Coach Carolyn Rohrer
At the beginning of August, our girls’ volleyball team had their first-ever preseason camp. The camp was held Monday through Thursday, August 5 -8. We used our brand new equipment and utilized both courts! We also were privileged to have two guest coaches with us. Liz Roland, a former college player, and coach flew in from the East Coast to run our camp. Pete Phillips, a long-time local public highschool coach, currently at Grossmont High School, also came to help us.
Coach Liz and Coach Pete were both incredibly helpful to our team. The girls learned new skills, brushed up on old ones, and progressed greatly in their teamwork in just one week! As a result, our team is the most well-prepared it has ever been going into the season. Coach Liz taught serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and defense. Coach Pete was an invaluable help with rotations and helping the players improve their timing in hitting. Our coaching staff enjoyed watching these guest coaches interact with the team. We learned a lot and gained new ideas that we can bring into practice this season.
One of the best things about our camp was the morning devotional time. Coach Liz generously provided each of the players with a journal to use. Each morning she led the team in a Bible study. She challenged the girls to make their own ‘biography’ of God as they studied His attributes through several different Psalms. They discussed how He is their Rock and their fortress, their Shepherd, and their Refuge. It was wonderful to start each day with the right focus. God blessed our camp in so many ways.
We are looking forward to our first game on Friday, September 13th. Come out and support us! Our games will be every Friday night at the Salvation Army gym on Balboa Avenue. We will post a more detailed schedule in coming weeks. Go Kuyper!