Aug. 14, 2012
Hello Cardinal fans! It's Davionna!
We're at the bottom of the fifth and the Cardinals are up! Today was day five of preseason for your Louisville volleyball team. We started today like any other day with a team warm-up led by our strength coaches, Hammer, Chad, and Dan. After that we went into the partner ball-handling series, in which rhythm ball-control was first. We had to be in sync, as a team, while we passed a total of ten balls each. Next, we did a little more partner work that involved reviewing our digging/passing techniques. After we reviewed our passing we went on to do some self-start serving, while our awesome technical video coordinator, Matt, tracked the speed of the ball.
Now, morning session is over and after we've all gave 110% I'm pretty sure we could use some treatment and an ice bath from our amazing trainer, Adam. After treatment we head over to Ville Grill and have lunch as a team. Just as soon as lunch is over we're all hurrying out of there to get back to the Yum! Center so we can get a quick nap in to get rejuvenated and give another 110% in the evening session!
The evening session is here! Today was a little different. Our head strength coach, Hammer, was not present, so it was a big day for Dan. He got to lead the team warm-up! After we're warmed up and all ready to go, Melissa always has a fun, competitive game for us to play to get a little more loose. This time it was the freshman, Andrew, and Chris versus the upperclassmen. The freshman along with Andrew and Chris won, of course!
Then, we got down to business! We broke off into small groups and did some position work. We got into some 6 vs. 6 and as always we got very competitive towards the end, which is always a blast because we're making each other better by being an "Obligate teammate." Once evening session ends, we head back to Ville Grill for team dinner and back to the Yum! Center again for our educational meeting with Coach Lee. He is so knowledgeable, we as a team have learned a lot from him already.
Well, that was day five! Until next time!