Reed City volleyball wraps up summer schedule

Drill: Liza Emington of Reed City goes through a hitting drill. (Herald Review/John Raffel)
Drill: Liza Emington of Reed City goes through a hitting drill. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Volleyball practice officially starts Aug. 14 and Reed City had a busy July to get ready for a new season.

The Coyotes wrapped up the summer on July 31 the second of a two-day hitting camp.

“We’re learning hitting,” said sophomore Liza Emington. “They’re all the same. I’m not a hitter, I’m a setter, but everyone needs to learn how to hit.”

Reed City coach Don Patterson said it’s dead period until Aug. 14. Athletes can still do stuff on their own, but coaches can’t be involved.

Patterson had 28 players in the camp Wednesday night. There were 24 the first night on Tuesday.

“We only did hitting for that camp,” Patterson said. “So we got to work some repetition on things, different type of hits they typically don’t get to work on, slides and some other quick stuff they might not get to work on during a normal practice. Even your libero will do some hitting, back row attacks, those types of things too.”The last two months were busy for Reed City volleyball.

“I would say we had a really nice summer,” Patterson said. “There was a lot of turnout. A lot of kids were excited.”