HELENA — For 14 years, Carroll College volleyball coach Moe Boyle has run an overnight camp where high school girls can come and practice under the watchful eyes of herself and her players.
Boyle’s main goal for the camp is simple: help every kid advance their skills in some capacity and teach them skills that can also help their team after the camp.
“If they’re at a level of just fundamentals, we’re going to try and give them a little bit more. If they’re at a level of high-level high school or high-level club, we’re going to give them a little bit more of a challenge to test their knowledge a little bit, to see if they can bring something back to their team,” Boyle said.
It’s not just about the skills, though. Boyle also wants the campers to come away confident enough to apply what they’ve learned at the camp on their home court.
“We can give them knowledge to take back so they feel a little more confident and bring that to their teams,” Boyle said. “To be able to take that confidence from this camp and themselves grow on their team, that they might not otherwise had they not come and gained a little bit of experience.”
The Carroll College overnight camp wraps up on July 10, giving both players and coaches time off before reconvening in Helena ahead of the Fighting Saints’ exhibition match against the Montana State Bobcats on Aug. 20.