The elmentray school girls run a spiking line during the Lady Cougars 2019 volleyball camp Tuesday morning.

The elmentray school girls run a spiking line during the Lady Cougars 2019 volleyball camp Tuesday morning.

The 2019 Grayson County Lady Cougar Volleyball Camp went on this week at the high school gym without a hitch.

Around 50 girls signed up to take part in the three-day summer camp meant to improve the girls' ability while having fun in the process.

Starting last Monday, the camp was divided with the younger elementary school ages in the morning and middle school girls in the afternoon, as varsity Lady Cougar team members helped out throughout both sessions.

“We like to have the little kids come out, have fun and get the youth more interested into playing,” said Grayson County's head volleyball coach, Rebecca Meredith. “Kids around here don't really get a chance to just play. There is not full on league for them around here. So events like this are huge to developing players.”

Meredith knows the importance of camps like this, seeing her team improve throughout the three years she was coaching the squad. After going 10-20 in 2016 followed by a 10-23 season in 2017, the Lady Cougars turned the ship around in 2018, finishing the season at 20-8.

“We just want to keep the camp going and growing in numbers,” said Meredith. “This just keeps the kids interested in the sport and wanting to keep on playing.”

This was Meredith's last camp with the Lady Cougars as she is leaving to live in North Carolina for next school year, but she filled in the with the camp while the school finds a new coach for the 2019 season.

“I just told them I was more than willing to help out with the camp until they found somebody,” said Meredith.

She is leaving behind a great job for whomever takes over the team. The Lady Cougars lost in the first round of the regional last year and return all but three players from the squad.