PASS, SET, SPIKE

For The Tribune

The next wave of volleyball players honed in on their skills in the Bollinger Athletic Complex this week at the Trinity Lutheran volleyball camp.

Chelsea Stroub, head volleyball coach at Trinity and camp director, said the camp was divided into two divisions, Grades 2 through 5 and Grades 6 through 8.

There were a total of 17 campers.

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“We’re just working on basic fundamentals,” Stroub said on Tuesday. “The girls that already are more advanced and already know their fundamentals, we’re pushing them more. Some of the girls are even working on jump-serving.”

Kennedi Wienhorst and Kenzi Gross attended the Trinity Lutheran girls volleyball camp this week.

Both girls, who are students at Immanuel Lutheran School, said this is their first year attending the camp at Trinity.

“I thought (the camp) would be fun, and I’m trying to learn some new stuff,” Wienhorst, an incoming eighth-grader, said. “I worked on jump-serving Tuesday. This (Trinity Lutheran) is going to be my future school, and I wanted to get to know it a little more.

“Trinity is a great school, and I love volleyball, and I love learning about it. The camp is fun and all the girls are really nice.”

Gross said she enjoys the competitiveness of volleyball.

The incoming seventh-grader at Immanuel played for the Warriors and also has experience playing travel volleyball.

“I’ve learned how to jump-serve, and I’ve never jump-served before,” she said.

“I’ve worked a lot on serve receive and my passing this summer, and its good.

Stroub, who is beginning her third season as head coach of the Cougars said the athletes put together all of their skills at the end of the week.

“Different days we’re doing different things,” she said. “Monday we did passing and setting, Tuesday serving and serve receive, Wednesday we worked on defense and hitting, and Thursday we put it all together.”

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.