Cedartown High School and Rockmart High School may be bitter rivals on the athletic fields and courts, but this week the two Polk County schools put aside their rivalry to work on the fundamentals of volleyball.
Rockmart hosted its annual volleyball camp last week, and members of the Cedartown volleyball program attended all three days of the camp.
According to Lady Jackets head coach Robert Torline, the camp is held to teach players the fundamentals of the game.
“Our main goal at this camp is to teach the fundamentals,” Torline said. “If we can teach them passing skills then they can play the game of volleyball. So we’ve been focusing on teaching them how to pass, how to correctly serve and how to set the ball and hit. This is a basic fundamental camp, but it’s been a good camp.”
Cedartown wasn’t the only people participating in the camp, as Torline stated they had 49 players register.
“We had a lot of Cedartown girls, but we had other girls as well,” Torline said.
Helping Torline run the camp was Brandon Howard.
“He has played around the United States and on some Junior Olympic teams,” Torline noted.
Not only have the Lady Bulldogs participated in this camp to kick off their summer, but Cedartown head coach Jilly Dempsey said the Lady Bulldogs would play every Thursday in July in play date games to prepare for the upcoming season.
Torline said the Lady Jackets would play in play date games every Thursday starting June 17 in preparation for the upcoming season. He also said his team would be going to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp at the end of July.