Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Forty-two young women in grades 7-12 participated in the Kimball Cubs' Summer Volleyball Camp from June 15 - June 18. Paul Meyer, coach from Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, facilitated the four-day camp for the Cubs. In addition to Coach Meyer's expertise, the Cubs benefited from the assistance of former Willmar head coach Mary Hanson, Waldorf setter and graduate assistant Sarah Baker, and Cathedral standout Sarah Zyvolovski.
During the four-hour sessions, the Cub volleyball players worked on fine-tuning their skills, competing in drills, and developing a new offense at the varsity level. Coaches Mortenson and Notch were thrilled with the turn-out. Camps for volleyball have been offered several times over the last ten years, and this is the first time the camp has filled. "The turn-out was incredible. To have 42 girls from a school the size of Kimball is amazing," said Coach Notch.
The coaches hope to see momentum continue for the volleyball program. A core group of senior leadership has been key to interest and involvement. These young women in the senior class, along with some of their junior counterparts have been playing Junior Olympic volleyball, competing at Star of the North, playing in the CMVL during the summer, using the strength-training program, and attending camps. The varsity team will head to the University of Duluth this coming weekend for a team camp. They will follow up the team camps with attendance at Spike Camps, which will allow them to specialize in their individual skills areas.
Practice for the Cubs' fall season opens Monday, Aug. 18. Coaches and players are looking forward to a competitive year. Staff photo by Images by Marguerite.