The Y.M.C.A. College of Physical Education in Madras (now Chennai) first began training its students in the sport, which then eventually spread to other parts of the country.
Initially, the game was managed by Indian Olympic Association and the Interstate Volleyball Championship was conducted every 2 years, between the years 1936 and 1950. At the time, the Championship was organised for male players only.
In the year 1951, the Volleyball Federation of India was established and since then the national team had participated in several international championships like Asian Championship, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games etc.
After Indian independence, the first Indian National Championship was organised in 1952 at Chennai. The game was there upon organised for both men and women.
The Indian Volleyball team won a Gold medal in 1955, at the Invitation Asian Meet held at Japan.
A dedicated coach trains our day scholars and day boarders.
Some of the unique features we offer in the training of the sport are:
- our coaches have been state/national level players
- our coaches are all affiliated to their respective sport associations (state/ national) level
- individual attention for technique correction
- personal care and individual teaching
- explanation of the game and its nuances
- video recording of students playing the game and an analysis and discussion of the same with the student by the coach
- video clips of world famous players and a discussion with the students on their techniques, styles, strategies among other such details
- specially designed and crafted lesson plans for (i) beginners (ii) intermediate (iii) semi-advanced (iv) advanced players
- concentration on the physical developments of various parts of the body relevant to the sport: example wrists, arms, thighs, calves among others.
- warm-up exercises and other physical work out
- specific report cards with detailed analysis for day boarders
- opportunities to participate in inter-school and state organised games and tournaments