I had lots of fun,” said Jonathan Peak. “We’d always warm up, then had lots of time to play.”

Jonathan said he would probably keep playing in the future, and that he really liked all the coaches in the Spikes learn to play program.

Participants learn the basics of the sport through drill and coaching sessions that teach passing, hitting, serving, and good team movement. When the games get started, coaches ensure that all players have an opportunity to be involved in different positions.

In addition to learning volleyball skills, the learn to play program offers children a great opportunity to work on skills like communication, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.

Kathy Peak, Jonathan’s Mother, said her son liked the fact that they were able to work on specific volleyball skills before playing games.

“He’ll probably be back. He came with a friend who’s been doing it a couple of years. They really enjoy it.” said Kathy.

Pakmen is also putting on a Summer Volleyball Camp every weekday throughout the summer for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14.

Stay tuned to pakmen.com for updates on the 2012 Fall Spikes learn to play season.