Lady Longhorn volleyball coach Arnold Stonebrink has planned a summer of three training camps that will provide aspiring players plenty of opportunities to develop their skills.
The first camp is June 2 to 9, the second is June 27-28 and an open gym camp will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday from June 1 to July 14.
The first camp will be held in two sessions from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to incoming seventh- and eighth-graders.
Most importantly, it is free.
“We are doing a pledge drive and are doing this for community service,” said Stonebrink. “Parents can fill out a registration form the morning of the camp.”
Instructors will include high school coaches and several of the varsity players.
The second camp, for elementary school age students, is the one Stonebrink hosts each summer in cooperation with the Town Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
“Parents can fill out registration forms and pay at the parks and rec department,” said Stonebrink.
The fee of $30 includes a T-shirt.
Sessions on both days will be held 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
The PHS staff and select players will conduct the camp.
The open gym camp is for high school girls and the cost is $10 for the summer.
Registration forms can be obtained on the first day of camp.
At all three camps, participants will be taught the six basic skills: serve, pass, set, attack, block and dig. Each of these skills comprises a number of specific techniques that have been introduced over the years and are now considered standard practice.
For more information on any of the camps, call Stonebrink at (928) 474-2233.