But gradually they figured out the rotations, how to hit that ball so their arms wouldn’t sting (ha!) and all the positions and their jobs.
It was a good enough introduction to volleyball that Claire wanted to try out for club volleyball.
We debated because you know, that girl is doing a lot of sports, but she was pretty excited about the option, and to be honest, we were too..so she tried out.
They had some good victories as well as some good defeats.
(That above one is one that they took first in…pretty fun day.)
And she learned a ton.
She is definitely not a star player by any means at this point, but she’s a solid player and works hard.
Who knows where that will take her?? Girls’ volleyball is so different from boys in so many ways, but boy we love it so we’re so happy she does too.
Dave and I were out of town for the last all-day tournament (those things are long and we love them and were sad to miss), but we got these pictures from the team:
So fun to watch those girls and their coaches, and to hear all the good things they had to say about each girl.
I find myself wishing we did these types of gatherings at the beginning of the season so we could get to know everyone initially, before all the hoopla, dang it, but it was fun to get to chat with the parents and those great coaches and feel so much gratitude for a season well-spent.
She’s signed up for a summer league so it’ll be fun to see how that one goes.