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Thursday, July 30, 2015

UAB Volleyball Camp

  This past week, Courtney went on her first overnight team volleyball camp. When I say this girl lives and breathes volleyball, I mean it! Just about most of her extra time is spent practicing, club volleyball in the "off" season, regular school season and the occasional sand tournament. We have loved seeing how Courtney has developed her skills and leadership over the years.

Courtney and her fellow Hendersonville High School Lady Commandos ready to head out Sunday morning to Birmingham, Alabama.

These girls, along with 34 other high school teams worked their butts off over the next 4 days. The ir days began at 6am and they didn't finish their day until nearly 10pm each night. Besides eating meals, they were playing or practicing. *Courtney stretching in the yellow jersey on the far left.

The HHS coach started using an app called Periscope during day 2 which allowed us to watch the scrimmages on our phones/tablets back home in Tennessee. It was fantastic!

This was my first time seeing the girls play together this season and it was such a treat to feel like we were sitting in the stands watching.

To give you a glimpse of just how hard the girls were working- this was Courtney's practice shirt after her First session of the day- only 2 more to go for that day!

Their coach also put some hilarious photos on Twitter during the week. I'd say morning came all too quickly for these girls!

At the end of night 3, Courtney sent the family this photo of her "snack" after her day was done. Yes, she ate the entire thing! I have a feeling the calories contained in the pint didn't match up to what she burned on the court that day!

In the end, the HHS Lady Commandos finished 7th out of the 35 teams at UAB (University of Alabama, Birmingham) It was a great time to develop their skills as well as come together as a team.

Despite wearing knee pads, this is how our volleyball girl's knees look-Ouch! That happens when she's diving for the ball and making a hard play. If any of your have watched Courtney, you know she gives it her all and then some.

While Courtney had a great time, she was SO happy to be home, shower, eat a great dinner and then SLEEP!!! She slept 14 hours! Looking forward to a great season that will be starting in the next few weeks.

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