Baldwin hosts volleyball camp

BALDWIN — It was summer camp time for Baldwin’s volleyball program.

First-year coach varsity Antoinette Rewa worked with an anticipated 15 to 20 volleyball players last week in the Baldwin Elementary School gym.

The sessions, which ended on Thursday, went from 12:15 and 3:45 p.m.

“We’re working on fundamentals, bumping, setting, attacking,” said Rewa. “We’re also working on the basic formations and serve receive.”

Girls participating in the camp were from the sixth through the 12th grades.

“It will be fundamentals for beginners since half the girls are new,” Rewa said. “For the older girls, we’re fine tuning their skills.

“The older ones have played for a couple of years. The sixth, seventh and eighth graders, it could be their first year coming up in the fall, especially the sixth graders.”

Rewa will also be the new Baldwin varsity basketball coach for the 2011-12 season but right now is focusing on a volleyball camp. Thursday was the final volleyball workout until the practice season for volleyball which officially starts on Aug. 10. Bob Hilts is coaching the JV team and P.T. Jones is working with the junior high team.

“I’ve seen a lot of progress,” Rewa said, “especially on serving and in passing and overall talking.”

Teams can start playing games on Aug. 19.

Kali Perfitt and Ashley Roy are two seniors who were playing at the camp.

Perfitt has been playing volleyball since the sixth grade. She usually plays middle hitter and has been focusing on her passing and attacking.

Roy will be in volleyball for her fourth season and expects to be a setter. She said the players have learned some new things from their new coach.

“We’ve worked on more bump setting and attacking than we have in awhile,” she said.