FIVB Cool Volley

The Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association (NMIVA) has partnered with PSS to bring a "Cool Volley / Wellness activity" to your students (grades 4-12), teachers, coaches, and support staff. Here's the link directly to the FIVB's Development site in the event you would like to research. Scroll down to see photos from the Central Cluster Cool Volleyball (January 2014).

We play it Cool is the new FIVB campaign to attract the youth to participate in volleyball and beach volleyball. Cool Volley is a proactive development tool aimed at assisting National Federations to recruit youth through their projects at a national level. Cool Volley promotes volleyball as an easy, fun, and competitive way of playing.

Main Goals
  • Spread volleyball at a national level
  • Develop new opportunities for volleyball
  • Create interest and passion
Educational Goals
  • Enjoy Sport
  • Cool Volley aims to provide opportunities for children and young people to enjoy sport, make new friends, learn new skills, acquire habits of self-discipline, learn to cooperate, to compete fairly and thus occupy their free-time.
  • Building new relationships
  • Fostering personal relationships between young people, with the other Cool VolleyCentres/Clubs, with coaches, referees and with other people connected to the sporting community.
Levels (Our initial event will cater to students 4th grade and up)
  • Stage 1: Beginners (8-10 years old)
  • Stage 2: Youth (students) from 1st level (11-12 years old)
  • Stage 3: Youth (students) from 1st level (13-15 years old)
Schools are recommended to select up-to 4 classes (w/primary teachers) from the elementary grades (4-6) and somewhere between 50-75 students from both the Junior High and High school levels. The "Registration form" is available here. Disregard the section for the "photo, ID no, and Lic. no." Please come to the event with the registration form completed to ensure maximum use of our limited time.

Tentative "Cool Volley" schedule of events (grades 4-12):
  • 8:45-9:30 am: Registration / meet and greet / all play for fun / large group photo's
  • 9:30-10:30 am: Facilitators teach coaches, teachers, and high school kids, high school kids teach Jr. high kids, and high and Jr. high teach elementary kids. Mix age's play "ParaVolley" (sitting volleyball)
  • 10:30-11:30 am: Mini Volleyball games with modified rules / scoring opportunities (up to 18 games at one time, 3 short nets, 3 med net, and 3 standard nets. All nets then split into 2 courts)
  • 11:30-12:30 pm: Lunch w/ pick-up games for fun
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Organized games of 3 vs 3 or 4 vs 4 where winners continue to play winners and losers continue to play losers with teams not competing at the time doing to officiating and scoring. Pick-up games of "ParaVolley"
  • 1:30-2 pm: Students return to schools, pick-up courts, balls, tents, etc.
  • FREE to students in specific schools - check your PE teacher or Principal to see when your school is scheduled.

Event Contact: Coach Gross at MHS

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Central Cluster - Jan 24, 2014 at Hopwood Junior High School: We had 350+ students (grades 4-12) from four (4) elementary schools, two (2) junior highs, and one (1) high school that applied many of the skill development strategies learned through the "Volleyball in the school" symposium in Thailand. This represents approximately one third of CNMI's public school system (sample groups from each school). At least two more "Cool Volley" events will be organized prior to June to include the remaining two thirds of the schools on the islands. Currently, we are anticipating an additional 700+ students engaged in the "Cool Volley" event over the remaining school year, which finishes June 2014.

Cool Volley ‎‎(MISO/PSS - Central Cluster)‎‎ Jan 24 2014