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Players learn while having fun at Selma volleyball camp

Players participated in games and fun learning activities Tuesday on the first day of Selma High School’s two-day volleyball camp.

Participants were shown the fundamentals of the game through the use of balloons, fun racing games that involved players speeding around in a circle and other unique techniques.

“That’s the name of the game. You want them to have fun while playing,” Selma head coach Melissa White said. “Whether it is [running] or passing, you want them to not hate the game. You want them to love and enjoy the game.”

Tuesday was the first day of the camp, which will run through Wednesday afternoon. Concordia College Alabama’s Timeka Ross, Wallace Community College Selma’s April Harper and former Lawson State Community College basketball coach Rasha Miller were among the coaches that helped out.

“It’s good for them to be able to see and put an eye on different coaches because coach Ross is a college coach, coach Harper is a college coach,” White said. “It helps us put an eye on the kids in the community … so it is a networking situation. It is bridging the gap. We want to bring high school and college coaches in to work together.”

White said students from R.B. Hudson Middle School, Martin Middle School, Dallas County High School and Selma High School participated Tuesday.

“A lot of these kids are unfamiliar with each other, so for them to meet some kids from Martin Middle or Tipton or Dallas County or Southside, that sort of bridges the gap for the community,” White said.