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Volleyball camp spikes interest in youth

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BECKLEY -

Josh Grant who is a former Independence Middle School volleyball coach, hosted a camp at The Place in Beckley this week.

"We just focus on fundamentals, skill play, and then progress to game play," said Grant.

Young girls in elementary and middle school attended the camp to practice for upcoming school tryouts. 

The youngest kids at camp were only in the 3rd grade, and for many of the campers, like 8 year old Brennah Lambert, it was their first time playing volleyball.

"My older sister loves it so I thought I would love it, and I do," Lambert expressed.

Grant recognized the different skill levels and catered to all players.  His individualized coaching approach worked.  Lambert was already soaking in new skills. 

From spiking to setting, and bumping to digging, the girls learned a lot from Grant and the Independence High School volleyball players, and also had a great time.