Dalton State Athletics And Optilink Partner To Present Free Youth Volleyball Clinic

Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Dalton State volleyball team is excited to be in their newly-renovated Bandy Gymnasium on the Dalton State campus. The Roadrunners played all of their home games in 2013 at other facilities in Dalton.
The Dalton State volleyball team is excited to be in their newly-renovated Bandy Gymnasium on the Dalton State campus. The Roadrunners played all of their home games in 2013 at other facilities in Dalton.

The Dalton State Athletic Department, in conjunction with Optilink, is conducting a free volleyball clinic for area youth. Athletic Director Derek Waugh says the clinic is open to all youth and no experience in the sport is necessary.


The volleyball clinic will be held on Saturday, February 1, from noon-2 p.m. It is open to all youth (boys and girls) ages 7-14. Dalton State Coach Bruna Langner and the Roadrunner volleyball team will conduct the clinic at the newly-renovated Bandy Gymnasium on Dalton State’s Campus. 


“The Optilink Clinic is a great way for our athletic department to give back to the community,” said Mr. Waugh.  “Everyone who attends will get a chance to learn fundamentals, interact with our coaches and players and get a free Dalton State Athletics/Optilink t-shirt.”


“We wanted to make sure the clinics were free so that no one would be excluded,” Mr. Waugh added. “We thank Dalton Utilities and Optilink for their support.”


No pre-registration is required, but players and parents are asked to arrive early to complete a brief on-site registration.


Bandy Gymnasium was undergoing a major renovation during the volleyball season. The Roadrunners had to practice and play home games at alternative sites.  The team is anxious to show off their new home court.



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