Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net suspended in the air. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules, which are quite extensive. Volleyball is an immensely popular sport in the Northwest Territories with several large tournaments happening every year in Fort Smith, Inuvik and Yellowknife.
Volleyball competition at the Arctic Winter Games begins with a round-robin tournament followed by a medal round based upon the final rankings in round-robin play. Volleyball only has one age category: Junior (Born 1999 or later) for both male and female competitors. Each male and female team consists of up to ten athletes and a coach for each participating contingent.
In 2018 the Volleyball games will be held at the Fort Smith Recreation Community Centre in Fort Smith.
Note: Sports venues and location are subject to change.