Grassroots

Project Volleyball Nunavut

Grassroots_400.jpgVolleyball Nunavut continues to grow rapidly. More youth and adults are being exposed to the game of volleyball in Nunavut than ever before.

This growth in participation numbers and promotion is due in large part to a program called "Project Volleyball Nunavut".

Project Volleyball Nunavut is a series of volleyball camps throughout Nunavut which bring in expert coaches, athletes, officials and administrators to teach the skills of volleyball to the youth and to further promote the game.

Background:
This project was started four years ago as a one-time project in Iqaluit, NU. In Iqaluit, coaches from Regina, SK, hosted a volleyball clinic for grade 4-12 school age youth, high performance athlete clinics and Level One NCCP coaching clinics.

Scott Schutz was the head coach and administered this project. This project connected with over 380 youth via school clinics and athlete camps and approximately 12 coaches and volleyball personnel. Over the past three years Project Volleyball Nunavut has expanded, having hosted clinics in Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, Iqaluit, Kugluktuk, Cape Dorset, Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay, Arviat and Pond Inlet.

Volleyball is introduced into each community by:

  • School Clinics: 30-60 minute classes within the schools for every grade
  • After School Open Gym Practice and Play times
  • Community/Club practices with the Junior Age Athletes
  • Adult Practice/Play (When available)