|Marketing the Student-Athlete - "The Parent/Athlete Perspective" Panel Discussion|
Event Date: Sunday, December 29th
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Register: Email email@example.com to reserve your seat(s).
This discussion will provide the opportunity for Premier Families to hear about the recruiting journey of former Premier Athletes along with their parents during the years leading up to giving their verbal commitment and signing. The parent and athlete recruiting experience for Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College will be discussed.
|Making the Most of Technology in Recruiting Workshop|
Event Date: Sunday, December 29th
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat(s).
This workshop will help you make the most of technology during the recruiting process! Technology tools such as video cameras, video editing software, online recruiting profiles, social media, marketing emails, and more will be discussed.
|"I want to be Recruited" Seminar|
Event Date: Sunday, January 5th
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Trish Siedlik, Bellevue University Head Volleyball Coach (Read more..)
Register: E-mail email@example.com by Tuesday, December 31st to reserve your seat(s).
All Premier Club members interested in being recruited for college volleyball are highly encouraged to attend this seminar. It's not too early to think about your college options - recommended for athletes that are 14 & Up. This has been a successful seminar and answers many questions that may come up in your quest for a college scholarship. Since tournaments and qualifiers are coming up and many coaches will be watching, this is a great time to get educated!!
Position Specific Training
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!
December 3rd - 6:00pm-7:30pm
December 3rd - 7:30pm-9:00pm
December 4th - 6:00pm-7:30pm
We have secured more coaches and another court for this session! Registration is OPEN! Limited spots available.
December 4th - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Serve/Serve Receive (15U-18U)
December 10th - 6:00pm-7:30pm
Serve/Serve Receive (11U-14U)
December 10th - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Middle Blockers/Right Sides (15U-18U)
December 11th - 6:00pm-7:30pm
Middle Blockers/Right Sides (11U-14U)
December 11th - 7:30pm-9:00pm
December 17th - 6:00pm-7:30pm
December 17th - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Outside Hitters (11U-14U)
December 18th - 6:00pm-7:30pm
Outside Hitters (15U-18U)
December 18th - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Email Shannon if you have any questions!
Thanks to everyone who attended the 11u-18u 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, 14 White, 13 Gold, 13 Black, 13 Red, 13 Silver, 12 Gold, 12 Black, 12 Red, 12 Silver, 11 Gold and 11 Black teams. We look forward to seeing all these athletes grow stronger as players and teammates!!
Rick and the Premier Volleyball staff
2014 11U-18U PREMIER ATHLETES: TWO IMPORTANT ITEMS
Please make sure the following is completed as soon as possible. Thanks!
- 1. Complete the 2014 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".
Keep watching the website to check for updated information. If you have any questions, please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Our 2013-2014 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/ Megan Schmale
18 Black: Heidi Oetken/ Lexi Myers/ Joe Oetken
17 Gold: Joe Wessel/ Ashley Pike/ Nick DeKorver
17 Black: Bri Sullivan/ Dani Micek/ Leigha Mcdonald
16 Gold: Becky Verespej/ Alex Muckey/ Sydney DeBoer
16 Black: Nicole Venditte/ Danielle Lausten/ Karisa Almgren
16 Red: Shanna Massman/ Claire Timmerman/ Christen Blackledge
15 Gold: Shannon Gyhra Smolinski/ Heather Thorson/ Nick Friedrichsen
15 Black: Paul Wright/ Molly Koneck/ Carolyn Splichal
15 Red: John Castle/ Jen Runte/ Jenni Bennett
15 Silver: Jodi Saucier/ Mackenzie Scheef/ Blaise Scheef
14 Gold: Ashley Martin/ Tadd Martin/ Kiki Linebaugh
14 Black: Krysta Peers/ Kirsten Placzek/ Kimi Lueders
14 Red: John Sutera/ Emilie Varley/ Alli Kramer
14 Silver: Bill Krivohlavek/ Cassie Dalrymple/ Andrea Johnson
14 White: Beth Peal/ Sarah Bender/ Ashley Klitz
13 Gold: Tricia Harder/ Dan Hanus/ Diane Banderas
13 Black: Michelle Christensen/ Courtney Aspegren/ Tammie Centeno
13 Red: Katy Gregory/ Renee Gregory/ Niki Gregory
13 Silver: Chris Smith/ Amy Taylor/ Michaela Schimmer
12 Gold: Andrea Eiler/ Kim Scott/ Mindy McNurlin
12 Black: Bret Abels/ Stephanie Connell/ John Castle
12 Red: Julie Moore/ Molly Pettit/ Jeannine Adler
12 Silver: Liz Sevcik/ Meg Farley/ 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
Trish Seidlik, College Recruiting Seminars
Nate Mongan, Setters Training
Rod Richardson, Setters Training
Jordan Broady, Setters Training
Michaela Schimmer, Setters Training
Adam Ybarra, Setters Training
Elena Pietro, Player Development
Jen Wentworth, Player Development
Megan Bockelman, Player Development
Lauren Greisch, Player Development
Kim Thomas, Player Development
Nate Greene, Player Development
Judy Boner, Player Development
Addison Smith, Player Development
Carlie Christensen, 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.
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 4 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.
2013 Xplosive Edge Lifter of the Year
Premier Volleyball would like to congratulate Makayla Maxwell. Maxwell was honored as the 2013 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.
Maxwell, a 2013 graduate of Millard North High School, was a Middle for the 2012-13 Premier 18 Gold team coached by Rick Welch and Heather Thorson. In 2012, Maxwell was named to the 2012 USA Junior National Championships All-Tournament Team. This Fall, Maxwell will continue her academic and volleyball career at Washburn University. Last season, the Ichibods (formerly the Lady Blues) finished 7th in NCAA DII Women's Volleyball with a 30-4 record.
All-Time Xplosive Edge Lifters of the Year
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 email@example.com for additional information.
2013 Nationals All-Tournament Team
Congrats to Andie Hanus (Premier 15 Gold)
for being named to the 2013 USA Junior 15 National All Tournament Team!
#5, Andie Hanus, Premier 15 Gold, 15 National All-Tournament Team
Premier Volleyball Qualifies 11 Teams!!!!
Premier earns 11 of a possible 20 Great Plains Region bids to Nationals!!!
This not only sets 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!!).
Congratulations go 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.
TO THE FOLLOWING PREMIER TEAMS WHO QUALIFIED FOR
18 Gold - National Teams will train in May and June to compete for a National Championship June 28 - July 5, 2013 at the Dallas Convention Center.
THE 2013 USA VOLLEYBALL GIRLS' JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DALLAS!!
18 Black - National
17 Gold - National
16 Gold - National
15 Gold - National
15 Black - American
14 Gold - American
13 Gold - National
13 Black - National
12 Gold - National
12 Black - American
18 Gold - National
Teams will train in May and June to compete for a National Championship June 28 - July 5, 2013 at the Dallas Convention Center.
Good luck to our Class of 2013 athletes as they begin their college careers in the Fall!!!! Premier's Class of 2013 is our 16th senior class and consists of 15 seniors, 13 of those 15 seniors have received and accepted offers to play at the collegiate level. Both Premier 18 Gold and 18 Black will be training into the Summer and will be competing at the National division at the 2013 Junior Girl's USA Volleyball Championships!!!
Congratulations to Bellevue University, Emporia State University, Hastings College, Midland University, Morningside College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Northwest Missouri State and Washburn University 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 2013
Darcy Barry - Midland University; Wahoo HS
Karlie Bracht - Nebraska Wesleyan University; West Point GACC
Chandelle Davidson - Hastings College; Gretna High School
Megan Elsasser - Millard North High School
Alyssa Gibbs - Emporia State University; Papillion La Vista South High School
Jen Klaudt - Hastings College; Ashland Greenwood High School
Alexa Johnson - Lamar University; Papillion High School
Makayla Maxwell - Washburn University; Millard North High School
Alexis Nee - Morningside College; Auburn High School
Elizabeth Rasmussesn - Concordia Omaha High School
Addison Smith - Bellevue University; Papillion-LaVista School
Emmy Splichal - Nebraska Wesleyan University; Bellevue East HS
Paige Tenski - Northwest Missouri University; Omaha Burke High School
LeAnna Willer - Washburn University; Elkhorn High School
Amanda Woodman - Morningside College; Skutt Catholic High School
To view Premier Alumni and College Commitments, click here.
Rick Welch, Club Director and The Premier Volleyball Staff
Congratulations to our Premier Medalists
Congratulations are in order to the following teams
for medaling at National Qualifiers!
Premier 12 Black - Show Me Qualifier 12 American Runner Up!!
Kansas City, MO
Premier 13 Black - Show Me Qualifier 13 American 3rd Place Finish!!
Kansas City, MO
Premier 14 Black - Northern Lights Qualifier 14 American 3rd Place Finish!!
Premier 13 Gold - Show Me Qualifier 13 USA 5th Place Finish!!
Kansas City, MO
Premier 16 Gold - Show Me Qualifier 16 USA 1st in Silver!!
Kansas City, MO
Other Top 10 Finishes
- Premier 12 Red - 7th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 12 American
- Premier 18 Black - 9th Place, Northern Lights Qualifier 18 American
- Premier 14 Gold - 6th Place, Show Me Qualifier 14 Open
- Premier 12 Gold - 5th Place, Show Me Qualifier 12 National
- Premier 11 Gold - 5th Place, Show Me Qualifier 11s Division
- Premier 17 Gold - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 17 USA
- Premier 15 Black - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 15 USA
- Premier 13 Black - 9th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 13 American
- Premier 12 Black - 4th Place, Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 12 American