Pima OKs Junior Volleyball program

Jenna Ferrin asks the Pima Town Council for support for a new junior volleyball prgram for child in grades 3-6. The council voted unanimously in support. - David Bell Photo/Gila Valley Central

PIMA — Pima youths interested in volleyball will get a chance to learn the basics before they get to middle school.

The Town Council voted unanimously to support the Pima Junior Volleyball League for children in grades 3-6.

“It will allow us to give them six clinics that will be done on Fridays, two hours each,” said program coordinator Jenna Ferrin. “Teach them basic volleyball skills, work together as a team and create that additional community involvement with volleyball.”

There would also be two tournament days for the fifth and sixth graders.

Ferrin said the program would use Pima Schools’ gymnasium space and not conflict with the town’s other youth sports programs.

“This will give the ability and the knowledge that, when they get to seventh grade, they’re not so new to it, that it’s not so scary, that’s not something they are unaware of how to do it,” Ferrin said. “They are going against communities that have these programs at younger ages, so you really see that at seventh and eighth grade. Bringing it to Pima now offers those girls or anybody else — Pima, Fort Thomas or wherever they’re at —an opportunity to play the sport earlier and be ready for it.”

The program will run in August and September and registration will take place through Town Hall and the town’s website