Mosley hosts volleyball clinic

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 7:18 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -The Mosley gym is rather busy this week with the sound of young volleyball players trying to learn more about the game. That process starts younger and younger these days. Dolphins head coach Michelle Mask overseeing this three day clinic, getting help from the current Mosley varsity players and even some alums of the program. Again all working on the premise you’re never too young to learn about the sport! Coach says the numbers were strong, and missing out on this event last year may be a contributor to that.

“Usually we top out at about 60 kids, but we’re closer to 70 this year.” coach Mask told me Tuesday morning. “We actually had to top it off at 70, we couldn’t fit any more than 70 kids in here this year. Yeah it seemed there was a huge demand for kids to get out and get back to some kind of normalcy. The main thing is just to give the girls a love of the game. You know that’s one of things we try to pass on to the girls, is just the love of the game. We try to give them as much as we can in three days. But the most important thing is just introducing it to them, and hopefully they love it.”

And as much as the young players seem to enjoy it, well the coaches, and the varsity players, past and present, enjoy it just as much!

“Oh absolutely, we love it.” coach Mask says. “These kids are fantastic. The excitement, we’ve got some little, little ones out here. And you know the best part is when I get my older players, who love giving this camp, I’ve got kids that have graduated three or four years ago that beg to come out help. And I love that they try to pass along their love of the game to the little ones. I think for the campers, they watch these kids, play during the season, and I’m always telling my girls somebody is always watching. And that they’re mentors. And just like we as coaches are mentors, I believe my older players are mentors to the little kids.”

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Thursday. This is the 9th year for this volleyball clinic at Mosley.

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