Before the National game the NCAA held a volleyball clinic for young athletes to attend and work on their skills.
200 young girls and boys showed up to the free clinic on Saturday before the big championship match.
“It’s just an opportunity for the kids to be a part of the championship and really experiment and get some good lessons and training on the sport,” said Mathew White who is the NCAA Coordinator of Championships.
The young athletes has 43 college coaches from across the county and 12 all Americans teach them the skills they need to be successful in the game.
“To be able to close to all of these great coaches from all over America, win loose, they are all exceptional coaches, and to have them accessible in Nebraska is ridiculous awesome,” said Andy Stoebner, who brought his daughters to the clinic.
The NCAA said they do these youth clinics to show children hard work and persistence is the path to success, and being able to learn from athletes drives that point home.
“They are star struck, you think as a little kid you see the athlete you watch on TV and now they are actually there and they are talking to you, the smiles are on their faces are what makes this a success,” said White.
After the clinic all the players and their families were invited to watch Nebraska beat Texas in the Championship match.
“It’s blowing their mind, we get to see the ladies play at UNL, but to see them play here and the excitement and all the support Nebraska gets, it’s just special,” said Stoebner.