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January 30th & 31st Tournament Champs

Posted February 3rd, 2016


Premier 17 Gold and 16 Gold - Best of the Midwest Champions


Premier 18 Gold - Spikes Challenge 18 Gold Champions


Premier 17 Gold - Best of the Midwest 18 Gold Champions


Premier 16 Gold - Best of the Midwest 16 Gold Champions


Premier 15 Silver - VCN Classic 15 Silver Champions


Premier 13 Gold - Mizuno Premier Classic 14 Gold Champions


Premier 13 Red - Mizuno Premier Classic 13 Gold Champions


Premier 12 Gold - Mizuno Premier Classic 12 Gold Champions

January 30th & 31st Tournament Results

Posted February 1st, 2016

Great job to the all teams that competed in this weekend's tournaments! Congratulations to 18 Gold, 17 Gold, 16 Gold, 15 Silver, 13 Gold, 13 Red and 12 Gold for taking home the GOLD! Great job ladies!!

Best of the Midwest (Saturday & Sunday)
17 Gold - CHAMPIONS!! 1st in GOLD Tournament, 18 Open Division
16 Gold - CHAMPIONS!! 1st in GOLD Tournament, 16 Open Division

Spikes Challenge (Saturday)
14 Silver - 5th in GOLD Tournament, 14 Silver Division

Mizuno Premier Classic (Sunday)
14 Red - RUNNER-UP!! 2nd in GOLD Tournament, 14 Gold Division
13 Gold - CHAMPIONS!! 1st in GOLD Tournament, 14 Gold Division
13 Red - CHAMPIONS!! 1st in GOLD Tournament, 13 Gold Division
13 Silver - RUNNER-UP!! 2nd in GOLD Tournament, 13 Gold Division
12 Gold - CHAMPIONS!! 1st in GOLD Tournament, 12 Gold Division
12 Black - RUNNER-UP!! 2nd in GOLD Tournament, 12 Gold Division

Metro Classic (Sunday)
12 Silver - 3rd in GOLD Tournament, 12 Silver Division

Spikes Challenge (Sunday)
18 Gold - CHAMPIONS!! 1st in GOLD Tournament, 18 Gold Division
18 Black - 3rd in GOLD Tournament, 18 Gold Division
17 Black - 4th in GOLD Tournament, 17 Gold Division
15 Black - 3rd in GOLD Tournament, 17 Gold Division

VCN Classic (Sunday)
15 Silver - CHAMPIONS!! 1st in GOLD Tournament, 15 Silver Division

February 6th & 7th Tournaments

Posted February 1st, 2016

Good Luck to the teams below as they compete in this weekend's tournament!

Time/schedules for all tournaments will be posted on the Great Plains website as soon as they are ready (link below). Go to the tournament and click on the division. Also, be sure to check the schedules often as there could be updates posted the evening before.

Click here for Tournament Schedules (You might need to scroll down this page)


Elite Classic (Saturday)
14 Black
13 Black

Mizuno Premier Classic (Sunday)
18 Gold
18 Black
17 Gold
16 Gold
16 Black
15 Gold
15 Black
14 Gold

Bellevue Jamboree (Sunday)
12 Silver
11 Gold
11 Black

Super Duper Bowl Bash (Sunday)
14 Silver

Metro Classic (Sunday)
16 Red

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.

February Winter Youth Mini Session for 10s/11s

Posted on January 27th

Premier Performance now booking 10-11 yr old Winter Mini Session....

For athletes ages 10 - 11 on Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and March 3rd

This session is Full. Please email Shannon to be placed on waitlist and/or to be notified about the next session!


Premier Youth Mini sessions are small group training sessions for 8-11 year olds that will focus on all aspects of the game. Players will participate in drills, games and competition with a focus on individual skill development. All players will be challenged to improve their overall personal skill performance while taking their game to the next level with an emphasis on serving, passing, setting, hitting & defense. The sessions are on a first come, first serve basis and will be limited to 6 athletes per session. This session will be conducted by Premier Nebraska Coach, Angie Boldt.

Cost is $125 per player for the 5 week session. Email Shannon Smolinski at Shannon.Smolinski@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.

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
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
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!

11s-18s Xplosive Edge Schedule

Posted on October 29th, 2015

NOTE: ALL Xplosive Edge schedules from week to week will be posted on Fridays to the Xplosive Edge Page titled "Strength". The schedule has been set and posted for the upcoming weeks.

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 at The Courts with Edge Physical Therapy. The 11s are only supposed to train once per week, however, we have scheduled them on Saturday as well to do their sports screens.

For the second week of Xedge training, things will get more normal. The 11's will have one training session and the 12s-18s will have their normal 2 training sessions. All teams need to go through our nutrition program. Dates/times TBA and will be 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 the 2 sessions offered, we will have a make-up later on.

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.....

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

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

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