Premier Performance is open to any player
who wants to take their ability of play to the next level!

"Premier Performance" offers year-round training for volleyball players in the Metropolitan and surrounding areas. From private one-on-one lessons to small groups and camps, we offer specialized and general skills training for volleyball players wishing to take their game to a higher level. This program provides consistent training for our coaches and players, with standardized drills and philosophies to help our athlete's development transition smoothly from year to year.

Shannon Smolinski
Premier Performance Director of Player Development!


Shannon took over Premier Performance in 2012 following Amy McLeay who had served as Director from 2008-2012. Amy pursued her new career teaching and coaching for Omaha Marian High School. Shannon will coordinate the summer camps, private lessons and tryouts along with other activities for Premier's future seasons.

Shannon works with a number of coaches to develop a consistent and reliable approach for all of the athletes and teams we train.

We provide player technique training, video feedback and bio-mechanical breakdown of skill movements to enhance the development of the complete volleyball player. Also, we provide coaching skills and drills training to enhance the learning process for coaches.

In conjunction with Xplosive Edge Strength training and our in-season club instruction, we offer volleyball specific training based on proven principles and strategies to improve each player's and coach's skills and knowledge of the game.

Premier Performance is excited to offer this expanded training for the serious athlete on a year-round basis. We have on-site presence at The Courts Volleyball Training Facility to serve your individual or team needs.

Shannon Smolinski, Director of Premier Performance is in her 15th year with Premier, and is CAP I and Impact certified. She has directed Position Specific Training for all Premier athletes, Camps, Little Stars, Summer League, lessons and year round training for Premier athletes as well as non-Premier athletes through Premier Performance.

Shannon currently coaches our 15 Gold team and has previously coached Premier's 13 Gold and 14 Gold teams. In the past 14 seasons Shannon has taken her team to the Junior National Championships 11 times. Out of those 11 trips her teams have had a Top 5 Open Division finish, 2 Top 10 Open Division finishes, and 3 Top 5 National Division finishes...where 5 of her player were named to the USA Junior 15 National/Open All Tournament Teams. In addition her teams have also had strong finishes at qualifying events including 6 Top 5 finishes in the Open division and 1 National Qualifier Championship in the National Division.

Shannon is a Premier alum and played 4 years for Premier. She is highly motivated, and very passionate about youth and volleyball, she pushes young athletes to work hard and become their personal best.

Shannon and her husband, Ryan, live in Omaha. They have 3 children, twin boys Jake and Tyler (12), and Macie (5).


 

Keep your game sharp and stay strong so you can be the best you can be!

Contact us today!

Shannon Smolinski at: shannon.smolinski@yahoo.com
Rick Welch at: usapremier@cox.net
Michelle Lund at: premier_vb@yahoo.com

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 Premier Performance Fall Training and Open Gyms

Posted on July 31st, 2017

Registration is now Open!
Spots will fill quickly!


11U-12U Modified Open Gyms (See Age Definition below.)
Event Date(s): Sundays (8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 and 10/1)
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Price: $75.00/Full Session or $15.00/session

Back by Popular demand!! Once again we are offering modified open gym sessions for ages 11U through 12U! These sessions are available to any 11U-12U player in the area and wants to receive more reps at a high level. There will be 30 minutes of fundamental skills training and then 45 minutes of team/game play led by Premier Volleyball coaches. The scrimmage format will be any where from 4 to 6 players.

The focus of these sessions will be to offer "game like" play for those athletes that are not able to participate in a fall league or simply just want more playing time on the court!! The goal will be to bring those skills that you work on at clinics or private lessons and showcase them in a game like situation!

2017-2018 USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition
11 & under - Born between 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2007
12 & under - Born between 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2006


13U-14U Modified Open Gyms (See Age Definition below.)


Event Date(s): Sundays (8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 and 10/1)
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Price: $75.00/Full Session or $15.00/session

Back by Popular demand!! Once again we are offering modified open gym sessions for ages 13U through 14U! These sessions are available to any 13U-14U player in the area that is not registered in high school and is wanting to get more reps at a high level. There will be 30 minutes of fundamental skills training and then 45 minutes of team/game play led by Premier Volleyball coaches. The scrimmage format will be any where from 4 to 6 players.

The focus of these sessions will be to offer "game like" play for those athletes that are not able to participate in a fall league or simply just want more playing time on the court!! The goal will be to bring those skills that you work on at clinics or private lessons and showcase them in a game like situation!

2017-2018 USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definitaion
13 & under - Born between 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2005
14 & under - Born between 9/1/2003 - 8/31/2004


Fall Little Stars Training Series (3rd-4th Grade)
Event Date(s): Mondays (8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2)
Event Time: 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Price: $125.00

This Fall Little Stars Training Series is geared towards 3rd & 4th grade athletes. The series will focus on the basics of passing, setting, hitting, digging, blocking and serving with an emphasis on footwork. Athletes will be grouped by skill level to ensure a challenging yet FUN experience for all. This 3rd & 4th grade series is designed for players who want to increase their level of experience. We will provide lots of repetitions and feedback while also incorporating games so that you can apply what you learn and become a better volleyball player!


Advanced Fall Training Series (5th-6th Grade)

Event Date(s): Mondays (8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2)
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Price: $125.00

The Advanced Fall Training Series will provide a high level of training for athletes that have club experience or equivalent and already have a good understanding of the fundamentals and the game. This series is designed for the serious athlete looking to receive intense training in all areas. Each athlete will have the opportunity to develop their skills through individual instruction, group instruction, and game experience. The focus of the session is to take your game to the next level and begin preparing for club tryouts. This is ideal for the experienced volleyball player who is striving to be the best. We expect players who attend this session to be very serious about learning advanced volleyball systems and training.


Advanced Fall Training Series (7th-8th Grade)

Event Date(s): Mondays (8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2)
Event Time: 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Price: $125.00

The Advanced Fall Training Series will provide a high level of training for athletes that have club experience and already have a good understanding of the fundamentals and the game. This series is designed for the serious athlete looking to receive intense training in all areas. Each athlete will have the opportunity to develop their skills through individual instruction, group instruction, and game experience. The focus of the session is to take your game to the next level and begin preparing for club tryouts. This is ideal for the experienced volleyball player who is striving to be the best. We expect players who attend this session to be very serious about learning advanced volleyball systems and training.

High School Prep Skills Training

Posted July 2017

Attention all 9th-12th grade athletes! Come experience how Premier Volleyball trains and get the opportunity to work with the Premier Staff before the upcoming club season!

Premier Volleyball is offering a few last opportunities on Monday, July 31st, Wednesday, August 2nd and Thursday, August 3rd for High School athletes to prepare for their upcoming tryouts. These 90 minute clinics are open to any Intermediate to Advanced athlete entering 9th-12th grade as well as college players.This clinic focuses on enhancing individual skills and provides athletes with the opportunity to be put in intense drills in order to prepare you for varsity tryouts.


Premier Nebraska Fast Fours!!

Posted May 16th

We are VERY excited about the 5th Annual Summer Play at Premier!
But this year we are adding a twist!!

For 3rd-8th grade volleyball athletes!

Premier Nebraska Fast Fours!
#newandimproved #dontmissout #getreadytocompete

Click here for more information....



Youth Training

Youth Mini Sessions

"Youth Minis" is small group training sessions for 7-10 year olds that will focus on the fundamentals of volleyball through individual and group drills and games. Athletes will be introduced to passing, serving, setting and attacking. If you have a group of 4 or more youth athletes interested in taking their ability of play to the next level email Shannon Smolinski at Shannon.Smolinski@yahoo.com to set up your sessions!

Check out our Premier Performance page for more information!


The Courts Volleyball Club

The Courts Volleyball Club was created in 2006 by Ron Hoffman, Director of The Courts Volleyball Training Facility. The primary purpose of The Courts VBC is to offer quality fundamental training to beginning players and players with limited experience, but who are interested in developing the skills and confidence needed to successfully participate in competitive "club" or their school volleyball teams. The Courts VBC is different than other area "club" volleyball programs, in-that, our focus is not on forming teams to compete in weekend tournaments. Rather, our focus is on fundamental training of individual and team play skills. Our training is also designed to go beyond teaching just "ball" skills. Players will also be trained on mentally processing the seeing, thinking, decision-making and movement dynamics ("on-ball" and "off-ball") associated with playing "Team System Volleyball".

Athletes that attend The Courts VBC Training, include:

The youth-age athlete (ages 8 - 11) who is just beginning to play volleyball and is either too young or not quite prepared to compete for a regular competitive "club" volleyball program;

The junior-age athlete (ages 12 - 14) who may be new to the sport of volleyball and lack the formal fundamental skills and/or confidence to compete for a regular competitive "club" volleyball program. These players can continue regular club-like training to improve their skills and confidence, with focus and purpose to prepare them for future "club" or school team tryouts.

Youth and junior-age who have tried out for competitive "club" team, but did not make a team. These players now have an option to receive quality fundamental training to improve their skills and confidence, with focus and purpose to prepare them for future "club" or school team tryouts. Participants may be offered opportunities to join a regular "club" program, if a club is looking to fill a roster spot.

Visit http://www.thecourtsvbc.com for more information!