Of all the sports I find that I love watching women’s/girl’s Volleyball. The men’s is OK but a little fast paced. I like girls because more technique is required and less hard spiking the ball out of the gym. I knew my kid was going to be athletic because me and her mom are. I wanted to get her into volleyball and had no idea where to start. Please excuse the fact I mentioned this in my last post title “Volleyball Dreams”.
I started googling ways to get your kid into volleyball and there were no good resources out there. I found a lot about other sports, but hardly any about this great sport? So I was at work talking to my co-worker and she mentioned her going to her daughter’s game that night and so I started asking a lot of questions. My girl was quite young but I wanted to start early. She mentioned getting balloons and practicing fundamentals, which I thought was a great idea. I went home and we played around in the living room for hours and it was quite fun but there was not much else I could teach her.
After making numerous calls I found out that Sportscom in Murfreesboro does a clinic every Thursday for girls and it only cost $3. I happened to be off on Thursdays and so I took her. When I got there she was the smallest one because she was honestly too young to start. You were supposed to be at least 8 and she was 6 years old. The instructor Miche, was really nice and embraced her and was patient and she helped to get Yasmine into the game. We would get there early often and I would work with her on passing. One day Miche asked if I played and I said I did in the past. She immediately signed me onto her Thursday night league team and I began to help her coach the girls. Eventually she would have to stop coming for her job as a teacher and I would take over the beginner’s side.
So, my advise if you want to get your daughter in volleyball is to start young. Do the balloon thing. I also set up a ghetto net in my yard and played with her on that. Finally I found the perfect setting at Sportscom, which I am sure you can find in other towns.