Mini and small volleyball are games where the rules are adapted to children up to 12 years of age. With these rules, we enable them the quickest way possible to learn volleyball, according to their characteristics, abilities and knowledge in specific age groups. Small and mini volleyball differ from normal volleyball in the size and weight of the ball, height of the net, size of the court, number of players and rules.
We reseached the characteristics of the game (lenght of the game, lenght of a set, lenght of pasive and active game) on the basis of videotapes of final games of small and mini volleyball in girls category in the season 2017/2018. We analysed all the technical aspects of the game (serve, reception of a serve, pass, attack, block, defense). Based on the percentage of points and mistakes, we created a point model for mini and small volleyball. We compared the point models and researched the differences in volleyball elements between those two categories.
We have found that the games of small volleyball are on average longer than the games in mini volleyball. In both categories the passive phase of the game is longer than the active phase. In mini volleyball the players got more points with upper/ lower pass, while in small volleyball they got most points with an attack. Meanwhile in both categories the teams got most points with attack, then with the opponents points, followed by the points of block and serve. In mini volleyball more points were achieved with a serve than with a block. In small volleyball the results are opposite.
The master thesis can be a tool for the coaches in the training process. They can compare the data of their teams with the results of our reasearch and later plan the traning in the direction closest to the ponit model made in this master thesis.