Grizzly Volleyball Camps set for July

A group of volleyball campers are seated and standing in rows in front of a volleyball net.
These area youths know just how fun Grizzly Volleyball Camp can be! They participated in the 2018 camps. This year's camps are set for July at the West Plains Civic Center. (Photo provided)

West Plains, Mo. Area youngsters who will be in second through 12th grades during the 2018-19 academic year can develop their volleyball skills during the Grizzly Summer Volleyball Camps.

The camps will be offered in July at the West Plains Civic Center. They will be directed by Paula Wiedemann, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team.

Elementary and Junior High Clinic

The first camp, the Elementary and Junior High Clinic, is set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 8-9 for youths in second through eighth grade.

In this camp, volleyball fundamentals will be stressed in a fun and exciting atmosphere, Wiedemann said. Lightweight Volley-Lite balls will be used for younger campers, she added.

All campers will receive a T-shirt. Cost of the camp is $50 per person.

Skills Clinics

Skills Clinics will be offered July 8-10 for eighth through 12th graders. During these clinics, campers will work on passing/serving, attacking or setting/defense.

The passing/serving and serving clinic will be 1 to 4 p.m. July 8, the attacking clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. July 9, and the setting/defense clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. July 10.

During these clinics, participants of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, will improve their basic fundamental skills and develop technique through progression drills and individual/group work, Wiedemann said.

All campers in the skills clinics also will receive a T-shirt. Cost of the camp is $40 per person for each session. A multi-camp discount will be available for the individual skills clinics.

Registrations will be taken until the first day of each camp session; however, those planning to attend should call 417-255-7950 in advance so organizers can plan accordingly and to guarantee correct T-shirt size.

Camp information and registration forms can be found at