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Woodland coach to host volleyball camp
by Ericka Birdsong
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June 05, 2013 09:19 AM | 1274 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bradley Sabin, Woodland volleyball’s 2012 captain, may be one of the former players in attendance at this year’s camp, the camp director said.
Bradley Sabin, Woodland volleyball’s 2012 captain, may be one of the former players in attendance at this year’s camp, the camp director said.
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Woodland head volleyball coach David Condon is scheduled to host the Woodland Annual Junior Summer Dig June 17 through 20 at the school’s main gym.

The camp is available to rising fourth- to ninth-graders daily from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The focus of the camp is to teach the fundamentals of volleyball to the younger players in the area.

“Since we don’t have a middle school team or a junior program, this is our chance to make sure they know the basics when they get [to high school],” said Condon.

Along with teaching the game of volleyball, Condon said he wants to make the sport enjoyable for participants. The coach said they not only learn, but they play games as well.

Last year’s camp was the second Condon had conducted, and he said he was pleased with the turnout.

“It was a big improvement from the year before…We had an eight-girl increase from last year,” Condon said.

The 2012 camp had 22 girls, six of whom were rising freshmen at Woodland. Of those six, four made the Woodland JV volleyball team — Taylor Bowen, Mary Katherine Grimes, Molly Maynard and Taryn Quackenbush.

“It makes a difference. They get the reps and the sets and it gives them more chance to show their potential and abilities,” he said.

Condon even said there was even a fourth-grader at last year’s camp that he feels will be great in the future if she sticks with it.

The camp will be led by Condon and eight of his varsity players. With the players teaching the campers, Condon said this also helps the players to learn as well.

“If you teach it, it forces you to learn it even more,” said Condon.

The cost of this four-day camp is $45 which includes a T-shirt and a daily snack.

Registration is available the day of the camp; however, to ensure shirt and snack availability, prior registration is encouraged.

Information: (770) 687-1055 or email david.condon@bartow.k12.ga.us.
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