The Parents & Players - Learn to Play Program (P&P) is a two-year pilot funded by the OVA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. It aims at providing parents and kids who have never played the sport of volleyball previously, with a unique and inspirational first engagement to the sport.
Participating clubs will run indoor and beach volleyball grassroots programs over 6-weeks each (1hr/wk) where parents and their children spend quality time on the court together participating in physical literacy activities, volleyball skill development and learning how to relate sports skills to life lessons.
Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program as both parent and child participate in the physical portion of the session and work side-by-side to more effectively learn the skills.
The program is built on a model pioneered by the Cambridge Scorpions Volleyball Club. Check out the video below to learn more about the history of the program with the Scorpions and how the OVA plans to develop this for all clubs and community partners:
To find out how your club, rec centre, school, or community group can get started running the Parents & Players program, contact:
Community Outreach & Grassroots Coordinator