Eighth-grader Ellie is a veteran on her volleyball team, but this year she is frustrated because she is having trouble with her footwork, and she hopes that getting involved with coaching the younger girls in the newly organized after-school group at the Boys and Girls Club will help her work through her problems--besides, it is fun and she was instrumental in setting it up.
Andrea is looking forward to another winning volleyball season with her school team, but the new coach is putting them through a lot of basic drills, and Andrea is frustrated because she is not playing the position she is used to, and she does not understand why.
Jo is disappointed when she is not placed on the Red Angels in the summer softball league--but when she is offered the chance to switch teams, Jo has to decide if she will leave her friends and play for the "winning" team--or win with the Sonics.
Best friends Hannah and Caitlin are both on the high school dance team, but Hannah is troubled when her friend's preoccupation with a boy causes her to miss practice time and put their friendship at risk.
Right after dance camp ends, Lily Richter's mother announces that the family is moving to a new town. Separated from her best friend, and enrolled in a larger unfamiliar middle school, Lily struggles to adjust, troubled by the feeling that her new dance team does not really want her.