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Play Sports Alberta (Multi-sport summer camps) 6-12 years

Due to COVID-19, Volleyball Alberta is not currently running programs. Will cancelled camps be re-scheduled? Sadly, no. We do not have the capacity to reschedule these summer camps in 2020. 

2020 Play Sports Alberta Summer Camps CANCELLED

Previously called GO Early Stages Multi-Sport Summer Camp in 2016 and 2017​, this program just completed it's 3rd year this past summer but under a new name Play Sports Alberta.  In 2016, the programs first year, Volleyball Alberta and Basketball Alberta partnered together. In 2017, after a successful first year with two sports included, Alberta Soccer Association joined the partnership allowing us to offer volleyball, basketball, and soccer in the 2017 multi-sport program. After positive feedback, we are continued in 2018 with the multi-sport format including volleyball and basketball, and soccer. Additionally in 2018 we also offered sessions with Ortona Gymnastics Club and Athletics Alberta for an even more diverse camp experience.


Previously called GO Early Stages Multi-Sport Summer Camp in 2016 and 2017​, this program just completed it's 4th year this past summer but under a new name Play Sports Alberta.  In 2016, the programs first year, Volleyball Alberta and Basketball Alberta partnered together. In 2017, after a successful first year with two sports included, Alberta Soccer Association joined the partnership allowing us to offer volleyball, basketball, and soccer in the 2017 multi-sport program. After positive feedback, we are continued in 2018 with the multi-sport format including volleyball and basketball, and soccer. Additionally in 2018 & 2019 we also offered sessions with Ortona Gymnastics Club and Athletics Alberta for an even more diverse camp experience.

For 2020 we will be offering: Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Athletics, and Team Handball.

6-8 years old Curriculum focus
This introductory camp focuses on the core fundamental movement skills of basketball,  and volleyball through FUN developmentally appropriate games and activities.  This camp emphasizes the importance of being "physically literate" to engage in a wide variety of physical activities in life. The curriculum will be based on the Steve Nash Basketball, Mini-volley, Mini Legends Program and the Canadian Team Handball Athlete Development Guide.  Children will learn FMS such as running, throwing, catching, and jumping which all are transferred over to a number of sports.

9-12 years olds Curriculum focus
This camp is aligned with the Long Term Athlete Development Stage 2 "Learning to Train" that stresses, FUN, FAIRPLAY and PARTICIPATION.  The camp will be divided between two core sports of volleyball and basketball with additional sports being incoorperated throughout the week.  The volleyball curriculum will follow Volleyball Canada's Atomic Volleyball program focusing on increased number of ball contacts per player, creating longer rallies and developing proper skill delivery.  Atomic participants will learn the basics of volleyball: forearm and overhand passing, hitting, serving and basic team movement and sportsmanship.  The basketball curriculum will follow the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program which focuses on developing basketball skills, sportsmanship as well as a love for the game.  Skills that will be focused on are dribbling, shooting, passing, footwork and rebounding.  Some modified team concepts will also be taught. 

Team Handball Curriculum 6-8 years
Get an introduction to team handball (also known as Olympic or European Handball) and practice "FUNdamentals" skills of the game, including running, jumping, and throwing to play this fast-paced and free-flowing game. Following the Canadian Team Handball Athlete Development guide, athletes will practice basic ball manipulation to pass, catch, dribble and throw to develop their physical literacy. In addition, they will learn basic rules of the game to progress to small-sided gameplay to increase ball touches and engagement through age-appropriate small-sided game variations.
Team Handball Curriculum 9-12 years
Get an introduction to team handball (also known as Olympic or European Handball) and practice "Learn to Train" skills with introducing technical and tactical gameplay skills at the various court positions. Gain experience with multiple court positions while progressing to learning about team concepts to develop team communication and strategies. Following the Canadian Team Handball Athlete Development guide, athletes will learn to apply individual offensive and defensive skills with decision-making into gameplay to play with adult rules for the game.
Athletics Curriculum 6-12 years
The Mini Legends Program teaches is comprised of fundamental movement skills such as Running, Jumping and Throwing! The program offers 7 developmental levels including general play skills, activities, and games that contribute to the development of Agility, Balance, Strength, and Coordination in a fun and interactive environment. The program was Organized into both skill development stations and fun competitions/games where the MLP’s can test participant skills allowing them to find success and confidence.

Edmonton Dates:

Week Dates Time Cost
Week 1 July 6-10 9:00am-4:00pm $325
Week 2 July 13-17 9:00am-4:00pm $325
Week 3 July 20-24 9:00am-4:00pm $325

Location: Saville Community Sports Centre (11610 - 65th Avenue)
*Please note that location of drop-off may vary some mornings depending sport.

For more information on the Play sports Alberta Multi-sport camps, please contact Kiruthika Rathanaswami | Early Stages & Communication Manager krath@volleyballalberta.ca

No previous sport experience required.  Participants will be divided according to age and or skill development level for activities.