Did you know that volleyball was invented at the YMCA? In 1895, William G. Morgan, the physical director of the Holyoke YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts, created a game called mintonette. Just 4 years after the birth of basketball, Morgan felt the need for a new sport with fewer physical demands. Mintonette, which would later be called volleyball, was a derivative of baseball, basketball, tennis and badminton designed to encourage play by women and older men. During the next twenty years, aided by US troops during World War I, volleyball spread to Cuba, Japan, France, China, and most of Europe.
More than 120 years later, we still love teaching kids and teens the basic volleyball fundamentals, such as underhand serving, passing, setting, hitting and digging, in a non-competitive environment. Our youth volleyball program teaches girls all skills of the game while emphasizing good sportsmanship, teamwork and goal-setting in a fun atmosphere.
Who: Girls in 6th - 8th Grade
When: Monday nights beginning March 26 (x6 Weeks)
Evaluation Night: Thursday, March 8 at 6 pm in the North Gym
Cost: $35 Members/$60 Program Participants
Registration Deadline: March 1st
4th & 5th Grade Volleyball Clinic - Registration Opens Monday, January 15!
Who: Girls in 4th - 5th Grade
When: Wednesday nights beginning April 4 (x4 Weeks) from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cost: $30 Members/$50 Program Participants
Registration Deadline: March 30
Coach: Lanie Beetsma