Young volleyball players will have a chance to get some instruction from college-level athletes and coaches during an Avalanche-sponsored camp at the end of the month.
The event will feature mentoring from men's head coach Steve Kamps and members from both the men's and women's teams based out of the College of the Rockies for young players between Grade 7-9.
Kamps hopes the athletes who sign up walk away with a better grasp of basic skills, team play, positioning and the importance of physical and mental conditioning.
We mainly focus on the technical aspects, making sure that all their basic skills, that they are performing them correctly," said Kamps. "A lot of them don't have the quality coaching, some of them have never been coached before, coming out of Grade 7.
"It's a fairly new sport for athletes and we try to make sure they have those foundational skills to build from and we do lots of gameplay of well and we do a few extra sessions on mental skills and nutrition as well to give them a well-rounded experience."
Each camp will run for roughly half a day. The girls have two camps, the first over the Aug. 20-23 and another one a week later, which also includes the boys camp.
Registration forms are available on the Avalanche website at www.cotr.bc.ca/avalanche.