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Players that do not fit yet fit in intermediate 1, but will enjoy learning volleyball in a relaxed atmosphere with a chance to meet new people.

Intermediate 1:
Players that will have typically learnt to play in high school and seek to have fun and improve in games organized around 3-touch play. Intermediate 1 players can:

  • play the ball three times with a minimum of consistency (not just get rid of it as fast as possible),
  • serve the ball from the back line,
  • play comfortably with middle-front setter,
  • set the ball (overhead and bump)

Intermediate 2:
Players that have mastered the basic volleyball moves, seek to play competitive games with offensive and defensive phases and are not afraid to play a ball which was hit with power. Intermediate 2 players can:

  • bump the ball to the setter with accuracy
  • play comfortably with 2 dedicated setters in a 4-2 system
  • set the ball well enough for spiking
  • spike with either power or top spin
  • dig or block
  • serve the ball overhead consistently from the back line
    control their balance while jumping at the net and are safety-aware
  • play 2 on 2 beach games with 3-touch play including offensive and defensive phases

Intermediate 3
Players who generally play at Intermediate 2 level, but who have 1 skill at advanced level. This can be defense, blocking, spiking or setting. Even though they are not all-around like advanced players, their ability with that skill allows them to make a significant difference in a game when playing in their best position.

Advanced 1
Players who seek to play intensive games built around offensive strategies. Advanced 1 players can:

  • do everything expected of an intermediate 2 player consistently AND
  • play comfortably with the 5-1 and 6-2 systems
  • spike with power and placement, and can run combination offense plays with reasonable outcome
  • block well, including safe double-blocking
  • defend well and in position
  • set cleanly (no carry nor excessive rotations)
  • serve with power and/or spin and/or placement
  • play intensive 2 on 2 beach games with offensive and defensive strategies and an excellent defensive coverage of the court

Advanced 2
Players who combine mastering all of the above and exceptional physical abilities, and who are willing to play with highly competitive/passionate partners. Advanced 2 players will usually have a specialized role (setter, spiker, middle blocker, libero etc... and would have typically played or have been playing in a club. Advanced 2 players can:

  • Spike with "scary" power, and often around if not above the block
  • Consistently run combination offense with successful outcome (= a kill !)
  • Defend with exceptional coverage of the court and reflexes, including pancakes and dives.
  • Block with demoralizing reach over the net
  • Consistently set for combination offense with the ability to hide their intention to the adverse block
  • Serve aces

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