Spikes Volleyball teaches kids the sport’s fundamentals
By Cody Storm Cooper
April 6, 2012
PARRY SOUND - Spikes Volleyball returns for its second year in Parry Sound.
The six-week camp that teaches kids the basics to volleyball returns to the Parry Sound High School (PSHS) April 11, and runs through to May 16, teaching boys and girls in Grades 6, 7, and 8 the fundamentals of the sport.
“It’s a really pared down version of the game, so the very basic skills of passing, setting, serving - all of the fundamental skills that will be built upon as they continue on through the game,” said one of the coaches, Dave Weichel, also a volleyball coach and teacher at PSHS.
“You certainly don’t have to love the game, but if you’re interested at all in the game it’s perfect,” he added.
The Spikes Volleyball program is put together by the Ontario Volleyball Association, and is run all across the province.
Coaching this year will include member of the PSHS volleyball program including high school athletes. The program had over 40 participates last year.
The program runs every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. from April 11 to May 16, for a registration fee of $75, which includes a T-shirt, at the Parry Sound High School’s big gym.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn the game, we love volleyball here at the school because it’s the ultimate team sport,” said Weichel. You can’t have that one athlete who takes over and controls the game, so it really teaches team work, and getting along with the people around you.”
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