Aug. 13, 2010
The Arizona Volleyball team will be getting back to a time-honored tradition first started in Coach David Rubio’s inaugural 1992 season.
This morning the team and staff loaded up equipment and luggage and headed north for Prescott, Ariz. where it will hold training camp at Yavapai College for four days. Over the course of their stay, the players and coaches will continue on-court preparations for the beginning of non-conference play. The team will also utilize the trip to grow closer together in hopes of a successful 2010 season.
A few events on the itinerary include an intrasquad scrimmage tomorrow afternoon, two-a-day practices and various night activities. Although there are quite a number of familiar faces on the team in 2010, the Wildcats do welcome in six newcomers, so Rubio eyes team chemistry as a top priority.
“I think this trip will benefit our team immensely,” said Rubio. “We’ve done the Prescott trip as a program in the past and had some positive results, and I just felt the time was right to get back to it.”
Upon return to Tucson on Monday afternoon, the Wildcats will hold a final week of double day practices. On the week of August 23, UA will conduct its usual regular practice schedule before heading off to South Bend, Ind. for the season-opening Shamrock Invitational.