The Newnan Times-Herald

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Lady Cougars to host annual volleyball clinic


  • By Jeff Armstrong
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  • Jul. 13, 2017 - 1:09 AM

The Newnan High volleyball team is once again preparing to host its annual Newnan High School Volleyball Clinic in less than three weeks at the school’s Max Bass Gym.

The camp will be for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls to prepare them for the upcoming middle school volleyball season. The two-day volleyball clinic – which costs $50 per player – will take place on Aug. 1- 2 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

“The purpose of the camp is to help the middle school girls focus on conditioning as well as learning and improving upon their basic volleyball skills and techniques,” said third-year Newnan High head volleyball coach Krista Wilson. “We want them to be prepared for the upcoming 2017 middle school volleyball season.”

Last year, 35 girls attended the NHS volleyball clinic, and they were led in their drills by the Newnan Lady Cougars varsity volleyball team. The campers couldn’t have had better mentors in the sport, as the 2016 Lady Cougars rolled to a record of 36-6 and advanced to the state Elite Eight before being defeated by eventual Class AAAAAAA state champion Walton High.

Along the way, the Lady Cougars won the 2016 Coweta Cup title with wins over Northgate and East Coweta and they won the 2016 Region 2-AAAAAAA volleyball title. Newnan rising senior Crystal Burk, who had 255 kills and 91 service aces last season, was named as The Newnan Times-Herald Player of the Year.

Several of the 2016 Lady Cougars will return to the court this season, so the middle school girls will have some of the same players to learn from as they get ready for the school volleyball season.

Wilson said all participants who register by July 15 will be guaranteed to receive a 2017 Newnan Volleyball T-shirt. She said anyone who has registration questions should contact her at krista.wilson@cowetaschools.net