Coaches Corner with Volleyball’s Kim Paisley
The ReSporter: You traveled 948 miles in-between your two home dates this season….how do you feel those road games might help as you get into district play?
Coach Paisley: “We have experience for the road games, and we will put that to good use for those district matches on our opponents home court.”
The ReSporter: There was a lot to replace from last year’s group, what are your thoughts going into next week’s game with Boerne?
Coach Paisley: “Boerne is known for their “crowd/student section heckling”. Maybe one of the best in the hill country as far as heckling during a volleyball match. They have been this way since I played in high school. We just have to block them out and focus on our match and our goals for district play. Boerne is going to battle it out and play some good volleyball. We must be ready to play and play our game!”
The ReSporter: What will you be working on this week and into the Boerne game?
Coach Paisley: “Passing and defense is the main skill to work on. We must always be perfecting this skill because we cannot do the rest without a pass.”
The ReSporter: Fredericksburg had a pretty tough schedule and is coming into district play on an upswing, how do you see your competition and what attribute will need to be emphasized in winning district?
Coach Paisley: “Fredericksburg is going to be tough just like Boerne! They will have big girls at the net. We’ve got to be ready defensively by making sure our blocks are in the right spot and closing so our defense in the back row can do their job. Offensively, we must move the ball around and run quick stuff in order to score.”
The ReSporter: What does or has Regan Mickey meant for your program as she enters her last district competition?
Coach Paisley: “She has been an outstanding member of the team and program. She understands this is her last district season as a Senior in High School. Like all of the seniors, we talked about what will be the legacy they leave behind. “What will be their final days as a High School Volleyball player be?” We regrouped after Tuesday nights match against La Vernia and discussed our goals we set at the beginning of season. We are ready and we believe and will achieve.
The ReSporter: Thanks Coach and enjoy this time off before district season next week.