By TONY EIERDAM
It was the volleyball court in the morning and a basketball court in the afternoon this past week at Mineral Wells High School for girls entering ninth grade and below.
In a unique set up on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Mineral Wells girls’ coaching staff held a volleyball camp in the morning, and after an hour lunch break took to the court for basketball camp.
Volleyball camp was under the instruction of Lady Rams head volleyball coach Taylor Eggleston, while the hoops camp was under the direction of
Lady Rams assistant basketball coach Leslie Holman. Assistant coach Taylor Reid assisted both coaches at both camps. Several Lady Rams volleyball and basketball players also helped out at the camps.
Eggleston said the girls seemed to have liked the format, a format that may continue in the summer of 2014.
“We think this is the way to put on the camps,” Eggleston said. “It was nice on the parents that the days were full and the girls did two camps.
“They got a little volleyball in the morning and a little basketball in the afternoon. They also hung out together all three days and bonded as a group.”
Last year’s Mineral Wells Junior High School eighth-grade class was well represented. The MWHS coaches are excited to have that talented group of girls at the high school beginning in August.
“As the volleyball coach, I was pleased to see all of these girls get touches on the volleyball in July,” Eggleston said. “That will make it easier on them when we start (high school) volleyball practice on Aug. 5th.
“Sometimes the younger girls can’t make it to open gym because they don’t drive yet and their parents are working during the day, so this gave those girls an excellent opportunity to play volleyball. It was the same way with basketball.