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Summer Practice Period Check-In: RCB Volleyball

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CLARKSBURG -

Inside Robert C. Byrd High School's gym you'll find the volleyball team during the three week summer practice period.

Head Coach Ron Gilmore has led the Lady Eagles to the state tournament the past two years and they're looking to make it three come the fall.

Summer is good for team bonding and Coach Gilmore said he has seen a difference in the fall, stemming from the summer. The three week period is helpful because without it, some athletes might not get the change to play.

RCB works on a lot of passing in the summer, that's where it all starts.

Coach Gilmore has a good nucleus of players coming back and is also welcoming in talented new freshman. He said the summer is good for player development.

"Mainly skills, they call it conditioning but we work on skill development more in our three weeks than anything else," said Coach Gilmore.

"Everything, we condition so we're in shape and then we also learn our new positions because everybody gets mixed up each year," said junior Setter Quin Saunders.