USA national assistant coach visits volleyball camp

The USA national assistant coach, Nicole Lawlor visits End of Summer Camp at Chico High.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 6:51 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- Dozens of girls and boys packed the Chico High gym Friday for the final day of the End of Summer Volleyball Camp.

“I really liked it. It was fun and I think I got better at volleyball,” said Kamber Stevens.

Girls and boys from all over the county ranging from 6th-12th grade participated in the camp.

“We made an agreement with them that at the end of the day, end of the week they would be better volleyball players and they all definitely did that,” said Chico High volleyball coach Lain Hensley.“We saw huge improvements. They’re good learners and good listeners.”

Hensley invited David Kniffen, the UC Irvine Head Volleyball coach and Chico High alum as well as Nicole Lawlor, the U.S.A. National Assistant Coach to help coach the camp.

“I think the objective every time I get in the gym is for players to work hard,” said Lawlor. “That means more than just physical hard work, but mentally working hard, being great learners and emotionally working hard to be great teammates.”

Coach Hensley said the camp raised roughly $5,000. He said that money will go right back into volleyball programs across the county.

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