Bronco Volleyball adjusting to NAIA changes
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - It was
Tuesday night that the NAIA would postpone most of the championships for fall sports until the spring.
One of those sports is volleyball. Hastings College will be in it’s second season under head coach Alexandria Allard. After missing the NAIA National Tournament a year ago, they’re hoping to make it back this year.
Instead of the NAIA National Tournament taking place after the conference tournaments end in November, it is tentatively scheduled to take place in late April, over five months in between with no games.
“I talked to a few of the players about it last night and they were more concerned with just being able to play a season. So we’re looking at the season right now, not looking to far ahead,” Allard said. “I think it will be a little bit different obviously, taking a few months off between season and championship and stuff like that - but they’re all just really excited to get back on the floor for season.”
Just like every other NAIA fall sport, they will be able to take the floor for their first practice on August 15. Giving them only a couple weeks together before their first scheduled match on September 5.
“We had a few weeks of offseason before everything hit. After that with everybody being sent home, and the players being on their own, they’ve really stepped up and have done a good job doing whatever they can,” Allard said. “In terms lifting weights, touching a volleyball, stuff like that, so they’ve really shown they can do it on their own as well.”
The NAIA said they will make a decision on the football postseason July 31.
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