Players impress at camp
Volleyball Horsham Academy athletes experienced quality coaching as part of a camp at Mildura.
Former Australian youth coach Alan Hassell and SASI athlete Steve Purcell took the athletes through their paces throughout the weekend, with all athletes learning plenty as they build up for season 2017.
The Mildura camp is a good way of getting the athletes out of their comfort zone and gives them an experience they wouldn’t otherwise receive.
The athletes were pushed hard on Saturday in difficult conditions due to the heat.
They then moved on to team-building activities on Sunday in contrasting conditions.
Young athletes including Cleo Baker and Hamish Sellens excelled during the weekend, while experienced athletes Eadie Garth-lindsay and Will Brennan showed leadership. The opportunity to receive valuable match play against Mildura counterparts was also a highlight.
The Mildura athletes wanted a chance to get back at the Horsham athletes after being beaten during a Horsham tournament.
There has been good rivalry between both academies and this next group is carrying on the tradition.
Team numbers are building nicely for the coming summer season of volleyball in Horsham.
Competition starts on Monday for C and junior grades and Wednesday for A and B grades.
There is still time to get team entries in by contacting me by the end of today. Draws will be sent out on Friday.
Anyone interested in playing volleyball in Horsham in any grade can call me on 0487 824 599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.