New look, new attitude, new team.
This mantra sums up the direction volleyball coach Marci Faulk believes the team is headed for the 2014 season.
Of course, Faulk expects there to be speed bumps on the way to creating the new Lady Blues volleyball team.
She implemented a new defense last week. The girls are still prone to errors as they erase old defensive habits, but the change has begun to take hold.
Faulk has noticed the girls accept every change with eagerness and a willingness to improve.
“It's gonna start clicking and I think people will be able to start seeing a difference,” Faulk said. “I really do.”
She believes the team just needs time to play and practice together and work out the kinks that result from learning a new system.
There are also multiple girls stepping up as leaders. They do little things like grabbing jump ropes to start a drill instead of standing around waiting.
Faulk hasn't asked anyone to step up into this role. The girls have just done it on their own.
Read the entire story in Wednesday's Graham Leader.