Journey School of Costa Rica


At Journey School of Costa Rica

The sand volleyball court is among the most popular corners of the Journey School of Tamarindo campus.

Volleyball is an important addition to the overall sports programming at Journey for a number of reasons including:

Physical Fitness and Health Education

Participation promotes physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, improving cardiovascular health, coordination, and overall well-being.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Volleyball is a team sport that develops effective communication, cooperation, and collaboration skills among students. They learn to work together towards common goals and understand the value of supporting one another.

Leadership and Responsibility

Volleyball offers opportunities for students to take on leadership roles, fostering decision-making, motivation, and responsibility. These experiences contribute to the development of leadership qualities applicable in academic and future settings.

Sportsmanship and Ethical Behavior

Instills values of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. Students learn respect for opponents, fair play, and graceful handling of victory and defeat.

Strategic Thinking and Problem-Solving

Volleyball requires strategic thinking, as players anticipate opponents’ moves and make quick decisions. This cultivates problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities.

Time Management and Discipline

Balancing academic commitments with practice and matches teaches students time management and discipline, helping them prioritize and allocate time effectively.

Cultural Awareness and Diversity

Volleyball is a global sport, exposing students to different cultures, countries, and traditions. Interacting with diverse teammates and opponents promotes cultural awareness, appreciation, and respect for diversity.

By incorporating volleyball into education, schools foster physical fitness, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, strategic thinking, time management, and cultural awareness among students. It contributes to a well-rounded education that encompasses academic development alongside important life skills and values.