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Fa’a Samoa Initiative Volleyball Camps

There were over 50 high school girls at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) gymnasium in Pago Pago, participating in the first day of the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation’s Fa’a Samoa Initiative Volleyball Camp, Day 1.


As part of this year’s  Initiative, four-time Olympic volleyball athlete Logan Tom worked along with other coaches with local high school volleyball players to help improve their game.

The other site for the elementary aged student volleyball players is the American Samoa Community College gymnasium. Starting time for the DYWA camp site is 8:00 a.m., while the ASCC camp site starting time is 7:45 a.m. (ages 8-10), 9:45 a.m. (ages 11-12) and 12:45 p.m. (ages 13-15).


The camps are helping each athlete improve on their game by having the students participate in drills throughout the day. “I am learning a lot and I am getting to go over what I already knew about the game,” said one participant. “


'Thank yous’ go out to the Initiative for coming down to work with us— and thank you to the coaches,” said another volleyball player.  Keep reading Samoa News for the latest in this year’s Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation’s Fa’a Samoa Initiative.