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October 6, 2015

We have been approached by Ruben Nijhuis (still Nevobo at the time) to lead a smashvolleyball clinic in Alkmaar for the KVLO (department North-Holland). And sometimes you have to be prepared to put some extra effort in the promotion of Smashball. This time it was some extra effort in kilometres. A week before the clinic it appeared that we had to do two clinics because of the great interest (50+ entries). And did we. Inge Tamis (coordinator) introduced me to very enthusiastic PE teachers that completely embrace Smashball (and the underlying vision). They clearly see the opportunities that our variant brings to PE classes. They devoted themselves to perform the exercises correctly and (if possible) win of the other teachers. What a great gathering in Alkmaar! Magnificent!

A few responses of participants afterwards:

'Hello Peter, it was inspiring, I will definitely use this.'

'Thanks for the clinic. I enjoyed it very much!'

'It really was a fun, educational clinic.'

'I enjoyed myself a great deal indeed!! Thanks again for your enthusiasm.'

'Had fun Peter!!'

'Thanks again for the educational and challenging workshop yesterday evening!'

'I enjoyed the clinic very much. This morning I told my 6 year old son were I had been and what I had done and he got all excited. That was something that he wanted to do: a lot of spiking! Furthermore, the exercises are very useful for my classes and training sessions of the girls (level B) I'm training. As you can see, I'm very excited.'

'My compliments on how you brought Smashball to our attention in an enthusiastic way!'

'Thank you for your email and the very useful and intensive clinic last Tuesday in Alkmaar! I enjoyed it last week.'

'And thanks for the interesting course!'

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September 30, 2015

We will lead two refreshers clinics for the PE teachers of the province of Limburg at the beweegbasis.nl [movebasics.nl]. The program will be innovative and professional and it goes without saying that Smashball should be a part of that. The first clinic would be busy (around 20 participants) and the second would have a few participants less (around 12). But as we have seen before, after the first clinic more than 20 participants wanted to participate in the second clinic. This is without a doubt a consequence of the drive of Smashball. Director beweegbasis: 'That was an extraordinary, dazzling clinic, I must say. Everybody was moving.'

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September 27, 2015

Second meeting on how to implement SMASH! and Smashball in a school clinic. We had a nice collection of excited participants. Mega enthusiasm during the exercise SAMENMATTEN, which I can understand.

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September 26, 2015

In the context of the European Championships in the Netherlands, the Nevobo organises clinics in which the important following question is asked: How can I excite children for volleyball in during PE? And the concepts of SMASH! and Smashball fits this topic perfectly. The turn up was a bit low, but we had a nice clinic. Participant (and volleyball trainer) sums it up as follows: "Thank you very much for the Smashmeeting of last Saturday. It was very successful! Yesterday we trained the kids and used several of the exercises. The kids were very excited".

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September 24, 2015

We led a Smashball clinic for context of the volleyball club Sic Pugno from Bergen op Zoom. This beautiful club is also interested in Smashball and want to see the possibilities to implement Smashball at their club. We know the drive that Smashball entails, but it was great to see that these trainers got carried away with it as well. Despite the fact of it being a clinic, the games were played to the fullest (but always fair). What a great context! Thanks Sig Pugno, I enjoyed myself!

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September 19, 2015

After earlier clinics for the youth members of VC Weert and VC Fortutas we will train the trainers of both clubs so they can lead a dazzling Smashball training. The newsletter of Fortutas sums it up as follows:

"Educational Smashbal clinic.

The Clinic Smashball for our trainers was held on Saturday September 19. Three trainers  of VC Fortutas and four trainers of VC Weert participated. It was an educational clinic of Perter van der Ven and we bought three training books 'Let's Smash', so we can put the exercises in practice. In the months October, November and December special Smashbal training sessions will be planned in the build up to the Smashball tournament on Sunday December 20. Trainers will also be able to use Smashball exercises during regular training sessions. Addition of Peter van der Ven: 'Nice to see the result of a collaboration.'".

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September 18, 2015

Since the beginning of Kaboembal we have had contact with Roy Groenenber of WHV Asperen. Roy immediately saw the potential of our Smash training systematic, just like we did. And he would love to introduce Smashball in Asperen and surroundings. Therefore we are planning a Smashball workshop for trainers, commissioned by the Nevobo. Again a lot of enthusiasm. Sparks fly during the example Smashball training.

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September 7, 2015

Over time you get used to the extraordinary messages about Smashball, but when you come to think of it, it is unbelievable. We started in 2010 and our Dutch invention is now in New York at the New York Volleyball Institute. The capital of the USA is working hard to start up a Smashball department. For more information click here. Like they would say in America: Awesome.

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September 2015

In Rotterdam a Smash Battle will be organized to find the best spiker in the city. Commissioned by the Nevobo we will be hired to train the pupils of Olympia college to increase their chance to win this eligible title. One class works harder than the other, but we were pleased with the results. And some pupils in this school have major talent.

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August 2015

Our southern neighbours are very serious about the roll out of Smashball (or Smashvolley as they call it in Belgium).Clinics and activities are organised throughout the country to support the roll out of Smashball. Very good work. Please click here and here.

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August 18, 2015

To spread the Smashbal virus maximally, Nevobo and Peter van der Ven have put their heads together. One of the results of this collaboration is the rewritten Smashball book. It has cost some blood, sweat and tears, but it considering the result, it was definitely worth it. A true Smashball handbook to be proud of. This will enable every volleyball trainer and club to start implementing Smashball training straight away. With this, we hope to give Smashball the boost it deserves. The book 'Let's Smash!' will be available on our website soon. So keep an eye on the web shop. A true must for every club!!!!

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August 17, 2015

We were guest again at the Jeugdvakantieweek [Youth holiday week]  in Nieuwekerk aan de IJsel. After our previous participation in the School Sport week, Jeugdwerk Zuidplas asked us to lead a Smashball clinic again. Unfortunately is was a bit rainy (read: very rainy), but we gave our best. And it was a fairly good clinic (if I say so myself).

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July 29, 2015

Now the royal volleyball club Sparvoc (Lanaken - Briegden) from Belgium also organises real Smashball training for her members.

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July 23, 2015

Smashball championships in the USA. DeSmet Volleyball from St. Louis. We're going around the world.

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July 8, 2015

Smashball workshop for mostly CMV trainers from Limburg. The turn up was good, about 30 trainers were present. The format needs a bit more work to make Smashball accessible for this target group (because there seem to be some 'bugs'), but that will be okay. With great thanks to the volunteers of Tupos. Well done!

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July 1, 2015

Smashbal 2015 Battle at The Hague

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June 20, 2015

VC Fortutas: a very nice club from Limburg (the Netherlands). It took some getting used to, but the club has a very high number of young male members. Top that off with a lot of talented girls and you have the ideal starting situation to lead two special, amazing clinics at youth camp. A lot of spiking was going on, it was great. With thanks to the guidance of, amongst others, Roland Peters. VC Fortutas will start Smashball next season in collaboration with VC Weert.

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June 16, 2015

Belguim is also very interested in our beautiful volleyball variant. That is why we are invited to lead two clinics about Smash! and Smashball for Physical Education teachers at the University of Leuven. This is something we wouldn't say no to. Many of these students also feel that Smashball is a perfect instrument for their PE-classes. And they are totally right. See you next year?

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June 1/3 and 4, 2015

Again clinics in Eindhoven (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Handed out unbelievably many flyers to interested children. Membership recruitment won't be a problem in Eindhoven.

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May 30, 2015

As a part of the youth camp, meant to let youth members experience Smashball, I lead a clinic for the CMV (and the C, B and A groups) of VC Weert.  Especially the last exercise (Smash King), which is about staying in the game,  was an exercise of life and death.  This unfortunately meant cold frankfurters because it took a while for it to end, but what a clinic!

VC Weert will also start Smashball in Limburg (the Netherlands) in the season of 2015/2016. For more information, please click here. With thanks to Erie Hulleman. Also for the photos.

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May 20/28 and 29 2015

Leading Smashball clinics is becoming a bit like a full-time job. Again a clinic in Eindhoven. And the PE teachers help making up Smashball exercises so we can spreading the Smashball virus. Amazing!

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May 26, 2015

On behalf of the Nevobo we lead two clinics about Smash!, Smashball and the course plan Smash for the CIOS department Goes-Breda (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) and other sport leaders of the province of Zeeland. No less than 100 sport leaders (either in training or not) will attend the clinic. They too will feel the special experience of Smashball and will use the exercises to perform to the max. What a happening!

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May 21/22, 2015

On behalf of the Nevobo we are leading clinics in the frame of Join volleyball for children on primary schools. In Eindhoven now.

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May 19 and 20, 2015

No less than 553 children experienced Smashball in Nieuwekerk aan den Ijssel  (Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands) during the 'school sports week'. Perfectly arranged by the municipality of Zuidplas. Our compliments!

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May 9, 2015

Skunk, volleyball club in Veghel (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) with a first men's team that will play  in the 3rd division next year,  would like to know more about the new volleyball phenomenon. Therefore, we will lead a clinic during the volleyball introduction in Veghel. And sparks will fly.

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May 7, 2015

Led a Smashball training for around 30 sports leaders of the Johan Cruyff Foundation and the Richard Krajicek Foundation on playground Laakveld, commissioned by the Nevobo. The sport leaders were very enthusiastic about Smashball and many great games were played in which all players went to the max. Very nice to see. Consequence: weekly Smashball training sessions  for children will be held in the Hague. For more information, please click here.

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May 4, 2015

Also with tanks to the Spanish translation of the website the Spanish interest in Smashball is rising quickly. And our one and only Smashball website is included in the list of important website of youth volleyball. Please click here.

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April 21, 2015

And also the Wolf Pack volleyball club from Florida (USA) announced to start Smashball. Click here for more information.

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March 2015

Physical education including Smashball, Smashball clinics, Smashball workshops. The Netherlands wants to play Smashball and Smashball activities (and requesting our help of course) that's becoming more and more obvious. In March we have subsequently assisted during:

Physical education in Roermond (Limburg, the Netherlands) for 5 days, using our beautiful variant.

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Smashball (drop-in) training sessions in Mill (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands).

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Guest Smashball training sessions at G'68 in Geffen (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands).

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Smashball clinics for KVLO de Noorder. It was great to being able do this for PE teachers again.

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Short presentations of WOW, Smashball elimination, Saint George and the Dragon and pfff.

Drop-in training at Hovoc Horst (Limburg, the Netherlands), and what a talent there.

March 17, 2015

At St. Patrickday (holiday in Canada) the London Volleyball Club LVC Fire (Canada) organised a Smashball jamboree for its members. Spreading the Smashball virus in Canada will start at LVC Fire. Well done!

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March 11, 2015

Again Smashball course is organised for PE teachers in Greece. And extremely popular. Glad we could contribute to this success.

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Febuary 18, 2015

SMASHBALL ROCKS!

VZW Sveka Schoten from Schoten (Belgium) uses Smashball in her volleyball initiation during the sports weeks. They placed a fun clip on their Facebook page. Please click here for the clip.

Koen Smets (trainer VZW Sveka Schoten) recapitulates as follows: "I think Smashball is a truly a breath of fresh air for youth volleyball. Children are really active now..."

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February 14, 2015

Together with Nevobo and neighbourhood sport coaches, VC Bolsward organises a workshop Smashball on February 20th 2015 (19.30 - 21.30) in the sports hall of the Middelzee in Bolsward. Main goal: Exploring the possibility to implement Smashball in cooperation with several clubs in Sudwest-Fryslan. For enrolment and more information, please click here.

That's the (Smashball) spirit! Get the best results straight away!!!!!

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February 13, 2015

The children from Druten and Puiflijk (Gelderland, the Netherlands) can't wait for the next Smashbal session. Well done Henk and the other trainers of Boemerang Komeet. Please click here for the description in the Waalkanter.

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February 12, 2015

Quote Peter van Tarel (Nevobo regional manager at region East) on www.tym.nl: "Hidde (son of Peter, ed. Smashbal.nl) is playing volleyball since a year and a half. Last year that was a problem once in a while, since you can't run or spike at that age. However, since this season they play Smashball every training and he is able to do what he likes most: dive and spike!". So our work payed off (-;

[Dutch] Please click here for the full interview.

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February 10, 2015

Ardea (volleyball club from Heerhugowaard, Friesland, the Netherlands) announces that they will offer Smashball  training sessions. We would like to welcome such a beautiful club in our midst. Please click here.

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February 3, 2015

In Rotterdam (Wolfert school) they are showing a whole new way of Smashball implementation. There, not only having Smashball knowledge, but also Smashball skills will help you to pass first year of high school. If you need support in any way dear students, we love to help by answering any questions. Rotterdam, well done!!

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January 31, 2015

And even maybe the biggest volleyball country in the world (Brazil) is starting to show interest in Smashball: please click here. Vandir Sergio Dal is a volleyball trainer that trained high level volleyball groups (and youth) in Brazil, America and Italy. Also the land of the current world champions  men, Poland noticed our variant. And unfortunately we have some critics, that have the opinion that the current CMV methodology works perfectly (even for boys). Click here.

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January 30, 2015

Even though the interview of Saskia van Hintum is about her appointment as assistant coach of the Dutch team and indirectly about Smashball, we would like to place the link to this interview. We wish Giovanni Guidetti, Saskia van Huntum and other executives good luck on leading the Dutch team. We are confident.

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January 29, 2015

The good news keeps rolling in. On the first of February a major event will be organised in Salamanca Spain to trigger the interest of children for volleyball. And Smashball will definitely be a part of the program. If you can read and understand Spanish, please click here to see the invitation.

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January 29, 2015

Also on the websites in Colombia Smashball had a breakthrough. Our recent Spanish translation of the website is definitely good for the international breakthrough of Smashball (-:. Smashball in Colombia, click here.

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January 29, 2015

2015 is pre-eminently a volleyball year and Smashball will play a major part in it. Jos van Hout made the following Prezi, commissioned by the Nevobo. Please click here.

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January 29, 2015

VV Amsterdam starts Smashball training for youth 12-18 years old. Of course, it was clear that the variant could be used for slightly older youth, but  to my knowledge, VV Amsterdam is the first club to actually start training sessions for this target group. Compliments!

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January 29, 2015

In particular because of the emphasis on the implementation of Smashball in education, several schools are embedding our variant in their psychical education program. Primary school Oostelijke Eilanden from Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, the Netherlands) has done this as well. Please click here.

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January 26, 2015

Below you will find a clip of Smashball, made during the PE class of the Singapore American school. Coach Greaney is also experimenting greatly with our Dutch variant.

January 23, 2015

Now also in foreign countries Smashball activities go in fifth gear. There are Smashball training in Twin Lakes, Michigan USA as well. Please click here.

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January 23, 2015

Smashball was named one of the three most interesting formats to increase the number of youth volleyball players in Norway on the leading volleyball website of Norway. This interest will undoubtedly lead to the kick-off of Smashball in Norway. Please click here for further information (it is in Norwegian though).

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January 20, 2015

The alarm went off at 5.15 and, even though you're about to go to a Smashball clinic, the start-up is rather difficult. But, after a pleasant trip and shaking the hands of several PE teachers, you're eager to start spreading the Smashball virus in Belgium. Three groups of, in total, 70 Belgian PE teachers wanted to learn about Smashball. And they didn't knew what hit them (-:.

At the end the teachers were asked what they thought of the clinics. Just a couple of keywords: Active, fun game play, innovative, very useful, fun, highlight of the day.

The organisation decided that they wanted us to lead a new line of clinics at January 19th 2016. And obviously, we would like that very much. So the honour of booking us for the first Smashball clinic of 2016 goes to the Eekhoutcentrum. Thank you very much for the warm welcome, the glow and the drive.

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January 19, 2015

Quote about Smashball in the newsletter of VV Amstelveen:

"It was a spectacular game to watch and everyone was really enthusiastic. Hopefully there will be Smashball again next time."

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January 7, 2015

I was asked to lead three clinics for Belgian PE teachers at the Eekhoutcentrum for the day of Physical Education. We seized this opportunity with both hands. Belgium is also extremely curious for our beautiful volleyball variant. It is two weeks before the actual clinics now and they are booked to the maximum. So we get the opportunity to infect 60 PE teachers with the Smashball virus in one day and give volleyball in Belgium a major boost. This will be a blast. Click here for the program and here for the information on the website.

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December 27, 2014

Again a Belgian volleyball club announced the start of Smashball. Dominique Baeyens (Belgian national and top coach) is a part of the sportive cell of this volleyball club so our beautiful variant will do fine at the coast of Belgium. And what a name to roll out Smashball in the club (VT Enjoy Koksijde). Please click here for more information.

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December 22, 2014

The definitive proof that Smashball has infiltrated Utrecht at VV Utrecht and has established itself. Also the definitive proof that having knowledge of Smashball is a pre in applying for a combination functionary volleyball. The piece seems so ordinary, but in the history of Smashball it definitely isn't ordinary. A real first for a great volleyball club. For more information please click here (also if you want to apply for the job).

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December 22, 2014

We're going into fifth gear:  Volleyball club Wognum is offering Smashball training as well. So there are several Smashball activities in the head of the province North-Holland. For more information click here. Also some future Smashball activities at SV de Brug from Colijnsplaat; please click here.

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December 6, 2014

Great volleyball spectacle in Arnhem (Gelderland, the Netherlands) at Valkenhuizen. Before and after the premier league game of the women's Talent Team, over 30 kids enjoyed the volleyball bus, CMV and Smashball, obviously with the help of us and some girls of the Talent Team. The girls definitely put up a good show.

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December 6, 2014

Smashball demo during the mini day on December 13th in Oudekerk. For more information, please click here.

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24 november 2014

Now Smashbal has caught the attention of Denmark as well. We're going global. Please click here.

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November 23, 2014

 [ Dutch] Tilburg 90 minutes is also enthralled by Smashbal. Please see the following photo of the facebook report of VC Sarto.

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November 17, 2014

Lead a session as a guest speaker for final year students at the CIOS [Dutch educational course to become a teacher in movement and sports]  in Sittard. During this session we asked, among other things, what the pros and cons were/are in offering volleyball during primary school, after school care and sport promotional activities. After presenting Smash! and Smashbal we established the fact that (if we choose this presentational route) we can take away 95% of the cons while the pros of our lovely sport stay intact. Students speak highly of the drive that people feel while playing the variants. So if you try to enthuse as many children as possible for volleyball, use Smash! and Smashbal as introduction for our youngsters.

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November 17, 2014

Volleyball club Particolare DS is making serious steps in offering Smashbal. Children have the opportunity to visit the Smashbal training sessions on Friday afternoon between 4 and 5 now too. Please click here to see the flyer [Dutch] .

November 9, 2014

Enthusiastic children, enthusiastic  executives and enthusiastic organisation (Ton and Co). Smashbal in Warmenhuizen (North-Holland, the Netherlands) will definitely be successful. Please read this report of the clinic. "And thank God for the pictures". And see here a (Dutch) publication of the Schager Courant.

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October 31, 2014

Since end 2013/the start of 2014, we are in contact with volleyball club Dinto from Warmenhuizen (North-Holland, the Netherlands). And after extensive preparation, it is finally going to happen. They are going to offer Smashbal training sessions as from November 9. And we love to help to make these sessions a great success. For more information, please click here.

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October 1, 2014

You can also play Smashbal at the volleyball club in the Netherlands with probably the most remarkable name: volleyball club 'Tante Sien Esch Stars' [in English: Aunt Sien Esch Stars]. Please click here.

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September 26, 2014

It sure isn't my intention to fall other clubs short, but I would like to use this news item to discuss the Smashbal history of Hurry up. This volleyball club from Hernen (Gelderland, the Netherlands) saw the (great) possibilities of Smashbal virtually straight away and started working with it actively. That is worth a huge compliment. Please read the publication.

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September 23, 2014

In England people start to play Smashbal too; at the Tamworth Spartans Junior Volleyball Club. And what a perfect logo to play Smashbal in your club.

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September 19, 2014

There is a Smashbal training group at Civitas in Venlo (Limburg, the Netherlands) now also. Please click here for more information. So in Venlo we start spiking the hell out of the ball as well.

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September, 2014

Clinics, clinics and clinics.

The past three weeks we lead no less than 5 Smashball clinics. And most definitely not at the least clubs/organisations. We lead clinics at Peelpush (Meijel, Limburg,  the Netherlands), Were Di (Gemert, Noord-Brabant,  the Netherlands), VOC Maarssen (Maarssen, Utrecht, the Netherlands) (again), construction company van der Heijden and at the lovely VC Limac (Linne, Limburg, the Netherlands). Blowing wads of cotton wool was a great success again, as well as the actual Smashball exercises. That was the case in every workshop.

Besides the success of our great variant amongst children, it was clear from the beginning that a Smashball clinic is also a great instrument for teambuilding of employees of organisations and clubs (for instance the construction company van der Heijden). On one hand Smashball invites people to go for it and give their best. On the other hand, when the game rush has disappeared normally everyone is smiling (even if people lost the game).

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August 27, 2014

A volleyball club in Canada is asking our help to launch Smashball in Canada. Obviously we helped them. Please click here. The first of many Smashball training sessions of volleyball club Volleyball Saskatoon will be at the 24th of September.  So even international games against Canada lie ahead.

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August 21, 2014

Smashball training is also organised in Italy. For further information please click here.

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August 7, 2014

The Dutch volleyball clubs are still enjoying their well-earned holidays, but the American volleyball clubs are working hard to catch up on their arrear in the launch of Smashball in the USA. Of course, with some help of us. The last couple of weeks an  actual leading Smashball club was put together. The Georgia Juniors Volleyball Club has the honour to be the first Smashball club in America (club director Dave Bayer was extremely enthusiastic). So it won't be long until our kids can actually play some international games. For more information about this please visit: http://www.georgiajuniors.com/.

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August 1, 2014

Other Smashball activities in America. This time it's a special (organized) Smashball League of the Byron Bears (Byron). America definitely doesn't stay behind in the global launch of Smashball. Please click here for more information.

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July 2. 2014

Club Fusion, a volleyball club in Marengo (Illinois, USA) is organising a summer camp including Smashball too. More and more Smashball activities are organised, suggesting that Smashball will be a vast part of volleyball activities in America as well. And as you know: if you have played it once, you only want more.

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June 19, 2014

You can also organise a Smashball clinic during a birthday party. Based on our experience with Smashball on the beach in which we bended the rules a bit. Merel and the girls loved it. And what an idyllic picture of camping site 'de Heische Tip' in the village Zeeland (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Do you want to know more about the possibilities? Please send an e-mail to info@smashbal.nl.

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June 11, 2014

How strange it might sound for an indoor sport, a clinic, workshop or tournament aimed to recruit new members by means of smashbal, seems most successful outdoors during the months June and August. Some sport clubs really made use of this knowledge. See for instance Particolare, CVV Spirit Barendrecht and skyline summer camps 2014 (USA).

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June 4, 2014

Gave 20 exercise professionals a Smash! and Smashbal experience during a intensive workshop in Wijchen (Gelderland, the Netherlands) on behalf of the NeVoBo. Felt a lot of enthusiasm and 95% of the professionals will use parts of our workshop in their own practices. Actually a great result. Please click here for more information.

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May 21, 2014

Another volleyball club from the centre of our country has stated that they want to set up Smashbal with our help. The first meetings were held and further information will follow.

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May 17, 2014

VOC Maarssen would love to offer her members Smashbal too. During the mini tournament we organised an actual  Smashbal clinic for no less than 110 children. And some great photos were taken. See for yourself.

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May 7, 2014

In order to introduce Smashbal, I gave six Smashbal training sessions to the men of SV Dynamo Apeldoorn (Gelderland, the Netherlands). Loads of fun during Saint George and the Dragon, blowing cotton wool and other actual Smashbal exercises. Was a lot of fun. Dynamo will expand their Smashbal department, but we definitely gained about 30 true Smashbal fans in Apeldoorn.

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May 5, 2014

Now also in Burkina Faso. With special thanks to Annemarie van Wamel and Louis Bosman. Please click here.

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April 30, 2014

Had a meeting with the volleyball club nearby about supporting the implementation of Smashbal in this club, amongst other things. They clearly see the advantages of our volleyball variant too and would like to set this up next to their existing CMV department.

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April 25, 2014

Doris Holzhacker (of the Vienna International School) is giving a workshop Smashbal during the ECIS Physical Education 2014 in Zug Switzerland. It goes without saying that we (NeVoBo and yours truly) supported her to the best of our ability. Doris has written out her workshop and you can download it here. We also placed a link to her website of this three-day training for exercise teachers here.

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April 9, 2014

Gave another Smashball clinic, with thanks to the Nevobo. This time because of the Buurtsport Coach Academy (Neighbourhood Sport Coach Academy). The goal of the clinic was to give the coaches Smashball handles to use the sport in their daily coaching practices. In my opinion our goal was reached. Furthermore, the coaches were really involved during the Smashball clinic, so the Smashball vibe was felt throughout the entire sport hall. I think that with these sports, the goal will definitely be reached in Overijssel (the Netherlands).

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March 17, 2014

While the English Smashball book isn't quite ready yet, we had our first order. From Malta this time. Which country will be next?

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March 18, 2014

Mauro Berruto (national coach of the Italian men's team) thinks Smashball brilliant. And to be honest, he is absolutely right (-:

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15 to 18 March, 2014

Smashball is on the program of the FIVB seminar in Mexico.

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February 27, 2014

Smashball around the world. Our Zeeland (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) clip is now in Greece. Where will it end up? Click here.

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February 26, 2014

The Purmerend (Noord-Holland, the Netherlands) Smashball tournament has taken place and it was a great success.

"Boys played fanatically and it's good to see how much the boys like it. I have to say that I'm really pleased with this volleyball variant, because during the clinics on primary schools you can offer this for the tough boys and girls". Merijn Luijbe, neighbourhood sport coach volleyball SPURD/VIP.

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February 23, 2014

There was a record number of Smashbal players at the Smashball tournament of TFC from Odiliapeel (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). No less than 85 children fought for the coveted titles. The photos will give you an impression of this successful tournament. The organisation gave away two actual smashballs on behalf of www.smashbal.nl as thanks for the great initiative and the spiking fun.

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February 16, 2014

In the Netherlands too, Smashball is growing. Take for instance the volleyball club Unicornus.

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February 15, 2014

Because of the great international interest in our fine Smashball, the Nevobo will place an English information page on her website. Click on the photo to go to this website. We are also thinking about how we can make our website accessible for interested people outside the Netherlands.

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February 12, 2014

In the meantime 85 children (yes, you are reading correctly) have signed up for the TFC Smashball tournament. Based on the number of sign ups, TFC decided to organise the tournament not in Odiliapeel, but in Volkel. In sport centre 'de Wervel' is more room to plan the matches. This will be an exciting tournament.

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February 10, 2014

Tony Westman (esteemed international volleyball trainer and FIVB instructor) states that Smashball will be a part of the FIVB seminar in Mexico. The seminar will take place from 15 to 18 March 2014.

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February 7, 2014

An overview of the opinions about Smashball.

Mae Volleyball New Brunswick Canada: The group playing smashball from the Nederland. Our first experience with it and it was a great one! 

 Matt Ginipro (Head Coach Appalachian State Volleyball): I love it!

 Cesar Hernandez Glez (author 4volley and assistant national coach Spanish national women's team): Smashball: A new formula for beginners volleyball. Magnificent. Thanks for the idea. For more information about 4volley, please click on the logo:

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Avca Volleybal (Kentucky): Wow that looks awesome.

Volleywood (Californie): We have a strong feeling Smashball will become global in the years to come.

Lange Mannen (Dutch Men's Volleyball Team): The ideal preparation for a career as tall man in the Dutch national team!

Sylvia Zeilstra-Klein Entink: Our 10 year old son loves it (Bovo Volleybal Aalten, Gelderland, the Netherlands). Added to Smashbal.nl with thanks to Luuk Elschot.

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February 6, 2014

It was evident that Smashball had great potential. However, we didn't expect publications about Smashball in prominent international volleyball websites this quick. Click on the following logo's for the publications in English.

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February 1, 2014

As a consequence of a publication on Volleybalkant.nl, the number of daily visitors to our website go through the roof. There is a lot to be done before Smashball is played in every sport centre, but the interest is definitely there. And everything always starts with interest.

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January 31, 2014

I send out 18 books with our Smashball training route this past month. About half to Belgium.

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December 9, 2013

Agreed with the Nevobo to do another Smashball clinic. At CIOS in Breda (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) this time. The CIOS students in Breda want to be introduced to Smashball and we are happy to do so.

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November/December 2013

Because of  a conflict within the Detac management and the aftermath of this conflict, I decided that I will stop training (among other things) the Detac Smashball men after 3,5 year as from the winter break. It certainly hasn't anything to do with the boys, that have generally done really well. Sometimes you just have to show who you are and what you stand for.

I wish all the best for the Smashball boys in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) and a great Smashball sequel. Again, I would like to thank Detac for the possibilities they gave me to set up a great Smashball department.

However, my departing gives me more free time for a spectacular launch of Smashball, so if you need any help launching this great sport; I am happy to help. Please see the client information page.

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December 2, 2013

Volleyball club Hands Up from Berlicum (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) stated that it wanted to come to watch our Smashball training and perhaps use it themselves. They were excited about the Smashball meeting in Middelbeers (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) a couple of weeks ago. Obviously were are happy to oblige. At this time Hands Up started using our beautiful volleyball variant. An example of Smashball vigour. Our compliments.

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December 2, 2013

Today we officially agreed to help NVC Nijkerk (Gelderland, the Netherlands) to launch Smashball. It will be a fun and interesting case, because Nijkerk definitely seems to have a lot of Smashball potential.

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November 24, 2013

A very nice photo of the Smashball Masters volleyball club Voleco, of course with THE smashballs in it. Boys and trainers are part of the development of Smashball. Is that cool or is that cool?

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November 15, 2013

Visited the Smashball training of Luuk Elschot at volleyball club Bovo from Aalten (Gelderland, the Netherlands). Luuk learned about Smashball through the Smashball physical education classes earlier this year in Arnhem (Gelderland, the Netherlands). He turns out to be a true Smashball trainer that combines his training talent with Smashball. And in this case, that is a great combination indeed.

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November 14, 2013

The volleyball club Apollo in Mill (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) has also claimed wanting to launch Smashball. After they read the book they wanted to visit our training to see how it works in practice. Smashball in Mill, is to be continued.

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October 28 until November 15, 2013

Commissioned by volleyball club Arvevo I took over about 45 physical education classes in Arnhem (Gelderland, the Netherlands) these past three weeks, filling them with Smashball and volleyball. The circa 300 children loved it. This proves even more that boys and girls between four and twelve feel the drive and flow of Smashball and gladly go along with this flow. At this time the question remains: does volleyball loving Netherlands know the potential of Smashball?

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October 1, 2013

There will be no less than 12 pages devoted to Smashball in the specialist journal  for volleyball trainers (VolleyTechno 3, 2013). Besides informing readers, trainers and clubs are incited to launch their own Smashball department within their clubs. We obviously support this incitement.

And how great would it be if we wouldn't have to call around at the end of the volleyball season to make sure you have a men's team again next season.

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October 1, 2013

Today we reached another Smashball milestone again. In cooperation with Gidion (the Gala importer) and Gala we designed two smashballs, which will support and increase the fun and drive of Smashball. The yellow ball (the Smashball Starter) is designed for Smashball starters (level 1 and 2) and for various other spike games on the playground or in the sport centre. The red ball (the impressive Smashball Master) is among other things designed for the Level 3 and 4 Smashball players. The balls are available on our website.

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September 14, 2013

Lead a Smashball clinic at volleyball club Agilitas from Arnhem (Gelderland, the Netherlands) on account of the start of the volleyball season. The children liked it. Arnhem is becoming a home base for Smashball activities.

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September 14, 2013

Volleyball club Spirit from Rosmalen (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) organised a grand Smashball tournament for its youngest members. The kick-off was our exciting promotion video, showed in a completely darkened sport hall. Afterwards the 30 children started with our volleyball variant full of drive. The children from Rosmalen were really enthusiastic and Spirit is thinking about a sequel.

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September 10, 2013

Today the Nevobo announced Smashball workshops in every region. Sign up is free and we guarantee you will be extremely enthusiastic about Smashball afterwards.

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August 27, 2013

Just agreed to participate in the Smashball workshop of region South in Sliedrecht (Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands) and Nederweert (Limburg, the Netherlands) in the weeks to come.

I'm hoping for a lot of Smashball enthusiasm. No doubt there will be.

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July 21, 2013

The national launch of Smashball is about to begin. Please click on the Smashball Cap.

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July 1, 2013

These past years, we made four clips in the Smashball route. You will find these clips on the pages 'Smashball' and 'Participate'. These clips now have more than 7300 views in over 30 different countries. Who would have thought.

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June 12, 2013

Smashball activity at VC Avance from Sambeek (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands), volleyball club SSS-Barneveld from Barneveld (Gelderland, the Netherlands) and volleyball club Waterlanders from Nieuwkoop (Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands). Click on the name of the club for more information. Click here for a description of the Smashball tournament of the Waterlanders in the local media.

We have predicted this success several years ago, but it definitely is about to happen now.

Smashball is going to conquer the Netherlands.

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May 30, 3013

Tonight after the training session I got a colouring picture of our youngest Smashball player. It doesn't get any better than this and that's why I would like to share it with you.

Click here.

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May 29, 2013

First Smashball training in Gemert (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Attendance fell a bit short, but both children and trainers enjoyed it very much. With special thanks to the assistant trainers of Were Di (Smashball talents for sure) and of course the children present.

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May 28, 2013

Several volleyball clubs in mid Netherlands state that they want to start Smashball. To be continued. All of a sudden there are loads of potential members.

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May 24, 2013

About the 30 children at the Smashball kick-off in Gemert (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). This opens up new opportunities. Were Di might have a major growth in their male section. Next Wednesday the first free training. 

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May 21, 2013

Tomorrow on May 22nd, the Smashball championships in Gemert (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Come and see for yourself.

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21 april 2013

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Smashball tournament in Zeeland, the 5th tournament now. Again a great success. 46 players signed in. Also a lot of volleyball trainers and volleyball managers showed interest. On behalf of the Nevobo the managing director  Joelle Staps and chairmen Hans Nieukerke were present. We were delighted about this visitation. We predict that Smashball is going to excel in the time to come.

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April 18, 2013

Click here for the flyer of the Smashball championships in Gemert (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) on behalf of Were Di.

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April 14, 2013

At this time we nearly have all the entries for the Smashball tournament for next Sunday, April 21th in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). We have more than 40 entries, so we are going to rent another hall first thing tomorrow. This proves that Smashball could boost male volleyball, if we handle things right.

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April 8, 2013

Smashball is doing better and better. Havoc from Haps (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) organised in cooperation with SjorsSportief three possibilities to introduce children from the primary school to Smashball. It seems that the southern region has a head start in launching Smashball opposed to other Dutch regions. Please click here for further information. Last Friday I visited some Smashball training sessions. To all men from Haps: have loads of Smashball fun, no doubt you will.

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April 6, 2013

Besides a short clinic for children that play volleyball, I held a presentation for Smashball interested in general and interested Smashball trainers. Went through some exercises with the help of level 1 and level 2 Smashball players. It was a very tiring, but fun experience for the children. Next Monday, Stijn is going to ask some of his friends to join some Smashball trial training sessions.

The attending youth trainers were really excited about the Smashball training method. The training design, competitive character, the intensity of the method and different levels were the elements that they liked most. All attending trainers received the Smashball/Kaboomball book and put their new knowledge into practice. After the meeting some of them stayed to play a game of Smashball. In my opinion a lot of Smashball energy broke free and if we would use this energy to promote Smashball even further, Smashball will definitely make it.

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April 5, 2013

Busy preparing for the tournament. 21 men have signed up so far, the guys from outside the village have yet to come. We are definitely on course (final entries on April 14th). Better yet, it seems we are organising the biggest Smashball tournament in the Dutch history of Smashball.

Hans Nieukerke and Joelle Staps, respectively chairman and managing director of the Nevobo have announced their visitation of the tournament. We are happy to receive them.

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April 5, 2013

Tomorrow there is another meeting planned to teach interested trainers the Smashball principles. The aim is to enable them to lead their own Smashball training sessions. Trainers are a key element in launching Smashball, so we need their enthusiasm. Let's go for that.

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February/March, 2013

Took over several physical education the past couple of months. The children are enthusiastic about it and so are we. The physical education classes are followed by 6 VSD training sessions. No less than 25 children signed up for these sessions, but unfortunately we can only place 16 at the time. Arvevo is looking into possibilities to expand so more children can be placed. We are also looking into the possibilities to organise an alternative route for pupils of the OBS Dr. W. Dreesschool. All in all, we are working hard to offer the children an appropriate curriculum. Herewith you can see the photo's of a physical education class we took over.

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Going over the Smashball exercises before introducing the children to Smashball.

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February 1, 2013

Took over a day of physical education at the Dr. W. Dreesschool in Arnhem (commissioned by Arvevo) for the first time last Friday, mainly Smashball training. The greater part of the training is yet to come, but I'm pleasantly surprised by the number of talents that scantily became a member of the sport club in Arnhem. I would be really great if Smashbal can offer the children regular exercise. This kick-off certainly left me with a good feeling. To be continued.

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January 28, 2012

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Had a meeting with volleyball club Were Di from Gemert (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) and agreed on us helping them launching Smashball in Gemert. We discussed several possibilities and they will decide which path they are willing to take. So, another volleyball club will offer the boys in Gemert a great sport, in cooperation with us.

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December 18, 2012

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Agreed to help out volleyball club Arvevo from Arnhem. This fine club from Arnhem (men: 1st division, women 3rd division) would like to bind more children to volleyball and Arvevo. To reach this aim, a plan was made. The first step of this plan is to take over some physical education on several primary schools in Arnhem. We will do some Cool Moves (CMV) clinics and Smashball clinics. The second step is to organise some extracurricular training sessions in which interested children will be offered the opportunity to pursue the volleyball fun. In the end, this will be about 125 training sessions. At the moment we are working on setting dates. To be continued. This is a major opportunity to boost the youth volleyball in Arnhem by means of CMV and Smashball. We are definitely taking advantage of this opportunity.

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December 9, 2012

The Smashball tournament in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) was a great success again. On a dull Sunday afternoon 25 boys (and Auke) took over sport centre de Hekel to compete in a spectacular way to obtain the title "Smashball champion of Zeeland 2012". What a fanaticism and drive.

This again emphasizes the potential of Smashball. To launch the variant successfully, it is of major importance to pull together as clubs and organize tournaments.

We will do so again mid February 2013 anyway. Which club follows?

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December 1, 2012

Another volleyball club in the region announced that they are going to launch Smashball. They want to offer the boys this magnificent volleyball variant based on drive and movement. To be continued.

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November 22, 2012

We will organise another tournament in sport centre de Hekel in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). All though boys between 7 and 14 years old are heartily invited to join the tournament on December 9th. It starts at 11 a.m. Sign up for all levels. You can sign up by yourself or as a team. It costs €2,50 per person and it's free for members of VC Detac. Please use the contact button to sign up.

We think it's going to be really cool. For clubs that considering a launch of Smashball of their own, come see if it will work for your club. If you come, we're certain that we've gained another Smashball club.

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October 18, 2012

Lead three Smashball workshops in Boekel (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Introduced a lot of men to Smashball while cool music played. Based on the workshop VC Unitas will organise Smashball training sessions. To read the description of the event and information about the Unitas training sessions, please click here. It felt really good to see how well Unitas arranged things. With special thanks to Wiljan Smits. A great success that can be expanded, especially considering the great talent we had in our sports hall. Not to mention: we gained another Smashball club.

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October 12, 2012

Talking with a average sized volleyball club in the middle of the Netherlands that wants to launch Smashball with our help. This will be a great and interesting case.

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October 4, 2012

Three Smashball members of VC Detac are giving their classmates a mini workshop Smashball during physical education. First rate.

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September 29, 2012

Agreed with VC Unitas from Boekel (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) that we are going to help them launch Smashball. The main aim is to increase the number of (male) (youth) members. Working on a plan how to achieve this goal. Further discussion will follow, but after finishing the plan it will be actuated. The volleyball club wittingly chose us to help them because of our extensive experience with Smashball. In the end, you only get a certain amount of chances to show the target group how cool Smashball really is.

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September 15, 2012

Talked about Smashball with several people (e.g. Nevobo chairman Hans Nieukerke and Nevobo managing director Joelle Staps). The variant will be disseminated nationally. The boys volleyball will take a step in the right direction.

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September 9, 2012

Visited Smashball tournament at Switch 87 in Millingen aan de Rijn (Gelderland, the Netherlands). About 45 children were fighting for every ball. What a sight.

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