Community Program

Community Program

Volleyball Canada has developed the Community Program (formerly Atomic), an exciting approach to learning and teaching volleyball (after the Elementary Program) that is rapidly catching on with the youth of Canada!


The Community Program is a great tool for teaching children the basics of the sport and getting them ready for the more complex 6 on 6 game when they are older.

As a companion program to Volleyball Canada’s successful elementary program, the Community Program continues to build on these concepts. This program focuses on fair play, skill development, teamwork and most of all a rewarding game-play experience. Its larger goal is to develop a passion for the sport in the younger players of the game!

The Community Program can be incorporated into any physical education class, volleyball club or community program. It incorporates principles established in the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) athlete development model for Learning to Train Stage athletes. 

Teaching resources

Visit the VC Shop to purchase the following great resources to get you started with Community Program:

Atomic Volleyball Instructors Manual:

Provides an eight-week program where skills can be acquired in a practice setting. During each session, time is spent equally on skill development and game play. Each session plan is easily adapted to the skill level of a group. Whether the players are novices or advanced, Atomic Volleyball is adjustable!
The program is self-directed so anyone can teach this program: teachers, coaches, sport programmers. No significant volleyball experience required!

Atomic Volleyball Starter Kit

This great starter kit contains everything needed to begin planning Atomic Volleyball.

  • 1 Atomic Volleyball Instructors Manual
  • 4 Tachikara Volley-Lite Volleyballs (SV-MNC)
  • 1 Tachikara Ball Bag (BBB)

Atomic Volleyball Deluxe Kit

This deluxe kit contains everything needed to begin planning Atomic Volleyball, including giveaways and prizes for participants.

  • 1 Atomic Volleyball Instructors Manual
  • 6 Tachikara Volley-Lite Volleyballs (SV-MNC)
  • 1 Tachikara Ball Bag (BBB)
  • 10 Atomic Volleyball Stickers
  • 10 Atomic Volleyball Lanyards
  • 2 Atomic Volleyball T-Shirts (White)

For any question about the Community Program, please contact James Sneddon, Domestic Development Director.