REED CITY \u00a0\u2014 Reed City\u2019s volleyball team has been working with young players this season, including Madelin Mora, a junior, and Alison Duddles, a freshman. It\u2019s Mora\u2019s first varsity season after two years of junior varsity. She\u2019s a rightside hitter for the varsity. For the JVs, she played the middle spot. \u201cI don\u2019t block as much (this season),\u201d Mora said. \u201c(The varsity level) involves a lot harder hits.\u201d\u00a0 The transition continues to the varsity level. She\u2019ll still be blocking and said the key to success in that area is \u201cjumping up high and hitting it,\u201d Mora said, adding the key to good hitting is \u201csnapping my wrists.\u201d Mora worked on her volleyball during the summer. \u201cWe\u2019re a close team,\u201d she said. \u201cI think we\u2019re pretty good all-around.\u201d She anticipated being nervous going into her first season, but the Coyotes have four weeks under the belts. They\u2019re at the Glen Lake Invitational on Saturday. Duddles is 5-feet 11-inches\u201d and the team\u2019s tallest player. She\u2019s coming off junior high volleyball. At the end of tryouts, she was moved up to varsity. \u201cI was excited,\u201d she said. \u201cI was looking forward to playing with the older girls. It\u2019s fun.\u201d The increased intensity of varsity volleyball would be a major challenge, Duddles predicted. Summer ball and preseason work would get her ready, she added. Duddles played middle hitter in junior high and is still at that spot. \u201cI block a lot,\u201d she said. \u201cAnd I hit quite a lot.\u201d Timing is the key to strong blocking, Duddles said. For hitting, it\u2019s a matter of \u201ccalling for it and attacking,\u201d she added. \u201cI hope to get better at my passing and my serving.\u201d Talking and communicating will be the key for her team in every match, Duddles said.