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History of Kaboomball/Smashball

At the end of 2009 our volleyball club VC Detac realized they couldn't enthuse boys for volleyball. Realizing this, we examined and analysed the situation and from September 2010 we started playing Kaboomball ,the precursor of Smashball, in our village Zeeland (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Kaboomball was extremely popular, mainly because we transformed our training exercises in matches and used the spike, permitted a bounce and used a low net. This made them love the sport even more. With the help of the short clip we uploaded on internet on March 2011, we saw the number of boys in our club increase by 500%. A year after the onset of Kaboomball, the Nevobo (Nederlandse Volleybal Bond; Dutch Volleyball Federation) started to develop 'Smashball'. We felt that it was extremely important that our variant on volleyball was to be widely carried, so we volunteered as a pilot club and shared our year of experience with the Nevobo. Our experience helped the development of Smashball and because of that, Smashball is almost exactly the same as Kaboomball, the variant we played in Zeeland. Click here for more Dutch information about the history of Smashball described by the Nevobo. 

The biggest innovation of Kaboomball/Smashball is the transformation of training exercises to matches, in an appealing way for (in particular) boys. Hereof Smashbal derives its power and drive. This is the unique element of Kaboomball as well as Smashball.

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5411 SB  Zeeland
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E-mail: info@smashbal.nl

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Peter van der Ven

Udenseweg 17 A
5411 SB  Zeeland
Tel: 06-51232179
E-mail: info@smashbal.nl