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Floyd volleyball getting edge on other programs
by Tim Pelphrey

BSN Sports

EASTERN — Floyd County middle schools are in their second season of volleyball, and the program has already shown signs of success.

"We have seen significant improvements in different areas in a lot of different players," Col. Larry Maynard, the Allen Central High School volleyball coach, said.

"Everything's a victory. The first time they make a dig that goes up instead of out of bounds or into the net; the first time they serve one over the net; when a team rotates the right way without anyone telling them were to go — all of these things are victories for these young players."

What this does is give an edge to the high school programs. Some coaches throughout the area must start from scratch with a freshman in high school when trying to teach a player the fundamentals of volleyball.

But not in Floyd County.

Girls who played the first season "have come along leaps and bounds from last year," Maynard said.

Floyd County's conference is made up of Adams, Allen, Allen Central, South Floyd, John M. Stumbo, Betsy Layne and Mountain Christian Academy.

Each team has 12 games scheduled where they play each other twice, then they will battle it out for the county championship April 28-30 at Adams Elementary School in the conference tournament.

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