Youth Volleyball Rec League
There will be two divisions available: 8-10 years old and 11-14 years old.
This 8 week season will include 2 weeks of pre-season practices followed by practices every Thursday and games on Fridays.
Practice times will be Thursdays from 5:00pm-6:30pm on Side B in the Gymnasium. Games will be Friday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Gymnasium.
This league will be run by former collegiate athlete and volleyball coach, Whitney Bailey.
The season will begin March 23rd through May 5th.
Every child will need kneepads and a refillable water bottle. Team shirts are included in the cost for all youth participants.
The YMCA is partnering with Whitney Bailey at Florida Select Athletics to host a Volleyball Individual Skills Camp for middle school aged athletes. This camp offers top quality training in game fundamentals such as passing, digging, serving, setting, blocking and hitting.
Space is limited! Come refine your volleyball skills and get ready for your season!
When: Monday, July 10th – Thursday, July 13th, 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: YMCA Gymnasium, Side B
Ages: Middle-school athletes
Bring: Refillable water bottle, kneepads
Camp instruction is provided by Whitney Bailey, former Assistant Head Volleyball Coach at PBAU under NCCAA and PBAU Sports Hall of Fame Coach, Bob White. Bailey has worked in athletic administration and coached student-athletes for over 15 years, teaching various leveled athletes ranging from beginner to collegiate. Most recently, she has assisted the YMCA with reinstating their Recreational Volleyball Program to introduce this wonderful sport to younger athletes and privately training volleyball players through her own organization.
Volleyball Open Gym
Grab your girlfriends and join us for pickup volleyball games.
Youth Pick-up Volleyball is for girls ages middle school to high school every Friday night 5:30-8:30pm in the gymnasium.
Free for Members, $10 drop-in fee for non-members.
Did you know that Volleyball was invented at the Y?
William G. Morgan was the inventor of volleyball in 1895 in Springfield Massachusetts. At the time he was the YMCA Physical Education Director and was intrigued by the sport of basketball which was invented at another YMCA less than 10 miles away and less than 4 year earlier. However, his concern with basketball was the physical nature of the game and he felt that it was not as appropriate for elder players or women. So with this demographic in mind William created “Mintonette”, a combination of baseball, basketball handball and tennis. The name “volley ball” (two words) was adopted in 1896 when a spectator, Alfred Halstead, observed the volleying nature at the exhibition match at the local YMCA and suggested the name change. In 1952 the name was changed to one word namely Volleyball!