PELHAM — Teams cannot hold organized practices until August 17, as per Section 1 rules, but the Lower Hudson Volleyball Summer League is a way to circumvent that and give players — and coaches — a head start on the season. Pelham wrapped up its 10th season as host of the league on Tuesday.
This year drew a record 19 teams, including varsity and junior varsity. Pelicans coach Mark Finegan explains why the LHVA Summer League is so beneficial to players and coaches alike.
“People don’t think there’s any feel or touch in volleyball — there’s a lot of feel and touch when you’re passing the ball,” he said, holding his arms out to simulate a bump set. “If you need to take the whole week of preseason to get that back, you’re behind the 8-ball.”
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