COACHES SPOTLIGHT ~ Gary Balcolm
🏐 Long time ABVM parent & volleyball coach Gary Balcolm knows all too well what it takes for ABVM student athletes to be successful. When asked what the hardest thing about coaching is, he says “Waiting to see the girls do what you know they are capable of doing. When it happens though it is the most rewarding thing of all”. He enjoys camping with his family and doing photography. He mostly takes senior pictures, but also does sports and family pictures too. Gary enjoys reading & says his favorite book is “The Firm” by John Grisham, “Because it is written so well, that your heart races as if you were the character in the book. It is as good, if not better than the movie”.
🏐 His advice to the younger ABVM athletes …. “It is great to be an athlete at ABVM because you learn the basics of the sport, but you also learn team work and leadership skills. Leadership skills are shown when some of the more seasoned players are assisting the players who are just learning some of the skills. I love to ask the girls that have gone through the programs outside of ABVM to show what they have learned with the other girls. It is even more rewarding to see the girls use what they have just learned and be successful at it.