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 13th year with Premier, and is CAP I and Impact certified. She has worked with 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 12 seasons Shannon has taken her team to the Junior National Championships 9 times including 2 Top 10 finishes in the Open Division. In 2012 and 2013 she had back to back Top 5 finishes in the National Division, where her Liberos were named to the 2012 and 2013 USA Junior 15 National All Tournament Team. In addition her teams have had some strong finishes at qualifying events including Five 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 (10), and Macie (3).


 

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

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....



2017 Premier Performance Summer Camps

Posted on April 12th, 2017 (Updated April 20th)

All Summer Camps are open to the public!

Download 2017 Summer Camp Informational Brochure

Camp Registration Opens Monday, April 24th!


Premier Nebraska College Camp (5th-8th Grade & 9th-12th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 06/12/2017 - 06/14/2017
Event Time: 2017-2018 5th-8th grade 9:00am - 12:00pm
                    2017-2018 9th-12th grade 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price: $165

The Premier Nebraska College Camp is designed to provide the advanced athlete with the opportunity to work with experienced Collegiate Coaches from the University of Louisville, University of Nebraska and University of Nebraska Omaha.

This camp will give each athlete, whether you are gearing up for Nationals or aspiring to play in college, quality training at the highest level. It will feature collegiate level drills and technical training while maintaining the intensity and high repetitions to challenge every athlete.

Each day will be led by a new coach and will be (3) 3 hour sessions for a total of 9 hours of instruction.

Download Camp Brochure


Premier Performance Little Stars I (Kindergarten - 5th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 06/12/2017 - 06/14/2017
Event Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Price: $75

Premier Performance’s Little Stars Camp will focus on fundamental training through individual skill breakdown, group drills and fun games! Little Stars will be introduced to passing, serving, setting and attacking while also learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship.


Premier Performance Little Stars II (Kindergarten - 4th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 07/12/2017 - 07/13/2017 and 07/19/2017 – 07/20/2017
Event Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Price: $90

Premier Performance’s Little Stars Camp will focus on fundamental training through individual skill breakdown, group drills and fun games! Little Stars will be introduced to passing, serving, setting and attacking while also learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship.


Premier Performance Defensive Camp (5th-8th Grade & 9th-12th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 07/12/2017 - 07/13/2017
Event Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Price: $90

The Premier Performance Defensive camp is designed for the player looking to improve their defensive game from digging, out of system setting and defensive attacking! The focus will be on footwork and platform as well as importance of defensive pursuit.

Lunch is available for the campers staying for the Offensive Camp. Lunch is $10/day, includes sandwich, chips and a cookie.


Premier Performance Offensive Camp (5th-8th Grade & 9th-12th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 07/12/2017 - 07/13/2017
Event Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price: $90

The Premier Performance Offensive Camp is designed to challenge all hitters through serving, attacking and blocking. The focus will be on producing a diverse offensive system through a variety of hitting options. All participants will be encouraged to attack from all positions to improve their overall performance.

Lunch is available for the campers staying for the entire day of camps. Lunch is $10/day, includes sandwich, chips and a cookie.


Premier Performance Serve and Pass (5th-8th Grade & 9th-12th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 07/19/2017 - 07/20/2017
Event Time: 9:00pm - 12:00pm
Price: $90

The Premier Performance Serve and Pass Camp is targeted at players who have the desire to improve on the 2 most important skills of the game; serving and passing. This camp covers the proper technique of floor and jump serves as well as being successful and effective from behind the end line. Players will work on serve receive, dig transition, down ball, and free ball defense. Special emphasis will be placed on developing Volleyball IQ and learning the vital skills of platform passing, overhead passing, and reading a hitter/server. All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.

Lunch is available for the campers staying for the entire day of camps. Lunch is $10/day, includes sandwich, chips and a cookie.


Premier Performance Individual Skills (5th-8th Grade & 9th-12th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 07/19/2017 - 07/20/2017
Event Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price: $90

Premier Performance’s Individual Skills Camp will focus on the overall improvement of each player. The focus will be on individual serving, passing, setting, attacking, and defense. Each player will be challenged to take their game to the next level.

Lunch is available for the campers staying for the entire day of camps. Lunch is $10/day, includes sandwich, chips and a cookie.


Premier Performance High School Prep Skills Training (9th-12th Grade Athletes)

Event Date(s): 07/26, 07/27, 08/02, 08/09 & 08/10
Event Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Price: $80/5 days or $20/session

Open to athletes competing for high school or club positions for the 2015-16 year. Don't let time slip away. Be prepared for high school/club tryouts. Keep your skills at their best! Open Gyms will be held on July 26th, 27th August 2nd, 9th, 10th.

Little Stars - Coming Mondays!

Posted on February 24th, 2017

Back by popular demand, "Little Stars" by Premier Volleyball!!!�

Little Stars is a 6-week training program offered this Spring for athletes in grades K through 4. The program will focus on fundamental training through individual skill breakdown, group drills and fun games! Little Stars will be introduced to passing, serving, setting and attacking while also learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship.

Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
March 27th - May 1st
K-4th grade athletes
Cost: $160

The Courts Volleyball Training Facility
8930 S 137th Circle
(137th & Giles)

Registration opens March 1st at 10 am! �
Space will be limited�
Registration Link

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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!