Edge Physical Therapy

Congratulations and Welcome to the Premier Family

Posted on October 15th, 2017 (Updated November 13th)

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2017-2018 11u-18u Club tryouts and all Premier coaches that helped with tryouts. Tryouts were once again a huge success and we are very excited for another fun and successful year!

A huge heartfelt congratulations to all the talented athletes selected for the 18 Gold, 18 Black, 17 Gold, 17 Black, 16 Gold, 16 Black, 16 Red, 15 Gold, 15 Black, 15 Red, 15 Silver, 14 Gold, 14 Black, 14 Red, 14 Silver, 13 Gold, 13 Black, 13 Red, 13 Silver, 13 White, 12 Gold, 12 Black, 12 Red, 12 Silver, 11 Gold, 11 Black and 11 Red teams! We look forward to seeing all these athletes grow stronger as players and teammates!!

Rick and the Premier Volleyball staff

All 2018 11U-18U PREMIER ATHLETES: TWO IMPORTANT ITEMS

Please make sure the following is completed as soon as possible. Thanks!

1. Complete the 2018 Player Contact Form.

2. Register online with the Great Plains Region.
    - NEW USA Volleyball Members
    - RETURNING USA Volleyball Members
Please be sure to select "Premier VBC" as your club. If have already completed the registration and selected "Undecided" please be sure to log back into the system and change your affiliation to "Premier VBC".

Other Important Dates

15U-18U Mandatory Parent Meeting - Monday, November 13th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Tiburon Golf Club
NOTE: This meeting is for parents and coaches only. Athletes do not have to attend.
15U-18U Uniform Fitting - Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30 - 7:45 pm (Ages will be assigned a time)

Extra Apparel (Premier Gear) Sale on Wednesday, November 15th at the fitting! Shoes will also be available for fitting.

Training Begins: Team practices and Xplosive Edge training for the 15u-18u teams will begin November 27th.

Keep watching the website to check for updated information. If you have any questions, please email Michelle at premier_vb@yahoo.com. GO PREMIER!

11s-14s Xplosive Edge Schedule

Posted on October 30th, 2017 (Updated November 2nd)

NOTE: ALL Xplosive Edge schedules from week to week will be emailed and posted to the Xplosive Edge Page titled "Strength". The schedule for November 4th has been posted.

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.

The first week of training for all teams will consist of Postural Sports Screens by Edge Physical Therapy on Saturday (schedule posted) and pre testing for their 1st session (schedule posted). The 11s are only supposed to train once per week, however, we have scheduled them on Saturday as well to do their sports screens.

Saturday, November 4th Screening is for ALL PREMIER ATHLETES

For the second week of Xedge training, things will get more normal. The 11's will have one training session and the 12s-14s will have their normal 2 training sessions. 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. If any of the athletes can not make either of these 2 sessions, we will have a make-up later on.

Youth Skills Training by Little Stars

Posted on October 28th, 2017

Back by popular demand, "Little Stars" SKILLS TRAINING
by Premier Volleyball!!!

Little Stars is a 6-week skills training program offered for athletes in grades K through 5. The program will focus on SKILLS training through individualized technical reps, group drills and fun games! The athletes will be introduced to passing, serving, setting and attacking while also learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship.

Thursday's w/ 1 Monday slot (11/20): 5:30 - 7:00pm
November 16th - December 21st (11/16, 11/20, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21)

K-5th grade athletes
Cost: $160

The Courts Volleyball Training Facility
8930 S 137th Circle
(137th & Giles)

Registration opens November 1st at
www.premiervolleyball.org at 10 am!
Space will be limited

GO PREMIER NEBRASKA!

2017-2018 Premier Volleyball Coaching Staff

Posted on September 18th, 2017 (Updated October 9th)

Our 2017-2018 coaching assignments are posted below!!

The Staff Page is constantly being updated with bios. Be sure to click here to read about Rick Welch, the Premier Coaches/Staff and their accomplishments!

18 Gold: Nate Mongan/ Rick Welch/ Darcy Barry
18 Black: Heidi Oetken/ Lexi Myers/ Mike Vogel

17 Gold: Joe Wessel/ Megan (Schmale) Barnes)/ Jessica Knecht
17 Black: Ashley Beccard/ Erin Backhuus/ Brooke Cousino

16 Gold: Becky Verespej/ Sarah Lusk/ Heather Meek
16 Black: Blaise Scheef/ Bre Brandt
16 Red: John Castle/ Carolyn Splichal

15 Gold: Shannon Smolinski/ Maureen Wardian/ Carlie Christensen
15 Black: Paul Wright/ Nicole Skovsende/ KayLynn Maslonka
15 Red: Amber Nicholson/ Sarah Kemp/ Taylor Grass
15 Silver: Josh Adams/ Justice Stalder/ Leslie Booth

14 Gold: Ashley Martin/ Tadd Martin/ Kiki Linebaugh
14 Black: Emilie Pietramale/ Allie Kramer / Kelsey O'Connell
14 Red: Carolyn Splichal/ Tracy Brown/ Joel Kiihne
14 Silver: Kacie Lindeman/ Cheri (Schneider) Jonas/ Kristin Larsen

13 Gold: Andrea Eiler/ Addie Smith/ Syd Hunsley
13 Black: Chris Smith/ Kayla Torson/ Meagen Roth
13 Red: Jamie Carlson/ Cassie Dalrymple/ Mikaylah Gillespie
13 Silver: Ron Hoffman/ Natalie Patten
13 White: Sarah Lusk/ Molly Pettit

12 Gold: John Castle/ Krysta (Peers) Winkelman
12 Black: Katy Brown/ Nicole Gregory
12 Red: Tammie Centeno/ Nicole Miesenbach
12 Silver: Elizabeth Boher/ Verenice Chaparro

11 Gold: Michelle Flores/ Lupmay Gomez
11 Black: Chris Johnson/ Holly DeMarque/ Carly DeMarque
11 Red: Bart Nigshwonger/ Sierra Nighswonger

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
Trish Seidlik, College Recruiting Seminars
Dan Hanus, College Recruiting Videos and Seminars

Nate Mongan, Setters Training
Jessica Peters, Setters Training
Rod Richardson, Setters Training
Becky Verespej, Player Development
Korrine Boltin, Player Development
Sarah Lusk, Player Development
John Sutera, Player Development
Molly Gegzna, Player Development
Mindy McNurlin, Player Development
Steph Connell, Player Development
Priscilla O'Dowd, Player Development
Courtney Aspegren, Player Development
Julie Moore, Player Development

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

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

2017 Triple Crown National Power Ranking

Posted on September 22nd

Congrats to all Premier Nebraska athletes, coaches and families! Past, present and the future. Ranked #1 Club in Nebraska in the 2017 Triple Crown Sports Volleyball National Power Rankings for the second year in a row and ranked 29th (up from 72nd) Club in the Nation!! This is a result of YOUR hard work, leadership and dedication over the years!

Premier Athletes named to 2017 Nebraska All-Star List

Posted July 2017

Congrats to our Class of 2017 athletes, Steph Gaston, RS (Papillion-La Vista/ Creighton University), Dani Prusha, S (Papillion-La Vista/ Rockhurst University), Averey Yaksich, OH (Omaha Concordia / University of Sioux Falls), Abby Meyer, MB (Elmwood-Murdock / University of Nebraska Omaha) and Sydney Morehouse, MH (Papillion-La Vista South/ Midland University), who were named to the 2017 Nebraska Coaches Association Girls' Volleyball All-Stars list. Also shoutout to Premier Coach, Kiley Hansen for being selected to coach the All-Star Blue Team.

The 34th Annual NCA Girls' Volleyball Match will be played Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln North Star High School. It will be televised live on NET TV.

Coaching Opportunities

Posted on July 25th, 2017

Premier Volleyball is always seeking out talented, dynamic coaches who are passionate about the game and teaching it. We welcome experienced coaches looking to reinvigorate their career as well as those looking to coach club for the first time. Previous club coaching and/or college playing experience is a plus. We place coaches at a level consistent with their abilities, interests, and experience, as well as meeting club and team needs.

Interested individuals are encouraged to review our website to learn more about Premier, and should contact premier_vb@yahoo.com for additional information.

2017 USA Junior Girls' Junior National Championship Finishes

Posted July 2016


Congratulations to the following Premier Nebraska teams for their finishes!




Premier 15 Gold - USA Girls' 15 Open 5th place


Premier 18 Gold - 1st in 18 Open Flight 1 (29th in Nation)

Premier 17 Gold - 5th in 17 National Silver (13th)

Premier 16 Gold - 3rd in 16 Open Flight 3 (31st in Nation)

Premier 16 Red - 2nd in 16 American Flight 4

Premier 15 Gold - 5th in 15 Open Gold (5th in Nation)

Premier 15 Black - 1st in 15 National Flight 4

Premier 14 Gold - 2nd in 14 Open Flight 1 (22nd in Nation)

Premier 14 Black - 3rd in 14 American Silver (11th)

Premier 13 Gold - 3rd in 13 Open Bronze (11th in Nation)

Premier 13 Black - 3nd in 13 American Flight 1

Premier 12 Gold - 3rd in 12 National Silver (11th in Nation)

Premier 12 Black - 1st in 12 National Flight 3

Premier 11 Gold - 2nd in 12 Flight 3


2017 USA Junior Nationals All-Tournament Honors

Posted on July 2016

Congratulations to Premier Athlete, Sophie Hendrix (Premier Nebraska 15 Gold) for being named to the 2017 USA Girls' Junior Open 15u All Tournament Team!


#10 Sophie Hendix
Premier Nebraska 15 Gold, 15 National All-Tournament Team

Premier Nebraska Qualifies 13 Teams!!!!

Posted on May 11th, 2017


Premier earns a record 13 bids to the 2017 Girls' Junior National Championships!!!

A big congratulations goes out to our student-athletes, coaches and strength trainers for their dedication, hard work and perseverance in an increasingly competitive Great Plains Region and National field. We also would like to recognize the support of our parents, sponsors and friends! Thank you!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING PREMIER NEBRASKA TEAMS WHO QUALIFIED FOR
THE 2017 USA VOLLEYBALL GIRLS' JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MINNEAPOLIS!!

18 GoldOpenColorado Crossroads NQ
17 GoldNationalGreat Plains Region
16 GoldOpenShow Me NQ
16 RedAmericanGreat Plains Region
15 GoldOpenAt-Large
15 BlackNationalGreat Plains Region
 
14 GoldOpenAt-Large
14 BlackAmericanGreat Plains Region
13 GoldOpenShow Me NQ
13 BlackAmericanGreat Plains Region
12 GoldNationalShow Me NQ
12 BlackNationalGreat Plains Region
11 GoldAmericanGreat Plains Region

Schedule and Live Results

Teams will train in May and June to compete for a National Championship June 25 - July 4, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

2017 Premier Nebraska Medalists

Posted March 17th, 2017


Premier Nebraska 16 Gold
Show Me National Qualifier 16 Open 4th Place Finish
Qualified Open



Premier Nebraska 13 Gold
Show Me National Qualifier 13 Open Champions
Qualified 13 Open Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 12 Gold
Show Me National Qualifier 12 National Runner-up
Qualified 12 National Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 11 Gold
Show Me National Qualifier 12 American 3rd Place Finish



Premier Nebraska 18 Gold
Colorado Crossroads 18 Open 3rd Place Finish
Qualified 18 Open Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 13 Black
Colorado Crossroads 13 American 3rd Place Finish



Premier Nebraska 14 Gold - 14 Open Champions


Premier Nebraska 13 Gold - 13 Open Champions


Premier Nebraska 16 Gold - 16 Open Runner-Up


Premier Nebraska 13 Gold
Great Plains BID Qualifier Champions
Qualified 13 National Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 12 Gold
Great Plains BID Qualifier Champions
Qualified 12 National Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 12 Black
Great Plains BID Qualifier Runner Up
Qualified 12 American Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 17 Gold
Great Plains BID Qualifier Champions
Qualified 17 National Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 17 Gold
Great Plains BID Qualifier Champions
Qualified 16 National Girls' Junior National Championships



Premier Nebraska 15 Gold and 15 Black
Great Plains BID Qualifier Champions
Qualified 15 National & American Girls' Junior National Championships


Position Specific Training Sessions

Posted on December 2nd

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.

All Position Training sessions are open to Premier Athletes Only and are included in your fees!

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

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 the 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.

Schedule and Registration

Email Shannon if you have any questions!

Nebraska and Iowa High School Volleyball Awards

December 12th, 2016

       

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



All-Nebraska First Team
Taliyah Flores, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 18 Gold) – University of North Dakota

All-Nebraska Second Team
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista (Premier 18 Gold) – Creighton University
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia (Premier 18 Gold) – University of Sioux Falls

All-Nebraska Third Team
Dani Prusha, Papillion LaVista (Premier 18 Gold) – Rockhurst University



Lincoln Journal Star Super-State Second Team
Taliyah Flores, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 18 Gold) – University of North Dakota
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista (Premier 18 Gold) – Creighton University
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia (Premier 18 Gold) – University of Sioux Falls

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class A First Team
Taliyah Flores, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 18 Gold) – University of North Dakota
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista (Premier 18 Gold) – Creighton University

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class A Second Team
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold)
Dani Prusha, Papillion LaVista (Premier 18 Gold) – Rockhurst University

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class C-1 First Team
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia (Premier 18 Gold) – University of Sioux Falls

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class D-1 Second Team
Kaitlynn Simon, Johnson-Brock (Premier 18 Gold)



All-Metro First Team
Taliyah Flores, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 18 Gold) – University of North Dakota
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista (Premier 18 Gold) – Creighton University
Dani Prusha, Papillion LaVista (Premier 18 Gold) – Rockhurst University

All-Area Volleyball First Team
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia (Premier 18 Gold) – University of Sioux Falls

All-Western Iowa 5-A/4-A/3-A First Team (Iowa)
Lauren Bair, Clarinda (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Metro Second Team
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold)
Izzy Lukens, Millard North (Premier 15 Gold)
Maddie Krajewski, Papillion LaVista


All-Area Volleyball Second Team
Taylor Skiles, Ralston (Premier 17 Gold) – Emporia State University

All-Metro Volleyball Third Team
Bridget Peterson, Millard West (Premier 18 Gold) - Evangel University
McKenna Ruch, Millard North (Premier 15 Gold)
Sydney Morehouse, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University



Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class A Honorable Mention
Makena Sobczyk, Bellevue West (Premier 16 Red)
Izzy Lukens, Millard North (Premier 15 Gold)
McKenna Ruch, Millard North (Premier 15 Gold)
Bridget Peterson, Millard West (Premier 18 Gold) - Evangel University
Ashley Bush, Millard West (Premier 17 Gold)
Chloe Paschal, Papillion LaVista (Premier 15 Gold)
Maddie Krajewski, Papillion LaVista
Sydney Morehouse, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Sophie Hendrix, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 15 Gold)

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class B Honorable Mention
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold) - University of South Carolina Upstate
Megan Skovsende, Omaha Skutt (Premier 16 Gold)
Nikki White, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold)

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class C-1 Honorable Mention
Sami Clarkson, Omaha Concordia (Premier 16 Gold)
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia
Taylor Pribyl, Omaha Concordia (Premier 16 Gold)
Liz Dlouhy, Tekamah-Herman (Premier 18 Black)

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class C-2 Honorable Mention
Abby Meyer, Elmwood-Murdock - University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sydney Kunz, Elmwood-Murdock (Premier 16 Black)

All-Metro Volleyball Honorable Mention
Makena Sobczyk, Bellevue West (Premier 16 Red)
Ashley Bush, Millard West (Premier 17 Gold)
Chloe Paschal, Papillion LaVista (Premier 15 Gold)
Jessica Hendrix, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 16 Gold)
Sophie Hendrix, Papillion LaVista South (Premier 15 Gold)

All-Area Volleyball Honorable Mention
Abby Meyer, Elmwood-Murdock - University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sydney Kunz, Elmwood-Murdock (Premier 16 Black)
Nichole Meyer, Elmwood-Murdock (Premier 16 Black)
Sami Clarkson, Omaha Concordia (Premier 16 Gold)
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia
Taylor Pribyl, Omaha Concordia (Premier 16 Gold)
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold) - University of South Carolina Upstate
Megan Skovsende, Omaha Skutt (Premier 16 Gold)
Lydia Permenter, Ralston (Premier 17 Black)

All-Western Iowa 5-A/4-A/3-A Honorable Mention (Iowa)
Taylor Wedemeyer, Clarinda (Premier 16 Red)

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

This is Premier Nebraska Volleyball!


We have the focus, drive, passion, character, discipline, confidence, power, determination and HEART!!!!! This is Premier Volleyball.....

Premier Volleyball Online Payment System

You now can pay your Player Fees, Qualifier Fees and other Tournament Fees online!
It's fast, easy and you don't even need to signup for a PayPal account.