Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Cara decided to give the sport of volleyball a try this fall. Our YMCA offered a junior clinic for boys and girls ages 8-12 to learn the fundamentals and rules of the game. Over the course of four weeks, Cara learned how to serve, bump, set, and spike. She also learned where to stand on the court, the names of the positions, and other rules. After completing the clinic, we asked if she was willing to go to the next step and be part of a team and play games. Cara was willing to give it a try. She is half way into her next four weeks of practices and games. One day Cara told me that she wasn't very good. I told her that as long as she is trying her best then I will be proud of her.

Cara warming up before the game. She is just about to bump the ball.

Waiting for serve receive.

Each week of practices and games has Cara and her teammates getting better. At last Saturday's game, there were even a few good rallies for scores. I am proud of her for not giving up and showing good sportsmanship by completing this learning experience. Who knows maybe some day this experience will lead to a varsity letter in high school or a college scholarship! Keep up the good work Cara!!!

Take care,



  1. Way to go, Cara. You must be sooooo proud of her!

    Carson starts a basketball camp with our Y soon! He is very excited!

    Hope you have a great day!

  2. Good job Cara! I think volleyball is such a great sport for girls! Hope you have a good day. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!


  3. Way to go, Cara! It is great of you and your hubby to offer the opportunity too, not every child gets to participate and even if she doen't end up liking it as least she tried!