Kids learn basic volleyball skills at YMCA of the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 04/14/2018
Katie Leszcynski
Katie Leszcynski
Sports Reporter/Anchor

Kids learn basic volleyball skills at YMCA of the Northwoods
RHINELANDER - The snow keeps canceling all the outdoor sports like baseball and softball.

But at the YMCA of the Northwoods in Rhinelander, kids are sticking to the indoor sports.

This spring, they have youth volleyball on Saturday's.

The program is for third through sixth graders.

And kids like 7-year-old Abigail Nelson are building on the confidence side of the game.

"It just feels good when you get it up and over. And then when you hit it and it gets up and then the other team on the other side can get it, it makes you feel good because you can actually score a point," said Nelson.

One of the instructors, Matt Steingrabber has talked with the Rhinelander high school coaches.

They said to start teaching an overhand serve at that young age to get them ready for the middle and high school levels.

"Even though a lot of them aren't strong enough to get it over consistently, we move them up forward, we purchased some lighter, bigger volleyballs that are great with kids this age to teach them those skills," said Steingraber.

If your child is interested in joining the volleyball class, you can find the YMCA of the Northwoods' contact information below.

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