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Volleyball

It's an energetic team game that can be played at the beach, in the garden, indoors and even in the pool!

An Overview of Volleyball

It doesn't matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you're able bodied or disabled. Volleyball is loads of fun and a very social game. It's the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors - whatever your ability.

As a sport, volleyball requires skill, fitness, strategic thinking and the desire to play as part of a team, but whatever level you play at, volleyball can enhance your life, improving fitness and coordination.

Sitting Volleyball is another version of Volleyball that has been adapted to allow anyone to participate including those with a disability.

Benefits

  • Volleyball for an hour burns approximately 780 calories.
  • Striking the ball strengthens the upper body, arms and shoulders
  • The movement around the court builds the thigh and lower leg muscles.
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Develops faster reflexes.
  • As a team game, it is an excellent way to develop communication skills and learn to work effectively with other people.

Involvement

You can get a casual game going almost anywhere, be it the park, the beach, your back garden, university or even a swimming pool; all that is needed is a net and a ball. For more regulated play, clubs throughout the UK run training sessions and leagues for players of all abilities.

Equipment

There are no specific pieces of kit required to play volleyball, with most people choosing to wear a t-shirt, shorts and trainers. Some players choose to use knee pads and elbow pads to provide protection from falls when playing on an indoor court.

Find Volleyball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Governing Bodies

Volleyball England

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Email
info@volleyballengland.org
Contact Telephone
01509 227722

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Men's 1st Team Training

Men's 1st Team Training

Men's 1st team training aimed at advanced level players aiming to player at National League level

Women's 2nd Team Training

Women's 2nd Team Training

Women's 2nd Team Training - for intermediate to advanced players. Playing at regional level with progression through to the Women's 1 team.

Juniors Volleyball Training

Juniors Volleyball Training

A fun and friendly Junior Volleyball training session for all abilities

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    H&B LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
    Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships

Partners

  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • Active Partnerships
    NWL LSA
  • Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Safeguarding
  • H&B LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland