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2014 Xplosive Edge Lifter of the Year

Posted on July 25th, 2014

Premier Volleyball would like to congratulate Bree Ackermann. Ackermann was honored as the 2014 Xplosive Edge Lifter of the Year, an award given annually to players who are dedicated to excellence in the weight room. Xplosive Edge Lifters of the Year are selected based off of character, work ethic, intensity, leadership, attendance and punctuality.

Ackermann, a 2014 graduate of Lincoln Pius X High School, was a Libero for the 2013-14 Premier 18 Gold team coached by Nate Mongan, Rick Welch and Megan Schmale. In 2013, Ackermann was selected for the USA Junior Girls' High Performance Continental Team. Most recently, Ackermann was named to the 2014 PrepVolleyball.com Defensive Dandies list, All-Class B Honorable Mention list and Final Nebraska High School Volleyball Leaders list for digs.

Ackermann will be heading this Fall to top DII program, Wayne State to continue her volleyball and academic career. Last season, the Wildcats finished in the top 25 in NCAA DII Women's Volleyball.

All-Time Xplosive Edge Lifters of the Year
2009 - Erin Doherty (Middle), Premier 18 Gold, Mercy High School, West Texas A&M
2010 - Andrea Johnson (Setter), Premier 18 Black, Omaha Burke High School, Bellevue University
2011 - Bailey Vance (Libero), Premier 18 Gold, Papillion LaVista South HS, Northwest Missouri State
2012 - Alex Hanus (Right Side), Premier 18 Black, Marian High School, New Mexico Military Institute
2013 - Makayla Maxwell (Middle), Premier 18 Gold, Millard North High School, Washburn University
2014 - Bree Ackermann (Libero), Premier 18 Gold, Lincoln Pius X High School, Wayne State College


Premier Fall Camps and Open Gyms Announced!

Posted on July 24th, 2014

Information about our Fall Camps and Open Gyms has been posted!!!
Check out the "Camps and Lessons" page for details!

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

Golf Outing & Social Scheduled for Saturday, August 9th

Posted July 24th, 2014

The 7th Annual Premier Volleyball Golf Outing & Social will be held at Tiburon Golf Club (10302 S. 168th Street) on Saturday, August 9th. 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 2014 Malibu!!!

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 carlene.ohlinger@firstdata.com
Julie at (402) 216-1025 or holzstormyone@cox.net.

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!!

Premier Athletes named to Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Team

Posted on July 23rd, 2014



Congrats to Premier 18 Gold's Erin Gross (Tekamah Herman HS / Wayne State College) and Alexis Anderson ( Millard West HS / College of Saint Mary) for being named to the Nebraska Coaches Association Girls' Volleyball All-Stars team.

Gross represented the Blue team and Anderson represented the Red team!

Great job ladies!



Coaching Opportunities

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

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.

Premier Volleyball qualifies NINE!!!

Posted May 6th, 2014 (Updated May 9th)

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PREMIER TEAMS WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE 2014 USA VOLLEYBALL GIRLS' JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MINNEAPOLIS!!! 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 - Northern Lights 18 USA Runner Up - Qualified USA


Premier 18 Black - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 17 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 16 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 15 Gold - Great Plains Bid Runner-Up - Qualified American


Premier 14 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 13 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 12 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 12 Black - Colorado Crossroads 12 American Champions - Qualified American

Congrats to our 2014 Premier Medalists and Top 10 Finishes

Posted on March 18, 2014 (Updated July 7th)

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



Premier 12 Black - Colorado Crossroads 12 American Champions - Qualified American
Denver, CO


Premier 18 Gold - Northern Lights 18 USA Runner Up - Qualified USA
Minneapolis, MN


Other Top 10 Finishes

- Premier 18 Gold - 9th Place, USAV Girls' Junior National Championships 18 USA

- Premier 16 Gold - 10th Place, USAV Girls' Junior National Championships 16 National

- Premier 13 Gold - 10th Place, USAV Girls' Junior National Championships 13 National

- Premier 18 Gold - 2nd Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 18 USA

- Premier 18 Black - 5th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 18 American

- Premier 17 Gold - 7th Place, Show Me Qualifier 17 Open

- Premier 16 Gold - 5th Place, Show Me Qualifier 16 USA

- Premier 16 Black - 9th Place, Show Me Qualifier 16 USA

- Premier 14 Black - 5th Place, Show Me Qualifier 14 USA

- Premier 14 Red - 5th Place, Show Me Qualifier 14 American

- Premier 12 Gold - 6th Place, Show Me Qualifier 12 National

- Premier 12 Black - 5th Place, Show Me Qualifier 12 American

- Premier 18 Black - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 18 USA

- Premier 17 Gold - 5th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 17 Open

- Premier 14 Gold - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 14 Open

- Premier 13 Gold - 7th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 Open

- Premier 13 Black - 4th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 American

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

- Premier 12 Gold - 5th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 12 National

- Premier 12 Black - 1st Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 12 American

- Premier 11 Gold - 5th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 12 American

- Premier 18 Gold - 6th Place, Omaha President's Day 18 Open

- Premier 18 Black - 9th Place, Omaha President's Day 18 Club

- Premier 17 Gold - 7th Place, Omaha President's Day 17 Open

- Premier 16 Gold - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 16 Open

- Premier 15 Black - 9th Place, Omaha President's Day 15 Club

- Premier 14 Gold - 10th Place, Omaha President's Day 14 Open

- Premier 14 Red - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 14 Club

- Premier 13 Gold - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 13 Club

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

- Premier 12 Black - 9th Place, Omaha President's Day 12 Club

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

- Premier 11 Gold - 9th Place, Omaha President's Day 12 Club

Premier Volleyball Class of 2014

Posted on May 6th, 2014 (Updated June 20th)

Good luck to our Class of 2014 athletes as they begin their college careers in the Fall!!!! Premier's Class of 2014 is our 16th senior class and the largest senior class ever for Premier. 15 seniors have received and accepted offers to play at the collegiate level to date. Both Premier 18 Gold and 18 Black will be training into the Summer and will be competing at the National and USA division's at the 2014 Junior Girl's USA Volleyball Championships!!!

Congratulations to Bellevue University, Buena Vista University, Midland University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Southeast Community College, College of Saint Mary, Benedictine College, Wayne State College, University of Central Missouri, University of Nebraska Kearney and Hastings College for securing such a talented group of athletes. Our best wishes to all of our seniors who begin their future careers in the Fall. We'll miss you all!

Class of 2014
Bree Ackermann - Wayne State College; Lincoln Pius X HS
Alexis Anderson - College of Saint Mary; Millard West HS
Laura Barry - Buena Vista University; Wahoo HS
Lynnae Beiermann - Millard South HS
Susan Burgess - Nebraska Wesleyan University; Omaha Burke HS
Nicole Carbajal - Johnson-Brock HS
Hannah Christiansen - Nebraska Wesleyan University; Lyons-Decatur Northeast HS
Elise Fulcher - Benedictine College; Duchesne Academy
Taylor Grass - Midland University; Papillion La Vista South HS
Erin Gross - Wayne State College; Tekamah Herman HS
Taylor Holz - Bellevue University; Omaha Skutt Catholic HS
Emilie Kosiba - College of Saint Mary; Syracuse Public
Nicole Meisenbach- Omaha Marian HS
Devynn Patocka - Southeast Community College; Mead HS
Morgan Radamacher - Millard West HS
Ashton Riedy - Hastings College; Grand Island HS
Katelyn Roubal - Millard South HS
Alissa Schovanec - University of Central Missouri; Papillion LaVista HS
Kaitlynn Thomas - University of Nebraska Kearney; Ashland Greenwood HS
Morgan Thompson - Millard North HS
Michaela Viloria - Southeast Community College; Bellevue West HS

To view Premier Alumni and College Commitments, click here.

Rick Welch, Club Director and The Premier Volleyball Staff

Position Specific Training

Posted November 28th, 2013 (Updated April 28th)

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.

- Mondays: Setters Training. No Registration. NOTE: This is specific to setters ONLY.
- Tuesdays/Wednesdays: Position Training. Registration to be posted.

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 Tues/Wed 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!

Premier Athletes - Nebraska High School Volleyball Awards

December 18th, 2013 (Updated Dec 19th)

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

World Herald All-Nebraska First Team
Alexis Anderson, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Gold)

Lincoln Journal Star Super-State Second Team
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Alexis Anderson, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Gold)

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class A First Team
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Alexis Anderson, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Gold)

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class C-1 Second Team
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney

Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class D-1 Second Team
Nicole Carbajal, Johnson-Brock (Premier 18 Black)

All-State Class A First Team
Alexis Anderson, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Gold)

All-State Class A Second Team
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-State Class C-1 Second Team
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney
Erin Gross, Tekamah-Herman (Premier 18 Gold) - Wayne State

All-Metro Volleyball First Team
Alexis Anderson, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Metro Volleyball Second Team
Elena Melendez, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Metro Volleyball Third Team
Lynnae Beiermann, Millard South (Premier 18 Gold)
Hannah Mueller, Marian HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Bella Siciunas, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Black)

All-Area Volleyball First Team
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney

All-Class Class A Honorable Mention
Ashton Riedy, Grand Island HS (Premier 18 Black)
Morgan Thompson, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Bella Siciunas, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Black)
Lynnae Beiermann, Millard South (Premier 18 Gold)
Audrey Keim, Millard South HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Morgan Rademacher, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Black)
Hannah Mueller, Marian HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Madyson Bridwell, Omaha Westside (Premier 17 Gold)
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Elena Melendez, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Alissa Schovanec, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Central Missouri

All-Class Class B Honorable Mention
Nicole Skovsende, Elkhorn HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Anna Gottsch, Elkhorn HS (Premier 16 Black)
Sara Rahmanzai, Gretna HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Bree Ackerman, Lincoln Pius X (Premier 18 Gold) - Wayne State
Elise Fulcher, Omaha Duchesne (Premier 18 Gold) - Benedictine College
Taylor Holz, Omaha Skutt Catholic HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Bellevue University
Kierra Harder, Omaha Skutt Catholic HS (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Class Class C-1 Honorable Mention
Laura Barry, Wahoo (Premier 18 Gold)

All-Metro Volleyball Honorable Mention
Morgan Thompson, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Audrey Keim, Millard South HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Morgan Rademacher, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Black)
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Madyson Bridwell, Omaha Westside (Premier 17 Gold)
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Alissa Schovanec, Papillion LaVista HS (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Central Missouri

All-Area Volleyball Honorable Mention
Nicole Skovsende, Elkhorn HS (Premier 16 Gold)
Anna Gottsch, Elkhorn HS (Premier 16 Black)
Sara Rahmanzai, Gretna HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Elise Fulcher, Omaha Duchesne (Premier 18 Gold) - Benedictine College
Taylor Holz, Omaha Skutt Catholic HS (Premier 18 Gold) - Bellevue University
Kierra Harder, Omaha Skutt Catholic HS (Premier 17 Gold)

Final High School Volleyball Leaders
Lynnae Beiermann, Millard South HS - Class A Kills (Premier 18 Gold)
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood - Omaha Area Kills (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney
Alexis Anderson, Millard West HS - Class A Hitting Percentage (Premier 18 Gold)
Kelsey O'Connell, Marian HS - Class A Hitting Percentage (Premier 17 Gold)
Hannah Mueller, Marian HS - Class A Hitting Percentage (Premier 16 Gold)
Jayden Thies, Omaha Skutt Catholic HS - Class B Hitting Percentage (Premier 16 Gold)
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt Catholic HS - Class B Hitting Percentage (Premier 16 Gold)
Sara Rahmanzai, Gretna HS - Class B Hitting Percentage (Premier 17 Gold)
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood - Omaha Area Hitting Percentage (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood - Omaha Area Ace Serves (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney
Madyson Bridwell, Omaha Westside - Class A Set Assists (Premier 17 Gold)
Jess Peters, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Set Assists (Premier 17 Gold)
Anna Gottsch, Elkhorn HS - Class A Set Assists (Premier 16 Black)
Alissa Schovanec, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Ace Blocks (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Central Missouri
Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Ace Blocks (Premier 17 Gold)
Morgan Thompson, Millard North HS - Class A Digs (Premier 18 Gold)
Elena Melendez, Papillion LaVista HS - Class A Digs (Premier 17 Gold)
Madyson Bridwell, Omaha Westside - Class A Digs (Premier 17 Gold)
Lynnae Beiermann, Millard South HS - Class A Digs (Premier 18 Gold)
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian HS - Class A Digs (Premier 16 Gold)
Ashton Riedy, Grand Island HS - Class A Digs (Premier 18 Black)
Bree Ackerman, Lincoln Pius X - Class B Digs (Premier 18 Gold) - Wayne State
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood - Omaha Area Digs (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney

NCPA Academic All-State
Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Nebraska Kearney
Nicole Carbajal, Johnson-Brock (Premier 18 Black)
Morgan Thompson, Millard North HS (Premier 18 Gold)
Audrey Keim, Millard South HS (Premier 17 Gold)
Morgan Rademacher, Millard West HS (Premier 18 Black)
Laura Barry, Wahoo (Premier 18 Gold)

If we missed anyone we apologize. Pease e-mail premier_vb@yahoo.com with the information.

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.

Did you know...

Premier Volleyball is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

In the 2012-2013 season, Premier Volleyball had 26 teams, 257 athletes, 78 team coaches, 7 special training coaches, and 3 strength and conditioning coaches.

The 2012-2013 Season was yet another successful year for Premier Volleyball. We competed in 74 Great Plains Gold Tournament Championships and of those 44 Gold Champions and 30 Gold Runner-Ups. At the National level, Premier medaled 5 times at National Qualifiers and had 14 top 10 finishes! Premier also sent the most teams in the Great Plains region by sending 11 teams to Nationals! This not only set a Great Plains Region record for most bids earned by any one club in a given year but also sets the record for the the most number of bids earned by a 2nd team in any club (FOUR!!).

Premier Volleyball's coaching staff is one of the most consistent and accredited coaching staffs in the Great Plains region with 455 years of coaching experience and 13 CAP Level I Certified Coaches and 5 CAP Level II Certified Coaches. (Coaches Accreditation Program)

Premier Volleyball's teams have 10 athletes and the majority of them have 3 coaches.

103 out of 109 Premier Volleyball seniors in the last 7 years have received and accepted offers to play at the collegiate level.

Premier Volleyball is committed to giving the opportunity to any volleyball player from Omaha and its surrounding area - no matter what school they attend.

Premier Volleyball provides flexibility for the multi-sport athlete. We remain committed to having our athletes maintain well rounded lives.

50 of Premier Volleyball's coaches played at the collegiate level bringing a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience.

42 of Premier Volleyball's alumni enjoyed their Premier experience so much they have come back to coach for us during and after their collegiate careers.

Premier Volleyball has won 5 National Qualifier Championships!!!

Premier Volleyball is teamed up with premier strength and conditioning specialists that come from 30 years of proven success and research. (Xplosive Edge)

Since Premier Volleyball teamed up with Xplosive Edge, our injuries decreased by 88% over the last 5 years.

Athletes at Premier Volleyball along with their parents "give back" by volunteering their time with the Nebraska Special Olympics Volleyball programs.

GO PREMIER!!!

This is Premier 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.