The city's Department of Community Development Recreation Program has announced a new program called Dig This! Volleyball for Pittsfield children ages 5 to 11.

The city and Advance Volleyball Academy have teamed up for this free program which will introduce and teach volleyball, including the fundamentals, rules, and key skills of the sport.

The two-day program will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, at Marchisio Park, Dalton Division Road.

Pre-registration is required, and participation is first-come, first-serve due to limited amount of spaces in the program. Depending on the popularity of the program, additional sessions may be added.

Forms are available at the Department of Community Development in room 205 of City Hall, or online at!_volleyball_program.php/

Additional support is provided by Pittsfield Tuesday Volleyball and coaches from local colleges.