WELCOME to the official website of the Sepak Takraw Association of Canada (STAC)! Sepak Takraw is best described as KICK VOLLEYBALL or SOCCER VOLLEYBALL. Enjoy Sepak Takraw equipment, resources, training, coaching, officials, DVD, videos, books, articles, news, pictures, and networking information found and updated here. Come back often! "Like" our new Takraw Canada (STAC) Face Book Page for a chance to WIN Sepak Takraw Products!
STAC is pleased to announce that the 2013 Canadian Open Sepak Takraw Championships will be hosted in Calgary, AB, August 17 & 18, in the Calgary Volleydome. CLICK HERE for details, registration forms, and sponsorship & volunteer opportunities.
UPDATED 'PARTICIPANT DEVELOPMENT MODEL' (PDM) / NEW 'COACH PARTICIPANT MODEL' (CDM):
STAC continues to work with the CAC in devloping its own certified Coaching Program for Sepak Takraw in Canada and as such has refined and updated its PDMs, to provide a better overall picture of the sport and who it participants are and how they move through the different streams within the sport. STAC's NCCP Committee has also competed a draft the CDMs, showing how coaches enter and move through the sport, including what training they get at each Coach Context. Click on the links below to see the respective models:
NEW SCORING, SERVING & SUBSTITUTION RULES, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
Traditionally a match was composed of 3 sets, with the first two sets going to 21 and a third tie-break set (if needed) going to 15, however, recent rule changes has seen a move to less points per set, but playing more sets per match. Now in most international competitions, a match is decided by the first regu to win the best our of FIVE 15-point sets (rather than three). In each set, if both regus are tied at 14-14, play continues until one regu wins by 2 points, up to a ceiling of 17 points. Click on the links below to download the corresponding NEW score sheets:
NEW "REGU" EVENT SCORE SHEET
NEW "TEAM" EVENT SCORE SHEET
Another significant rule change has been a move to having each regu serve 3 consecutive serves, regardless of whether or not they received the points for the ensuing rallies of those serves ... so in this way, serving has now become more like it is in table tennis, which helps even out the play, especially when there is a very strong, serve-dominating regu. As well, the new rules now allow for each Regu to have one substition per set (5 possible sets). CLICK HERE to view/print ALL the Rule Changes (there's 7 more).
2012 CANADIAN SEPAK TAKRAW CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS (July 21 & 22, REGINA, SK):
The 2012 Canadian Open was held at the U of R in gym 2 from July 21 to July 22. Set up the day before the tournament was smooth and quick and the U of R staff members were very helpful when needed.
Unfortunately, the week leading up to the tournament saw some last minute cancellations from the 13 teams registered, most disappointingly was China and Malaysia (due to VISA issues, etc.). It was still a great event in spite of the no shows and no international division. Throughout the event a constant flow of approximately 200 plus spectators attended and were thrilled to see the acrobatic action involved with the spiking and blocking (without use of hands or arms)! The opening ceremonies started with all the teams walking into the gym and lining up in front of the spectators, then everyone sang ‘Oh Canada’, followed by a speech from Sask Sport Board Member, Robert Barrand, before the matches resumed.
The finals on the second day of the tournament started on time and ended on time. The closing ceremonies involved a speech from Honorable Kevin Docherty, Minister of Parks, Culture & Sport of the Government of Saskatchewan, followed by the awards presentations (also done by Minister Kevin Docherty). Subway provided lunches for players & volunteers on the first day, while Wallis Zbitnew supplied snacks on the second day. Prizes at the Awards Ceremony included Cash (Sr. Regu), Trophies, Medals & Donated Prizes from CAA, Sask Energy, STC, Potash Corp, and Lorah's Disposal. Thank you to all sponsors and dedicated volunteers that helped make this event a success! Results were as follows:
Senior Men Regu Event Results:
1st place was Regina C (Teams Sask)
2nd place was Regina A (Sask Veterans)
3rd place was Calgary
Junior Men Regu Event Results:
1st place was Regina F (Ruth M Buck Elementary School)
2nd place was Regina E (Johnson Collegiate)