Coaching Centre


To see Volleyball Canada's complete Skill Matrix click HERE.  This Matrix provides guidelines for coaches to progressively train athletes in LTAD stage appropriate skills and tactics.

For individual sheets for each stage please click on the links below:

Learn to Train (9-12)
Indoor Train to Train (13-14) and (15-16).  Beach Train to Train (15-16)
Indoor Learn to Compete (17-18). Beach Learn to Compete (17-18)
Indoor Train to Compete (18-22).  Beach Train to Compete (18-22)

Development Coach context

Serving: Standing FloatJump Float, Jump Float - Step, Jump Spin - Power

Passing: Forearm pass

Setting: High Ball Setting (14), 73, 51, X's and Tandems, Basic Back court sets

Attacking: Cross-court (basic mechanics), Line, Sharp Cross, Tip, 73, 51, X's and Tandems

Blocking: Middle Movements, Outside Blocker Movements

Defending: Basic Dig, Ball Pursuit and Retrieval, RollPancakeDiveOverhead Dig


Advanced Development Coach context

Serving: Jump Spin -  Control

Passing: Overhead Pass

Setting: 41-61-31 Comparison 41, 61, 31, Step Around 61, Step Around 71, 12 and 72, B, C

Attacking (middles): 41, 61, 31, Step Around 61, Step Around 71

Attacking (outsides): 12, 72, B, C, Roll, Tool, Rebound

Blocking & Defence: Block-Defence relationship for 2 player block, Block-Defence relationship for 3 player block, 2 player block, 3 player block