Did you know that NGWSD was originally started in 1987 as a day to remember a volleyball player? Flo Hyman was an Olympian who grew volleyball in the US to the sport it is today, and NGWSD started to celebrate her achievements and work for equality. Since then, the day of observance has evolved to recognize all women athletes, their past and current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation for women, girls and society, as well as the progress made since Title IX was passed and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.
“I love sand sessions because they force me to work harder for every play as well as being a part of every play. Transitioning from running in the sand to indoors, the sessions help me become quicker and cover more area. This helps my defense immensely. When I transition back to indoors the game becomes slower due to my ability to read the play better. I can read the defense easier while hitting, and have built up a variety of shots.”
Jennica McPherson, Junior at Western Washington University
Wow!!! When you have an entire team of players coming at you yelling, “Let’s do this again next year!”, you know something awesome just happened. I want to thank all of the Dakine coaches for giving the Roosevelt Roughriders volleyball team a taste of some fun volleyball on the beach. The girls were exhausted and loved every minute of it! It was the perfect change from being on the hardwood for the last 10 months and all of them clearly improved in every skill. Dakine coaches, all of the rumors are true, you are the best and we are looking forward to another team camp next year!!