Volleyball coach: parents’ support key to sport’s success

Parks and recreaton volleyball camp

Erica Kile reaches high to hit the ball during last week's Crestview Parks and Recreation Department volleyball camp at the Twin Hills Park Recreation Center.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 06:22 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The numbers were down at this year's Crestview Parks and Recreation Department volleyball camp. The camp, held at Twin Hills Park last week, had just four participants.

However, Kelly Buckelew — a former University of Alabama-Birmingham player who led the camp a third consecutive year — found something positive in the low turnout.

"In some ways it's better for them because they get more attention to detail," she said. "But it would be nice to have a few more (participants) when we try to scrimmage.

"But three-on-three is great for teaching movement — moving to the ball and that type of thing."

Buckelew was pleased with the campers’ enthusiasm and work, noting that most hoped to make their middle school team.

The camp focused on every aspect of the game.

"The main thing we worked on every day was passing, because you have to be able to pass," Buckelew said. "But we worked on all the skills. Today, the fourth day, we worked on blocking and dinking.

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