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Girls' Volleyball Clinics Scheduled at UCR

Girls' Volleyball Clinics Scheduled at UCR

(January 3, 2000)

Girls ages 10 through 16 are invited to participate in a series of volleyball clinics scheduled as part of the 1999-2000 National Youth Sports Program at the University of California, Riverside. The first three clinics are scheduled for Feb. 26 and March 11 and 25.

The Saturday morning clinics - a college preparatory outreach program of UCR African Student Programs - are made possible by a $4,750 grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). UCR is one of 25 campuses across the nation to be awarded grants under the National Youth Sports Program-Girls Sports Clinics program.

In addition to learning about fundamentals of volleyball from UCR volleyball coach Sue Gozansky, girls attending in the clinics will participate in sessions on exercise and healthy lifestyles, leadership skills and goal setting, among other topics. Lunch, transportation and accident/medical insurance coverage will be provided.

Two additional clinics, focusing on tennis skills, are yet to be scheduled. A total of 50 girls will participate in the five clinics over the course of the year.

The clinics are presented by UCR African Student Programs and UCR Intercollegiate Athletics. For the past two summers, African Student Programs has conducted the National Youth Sports Program summer day camp, which combines sports activities with present ations on alcohol- and drug-abuse prevention, nutrition and personal health, and higher education and career opportunities. African Student Programs received a recognition award from the NCAA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the summer day camp.

For more information on the volleyball clinics, call the UCR African Student Programs office at (909) 787-4576.

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