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Premier Nebraska qualifies TWELVE!!!

Posted May 13th, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PREMIER TEAMS WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE 2016 USA VOLLEYBALL GIRLS' JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN INDIANAPOLIS!!! Shoutout to our student-athletes and coaches for their dedication, hard work and perseverance at the national level. We also would like to recognize the support of our parents, sponsors and friends to all student-athletes and our coaching staff. GO PREMIER!


Premier 18 Gold - Great Plains Bid Champions - Qualified National


Premier 17 Gold - Asics Show Me 17 USA Champions - Qualified USA


Premier 17 Gold and Premier 17 Black - Qualified National and USA


Premier 16 Gold - Qualified National


Premier 15 Gold and Premier 15 Black - Qualified National and American


Premier 14 Gold - Asics Show Me 14 Open 5th Place Finish - Qualified Open


Premier 14 Black - Qualified National


Premier 13 Gold - Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 Open Runner Up - Qualified Open


Premier 13 Black - Qualified National


Premier 12 Gold and Premier 12 Black - Qualified National and American

Premier Volleyball Partners with Special Olympics

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Premier Volleyball and the Special Olympics Nebraska are now in their 9th year together!!

Premier Volleyball began it's relationship with the Special Olympics in 2008 through the Premier Volleyball Golf Outing. Through our involvement with the Special Olympics we have been able to donate proceeds from the Premier Golf Outing as well as provide the SONE (Special Olympics Nebraska) athletes with officials and volunteers for their Summer Games! Again, we are asking all players, parents and coaches to be involved in volunteering for the upcoming events.

     

Mark your calendars!!

Saturday, May 14th 11:00am-1:00pm (The Courts) - Premier Volleyball will host the Special Olympics of Nebraska Volleyball Clinic at The Courts. Premier players will assist with drills and games for SONE Athletes, and join them for refreshments! Coaches and parents will assist with check-in, monitoring courts and refreshments.

Wednesday, May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm (Kiewit Fitness Center: CU) - Premier Volleyball will provide the officials, scorekeepers, line judges and awards for the SONE Summer Games at the Kiewit Fitness Center on the Creighton University campus. Players, coaches and parents will be assigned to the various responsibilities.

Team Parents - If you could please help us out and spread the word to your team we would REALLY appreciate it!

Please reply to Shannon Smolinski at shannon.smolinski@yahoo.com by Thursday, April 28th.
Include the following:
Name of volunteer(s)
Premier Team
Date available: May 14th and/or May 18th
T-shirt size (shirts will be provided by SONE for the May 18th event only: S, M, L, XL or XL)

All volunteers will be asked to wear Premier Gear to both events. Volunteers for the May 18th events will receive SONE t-shirts upon arrival and can change into those. Just a reminder to have Premier gear in case sizes are limited.

We appreciate your involvement in this great partnership!

2016 Premier Performance Summer Camps Announced

Posted on March 21st (Updated May 13th)

All Summer Camps are open to the public!

****Limited Spots Available****

Premier Nebraska College Camp

University of Iowa
Colorado State University
University of Missouri
June 13, 14 & 15

Premier Performance Position Camps

Defensive - July 18-19 ** SOLD OUT **
Offensive - July 18-19 ** SOLD OUT **
Dan Meske Advanced All-Skills - July 20
Setters - July 21
Serve & Pass - July 21 ** SOLD OUT **
Wait list available

High School Open Gyms

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th

Premier Performance Youth Camps

Session I - June 13, 14 & 15
Session II - July 18, 19, 20 & 21

Registration Opens April 12th at 10 am!

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

2016 Junior Girls Summer Performance Volleyball League

Posted April 20th, 2016


We are VERY excited about the 4th Annual Summer Performance Team League at Premier!

For incoming 3rd - 7th grade intermediate and advanced teams!
NEW this year! 8th graders check out our Advanced Summer Skills Academy held on Mondays.

Sessions: Monday or Tuesday evenings. Begins July 5th and ends August 16th.

7th Grade Division
Mondays 7:15-8:45 pm
July 7th*, July 11th, 25th, August 1st, 8th & 15th
*Note: Due to the holiday, session 1 will be held on Thursday, July 7th.

3rd/4th Grade Division
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
July 5th, 12th, 26th, August 2nd, 9th & 16th

5th/6th Grade Division
Tuesdays 7:15-8:45 pm
July 5th, 12th, 26th, August 2nd, 9th & 16th)

There will be NO League the week of July 18th due to our Summer Camps.

Read more...



Congrats to our 2016 National Medalists and Top 10 Finishes

Posted on March 15th, 2016 (Updated May 3rd)

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



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



Premier 16 Black - Asics Show Me 16 American 3rd Place Finish
Kansas City, MO



Premier 12 Gold - Asics Show Me 12 National 3rd Place Finish
Kansas City, MO



Premier 13 Gold - Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 Open Runner Up - Qualified Open
Denver, Colorado



Premier 16 Black - Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 16 American 3rd Place Finish
Denver, Colorado



Premier 18 Gold - Omaha Asics Presidents' Day Classic 18 Open Champions
Omaha, NE



Premier 16 Black - Omaha Asics Presidents' Day Classic 16 Club Champions
Omaha, NE



Premier 15 Gold - Omaha Asics Presidents' Day Classic 15 Open Runner-Up
Omaha, NE



Premier 14 Black - Omaha Asics Presidents' Day Classic 14 Club Champions
Omaha, NE



Other Top 10 Finishes

- Premier 18 Black - 9th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 18 American

- Premier 17 Black - 9th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 17 American

- Premier 14 Red - 5th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 15 American

- Premier 13 Gold - 7th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 13 Open

- Premier 13 Black - 5th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 13 American

- Premier 12 Black - 5th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 12 American

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

- Premier 16 Black - 3rd Place, Show Me Qualifier 16 American

- Premier 15 Gold - 10th Place, Show Me Qualifier 15 Open

- Premier 15 Black - 9th Place, Show Me Qualifier 15 American

- Premier 14 Gold - 5th Place, Show Me Qualifier 14 Open

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

- Premier 12 Gold - 3rd Place, Show Me Qualifier 12 National

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

- Premier 18 Black - 5th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 18 American

- Premier 16 Black - 3rd Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 16 American

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

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

- Premier 14 Black - 5th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 14 USA

- Premier 13 Gold - 2nd Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 Open

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

- Premier 12 Gold - 4th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 12 National

- Premier 18 Gold - 1st Place, Omaha President's Day 18 Open

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

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

- Premier 16 Black - 1st Place, Omaha President's Day 16 Club

- Premier 15 Gold - 2nd Place, Omaha President's Day 15 Open

- Premier 15 Black - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 15 Club

- Premier 15 Red - 5th Place, Omaha President's Day 15 Club

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

- Premier 14 Black - 1st Place, Omaha President's Day 14 Club

- Premier 14 Red - 9th Place, Omaha President's Day 14 Club

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

- Premier 13 Black - 9th 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

- Premier 18 Gold - 5th Place, KC MLK National Qualifier 18 Open

Hanus Named PrepVolleyball.com Academic All-American

Posted on February 9th, 2016

Congratulations to Premier 18 Gold's libero, Andie Hanus who was named to the PrepVolleyball.com 2015 High School Academic All-American team. Hanus was one of just eight Class of 2016 volleyball athletes in the nation to receive First Team recognition!

Congratulations Andie, your Premier family is proud!

Below is what PrepVolleyball had to say about Hanus and why she was selected:

Volleyball players, as a whole, are a talented lot who excel both on the court and in the classroom. Here are the best of the best at combining big brains and athletic brawn, our 2015 PrepVolleyball.com High School Volleyball Academic All American list.

Andie Hanus, 5-9 DS, Marian (Omaha, Nebraska) - Part of a ridiculously good defensive duo for the nationally-ranked Crusaders, is it any wonder they won three straight Nebraska Class A titles? Hanus, who will play at Missouri, was HM All-State in 2015 after recording 298 digs and 55 aces. In the classroom, Hanus is a superstar, ranking in the top eight percent of her class with a 4.27 GPA. She is a National Merit Commended Student and a Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist in Nebraska who scored 35 on her ACT. She is a math tutor, an officer in Rho Kappa Honor Society, a member of NHS and is on the Student Board at Marian High. Plan on calling her "Dr. Andie" in the near future, as she'll be Pre-Med at Missouri.

2015 PrepVolleyball.com High School Academic All Americans First Team

Sara Chandler Mitchell, 5-7 S, Mountain Brook (Birmingham, Alabama)
Catie Cronister, 5-10 OH, Latin School of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) - Wofford College recruit
Lee Ann Cunningham, 5-7 DS, Assumption (Louisville, Kentucky) - Rice University recruit
Audriana Fitzmorris, 6-6 MB, St. James (Lenexa, Kansas) - Stanford recruit
Madeleine Gates, 6-2 MB, La Jolla (California) - UCLA recruit
Andie Hanus, 5-9 DS, Marian (Omaha, Nebraska) - University of Missouri recruit
Callie Jones, 5-9 S, Xavier College Prep (Phoenix, Arizona) - Santa Clara recruit
Tara Traphagan, 6-1 OH, Yuma (Colorado) - University of Wyoming recruit

Crandall is Finalist for Andi Collins Award

Posted on January 27, 2016

Premier 18 Gold's setter, Taylor Crandall, has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Andi Collins Award given annually by PrepVolleyball.com to the top Senior setter in the nation.

Taylor is one of 73 seniors from across the country to be selected as finalists.

In 2015, Taylor (Papillion-LaVista South) was named to the All-Nebraska First Team and All-Metro First Team. She also was selected to play in the 2016 Nebraska Coaches Association Girls' Volleyball All-Stars match.

In 2015, Taylor led the state of Nebraska with 1,326 assists and added 245 digs and 21 aces in helping her team to 35-7 season.

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

Taylor is committed to play for Nebraska Wesleyan in the Fall.

Nebraska and Iowa High School Volleyball Awards

January 12th, 2016 (Updated January 13th)

       

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




Final High School Volleyball Leaders
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista - Class A Kills (Premier 17 Gold) - Creighton University
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt - Class B Kills (Premier 18 Gold) - Rockhurst University
Taylor Petersen, Auburn - Class C Kills (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia - Omaha-Area Kills (Premier 17 Gold)
Abby Meyer, Elmwood-Murdock - Omaha-Area Kills (Premier 17 Gold)
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista - Class A Hitting % (Premier 16 Gold)
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista - Class A Hitting % (Premier 17 Gold) - Creighton University
Sophia Terwilleger, Omaha Marian - Class A Hitting % (Premier 18 Gold) - Augustanta University
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt - Class B Hitting % (Premier 18 Gold)
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt - Class B Hitting % (Premier 18 Gold) - Rockhurst University
Taylor Petersen, Auburn - Class C Hitting % (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia - Omaha-Area Hitting % (Premier 17 Gold)
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia - Omaha-Area Hitting % (Premier 17 Gold)
Sophia Terwilleger, Omaha Marian - Class A Aces (Premier 18 Gold) - Augustanta University
Taylor Crandall, Papio South - Class A Set Assists (Premier 18 Gold) - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Dani Prusha, Papillion LaVista - Class A Set Assists (Premier 17 Gold)
Clara Lamb, Omaha Westside - Class A Blocks (Premier 16 Gold)
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista - Class A Blocks (Premier 16 Gold)
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia - Omaha-Area Blocks (Premier 17 Gold)
Taliyah Flores, Papio South - Class A Digs (Premier 17 Gold)
Brooke Swain, Omaha Skutt - Class B Digs
Taylor Skiles, Ralston - Class B Digs (Premier 16 Gold)
Lydia Permenter, Ralston - Class B Digs (Premier 16 Black)
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia - Omaha-Area Digs (Premier 17 Gold)



All-State Class A First Team
Sophia Terwilleger, Omaha Marian (Premier 18 Gold) - Augustanta University
Taylor Crandall, Papio South (Premier 18 Gold) - Nebraska Wesleyan University

All-State Class A Second Team
Taliyah Flores, Papio South (Premier 17 Gold)

All-State Class B Second Team
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold) - Rockhurst University
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold)
Brooke Swain, Omaha Skutt

All-State Class C-1 Second Team
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia (Premier 17 Gold)

All-State Class 4-A Second Team (Iowa)
Kaci Hohenthaner, Lewis Central (Premier 18 Black)



All-Metro First Team
Sophia Terwilleger, Omaha Marian (Premier 18 Gold) - Augustanta University
Taylor Crandall, Papio South (Premier 18 Gold) - Nebraska Wesleyan University

All-Area Volleyball First Team
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold) - Rockhurst University

IGCA All-District 4-A Volleyball First Team (Iowa)
Kaci Hohenthaner, Lewis Central (Premier 18 Black)

All-Metro Volleyball Second Team
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold) - Creighton University
Taliyah Flores, Papio South (Premier 17 Gold)
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Missouri

All-Area Volleyball Second Team
McKenna Kirkpatrick, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold)
Averey Yaksich, Omaha Concordia (Premier 17 Gold)
Brooke Swain, Omaha Skutt

All-Metro Volleyball Third Team
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista (Premier 16 Gold)
Hannah Dubas, Bellevue West (Premier 18 Gold) - Belmont Abbey University
Dani Prusha, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold)
Jaiden Centeno, Millard West (Premier 15 Gold)



All-Class Class A Honorable Mention
Hannah Dubas, Bellevue West (Premier 18 Gold) - Belmont Abbey University
Courtney Morehead, Bellevue West (Premier 18 Gold) - Drake University
Sophia Siciunas, Millard North
Jaiden Centeno, Millard West (Premier 15 Gold)
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Missouri
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold) - Creighton University
Dani Prusha, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold)
Sydney Fitzgibbons, Papillion LaVista (Premier 16 Gold)

All-Class Class B Honorable Mention
Maggie Lamski, Elkhorn
Ellie Lammers, Duchesne Academy (Premier 16 Gold)

All-Class Class C-1 Honorable Mention
Taylor Petersen, Auburn (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Class Class D-1 Honorable Mention
Lexi Villwok, Fremont Bergan (Premier 18 Black)

All-Metro Volleyball Honorable Mention
Courtney Morehead, Bellevue West (Premier 18 Gold) - Drake University
Sophia Siciunas, Millard North
Bridget Peterson, Millard West (Premier 17 Gold)
Ashley Bush, Millard West (Premier 16 Gold)
Avery Brown, Omaha Central (Premier 18 Black)
Hannah Mueller, Omaha Marian
Clara Lamb, Omaha Westside (Premier 16 Gold)
Maddie Krajewski, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold)

All-Area Volleyball Honorable Mention
Nicole Skovsende, Elkhorn (Premier 18 Gold)
Maggie Lamski, Elkhorn
Abby Meyer, Elmwood-Murdock (Premier 17 Gold)
Sydney Clarkson, Omaha Concordia (Premier 16 Gold)
Ellie Lammers, Duchesne Academy (Premier 16 Gold)



NCPA Academic All-State
Rileigh Heller, Archbishop Bergan (Premier 17 Black)
Taylor Petersen, Auburn (Premier 18 Gold) - Midland University
Hannah Dubas, Bellevue West (Premier 18 Gold) - Belmont Abbey University
Courtney Morehead, Bellevue West (Premier 18 Gold) - Drake University
Megan Hanson, Millard North (Premier 16 Black)
Bridget Peterson, Millard West (Premier 17 Gold)
Andie Hanus, Omaha Marian (Premier 18 Gold) - University of Missouri
Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt (Premier 18 Gold) - Rockhurst University
Steph Gaston, Papillion LaVista (Premier 17 Gold) - Creighton University
Taylor Crandall, Papio South (Premier 18 Gold) - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Taylor Skiles, Ralston (Premier 16 Gold)

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

Position Specific Training

Posted November 16th, 2015 (Updated November 25th)

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: Training will begin the week of November 30th. Position Training Registration

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!

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.