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Season overview: Belgreen volleyball

Julianna Potts is one of four new coaches on the Franklin County volleyball circuit. Potts is a native of Miss., and she inherited a volleyball team that loves the game.

“I have learned that my girls are all in,” said Potts. “These girls want to learn, they come into practice each day eager to learn the game of volleyball. My girls are buying into what I am selling, and it’s showing.”

Potts has always emphasized what she calls a “Bulldog Mentality,” which fits well with her new school.

“It’s kind of ironic that the mentality I want our girls to take on is the mascot of the school I am at,” Potts explained. “Early on, when I accepted this job, I explained to my girls about having a ‘Bulldog Mentality’ that means that when we get ahead, we close in and finish a game, we hang on to that lead. Just like a Bulldog when it gets its mouth on something, it doesn’t let up or let go until the object it has in its mouth is no longer a threat. My girls already have that mentality, so my expectations are nothing less than success.”

Potts said her team needs to focus on the little things in the game that can lead to a win or loss.

“As a whole, we need to work on getting better at taking control of the little errors that can occur when we get caught up in the moment of playing the game,” she explained.

Potts is looking forward to the start of the season and getting to know her team.

“I see the fight and drive in my girls’ eyes of wanting to be successful, and I have a wonderful group of players on and off the court. I am excited to kick off this season and watch them grow as players.”

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