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Classical Christian Academy Parents Take on Volleyball Team

Classical Christian Academy in North Fort Myers hosted its first “Parents versus Players” volleyball game.

CCA parents serve against the school's team in the first volleyball Parent-Player Game.

Oct. 17, 2014 – North Ft. Myers, Fla. – The Classical Christian Academy Volleyball teams took on their parents and teachers during a fun, spirited game Oct. 17. This was the first such multi-generational game for volleyball, although CCA has done this for soccer in the past. It brought opportunity for good-natured gibes, as bragging rights were on the line.

“We have never had a parent-player game for volleyball, but we are hoping to do one in every sport,” said CCA Athletics Director Mark Dillehay. “I think the players are doing excellent and are growing so they can win in the tournament.”

Three games were played. They were full of excitement, points and great volleys. In the first, the parents defeated the players. For the second game, the players picked an adult to play on their team, making both teams inter-generational. For the final game, all CCA students who attended the game played against all the adults at the game.

Players from both teams said it was a great way to show school spirit, and they hope to take part in this event again next year.

Elizabeth DeFrance, a player on the Junior Varsity team, thought the players would beat the parents because they have been practicing and playing together this season. DeFrance has played four years for CCA and said her experiences have been fun and beneficial in developing her talent.

Volleyball parent Jason Schram said he joined the parents’ team because he likes the competition of volleyball and the interaction with students. He was a little rusty, with his only recent volleyball practice consisting of helping his daughter Riley, a member of the JV team. Before the game, he said he was anxious to see how it turned out.

Dillehay said the purpose of the game was to build team spirit and to invite the community out to watch or participate in a fun volleyball event. All CCA parents were invited to play, regardless of whether their students were on the volleyball team.

The parents’ team was aided by Volleyball Coach Blaire Litwiller. New to CCA this year, Coach Litwiller is a full-time college student at Florida Southwestern University. Dillehay said she is a great addition to the CCA program and is helping players develop their skills.

Written by CCA student journalists Riley Schram and Madelyn Norman.

CCA's 2014 Volleyball Team

About Classical Christian Academy:

Classical Christian Academy is the premier hybrid school in Southwest Florida. CCA offers families an academically rigorous and Christ-centered K-12 education option that blends the best aspects of private and home schooling. Classical Christian Academy is a registered 501c(3) organization. For more information, visit and like CCA on


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