Sometimes athletes need a different perspective, a different approach that their coach can’t give them to get them over the hump.
All this month Dominique Maloy, a 15-time state champion, returns to Pahrump for her fall sports clinic. Maloy has committed to visiting Pahrump on a regular basis to help valley athletes to improve and get over that hump. At her clinics, she has had as many as 50 athletes.
“My mission is to transfer the athletic knowledge and skills necessary for each young person to develop to their fullest potential, on or off their respective ‘fields’… It was given to me to give to someone else,” Maloy said.
Skyler Lauver, a freshman at the high school, has been to one of her clinics and she feels Maloy delivers.
Lauver is a softball and basketball player.
“She’s taught me many techniques on being quicker and more prepared for the moment,” the young athlete said. “She has brought sports into her camps. I personally have practiced basketball, softball, and boxing. I’m definitely using the things she taught me. Every time I do any running or play any sport, I think of specific things she’s told me to work on at previous camps.”
“My experience at her camps was she was very efficient and effective,” Lauver said. “She is very dedicated to improving our athletics. I’ve gotten to know Dominique outside of sports and I admire her determination and hardworking personality. She inspires me to be the best I can be.”
Maloy just has a way of motivating the young and the older athletes.
Maloy has a way of reaching kids; even the younger kids utilize the skills she teaches.
Desiree Veloz and her husband Armando Veloz like the way Maloy works with the young athletes.
Their younger son Aydon, who is 8-years-old, did the clinic because he wanted to be faster.
“She helped me with ball control with different drills,” Aydon Veloz said. “I remember doing the running techniques and they were fun because she encouraged me a lot.”
Alina Veloz is the older daughter and is 10 years old. She does three sports, soccer, softball and basketball.
“I was sore afterward, but I am used to it,” Alina Veloz said. “I use the running techniques to make me run faster. I would tell people to go to her because she can help with just about any sport.”
Maloy is calling her fall clinic the “Youth Sports Experience.” She is offering a month-long athletic development program that will assist athletes of all ages, sports, and skill levels in maximizing their athletic capabilities and potential.
WHEN: Every Saturday and Sunday the month of October, from 2:30-4 p.m., (7th-12th graders) and 4-5:30 p.m. (3rd-7th graders).
WHERE: PVHS PRACTICE football/soccer field.
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