Calera volleyball to host summer camp

Young athletes looking to improve their skill at the sport of volleyball will have the opportunity to learn at the Calera Eagles Summer Camp, held July 22-24 at Calera High School. (FILE)

Young athletes looking to improve their skill at the sport of volleyball will have the opportunity to learn at the Calera Eagles Summer Camp, held July 22-24 at Calera High School. (FILE)

By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Editor

CALERA — Young athletes looking to improve their skill at the sport of volleyball will have the opportunity to learn at the Calera Eagles Summer Camp, held July 22-24 at Calera High School.

The camp will be run by first-year head coach Brittany Todd, and will be for any girls in first grad to sixth grade interested in playing the sport of volleyball.

In addition to learning the basics of the game, as well as how to improve skills, Todd said campers will be introduced to games that incorporate aspects of the game such as serving and positioning.

We’ll be going over fundamentals and foundation,” she said. “We’ll play a lot of games, we’ll work on footwork a lot.”

The camp, which runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each of the three days, will provide a pizza lunch on the last day. In addition to the lunch, all campers will gain free admission to the September 9 home match against Jemison High.

While campers will be active and moving around, Todd said the main point of the camp was to ensure a good time for those in attendance.

“I want them to learn how to play a sport and have fun,” she said. “It’s about learning.”
Todd said the proceeds of the camp will go back to the program to pay for necessities for the players, such as players’ pregame meals, spirit packs and agility equipment.

“We really have a lot of hard working players, she said. “They are the hardest working girls.”

The Eagles have made the AHSAA Class 4A Volleyball Elite Eight the past two season, but with a move up to Class 5A, Todd said the team is aiming for more.

“Our goal is to not just go, but to win it,” she said.

The cost of the camp is $50 and is due the first day of camp. For more information, contact Tood at btodd@shelbyed.k12.al.us.