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

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 06:22 PM.

"At this level, they are not very good at it (dinking). They need to know to get their hands out of the net and how to jump."

The week’s first part focused on passing, serving and setting. As time progressed, the players added blocking and dinking.

"We've done the little things, the dinks, the blocking," Buckelew said. "I say little things, but those are all part of the game. We've covered just about every skill."

Although most local middle school and high schools have an established volleyball program, Buckelew believes the sport is just now catching on as more than a recreational game.

"It's an upcoming sport here in the Panhandle," she said. "It's been around forever, but it hasn't gotten real big here until the last three or four or five years, maybe."

Having more open gyms for volleyball would increase the sport's popularity, she said.

However, moms and dads ultimately have the key to building a stronger volleyball base, she said.

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