From July 6th to the 9th, we had a volleyball camp here on the
Island. Because there were a number of players interested in improving
their skills, I contacted Dan Fletcher. He coached at Inland Lakes
for many years and his team was very successful. His team never
lost to Pellstonwhich many people here who follow volleyball
can certainly appreciate! His team went to the State Tournament,
he had 4 All- State Players, and many other accomplishments. Dan
runs summer camps for several teams in the area, and has been
asked to out-of-state schools as well. He came to Beaver quite
a few years ago to run a camp.
We had a dozen players, grades 8 - 12, attend the camp. All the
girls worked hard and learned a lot. They all improved their individual
skills and had a lot of fun. As their coach, I appreciate that
all these girls gave up some of their summer time, had to arrange
work schedules, and suffered through a lot of sore muscles! It
was another example of what a good group I have. Wherever we travel,
the spectators usually comment on the fact that Beaver Island
really came here to play!
With the improved individual skills and a few secret strategies
we learned this summer, next volleyball season promises to be
another fun and exciting year. Go, Lady Islanders!
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