Who – Boys & Girls ages 8 – 14 (10u would be ages 8-10, 14u would be ages 11-14)

What – Instructional recreation co-ed volleyball, including practice and games.   Former collegiate  volleyball players, as well as club and recreational league volleyball coaches and officials will be on hand to help every child learn the basic skills, tactics, strategies and rules of volleyball, with having FUN at the center of it ALL.

When – July 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 6-8:00 p.m. (no rain dates)

Where – Gelder Park, Sand Volleyball Courts 

Why – To provide children already interested in volleyball with an opportunity to further develop their skills, as well as to offer children unfamiliar with the sport an opportunity to sample the sport, learn and play.  JSF will also be gauging interest in the children as well as parents in establishing a youth rec volleyball program for the Fall, 2021. 

HowThrough a combination of instruction, demonstration, practice and games, all players will be introduced to:

  • passing

  • serving

  • setting

  • hitting

  • spiking

An introduction to the rules and other basics of the game will be covered in both group instructional sessions as well as throughout the various activities.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol

  • We will expect parents to keep their child home if they are exhibiting any covid-19 symptoms or otherwise involved with contact tracing or quarantine procedures.

  • We will have plenty of sanitizer on hand for use by the players and coaches at their discretion.  Each child will be given an outdoor volleyball for their personal use throughout the sessions and to take home after the final session.

  • Use of masks will be at the discretion of parents and children based upon their vaccination status and overall  health.  The same will apply for the volleyball coaches.

  • Regardless of personal circumstances and preferences, since we will be utilizing a Derry Township facility adherence to all safety protocol in accord with Derry Township guidelines will be followed (player waivers will be required).

Registration – Fee = $45, which includes an outdoor volleyball for each participant.  To register, click the BUTTON below, fill out the form and submit.  Once you submit you will be taken to paypal  where you can pay if you prefer this method of payment.  If you would prefer to pay via check, you can ignore paypal and exit the registration site.   Please make check out to Joy of Sports Foundation and mail it to P.O. Box 16, Hershey, PA  17033.  JSF will make scholarship $$$ available for participants whose families are eligible for school-based free/reduced lunch programs or otherwise experiencing financial hardship.  Please click here to apply.


Registration has been closed, but please sign-up on the waiting list if you’re interested in being contacted if a slot opens up and/or interested in receiving information about a Fall, 2021 Youth Rec Volleyball League.