Behind-the-scenes: Volleyball training camp


Volleyball Camp
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Auburn volleyball begins preparations for the 2014 season starting Wednesday as the team reports for fall camp. AuburnTigers.com will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Auburn's preparations leading up to the start of practice Thursday. Check back for photos and videos as the Tigers hit the court to begin the new season.
 
Auburn begins its fourth year under head coach Rick Nold and will go through two-a-days until the start of classes, which begin Monday, August 18. A year ago, Auburn finished with a 19-11 overall record and 10 wins in SEC play, its most since 2010. Preseason camp will feature several position battles and give the Tigers a chance to acclimate their six newcomers to their system before the regular season begins Friday, Aug. 29 at the George Washington Invitational.
 
The Tigers will also particpate in Auburn's annual Fan Day presented by Golden Flake Snack Foods which is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. CT at Auburn Arena. The event is free of charge. Fans are encouraged to use #WarEagle on social media.



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Freshman Tate Pember and the liberos working on their form during Thursday afternoon's practice.
 

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And we're back for more training. Here's a shot of sophomore middle blocker Breanna Barksdale getting warmed back up for the second practice of the day.

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Ready, break! One practice down for Thursday. Time for lunch and treatment before we hit the court again at 3:30 p.m.

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Time for Auburn's hitters to take a few swings. Here's freshman Courtney Crable getting some work at Thursday's first practice of the year.





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Auburn head coach Rick Nold and his staff talking with players about Thursday's first day of practice.

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Back for another team meeting, sophomore Emily Klitzke reviewing the preseason calendar. The Tigers begin practice bright and early on Thursday at 8 a.m.

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Auburn head coach Rick Nold addressing his squad at the first team meeting of the year for preseason camp.
 

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The team got its first look at the new Wellness Kitchen with lunch before the afternoon team meeting starts.



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It's new gear time for the Tigers. Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Taylor Schill holding up her new practice gear for the 2014 season.

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"It's like Christmas in August!" - freshman libero/defensive specialist Kelly Stewart said.