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Summer volleyball camp to take place at LAHS

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By Phil Scherer

The 2017 Los Alamos Summer Volleyball Camp will take place the next two weeks inside the Auxiliary Gym at Los Alamos High School.

The camp is open to elementary and middle school students. No previous volleyball experience is required.

“Our goal is to help improve their skills and get them interested in playing more volleyball,” Diana Stokes, the head volleyball coach at LAHS, said.

Instruction will be led by the high school coaching staff, as well as members of both the JV and Varsity teams.

The camp will be run Monday-Thursday, and July 24-27.

Activities are tailored to the experience level of the players to reinforce fundamental serving, passing, hitting and defensive skills.  

The camps introduce new players to the game and challenge players with previous experience.

Elementary students will be in the gym from 3-4 p.m., while the middle school students will receive instruction from 4:30-6 p.m.

For elementary students, the camp will cost $35 for one week, and $60 for both weeks.

The middle school camp will cost $40 for one week, and $70 for both weeks.

Participants can register either at the door on the first day of the camp, or online at sites.google.com/laschools.net/hilltoppervolleyball/home.

For more information, those interested can contact Stokes at 660-9061.

She has been running similar camps at LAHS on and off for the last decade, and thinks they are beneficial for the campers, and her own players that help with instruction.

“It helps them with their own play because it reinforces the things that they’re learning on the court during the season,” Stokes said.

She added that she hopes to continue camps such as these as long as she is the coach at LAHS because of how beneficial they are, both now and later.

She said, “I think programs like this are very important because it helps us to build our program for the future.”