UMD Volleyball Shows 'Little Dogs' the Ropes

By KBJR News 1

July 22, 2014 Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 10:03 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- More than 50 kids ranging from first to sixth grade are spending time in Romano Gymnasium this week, learning the ins and outs of volleyball from some of the best in the business --- the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Bulldogs.

UMD assistant coach Christyn May is leading the three-day introductory camp, with several of her current and former players acting as camp counselors.

May says with younger kids the goal is not necessarily to hone in on specific skill development, but rather to give them a fun experience with the sport as a whole.

"It's just helping with the little kids and get them excited about something," May said. "The hand-eye coordination with volleyball is a little bit tougher with the young ones, so just being able to play the games and get them exposed to the lines on the court, what's in bounds and out of bounds, and referee signals is just stuff I do to try and get them more comfortable with the game."

The camp started on Monday and will have its last session on Wednesday morning.

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