The Midway High School volleyball program invested in some future volleyball players when they hosted their 4th annual Youth Volleyball Camp this past Wednesday.
Over 55 campers ranging in ages from 5th-9th grade participated in the event, which included instruction from the Lady Raiders volleyball coaches and players.
“We worked on the fundamentals of offense and defense as well as preparing for the next level of volleyball,” said Midway head coach Jennifer Naylor.
Naylor went on to elaborate some of the values instilled to the campers.
“We worked on passing, passing from base, rotation from base, free ball defense, proper way to sprawl, serving options, hitting, footwork, and block fundamentals.”
Naylor also noted how the young campers enjoyed interacting with the same players that they cheer for during the volleyball season.
“It is amazing (to see) how much the elementary and middle school players look up to the high school athletes. They truly are role models,” Naylor continued.
For their assistance and hard work, Naylor was full of praise about the members of her team.
“I can’t give enough credit to the MHS volleyball girls,” she said. “They are there, some of them before the gym lights are even turned on, and are volunteering their time to give back to the younger kids. And they enjoy it.”
Naylor also remarked how appreciative she is of the Midway community and that without their support, such success wouldn’t be possible.
“We owe a huge thank you to them for their support and love for all the athletes at Midway,” she said. “This camp is a great way to give back to those that have done so much for us. The community members, families, friends and local businesses support this camp and also our high school Matchpoint Camp.”
Naylor went on to elaborate about the upcoming Matchpoint Camp.
“Matchpoint is a group from Ohio will do an onsite camp at Midway for all the players,” the coach said. “This is their third year coming and we have 23 girls participating. It will be very intense.”
That camp is set for the week of July 11.