Aspiring volleyball players from around the region were in the Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC) on Peru State’s campus during the last week of July. The future spikers, setters, and liberos participated in a number of different skill camps under the direction of Bobcat head coach Laurie Felderman.

The morning sessions on Monday and Tuesday were held for girls in grades 1-4 while the afternoon sessions were attended by girls in grades 5-8. Monday’s camp focused on passing skills while Tuesday’s camp included techniques on setting and attacking.

Local athletes participating in the morning sessions were: Caroline Powell, Tarkio; and Ali Ellis and Kamryn Lair, Rock Port.

Those taking part in the afternoon sessions on Monday and Tuesday included: Elsey Rogers, Fairfax; Beth Clark, Emily Gebhards, and Jillian Hannah, Tarkio; and Kinley Lair, Rock Port.

High school participants on Wednesday worked on developing all of their skills. Those taking part included Kierra McDonald, Fairfax.

Bobcat assistant coach Madison Peters, graduate assistant Jhessica Martins, and current junior player Hannah Burianek (Lincoln), Arianna Waschowski (Bellevue) and Jaddy Duarte (Brasilia, Brazil) helped Felderman with the instruction for the camp.

Coach Felderman was pleased with the camps and how they have grown the past couple of years.