With winter in full force, its easy to become complacent and ignore your usual exercise routine. However, staying active during these bitterly cold months is important for your mental and physical health. If lifting weights and running on a treadmill at your local gym is not your cup of tea, consider gathering your family and friends to participate in a weekly or monthly volleyball match. Listed below are 5 tips that can help you organize a fun and beneficial volleyball game.
Your first plan of action should consist of finding enough participants to play in your volleyball game. During an indoor volleyball match, each team has 6 players on their side of the court. That means you will need to at least find 12 people to join your recreational teams. If you wish for your volleyball game to be more fun than competitive, consider recruiting younger children to play. On the other hand, if you wish for the game to be a bit more intense, you can try playing two different matches, so kids and adults can benefit from the activity.
Due to snow or cold weather, you will need to find an indoor setting where you can play your volleyball match. School gymnasiums, churches, and community centers are all great places to begin your search. Keep in mind, the area you chose needs to be wide enough to fit a net and long enough to accommodate 6 players on each side of the court. You may also want to consider finding a space that has room for family and friends who would prefer to watch rather than play.
Luckily volleyball does not require a large amount of equipment. Purchasing a volleyball net and ball is really all you will need to play a successful match. Remember, buying an easily erected and disassembled net is important, because your volleyball game is taking place in a public venue.
When game day rolls around, don’t let the volleyball match start without gathering your friends and family to perform an appropriate stretching routine. A serious injury is less likely to happen if everybody has taken the time to properly warm-up their muscles.
Even if your game is non-competitive, providing your players with a brief summary of the rules will make the experience more enjoyable. Whether you choose to follow said rules closely or not is entirely up to you and your participants.
After all the preparations are taken care of and your family and friends are ready to play, the fun can begin. While participating in the volleyball match gets your heart pumping and your legs moving, another benefit is the quality time you will get to spend with the people you care about.
If you’re looking for an easily assembled and safe volleyball net, to get you through those long winter days, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find the net that meets your needs.