Coach likes what she sees at volleyball camp


Sealy's new head volleyball coach Kimberly Svien held her first volleyball camp at Sealy High School last week.

"It's my first year here so we kind of had a late start getting information out," Svien said. "I'm hoping over the next couple years we'll have an even better turnout. The kids really enjoyed their time here."

The camp was split into two groups Tuesday through Thursday with incoming third graders through sixth graders in the morning and incoming seventh graders through ninth graders in the afternoon.

"We were going over the fundamentals first," Svien said. "With our more advanced groups, we went over more elite training. What to expect in a game and rotations that are a little bit different from junior high to high school."

On Thursday and Friday a team camp was held for incoming ninth through twelfth graders.

"We had two really great coaches from College Station coming in to host," Svien said. "They're both former Texas A&M players. They have really worked a lot with me in my coaching career and they're awesome. They both bring different talents and bring a lot to the table."

The camp gave Svien her first glimpse at the talent coming up through the ranks in Sealy and she came away impressed.

"We have a lot of talent at the junior high and a very strong senior group," Svien said. "Whenever they graduate, we have another wave of talent hopefully ready to step up."

Svien has also contacted local volleyball clubs to provide information to the campers so they can stay active outside of the school program and continue to improve.

"We had Texas Tornados and Katy Volleyball Academy come in and others that we've contacted to bring in information and flyers over the next few weeks," Svien said. "If we're going to continue to be a high caliber team, we have to play club. Whether that's being on an actual team or going to their camps that they have throughout the year."

Svien begins preparation for the upcoming season this week with her varsity players starting two-a-days looking ahead to the first game of the season.

Fulshear and Flatonia on Tuesday in Sealy.


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