“I decided to have a camp this year to offer an affordable opportunity for girls to either learn or improve on the fundamental skills of volleyball, learn different drills and games that will help enhance their skills, and also to offer a means of meeting other volleyball players in the area,” said JHS Volleyball Coach Rebecca Zimmerman. “This is the first year I’ve done a summer camp and it was a great success. Volleyball is a sport that is not introduced to girls until the 7th grade. Every other sport is played at such a younger age whether it be soccer, softball, or basketball. There really is no other opportunity for young girls to try the sport other than the modified programs. Getting girls involved in athletic camps before they reach their modified seasons is a perfect way to give them the necessary fundamentals in order to be successful and enjoy the sport. For the older girls, the camp provides an opportunity to keep their skills sharp, see other competition, and improve as a volleyball player and an athlete.”
Coach Zimmerman had help from JV Coach Lindsay Brown, former collegiate player Brittany Christian and former JHS graduate Brittany Brace, a middle blocker for JCC. JHS Girls Volleyball Teams’s first league home game is Friday, September 7th vs. Falconer at 4:30 p.m. at JHS.