By ERIC VICCARO
Texas Advantage Volleyball paid a visit to Montague County last week and conducted a camp at Nocona High School.
TAV camp coordinator L.J. Sariego enjoyed the experience.
“We had such a good time working with the kids,” said Sariego, who noted many girls in smaller towns don’t play club volleyball like they do down in the Metroplex.
“You could tell the kids enjoyed being there and wanted to be part of this,” Sariego continued. “They’re blue-collar kids and they were all enthusiastic.”
Nocona senior right-side specialist/middle hitter Makenzie Breeze said the camp left quite an impression on her.
“I liked getting to play a lot,” said Breeze, who will be a senior for the Indians this year. “We got a lot of game experience. I learned the mechanics of hitting and footwork and more about the positioning.”
Former Nocona coach Sandy Langford set up the camp before she departed for the head volleyball coaching position in Glen Rose.
Coincidentally, TAV put on a demonstration camp in Glen Rose as well as Joshua, Rowlett, Aledo, Sachse, Carroll, Argyle and Decatur.
Sariego said most the camp focused on ball control and positional work. There were competitive drills and matches as well.
The girls participated in a round-robin tournament Saturday, which included Bowie as well as Holliday, Peaster, Iowa Park, Vernon, Henrietta and Wichita Falls Rider.
TAV, based in Carrollton, is one of the premier volleyball clubs in the nation. The club averages sending more than 30 girls to college programs on a yearly basis.
Magye Fenoglio (right) celebrates a winning point for Nocona during Saturday’s round-robin tournament at Nocona High School. The tournament was put on by Texas Advantage Volleyball of Carrollton. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)