TAVA pride’s ourselves on giving back to our community and making a difference whenever we can. Our U14’s coaches held a workshop for the Parks & Recreation directors. Mahalo Sandra, Jaymilyn and Kara for your contribution to making a difference in our community. Please read the story below written by Mr. George LaRosa, Recreation Director at Palolo Valley District Park.
"The workshop was a great success. Sandra, Jaymilyn and Karadid an awesome job. The rich volleyball knowledge, helpful drills and officiating tips will definitely help our recreation directors for this upcoming spring volleyball season.
Sandra, Jaymilyn and Kara started off the workshop with some footwork and warm-up drills which we did jogging to the net and back along with some shuffling and hopping. Then they introduced the caterpillar drill, which teaches the children to move their feet to the ball. Then they went over bumping and passing drills and modified the drill so that we had to move left and right.
We took a short water break and then got into some basic hitting mechanics. They showed us the three-step approach. They allowed us to do some hitting and then went into free ball and communication on the court. After that we took another short water break and then went into the officiating portion of the clinic. They showed us the various officiating signals and went over different game scenarios. Their tips and pointers were easy to understand. Then finally we did some scrimmaging and had the recreation directors take turns officiating.
The recreation directors and part-time staff really enjoyed themselves and the workshop. Sandra, Jaymilyn and Kara really did a good job of breaking the drills down and giving great advice. They were excellent and very helpful. Please let them know that all of us really appreciate them coming out to volunteer their time to put on this workshop. And thanks to Tita as well for helping to set this up. We are grateful to have people like you folks who make the sport of volleyball a fun and exciting sport.
Thanks again for all that you do."
(Photo 2013 Palolo Community Clinic)