We’re now well into volleyball season. Tabitha, now being a 7th grader, is allowed to participate. And I must say, she participates _extremely_ well. I don’t mean that as a boast. There are certainly things that she must improve in order to play at the next level (i.e., high school). But I felt so proud watching her on the court last Thursday. The coach has made her setter. I feel torn about it. At this level, she’ll be fortunate to get more than 6 sets all year. And any kills will probably be on poor “pass overs”. But, it’s a position of leadership and respect for her abilities.
They won their game of Thursday, 25-10, 25-11, with Tabitha serving out the final points. Very cool. But I had to remind her afterward that the more competitive teams (due to their financial access to volleyball clubs) were still to come, so take it one game at a time. And that her competitive advantage was unique due to UT volleyball camp this summer, and her (our) life-long love of this game giving her a focus on getting better.