In the Mini Volleyball Academy we prepare the children for the road to the 6/6 volleyball game. Mini Volleyball consists of 2/2, 3/3 and 4/4 game situations. We distinguish the same tactical interactions between players as in the 6/6 game: lines (e.g. reception and block) and triangles (e.g. defense).
- The players form a line: parallel (next to each other), perpendicular (one behind the other) or diagonal (both next to and behind each other).
- Reflects two players’ relationship.
- One conflict zone appears.
- There are 2 conflict zones to deal with.
- All 3 players are exposed to the 1st ball touch (no player at the net).
- The players learn the line (of 3) and triangle formations (one with the apex away from the net, another with the apex towards the net).
- These formations mirror the front and back row organization seen in 6/6 volleyball.
- Systems of defense, reception and attack can be developed in the same way.
- Again, we reflect the 6/6 game:
- There are 3 fronts of attack.
- Differentiate between middle or side blockers.
- Develop the relationship between block and defense
- Penetration from the backcourt.
- Several tactical formations are possible:
- Square: 2 players at the net and 2 at the backcourt (use of side blocker).
- Diamond: 3 players at the net and 1 at the backcourt (use of middle blocker).