Tyler Duffy blocks the ball after Brittany Waite put it over the net.

Tyler Duffy blocks the ball after Brittany Waite put it over the net.

Volleyball camp teaching kids life lessons

A volleyball camp held in Prince Rupert this weekend aimed to teach students skills they can use on and off the court.



A volleyball camp held in Prince Rupert this weekend aimed to teach students skills they can use on and off the court.

The camps, sponsored by Northern Savings Credit Union, saw 38 youth from grade four to grade nine take to the gym at Charles Hays Secondary School to learn bumping, setting and basic volleyball skills. But instructor and Northern Savings Credit Union branch manager Stefan Delloch said what they learn now will help them in the future.

“It gives kids an introduction to the sport, but it also teaches them the importance of communication, sportsmanship and team work and that will help them in their lives,” he said.

“For doing the camp for the first time, and with dance going on, we’re very happy with the turnout… For Northern Savings Credit Union, this is a value-added event to give back to the community.”