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PHOTO BY CIERA HUGHES Coach Will White talks to the girls in attendance July 29 at Red Bay's youth volleyball camp about volleyball basics.

Red Bay teaches volleyball basics at youth camp

All great athletes, no matter the sport, must begin with the basics, and Red Bay youth volleyball camp is working to build a firm foundation for its volleyball program.

“They all start in this exact same way, learning how to pass and hold their hands,” said Will White, instructor with the SWAT Volleyball Club in Hackleburg, who served as camp coach.

Twelve girls attended Red Bay’s youth volleyball camp Monday in the old gym from 6-9 p.m., where they learned volleyball basics and ran drills. White said he was glad to see so many girls attend from a small school and hopes to see the program grow.

White said the camp attracted complete novices in the sport.

 ”Right now, they don’t really even know what a volleyball looks like, so I’m wanting to go from not knowing really anything about the sport to having at least a basic understanding of what the game is and how it’s played,” White said.

White said he hopes to educate the girls at a young age on volleyball so they develop a love for the sport and want to continue playing as they get older. He said volleyball is one of the largest women’s sports in the country, but in this area, other female sports are more popular.

“Volleyball really is just a great sport, and we want to see it grow,” White said.