Archive for Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Youth volleyball academy to be offered at BLHS

December 31, 2008

Girls interested in learning more about the sport of volleyball will have a chance to hone their skills this winter through a new volleyball academy at Basehor-Linwood High School.

Basehor-Linwood volleyball coaches are conducting the academy for players interested in playing the sport. It’s a way to introduce more girls to the sport, create an avenue for experienced players to get more playing time and, ultimately, grow the sport in the community.

“We are committed to promoting the sport of volleyball,” BLHS coach Tammy Zydlo said. “Our objective is to provide a positive environment where the fundamentals of volleyball will be taught, encouraged and played. Each week we will group players by ability level and we will provide skill instruction and drills. Time will be allocated for competition.”

The camp will be taught in two different sessions based on age group. Players in third and fourth grades will participate in a three-week camp from 4 to 6 p.m.on Sundays Jan. 4, 11 and 18 at the high school. The camp costs $45 and includes a T-shirt and instruction from BLHS coaches.

A six-week camp for players in fifth and sixth grades will also take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, beginning Jan. 4. The camp will take place each Sunday through Feb.15, with the exception of Feb. 8 when a gymnastics meet will take place in the gymnasium. The cost is $90, which includes a T-shirt and six weeks of instruction and play. Both camps will stress volleyball fundamentals.

Players interested in participating can call Zydlo at (913) 724-1585 or via e-mail at On-site registration is available, but parents will need to sign a waiver for their daughter to participate in camp.

Players do not have to live in the Basehor-Linwood school district to attend the camp, but are encouraged to bring a positive attitude, and wear a T-shirt, shorts and shoes.


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