A version of volleyball played with fewer players per team than the standard number of six in a smaller court and a lower net.
As its very name indicates, “volleyball of the little ones,” MiniVolley was conceived by East German FIVB coach Horst Baacke in the 60s. It's a program first developed by the FIVB and incorporated into USA Volleyball for over 35 years. In essence, MiniVolley is a simplified volleyball adapted to the capacities and needs of youth ages 10-13.
We are a nonprofit and diverse group of professionals who are passionate about youth volleyball. Through MiniVolley, our goal is to help youth develop fundamental skills more effectively and have fun while learning the sport.
We work on many levels to pursue our goal - collaborating with Recognized Sports Organizations, USOC Multi-sports Organizations, Clubs, Schools and others setting rules and regulations, and providing resources to support youth development and enjoyment.
Meet the core members behind MiniVolley
John L. Kessel, USA Volleyball (USAV) Director of Sport Development.
Kris Keller, Vibe Volleyball Club, Director.
Jeremy Penaflor, Ohlone College Head Women's Volleyball Coach & Instructor. Ohlone Junior Volleyball Club Director.
Dat Haba, MobiKredit, Founder.