YOUTH BEGINNER PROGRAM
The Golden Coast Beach Volleyball Club runs a program specifically focused on introducing beach volleyball to kids 7 -11 years old.
Most programs are based on the regulation game and modified down to meet the needs of the younger / inexperienced athlete. This program however was designed from the bottom up, conceived after hours of balloon volley in the living room with my 2 year old son.
By working cooperatively we can increase the number of repetitions a player gets, make it more enjoyable, and dramatically accelerate the learning curve. Long rallies are more fun and with cooperative challenges the rallies last longer.
That is the basic concept of the CO-OP VOLLEY program.
Kids on either side of the net work together to achieve long rallies without the ball hitting the ground, and these rallies have specific rules, which correlate to levels of difficulty.
When two kids successfully achieve a specific level they obtain a reward, which is a sticker placed within their SAND MONSTER comic book, and then they move on to the next level challenge.
After obtaining a certain level, an athlete can also ‘assist’ other athletes to obtain that ‘level’ and gain ‘assist credits’ which will be recorded by stickers attached to the back of the comic.