Over 20 local youth participated in the first Stettler volleyball camp that wrapped up four days of sessions on Aug. 24 at Christ King School.
“We want to get more youth interested in volleyball in Stettler,” said Sarah Steinbach who was one of two leaders of the camp, and enters her second year coaching senior girls’ volleyball at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler.
“We want to get players ready for the upcoming season,” said C.J. Oprea who also led the camp and was a volleyball standout at William E. Hay several years ago.
The inaugural youth camp attracted 25 players, including three boys and 22 girls, mainly from the high school senior girls team.
“We want to see 120 players and more boys next year,” said Steinbach.
“We want to get volleyball strong again in Stettler,” said Oprea.
After students return to school next week, volleyball will hit the court in the first week with tryouts and team selections.
‘”We want to get them some confidence going into tryouts,” said Steinbach.
Over the four days, players were instructed in the fundamentals of various skills, team play and focusing on specific positions on the floor.
“We got a lot of talented players at the camp and great coaches who have helped out.”
“We also wanted to improve their fitness,” said Oprea.
Besides the two camp leaders, players at the camp were also coached by Dale Snodgrass, Todd Dubber, Robin Schwartz, Missy McComish and Brad Lawlor.