In 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. He created the game of Volleyball (at that time called mintonette). Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man's head.
During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive name for the sport.
Practices include specific drills to help children develop motor skills and improve coordination. Most importantly, this YMCA kids volleyball league emphasizes teamwork, fair play, self-confidence, and fun. Volunteers coach our teams and are carefully trained to work with children, build skills, and encourage character development in a non-competitive environment. Volleyball for kids is a great way to keep kids healthy and active. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
|Grades:||2nd - 8th Grade|
|Early Bird Price:||Members $25
|Early Bird Opens||Feb 4, 2019|
|Early Bird Deadline:||Feb 22, 2019|
|Full Price:||Members $35
|Full Price Starts||Feb 23, 2019|
|Registration Deadline:||Mar 1, 2019|
|Games Begin:||Apr 6, 2019|
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Volunteer to be a Youth Sports Coach/Assistant Coach
1. Please click on our “JOBS” tab on the upper right-hand corner of the webpage. Apply for Coaches-Volunteer. An email will be sent with the background check link. Submit the background check application within 72 hours. This Background Check must be completed within three days of receiving the link.
2. Coaches Agreement Form/Practice day and time request (page 11 in handbook). Due by Early Bird Registration Deadline. Coaches Meetings will be held in the Family Center at the YMCA.
The YMCA offers online courses for information and training. The following Courses are available online at http://training.ymca.net:
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