NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State volleyball team hosted a free kids clinic for the Nashville community on Jan. 27 in Kean Hall. The clinic lasted from 4-6 p.m. and consisted of attacking, coverage, blocking and defense drills.
The kids were able to learn valuable techniques from the team and coaches in the two-hour event. With high spirits, the kids were eager to learn from the student athletes and perfect their techniques.
Sophomore Libero Gina Rivera-Ortiz
"I am so happy and excited to do kids clinic because it is our chance to give back to the community. We are able to teach our passion to the kids. As a kid, volleyball helped me grow as a person, leader and teammate. It also gave me many opportunites, like coming here, to TSU.
Sophomore Middle Blocker Aria Holmes
"I like kids clinic because these kids come in with little training so we're able to help train them the right way and show them our passion for the game."
Head Coach Donika Sutton
"I'm really excited about our first camp of the season because we are opening it with our little Tigers, ages 6-12. We have an increased number of attendees this year which makes me feel good about the forward momentum of our camps and clinics. I am excited about the energy thats in the gym right now and I am happy about how excited our girls are to work with the future players in this community. I love to give back and I feel like this is one of our favorite community service events because it allows us to do what we love and make the community a part of it. Go Tigers!"