COVID-19’s Effects on WRHS Volleyball

COVID-19's Effects on WRHS Volleyball

Covid-19 has taken its toll on the world and on youth athletics. Despite these adversities, the Washburn Rural Volleyball team has had a fun and successful season. The effects of Covid-19 on the volleyball team have created some challenges. JV volleyball coach Adam Schmitz said, “It’s created more uncertainty around scheduling and practices and all that.” 

The Coronavirus has changed the game of volleyball starting with the fans.  There are a limited number of people that can attend the games. Most people would not think that this new rule would affect the game that much, but it does. The fans really boost the energy in the gym which creates a lot of drive for the players. 

“I think that volleyball is a momentum sport, but with fewer spectators, there is not as much momentum created because there aren’t as many fans. So it’s more on the players to create all the energy,” Schmitz said.

Sophomore Brianna Jones said she didn’t like most of the new rules and regulations put into place due to Covid-19.

“It’s kind of annoying, not gonna lie, but if we get to play it’s worth it to have to wear a mask most of the time,” Jones said.

The Washburn Rural Volleyball team is overly blessed to be able to play this season even though it was out of the ordinary.  

Schmitz said, “If these rules are what needs to happen for us to play, I’m happy.”