Middle School Volleyball Update

September 30, 2014- Coach Petersmeyer wrote in with the following update: “We are in the midst of a great volleyball season. We have 35 girls participating, grades 6-8, and every single player has improved tremendously. We made several additions this year including playing five days a week and initiating a fitness program with workouts twice a week. We have a very talented and passionate coaching staff of Elsie Macsata, Julia Littman and volunteer coach Katherine Thomas.

The girls in sixth and seventh grade are working on basic skill development, and have improved their passing, setting, serving, and team play. The eighth grade has stepped up and is running an advanced offense typically used by high school and college teams. They will certainly leave eighth grade ready for high school volleyball. Our eighth grade season record is 3-2, with our last home game scheduled for this Wednesday, October 1. We will finish our regular season on October 6 and then complete our season at a league tournament at Summit on October 11.”

About Vail Mountain School

Founded in 1962, Vail Mountain School is a K-12, coed, independent school in Vail, Colorado. Our philosophy is to provide a demanding, college preparatory, liberal arts education in an atmosphere of mutual respect between faculty and students, where nurturing a healthy self-concept and stimulating academic inquiry are parallel objectives. Intentionally designed cross-age programs promote role modeling, responsibility, self confidence, and a sense of community. Our location in the Rocky Mountains allows us to integrate the outdoors into the academic and cultural fabric of the school through hut trips, all-school Ski Fridays, and other experiential learning opportunities. The result: our graduates possess a quiet confidence that serves them well in college and in life—confidence to assert themselves in their first college level essays; to raise their hand in a class of hundreds; to live on their own for the first time, to meet with and engage their professors; and to lead among their peers.