Thursday, July 21, 2011

Camp Tranquility: Volleyball Development

Coach Scott Celli has built a consistent winner by developing a foundation, framing the structure, and relying on player and family motivation to produce a finished product. Community support and interest, MMTV, and others have made the volleyball process into quality product.

Where do players get their introduction? Over the past few years, the summer volleyball camp has been a terrific resource. And the redoubtable Don Norris shows his photographic eye. Clicking the photos gives you the fullest view of the photos.

 Serving lessons 101.
He ain't heavy; he's my volleyball.
Brooke Bell shows a few little ones the ropes.

 "So cute." Will some of these girls be on a state championship team someday?
Girls listen intently to volleyball instruction.
They might be young, but some will definitely be players, sooner rather than later.
 Colorful campers soak in the experience.
Volleyball has become one of the most popular sports at the high school.
Maave Moriarty (right) keeps her charges in line.
 The Middle School venue allows four volleyball setups to run simultaneously.
Stretch 'em out.
 Move 'em out.
Roll 'em out.
 Returning and prospective players keep in shape and sharpen their teaching skills.
A large and enthusiastic crowd turns out for volleyball camp.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Volleyball Camp in Full Swing

Don Norris captures some of the magic of this week's volleyball camp at the Middle School. You can see the level of interest and fun, and some familiar and new faces. Click photographs to enlarge and get the whole picture.

Rachel Johnson and Jill MacInnes work with some younger players
Sydney Doherty has a smile on her face.
All-Scholastic Athena Ziavras and Assistant Coach Andrea Basteri were on hand
Tie-dye seems to be the rage among the younger players.
One of the secrets to the volleyball team's success has been keeping it fun.
Assistant Coach Steve Wall is a big part of the program's success.
The newest member of the Massachusetts Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame, Scott Celli has built a program that has earned eight consecutive appearances in the Division 2 North finals (including five wins)
The first skills players learn is "bumping" the ball.
Former Melrose standout Hannah Brickley, now a success at Trinity, both athletically and academically helps out.
Some players will do anything to get the line calls right. Is this Brooke?
The volleyball program has grown by leaps and bounds. If you want to get on board, you need to start young.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Interview with Coach Scott Celli on Let's Talk Sports

Ralph Labella, Ron Sen, and producer Jeff Mate' bring you the latest Let's Talk Sports with the cornucopia of sports in society, professional sports, and a twenty minute interview with Coach Scott Celli. "Sports Conversation" starts at about 9:53 into the show. He addresses his program origins and development.