Wow, another full and busy term of volleyball. The challenge is to bring ten guys together to get them working together in two short weeks to be ready to play in our international school league. I was so thankful for such a great group of players who worked really hard to be able to play at the high paced play at the varsity level. Many goals were made. Some were reached and others were still, with just a couple more weeks of playing, just out of our grasp. There was only one returning varsity player and for us to get second in the international school league was a great accomplishment.
The second part of our season has us playing against local Kenyan schools. We have developed a good relationship with one school that is close to us in distance. Playing wise they are amazing. In the years that I have been coaching they have consistently been first or second in Kenya nationals. These guys can jump like crazy, hit the ball straight down inside of the attack line, and it is fun to play them. As a coach I just hope that my players catch the vision of what playing can be like.
Next year I will definitely have a lot of returning experience as many of the players were juniors. We still have a coaching position open for our junior varsity program and hope that a coach can step into that role so that the volleyball program continues to grow and get better here at RVA. Here are a few pictures from our season.