The Ellsworth Community College women's basketball program conducted its annual summer youth camp July 9-11, with 57 participants from grades 3-8.
The camp was organized and overseen by Panther Head Volleyball Coach Melanie Lane. Other camp staff included Assistant Coach Heather Rekers, ECC volleyball players Jess Jones, Burgundy Oelmann, Alicia Kjos, Genie Payne and Mary Besler, and State Center high school senior Alarie Craven.
The camp included working on such skills as passing, setting, attacking, defense, rotations and blocking. A variety of drills were used to focus on the right techniques, but then also incorporated volleyball-related games, as well as competition games.
"We had a great turn out for the camp," says Coach Lane. "We had youth travel from Webster City, State Center and Aplington-Parkersburg, as well as from around the area (Iowa Falls, Alden, Williams, and others)."