Meet Jamesha, outside hitter for the TCS Volleyball 17 Orange Club Team.
She’s a junior at Travis High School and loves playing volleyball.
Her home life hasn’t been easy. She lives with her half-sister and her half-sister’s mother and works at Whataburger to support herself and “to help pay for club volleyball.”
Jamesha has had to grow up fast. When you’re financially supporting yourself at age 16, you rarely have the opportunity to play select sports. But Jamesha is exactly the type of athlete Total City Sports Volleyball exists to support.
Head Coach Lesley Heard loves the positive atmosphere Jamesha’s encouraging and upbeat demeanor helps create at practice. When asked about Jamesha, she says, “Jamesha is one of the hardest working athletes on our 17s team. She’s the first one to practice, she always asks how she can help, and she does everything with a smile on her face.”
When asked why she wants to play club volleyball, Jamesha said, “To work on her volleyball skills and it helps her become a better team player and a better leader, especially when you have to play with a whole new set of girls each season.”
Jamesha is exactly right. Playing club sports not only helps athletes improve their volleyball skills, but being on a team provides a tremendous opportunity for coaches to teach and care for their athletes.
The coaches at Total City Sports Volleyball are dedicated to mentoring athletes and teaching them invaluable life lessons while also bringing them into a supportive and loving community. As coaches, we pursue our athletes because God pursued us first.
This December, we will be spotlighting Total City Sports Volleyball athletes and their families every week and asking you to give generously to provide scholarships for those athletes and athletes just like them.