Are you ready for some ... volleyball?
The defending Division I champion Ramstein Royals get ready for the 2013 volleyball season at the high school gym, on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
Stars and Stripes
Volleyball players around Europe are spending this week trying to impress coaches as schools prepare to form their strongest teams for the DODDS-Europe season.
Saturday’s season-opening schedule features 22 teams in action at eight sites across Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Netherlands. It’s the first of seven regular-season Saturdays leading up to the European championships starting Oct. 31 at Kaiserslautern Military Community, where three divisional European champions will be crowned.
Here’s a look at how some of the 2013 DODDS-Europe volleyball contenders have been preparing for the season.