Jamestown High School's Volleyball Teams held a Summer Camp with 29 girls participating in two separate, five-day camps: one for fifth through eighth grades and another for ninth through 12th grades.
"I decided to have a camp this year to offer an affordable opportunity for girls to either learn or improve on the fundamental skills of volleyball, learn different drills and games that will help enhance their skills, and also to offer a means of meeting other volleyball players in the area," said Rebecca Zimmerman, Jamestown High School volleyball coach. "This is the first year I've done a summer camp and it was a great success. Volleyball is a sport that is not introduced to girls until the seventh grade. Every other sport is played at such a younger age whether it be soccer, softball, or basketball. There really is no other opportunity for young girls to try the sport other than the modified programs. Getting girls involved in athletic camps before they reach their modified seasons is a perfect way to give them the necessary fundamentals in order to be successful and enjoy the sport. For the older girls, the camp provides an opportunity to keep their skills sharp, see other competition, and improve as a volleyball player and an athlete."
Zimmerman had help from Lindsay Brown, Jamestown High School junior varsity coach; former collegiate player Brittany Christian and JHS graduate Brittany Brace, a middle blocker for JCC.
Players pose for a group photo during the recent volleyball summer camp held at Jamestown High School.