Competition aims for spike in registrations

Children play Spikezone, which is a modified form of volleyball that provides an easy and user-friendly pathway for young participants.
Children play Spikezone, which is a modified form of volleyball that provides an easy and user-friendly pathway for young participants.

Volleyball WA Community Services Co-ordinator John Sewell said Spikezone was a modified form of the game that provided an easy and user-friendly pathway for young players.

‘Commencing on Friday May 2, a Spikezone competition will run through Term 2 and Term 3, over a ten-week period,’ Mr Sewell said.

‘Schools are encouraged to nominate teams of four players and as many teams as they like.’

For those who want to play but their school has not registered, individual students can come to the venue and be allocated to a team.

The sport involved a smaller sized court, lower net height, softer and lighter ball, less players and slight changes to the rules.

After-school tournaments will be held on Friday afternoons from 4.15pm at The Rise in Maylands with a weekly $5 fee for all players.

‘This type of competition is aimed at teaching kids how to play the sport and to have fun in a social recreational environment,’ Mr Sewell said.

‘The venues will be supplied with umpires and some coaches to help assist the athletes on their learning path.

‘Volleyball WA also can provide in-school coaching clinics, run by accredited coaches, to teach children how to play volleyball.’

For more information or to register, visit www.volleyballwa.com.au.