Camana Bay caters to young spikers

Volleyball in the Cayman Islands is pushing hard to develop youth talent over the summer.

The latest initiative is a youth volleyball camp put on by the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre this week. Taking place 6-10 August, a number of drills and techniques will be taught to kids aged 10-18.

Volleyball federation vice president Kennedy McGowan states the kids will gain insight from a regional instructor.

“Juan Cartagena is coming down and he’ll be working with the kids everyday, 9am-4pm,” McGowan said. “Lunch will be provided along with T-shirts. Juan will also be assisted by senior and junior national team players.

“On Friday, the camp will be a half-day with participants assisting with the Take a Kid to Golf fundraiser happening at Britannia at 1-4pm.

“For those interested in coaching, there will be a coaching clinic as well for school teachers and volleyball players. We will also be looking to send Juan to the Brac and have him assist senior and junior players for beach and indoor volleyball.

“Those initiatives are coming ahead of the camp in Madawaska, Canada on 25 August-2 September. We will be taking 12 kids, 10 are female and two are male.”

The camp is being sponsored by Butterfield and Camana Bay. For more information, contact Kennedy McGowan on [email protected] or 916-4407