The workouts started earlier this summer, and Condon believes things “are going very well.”
This past season the varsity Wildcats ended with a 14-25 overall record and a 1-7 area record with a five-game win streak in late August, beating East Paulding, Paulding County, Model, Coosa and Pepperell. With their team losing four seniors to graduation, the summer workouts can help the team prepare for the 2012 fall season.
Workouts have previously been held Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, but in July they will become Monday through Thursday and begin at 10 a.m.
“The conditioning workouts are available to all girls who are interested in playing, but we have separate gym workouts for inexperienced players and experienced players, such as varsity and advanced JV,” Condon said.
The number of players that usually attend the summer workouts is between 12 and 18, according to Condon. While he said these workouts are not mandatory, rather “very highly recommended,” he has noticed a difference between the players who attend the workouts and the players who don’t.
“The players who attend the workouts do typically perform better during the season, and they progress further,” Condon said.
The summer workouts are for all high school girls who want to play volleyball, but for those younger girls who are interested, Condon is conducting a Junior Camp. The camp began Monday and will end on Thursday, June 21.
This is the second Wildcat Junior Camp and it is open to girls from fourth to eighth grades. According to the cap brochure, the purpose of this camp is to teach the younger girls the fundamentals of volleyball, help them develop their skills, let them meet the high school players and allow them to have fun.
“The Junior Camp is designed to get girls to learn the basic fundamentals before arriving to high school. However, we really want the girls to enjoy and appreciate the sport in general,” said Condon.