Having Fun at Volleyball Camp

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Seventy-five student-athletes in grades 5-9 throughout the district attended the 14th annual Lady T-Bird volleyball camp held at Ronkonkoma Middle School in an effort to fine-tune their volleyball skills and build new friendships.

During the two-hour morning sessions that ran during the week of July 15, the students’ training schedule included workouts emphasizing proper basic skills, and later introducing advanced team-related drills and competition. 

 “This year’s Lady T-Birds Volleyball Camp was another exciting and enthusiastic success,” said Connetquot High School varsity girls volleyball coach Justin Hertz. “The current staff and coaches had attended as campers when they were younger, and now they are back as teachers and counselors.” 

The entire senior class of varsity volleyball players served as coaches, along with veteran underclassmen and talented collegiate players. Connetquot teachers and volleyball assistants, Karen Edwards and Brianne Hertz, joined coach Hertz as directors of the camp.

The Connetquot High School varsity girls volleyball team finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 13-2 in the semifinals of the Suffolk County Championship Tournament. Additionally, The T-Birds won the New York State Volleyball Championship in both 2015 and 2017. This year’s campers are hoping to bring the title back to Connetquot in the very near future.