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Varsity, JV and Freshman Prep Clinic - August 5th & 12th

Posted on July 28th, 2015

Attention all 9th-12th grade athletes! Come experience how Premier Volleyball trains and get the opportunity to work with the Premier Staff before the upcoming club season!

Premier Volleyball is offering a few last opportunities on Wednesdays, August 5th & 12th at 6:00pm for High School athletes to prepare for their upcoming tryouts. These 90 minute clinics are open to any Intermediate to Advanced athlete entering 9th-12th grade.This clinic focuses on enhancing individual skills and provides athletes with the opportunity to be put in intense drills in order to prepare you for varsity tryouts.

Cost: $20/Full Clinic or $10/day


2015 Fall Training Series, Open Gyms and Private Lessons

Posted on July 10th, 2015

Premier Volleyball and Premier Performance Fall Traing begins in August and will continue into October. All training is open to the public. Information about our Fall Camps and Open Gyms will be posted soon!!! Be sure to stop back and check out what's going on at Premier Volleyball!!!!

Why Premier Fall Training and Open Gyms?

"Premier Volleyball" and "Premier Performance" is committed to taking each athlete to the next level, through technical, tactile and physical training. We will strive to help each player regardless of age or ability achieve their maximum potential. Our Philosophy: With the complete athlete in mind, Premier Performance is committed to a balanced approach of enhancing one's volleyball experience and ability through specialized training geared toward the athlete as an individual and as a team player.

Individual Private or Group Lessons with Premier Performance

"Premier Performance" offers year-round training for volleyball players in the Metropolitan and surrounding areas. From private one-on-one lessons to small groups and camps, we offer specialized and general skills training for volleyball players wishing to take their game to a higher level. To schedule your training session, email Shannon at Shannon.Smolinski@yahoo.com.

Read more about our 2015 Fall Training and Open Gyms.

11U-14U Modified Open Gym begins August 23rd

Posted on July 28th, 2015

COME JOIN US AND HAVE SOME FUN!

Back by Popular demand!! Once again we are offering modified open gym sessions for ages 11U through 14U!
These sessions are available to any 11U-14U player in the area that is not registered in high school. There will be 1/2 hour to focus on the designated skill set for that session and then 45 minutes of team/game play with coach assistance. The scrimmage format will be any where from 4 to 6 players.

The focus of these sessions will be to offer "game like" play for those athletes that are not able to participate in a fall league or simply just want more playing time on the court!! The goal will be to bring those skills that you work on at Special Session Clinics or private lessons and bring them to life in a game like situation.

THERE WILL BE 6 WEEKS OF SESSIONS
Sundays, 8/23, 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4

11u-12u sessions - 6:00-7:15pm
13u-14u sessions - 7:30-8:45pm

Registration will go live online Saturday, August 1st!!!

2015 Premier Performance Fall Training and Open Gyms

Posted on July 28th, 2015

Download the 2015 Fall Training Informational Flyer

Registration Opens Saturday, August 1st.
Spots will fill quickly!


Varsity, JV and Freshman Prep Clinic (9th - 12th Grade)
Event Date(s): Wednesdays (08/05/2015 and 08/12/2015)
Event Time: 6:00pm - 7:30 pm
Online Registration Deadline: 8/12/2015 12:00 pm
Price: $20.00/Full Clinic or $10/day
Registration Now Open

This 90 minute clinic is open to Intermediate to Advanced athletes entering 9th-12th grade. This is another opportunity for high school athletes to prepare for their upcoming tryouts. This clinic focuses on enhancing individual skills and provide athletes with the opportunity to be put in intense drills in order to prepare you for varsity tryouts.


Intermediate Fall Training Series (3rd-8th Grade)
Event Date(s): Mondays (8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 and 10/5)
Event Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Price: $125.00/Full Series or $25.00/session
Registration Opens August 1st

This Fall Training Series is geared towards the intermediate athlete between the grades of 3-8. The series will focus on the basics of passing, setting, hitting, digging, blocking and serving with an emphasis on footwork. Athletes will be grouped by skill level to ensure a challenging yet FUN experience for all. Although we expect some players will have club experience, no previous volleyball experience is necessary to participate in this training series. We will provide lots of repetitions and feedback while also incorporating games so that you can apply what you learn and become a better volleyball player!


Advanced Fall Training Series (5th-8th Grade)
Event Date(s): Mondays (8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 and 10/5)
Event Time: 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Price: $125.00/Full Series or $25.00/session
Registration Opens August 1st

The Advanced Fall Training Series will provide a high level of training for athletes that already have a good understanding of the fundamentals and the game. This series is designed for athletes looking to receive intense training in all areas. Each athlete will have the opportunity to develop their skills through individual instruction, group instruction, and game experience. The focus of the session is to take your game to the next level. This is ideal for the experienced volleyball player who is striving to be the best. We expect players who attend this session to be very serious about learning advanced volleyball systems and training.


11U-12U Modified Open Gyms (See Age Definition below.)
Event Date(s): Sundays (8/23, 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4)
Event Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Price: $75.00/Full Session or $15.00/session
Registration Opens August 1st

Back by Popular demand!! Once again we are offering modified open gym sessions for ages 11U through 12U! These sessions are available to any 11U-12U player in the area that is not registered in high school and wants to receive more reps at a high level. There will be 30 minutes of fundamental skills training and then 45 minutes of team/game play led by Premier Volleyball coaches. The scrimmage format will be any where from 4 to 6 players.

The focus of these sessions will be to offer "game like" play for those athletes that are not able to participate in a fall league or simply just want more playing time on the court!! The goal will be to bring those skills that you work on at clinics or private lessons and showcase them in a game like situation!

2015-2016 USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition
11 & under - Born between 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2005
12 & under - Born between 9/1/2003 - 8/31/2004


13U-14U Modified Open Gyms (See Age Definition below.)

Event Date(s): Sundays (8/23, 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4)
Event Time: 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Price: $75.00/Full Session or $15.00/session
Registration Opens August 1st

Back by Popular demand!! Once again we are offering modified open gym sessions for ages 13U through 14U! These sessions are available to any 13U-14U player in the area that is not registered in high school and is wanting to get more reps at a high level. There will be 30 minutes of fundamental skills training and then 1 hour of team/game play led by Premier Volleyball coaches. The scrimmage format will be any where from 4 to 6 players.

The focus of these sessions will be to offer "game like" play for those athletes that are not able to participate in a fall league or simply just want more playing time on the court!! The goal will be to bring those skills that you work on at clinics or private lessons and showcase them in a game like situation!

2015-2016 USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition
13 & under - Born between 9/1/2002 - 8/31/2003
14 & under - Born between 9/1/2001 - 8/31/2002

Premier Athletes named to 2015 Nebraska All-Star List

Posted on December 5, 2014 (Updated June 6th)

Congrats to our Class of 2015 athletes, Lauryn Hilger, MH (Millard South/ Northwestern College), Kelsey O'Connell, MH (Omaha Marian/ Creighton University), Priscilla O'Dowd, MH (Papillion-La Vista / Midland University), Jessica Peters, S (Papillion-La Vista / Midland University) and Sara Rahmanzai, MH (Gretna/ Benedictine College), who were named to the 2015 Nebraska Coaches Association Girls' Volleyball All-Stars list.

The 32nd Annual NCA Girls' Volleyball Match will be played Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln North Star High School. It will be televised live on NET TV.

2015 USA Junior Girls' Junior National Championship Finishes

Posted June 29th, 2015


Congratulations to the following Premier Nebraska teams for their finishes!




Premier 14 Gold - USA Girls' Junior 14 National Champions


14 Gold's National Championship Victory Highlight Video

KMTV's Upfront at 4 Story with 14 Gold & their National Championship
at the 2015 USA Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier 18 Gold - 1st in 18 USA Silver (5th)

Premier 18 Black - 2nd in 12 American Flight 3

Premier 17 Gold - 5th in 17 National Gold

Premier 16 Gold - 2nd in 16 National Flight

Premier 15 Gold - 1st in 15 National Bronze

Premier 14 Black - 1st in 14 American Flight 2

Premier 13 Gold - 3rd in 13 Open Flight (Top 20 in Nation)

Premier 13 Black - 1st in 13 American Flight 3

Premier 12 Gold - 1st in 12 National Silver (9th in Nation)

Premier 12 Black - 5th in 12 American Silver

Premier 11 Gold - 2nd in 12 American Flight 3

2015 USA Junior Nationals All-Tournament Honors

Posted on July 8th, 2015

Congratulations to Premier Athletes, Jessica Peters (Premier 18 Gold) and Andie Hanus (Premier 17 Gold) for being named to the 2015 USA Girls' Junior National All Tournament Teams!


#7, Jessica Peters, Premier 18 Gold, 18 USA All-Tournament Team


#5, Andie Hanus, Premier 17 Gold, 17 National All-Tournament Team

Premier Volleyball qualifies TWELVE!!!

Posted May 6th, 2015 (Updated June 22nd)

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PREMIER TEAMS WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE 2015 USA VOLLEYBALL GIRLS' JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN NEW ORLEANS!!! Shoutout to our student-athletes and coaches for their dedication, hard work and perseverance in an increasingly competitive Great Plains Region. We also recognize the support of our parents, sponsors and friends to all student-athletes and our coaching staff. GO PREMIER!

Event Schedule and Results


Premier 18 Gold - Show Me National Qualifier 3rd Place Finish - Qualified USA


Premier 18 Black - Great Plains Bid Runner-Up - Qualified American


Premier 17 Gold - Show Me National Qualifier Champions - Qualified USA


Premier 16 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 15 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 14 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 14 Black - Great Plains Bid Runner-Up - Qualified American


Premier 13 Gold - USA Volleyball At-Large - Qualified Open


Premier 13 Black - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 12 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 12 Black - Northern Lights National Qualifier Champions - Qualified American


Premier 11 Gold - Great Plains Bid Runner-Up - Qualified American

Golf Outing & Social Scheduled for Saturday, August 1st

Posted July 8th, 2015

The 8th Annual Premier Volleyball Golf Outing & Social will be held at Tiburon Golf Club (10302 S. 168th Street) on Saturday, August 1st. Cost is $100 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, access to the range, flag prizes, refreshments, raffle items, social, silent auction and dinner.


HOLE IN ONE - WIN A 2015 Trax LT!!!

The check-in time (and start of the silent auction) for the four-person Texas scramble format will be 11:00 am - 12:30 p.m., with the shotgun start to sound at 1:00 pm. A social and silent auction will be held following golf with dinner scheduled to be served at approximately 6:00 p.m. Several sponsorship levels are available (see attached brochure). Social/dinner only tickets are available for $25 per person.

NOT A GOLFER?
JOIN US FOR DINNER, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION!

For more information or to make a reservation see the links below or contact
Carlene at (402) 250-4263 or manoverpar@gmail.com

If you are intersted in being a Hole Sponsor, email Marian at marian.gyhra@yahoo.com.

Better hurry reservations are limited to the first 144 golfers.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Nebraska Special Olympics.


Premier Golf Classic Brochure


Go PREMIER!!

2015 Premier Performance Summer Camps Announced

Posted on March 20th

All Summer Camps are open to the public!

Premier Nebraska College Camp

University of Nebraska
Iowa State University
Creighton University
June 1, 2 & 3

Premier Performance Position Camps

Defensive - July 8-9
Offensive - July 8-9
Setters - July 15-16
Serve & Pass - July 15-16

High School Open Gyms

Wednesdays, July 8th-29th

Premier Performance Youth Camps

Session I - June 1, 2 & 3
Session II - July 8-9, 15-16

Registration Opens April 1st at 10 am!

Any questions please contact premier_vb@yahoo.com or shannon.smolinski@yahoo.com!!

Congrats to our 2015 National Medalists and Top 10 Finishes

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 (Updated July 8th)

Congratulations are in order to the following teams
for medaling at National Qualifiers!



Premier 14 Gold - USA Girls' Junior 14 National Champions
New Orleans, LA



Premier 12 Black - Northern Lights National Qualifier 12 American Champions - Qualified American
Minneapolis, MN



Premier 17 Gold - Show Me National Qualifier 17 USA Champions - Qualified USA
Kansas City, MO



Premier 18 Gold - Show Me National Qualifier 18 USA 3rd Place Finish - Qualified USA
Kansas City, MO



Premier 14 Black - Show Me National Qualifier 14 American Runner-Up
Kansas City, MO



Premier 13 Black - Show Me National Qualifier 13 American 3rd Place Finish
Kansas City, MO



Premier 14 Black - Colorado Crossroads 14 American Runner-Up
Denver, CO



Premier 12 Gold - Colorado Crossroads 12 National 3rd Place Finish
Denver, CO



Premier 13 Black - Omaha Asics President's Day Classic 13 Club Champions
Omaha, NE



Other Top 10 Finishes

- Premier 18 Gold - 5th Place, USAV Girls' Junior National Championships 18 USA

- Premier 17 Gold - 5th Place, USAV Girls' Junior National Championships 17 National

- Premier 13 Gold - 19th Place, USAV Girls' Junior National Championships 13 Open

- Premier 12 Gold - 9th Place, USAV Girls' Junior National Championships 12 National

- Premier 16 Gold - 5th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 16 USA

- Premier 12 Black - 1st Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 12 American

- Premier 18 Gold - 3rd Place, Show Me Qualifier 18 USA

- Premier 18 Black - 9th Place, Show Me Qualifier 18 American

- Premier 17 Gold - 1st Place, Show Me Qualifier 17 USA

- Premier 14 Gold - 7th Place, Show Me Qualifier 14 Open

- Premier 14 Black - 2nd Place, Show Me Qualifier 14 American

- Premier 14 Red - 9th Place, Show Me Qualifier 14 American

- Premier 13 Black - 3rd Place, Show Me Qualifier 13 American

- Premier 12 Gold - 7th Place, Show Me Qualifier 12 National

- Premier 12 Black - 9th Place, Show Me Qualifier 12 American

- Premier 15 Red - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 15 American

- Premier 14 Gold - 10th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 14 Open

- Premier 14 Black - 2nd Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 14 American

- Premier 13 Gold - 5th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 Open

- Premier 13 Black - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 American

- Premier 13 Red - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 American

- Premier 12 Gold - 3rd Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 12 National

- Premier 11 Gold - 4th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 12 American

- Premier 17 Gold - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 17 Open

- Premier 17 Black - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 17 Club

- Premier 16 Gold - 8th Place, Omaha President's Day 16 Open

- Premier 15 Gold - 7th Place, Omaha President's Day 15 Open

- Premier 15 Red - 3rd Place, Omaha President's Day 15 Club

- Premier 14 Gold - 3rd Place, Omaha President's Day 14 Open

- Premier 14 Red - 3rd Place, Omaha President's Day 14 Club

- Premier 13 Gold - 3rd Place, Omaha President's Day 13 Club

- Premier 13 Black - 1st Place, Omaha President's Day 13 Club

- Premier 12 Gold - 3rd Place, Omaha President's Day 12 Club

- Premier 12 Black - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 12 Club

Peters is Finalist for Andi Collins Award

Posted on January 13, 2015

Premier 18 Gold's setter, Jess Peters, has been named as a finalist for the 2014 Andi Collins Award given annually by PrepVolleyball.com to the top Senior setter in the nation.

Peters is one of 65 seniors from across the country to be selected as finalists.

In 2014, Jess was named to the All-Nebraska First Team, All-State Class A First Team and All-Metro First Team for Papillion-LaVista. She also was selected to play in the 2015 Nebraska Coaches Association Girls' Volleyball All-Stars match.

She recorded 1,238 assists in 2014 and added 361 digs, 68 blocks and 45 aces in helping her team to an undefeated regular season and the state Class A final.

Andi Collins wanted to be the best setter in the nation. Cancer ended that dream Sept. 4, 2003, a month shy of her 17th birthday. The Andi Collins Award, presented in her honor and memory, recognizes the best senior setter in the nation

Jess is committed to play for Midland University in the Fall.

Premier Athletes - Nebraska High School Volleyball Awards

December 13th, 2014 (Updated Dec 19th)

We would like to recognize the following Premier players for their achievements in Nebraska High School volleyball.

All-Nebraska First Team
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University

All-State Class A First Team
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University

All-State Class A Second Team
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS (Premier 18 Gold)

All-State Class B First Team
Brooke Swain, Omaha Skutt HS (Premier 18 Black)

All-State Class B Second Team
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-State Class C-1 Second Team
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia HS (Premier 16 Gold)

All-Metro First Team
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University

All-Metro Volleyball Second Team
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold) - University of Missouri
Elena Melendez, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Drake University

All-Metro Volleyball Third Team
Lauryn Hilger, Millard South (Premier 17 Gold) - Northwestern College
Libby Koukol, Millard North (Premier 18 Gold)
Hannah Mueller, Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Area Volleyball First Team
Brooke Swain, Omaha Skutt HS (Premier 18 Black)

All-Area Volleyball Second Team
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia HS (Premier 16 Gold)

All-Class Class A Honorable Mention
Katie Imig, Bellevue West HS (Premier 18 Black)
Mackenzie Puckett, Grand Island HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Isabella Siciunas, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Kierra Harder, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Libby Koukol, Millard North (Premier 18 Gold)
Lauryn Hilger, Millard South (Premier 17 Gold) - Northwestern College
Audrey Keim, Millard South HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Missouri Western University
Bridget Peterson, Millard West HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold) - University of Missouri
Hannah Mueller, Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Elena Melendez, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Drake University
Ellie McDonnell, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 16 Gold) - Creighton University
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 15 Gold)
Taylor Crandall, Papillion LaVista South HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Class Class B Honorable Mention
Nicole Skovsende, Elkhorn HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Sara Rahmanzai, Gretna HS (Premier 18 Black)
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Class Class C-1 Honorable Mention
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia HS (Premier 16 Gold)

All-Class Class C-2 Honorable Mention
Alexis Villwok, Fremont Bergan HS (Premier 16 Black)

All-Metro Volleyball Honorable Mention
Katie Imig, Bellevue West HS (Premier 18 Black)
Isabella Siciunas, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Kierra Harder, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Sophia Siciunas, Millard North HS (Premier 17 Black)
Mady Bridwell, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Black)
Audrey Keim, Millard South HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Missouri Western University
Isabella Siciunas, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Bridget Peterson, Millard West HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Sydney Stockfleth, Millard West HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Ellie McDonnell, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 16 Gold) - Creighton University
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 15 Gold)
Taylor Crandall, Papillion LaVista South HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Area Volleyball Honorable Mention
Nicole Skovsende, Elkhorn HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Sara Rahmanzai, Gretna HS (Premier 18 Black)
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia HS (Premier 16 Gold)
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt HS (Premier 17 Gold)

NCPA Academic All-State
Katie Imig, Bellevue West HS (Premier 18 Black)
Josie Givens, Elkhorn South HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Isabella Siciunas, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Leigh Hanson, Millard North HS (Premier 17 Black)
Audrey Keim, Millard South HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Missouri Western University
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold) - University of Missouri
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Ellie McDonnell, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold)

Final High School Volleyball Leaders
Lauryn Hilger, Millard South - Class A Kills (Premier 17 Gold) - Northwestern College
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Kills (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt HS - Class B Kills (Premier 17 Gold)
Nicole Skovsende, Elkhorn HS - Class B Kills (Premier 17 Gold)
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia HS - Omaha-Area Kills (Premier 16 Gold)
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Hitting % (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS - Class A Hitting % (Premier 18 Gold)
Mackenzie Puckett, Grand Island HS - Class A Hitting % (Premier 18 Gold)
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt HS - Class B Hitting % (Premier 17 Gold)
Sara Rahmanzai, Gretna HS - Class B Hitting % (Premier 18 Black)
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia HS - Omaha-Area Hitting % (Premier 16 Gold)
Mady Bridwell, Millard North HS - Class A Aces (Premier 18 Black)
Elena Melendez, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Aces (Premier 18 Gold) - Drake University
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia HS - Omaha-Area Aces (Premier 16 Gold)
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Set Assists (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Taylor Crandall, Papillion LaVista South HS - Class A Set Assists (Premier 17 Gold)
Mady Bridwell, Millard North HS - Class A Set Assists (Premier 18 Black)
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Blocks (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Lauryn Hilger, Millard South - Class A Blocks (Premier 17 Gold) - Northwestern College
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Blocks (Premier 16 Gold) - Creighton University
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt HS - Class B Blocks (Premier 17 Gold)
Libby Koukol, Millard North - Class A Digs (Premier 18 Gold)
Audrey Keim, Millard South HS - Class A Digs (Premier 18 Gold) - Missouri Western University
Ellie McDonnell, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Digs (Premier 18 Gold)

More awards to be posted. If we missed anyone we apologize. Pease e-mail premier_vb@yahoo.com.

Position Specific Training

Posted November 26th, 2014 (Updated December 8th)

We will be running Position Specific Training throughout the season. Shannon Smolinski, Director of Player Development, will be running these sessions along with other Premier coaches specializing in those areas. These sessions are designed for players who have chosen a position or want to increase their level of experience and expertise. The training is for athletes who want to take their ability of play to the next level.

- Setters Training: Mondays; No Registration. See Calendar for dates. NOTE: This is specific to setters ONLY.

- Position Training: Position Training Registration NOTE: The time slot for 14u athletes have been updated.

You must register online for Position Training in order to attend! No Walk-Ins! All training sessions will be open to the first 30 players who sign up! Registration will open up Sunday evening at 8:00 pm before each training session. The reason we wait to open them Sunday evenings is to give those who are in tournaments on Sundays the chance to register.

All Position Training sessions are open to Premier Players only and are included in your fees!

Email Shannon if you have any questions!

15s-18s Xplosive Edge Schedule

Posted on November 17th, 2014

NOTE: ALL Xplosive Edge schedules from week to week will be posted on Fridays to the Xplosive Edge Page titled "Strength". Training for the 15s-18s will begin December 1st.

XEdge is highly recommended!! Statistics have shown that Premier teams that had or had close to 100% participation have been extremely successful in their seasons. It is not too late to sign up. Bring forms to your team's Xedge training next week to get started!!!!

The first week of training for all teams will consist of pre testing for their 1st session and Postural Sports Screens on Saturday, December 6th at the courts with Edge Physical Therapy.

For the second week of Xedge training, things will get more normal. All teams need to go through our nutrition program. Dates/times posted to schedule. All nutrition sessions will be at Xplosive Edge's home facility (Soccer Center 14706 Giles Rd.) right down the street upstairs in the audio visual room.

2014-2015 Premier Nebraska Volleyball Coaching Staff

Posted on September 21st, 2014 (Updated October 31st, 2014)

Our 2014-2015 coaching staff has been posted below!! The Staff Page is constantly being updated with bios. Be sure to visit our Staff page to read about Rick Welch, the Premier Coaches/Staff and their accomplishments!

18 Gold: Nate Mongan/ Rick Welch/ Megan Schmale
18 Black: Heidi Oetken/ Lexi Myers/ Nick DeKorver

17 Gold: Joe Wessel/ Ashley Pike/ Elena Pietro
17 Black: Bri Sullivan/ Dani Micek/ Judy Boner

16 Gold: Becky Verespej/ Alex Muckey/ Katie Swenson
16 Black: Shanna Massman/ Blaise Scheef/ Kelsey Husak

15 Gold: Shannon Smolinski/ Maureen Wardian/ Carlie Christensen
15 Black: Paul Wright/ Molly (Koneck) Gegzna/ Jenni Bennett
15 Red: Sarah Kemp/ Erin Backhuus/ Katie Lincoln
15 Silver: John Castle/ Amy Taylor/ Michaela Schimmer

14 Gold: Ashley Martin/ Tadd Martin/ Kiki Linebaugh
14 Black: John Sutera/ Alli Kramer/ Jodi Saucier
14 Red: Emilie Varley/ Kirsten Placzek/ Brooke Cousino
14 Silver: Carolyn Splichal/ Cassie Dalrymple/ Emmy Splichal

13 Gold: Andrea Eiler/ Chris Smith/ Addie Smith
13 Black: Krysta Peers/ Kimi Lueders/ Tammie Centeno
13 Red: Michelle Christensen/ Courtney Aspegren/ Emmilie Kosiba
13 Silver: Kacie Besser/ Michaela Michalek/ Jeannine Adler

12 Gold: Bret Abels/ John Castle/ Mindy McNurlin
12 Black: Niki Gregory/ Katy Brown/ Renee Gregory
12 Red: Julie Moore/ Molly Pettit/ Jessie Skain
12 Silver: Kacie Lindeman/ Cheri Schneider/ Suzanne Paulsen

11 Gold: Bart Nighswonger/ Elizabeth Thielen/ Raisha Smith
11 Black: Chris Johnson/ Katy Butler/ Holly DeMarque

Admin and Special Training Staff:
Rick Welch, Club Director
Shannon Smolinski, Director of Player Development (Position Training and Private Lessons)
Marian Gyhra, Assistant Club Director
Michelle Lund, Director of Communications/ College Recruiting Coordinator
Dan Hanus, Recruiting Video Services
Trish Seidlik, College Recruiting Seminars
Nate Mongan, Setters Training
Nicole Venditte, Setters Training
Rod Richardson, Setters Training
Michaela Schimmer, Setters Training
Katie Swenson, Setters Training
Tricia Harder, Player Development
Heather Thorson, Player Development
Stephanie Connell, Player Development
Jen Runte, Player Development
Hunter Pabian, Player Development
Lauren Greisch, Player Development
Christen Blackledge, Player Development
Leigha McDonald, Player Development
Kim Thomas, Player Development
Alex Hanus, Player Development
Taylor Holz, Player Development

Strength Training Coaches:
Gibb Duval, Xplosive Edge (Director of Athletic Performance)

To schedule a Private Lesson, contact Shannon Smolinski at Shannon.Smolinski@yahoo.com.

Xplosive Edge and Premier Volleyball

Designed specifically for Premier Volleyball athletes since 2005, the Xplosive Edge has teamed up with Premier to create the superior power athlete. Trained on site at our "Courts" satellite facility, premier athletes can train immediately before or after practice with X-edge. The Xplosive Edge satellite facility at The Courts is the Midwest's premier training facility for volleyball athletes. Equipped with Power Lift and Hammer Strength equipment, the courts satellite facility is nicer than most of the universities in the nation.

Emphasis is put on increasing strength, balance, agility, and range of motion, all while developing more power. These Premier Volleyball athletes are increasing their vertical jumps while at the same time learning how to jump and land on the ground as well as accelerate and decelerate. Plyometrics are included in our training regimen only when the athlete has become strong enough to control their bodies in space.

The courts training facility is exclusively for the use of the Xplosive Edge in its training of Premier Volleyball. Premier Volleyball is one of the nations best volleyball clubs and is on the rise. Since the inception of Xplosive Edge working with Premier Volleyball, Premier has increased its winning percentage by over 66% all while decreasing the injury rate by over 88%. This last year Premier Volleyball sent 8 teams to the USA volleyball championships!

Premier athletes are trained twice a week (45 min. sessions) right before or after their practice. Each athlete is pre and post performance tested to see their own individual performance index score created by Boyd Epley of Epic Athletic Performance.

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