The Lady Blues volleyball program got its first taste of two-a-days this week with some of the best high school coaches in Texas.

Coaches Julie Green and Hollie Huston traveled over 100 miles to get the Lady Blues in shape and sharpen their skills for the upcoming season.

“It's our passion, and we get to kind of extend our season a couple of weeks,” Huston said.

Since 2003, Green and Huston have spent the weeks leading up to two-a-day practices traveling around Texas holding the Metro Elite Volleyball Camp.
Rylee Zimmer prepares to pass a volleyball at camp.
Rylee Zimmer prepares to pass a volleyball at camp. (Tori Cummings)
This year the coaches will travel to 12 schools, including Abilene-Cooper, Springtown, Liberty Christian, Peaster, Coppell and Chisolm Trail. 

Green, who coaches at Coppell, won back-to-back 5A state titles in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, she earned multiple coaching honors, including the ESPN National High School Volleyball Coach of the Year, TGCA 4A/5A Volleyball Coach of the Year and Lone Star Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Huston has never missed the playoffs in her 12 years as a coach. She took Andrews High School and Elgin to the regional tournament before taking over at Chisolm Trail.

The camp helps “knock the rust off” before two-a-days and gets the girls ready for the long days that await in August, Huston said. Huston and Green also provided the girls off-season coaching that they otherwise wouldn't receive due to preseason coaching restrictions.

“They're really hands on,” junior Savanna Wilson said. “They'll critique you, and they'll give you a lot of help.”

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