That didn't stop these kids from signing up for our Free Clinic, and having a ball, literally, in Pepin Gymnasium with our Team. After they warmed up with games like elbow tag, and sharks and minnows, they were introduced to the basic skills of passing, setting and even hitting (sort of...). The team had a great time, and so did the kids.
Then came the time to HIT! Even at this stage, everyone wants to hit. Not as easy as it looks...even with a low net and a ball that's just sitting there.
Then we had them try to set. Lauren was our resident expert, and got them shaping their hands appropriately into the bowl. I don't think we got to the point where they actually realized what a real "set" is other than another way to pass, but it's a good start!
The group got together at the end to try to put a "game" together. Rotating was a foreign thought, but it was kind of fun to get them out there with the team to try to put a rally together.