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SMASHBALL aims to increase participation rates in volleyball through a modified game that makes the sport more enticing by focusing on the sport’s most exciting skill – the spike.

Ontario Volleyball's Smashball is based on the Dutch model created by Peter Van Der Ven. His resources, equipment and program information can be found here: 

Although the original program was designed for boys, Smashball is equally fun and simple to engage children of both genders aged 6-12 years old.

In addition to the game of Smashball, Ontario Volleyball is committed to building the fundamental movement skills and to improve the physical literacy of all children in stages 2 and 3 of Canadian Sport for Life. Hence the coaching methodology, manuals, parent material and safety information designed to support Smashball have included detailed information to support these stages. Click here to read more about the OVA’s CS4L stages.

To find out how your club, rec centre, school, or community group can get started running Smashball programs, contact:

Kerish Maharaj

Manager, Community Outreach & Grassroots Programs

Phone: 647.477.2942

The following OVA clubs and affiliates offer Smashball programs: