The AV Camp in progress
Three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez is one of the best and gifted female volleyball players in the country. From her humble beginnings in San Juan, Batangas to her journey with the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP she has shown that a simple girl from the provinces can make it big in the sport which has captivated the hearts of many Filipinos.
Today she embarks on a new mission and that is to teach kids the basics and rudiments of volleyball. Alyssa’s love for volleyball is very evident as she spearheaded the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp for the many volleyball enthusiasts from six (6) years old to eighteen (18) years old. Open to everyone who has a knack for volleyball, the skills camp has three brackets namely 6 to 13 years old for beginners, 14 to 18 years old and an open session for those who simply want to learn volleyball.
Alyssa training the next Valdez
The camp opened today at the STI Academic Center in Calamba Laguna and will run through May 7, 2016. It will also feature Alyssa’s friends with Gretchel Soltones, Joyce Palad, EJ Laure, JV de Guzman, Amy Ahomiro, Jhoana Maraguinot, Bea de Leon and Ella de Jesus. The Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp will also be held at the STI Academic Center in Cubao from May 10 to 14 and at the STI Academic Center in Ortigas-Cainta on May 19 to 21.
Grethcel Soltones, Alyssa Valdez, STI College Calamba's Jei Isip, Yours truly, Joyce Palad
Alyssa’s love for volleyball is boundless that is why she opened the Alyssa Valdez skills camp this summer and this is her way of her paying back the sport she so dearly loves. Who knows that from these humble beginnings she can inspire the new generation of youngsters to become the next Alyssa Valdez.
First batch of camp enrollees 6 to 13 years old with their parents