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Rose-Hulman hosts volleyball clinic

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Balls flew from every direction as young kids were taught volleyball at Northview High School Monday.

Rose-Hulman volleyball coach Brenda Goble is instructing a Rose-Hulman Volleyball Clinic for incoming fifth through eighth graders this week with the help of Northview head coach Laura Rahn and Terre Haute South standout and Indiana University volleyball recruit Lauren Ditteon.

"I look back and wish I was playing when I was this young," Goble said. "It's nice to be able to introduce the correct passing and footwork and things. We just really want to make good habits and teach them fundamental skills."

Much like Gobel, Ditteon also wishes she had started playing at a younger age.

"I look at them knowing they can do more than I could at this age," she said.

She feels that this is why she is able to relate to the kids so well.

"I can relate to them better and give them some of the things I was taught that will help them a little better," Ditteon added.

Goble is just thankful that Ditteon is helping with the instruction.

"It's priceless to have someone who is a standout high school athlete to help out."

It's also priceless to Rahn.

"It's good for the future," Rahn said. "This way they kind of know the basics before they get over to North Clay (Middle School)."

The clinic takes place Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week and lasts two-and-a-half hours for fifth and sixth graders in the morning and then another two-and-a-half hour session in the afternoon for seventh and eighth graders.

"We jam pack as much as we can in the two-and-a-half hours," Goble said with a smile following Monday mornings clinic.

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