U14 Boys Volleyball
by Kieran Chu (S1S)
As the U14 Boys’ Volleyball Team’s Vice-Captain, joining the Volleyball CCA team has been one big learning journey for me. It came by some of the S2 students inviting me along to a practice session and I never looked back. During primary school, I learnt some of the very basics but I had never been involved in a competitive volleyball match. Therefore, this was a great opportunity for me to develop my skill set and a great learning experience for me.
It was a big shock to me when I was selected as the vice-captain for the volleyball season as I had never gone to any leadership roles during my time at Primary School. I took this role very seriously and began to understand some qualities of what a leader needs to do. For example, having to motivate other players on and off the court, trying to set a professional attitude during training and match days which hopefully inspired others to want to do better for the team and ensure team members continue to persevere even when we are not always winning.
From the start of volleyball CCA I was not too sure what to make of it but I have now built a huge interest in the sport and it has inspired me personally to keep on playing volleyball for the rest of my secondary school life. The reason for this is due to all my team members making me feel so welcome and even the S2 students making me feel at ease and more relaxed. This helped with my confidence and meant I could interact more. In turn, my skill set grew stronger, especially my serving, as I could learn from others as they would learn from me. It also gave me more confidence in lessons as I could help others.
One of my biggest learning take away from the volleyball CCA is to now not be afraid to make mistakes. I would try my best to execute the skills but this did not always happen. However, with the constant support from the team and my role as vice-captain, we created a strong team atmosphere where we looked out for each other and all tried our best. It is like one big loving family, making it feel like my 2nd family.
I was proud to be a part of a great campaign and look to make further improvements next year by trying to reach the playoff stages.