Hello Club Parents!
If you’re interested in buying fan apparel or the optional team warm-up jacket, please visit the links below. The orders will be brought to practice. Please order by January 26!
Team Warm-up Jacket (optional)
We are ready for tryouts for the 2018 season! A kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at PILC. We’ll meet in the canteen area if possible. At the meeting, we will let you know what to expect for the upcoming season! It is not mandatory to attend the kick-off meeting.
Practice days, times, and location – Mondays and Thursdays. Check your tryout packet for specifics
Commitment expectations – will follow the pattern of last year. We understand that athletes are usually involved in more than one activity and we’ll do our best to accommodate. However, we ask that you please be mindful of the practice schedule when deciding to participate. We can only be so flexible and expect all athletes to attend every practice on time and for its entirety. The same is expected for tournaments.
Affiliations – We will continue to be a JVA/AAU and NCR/USAV combo club in order to get the most out of each team’s season. This may require lots of paperwork for you… other than that, nothing you need to worry about.
Required practice uniforms – Athletes will wear their provided practice shirt or the one they still have from last year (if you don’t have one, we have extra) and dark color shorts to EVERY practice.
We are hoping to hit some bigger tournaments this year after it taking it easy last year to refocus our vision and goals. Some teams will hopefully play in the Asics Omaha President’s Day tournament (3-day event), the AAU Grand Prix in Sioux Falls (2-day event), or a Rochester Cup Tournament in Minnesota (2-day event). Decisions will depend on player availability and team skill level.
If you still have questions, please email email@example.com.
Earlier today, the 14-1s played in Minnesota for the second time this year, making it to the top bracket but falling short in the first round the tournament. The 17s had a VERY successful weekend at the Pentagon, fighting hard all weekend and finishing 2nd over all!
Please PLEASE take our season survey, and return backpacks tomorrow (Monday) at Bokay Studio (111 W Capitol Ave) from 5:15 – 6 p.m. (it’s right next to the movie theatre). Please feel free to send yours with someone or set-up another time with Mac.
Thank you for a great season!
Our first ever May Player of the Month is Erika Stout! Click here to read more. Congratulations to the athletes that have been nominated and selected. Thank you for making Oahe Elite Volleyball a better program!
Both 17s and 16s ended in the semi finals of their gold brackets on Sunday at the Pentagon May Day Challenge. Thank you, 16s, for a FANTASTIC season! Last weekend was the only tournament the team didn’t place. Don’t forget to turn in your backpack and take our season survey.
This weekend will wrap-up the club season for everyone. 17s and 14-1s, please click here for your schedules.
We’d still love to have more photos from the season, so please share them with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of your more athletic movements like running, jumping and cutting are inherently unstable. To do these moves, you require neuromuscular control to maintain stability and improve performance.
Oahe Family YMCA has partnered with Avera Sports to offer summer sports performance training to improve agility, footwork and strength. These sessions will be directed by two physical therapist. Click here for more information. Although the class was originally for incoming high schoolers, they are opening it up to middle school athletes as well.
To get that control, especially in your hips, you need what we call “proprioceptive feedback” which is a basically your brain and nerves working to maintain control with information they get from the body. Your brain will modify the movement patterns, and if you have poor neuromuscular stability, you can lose control. If that control of the nerves and muscules of the hips goes away, so does control of your knees. That’s how many injuries happen. Continue reading….
Big weekend in Huron at the North Country Region Championships! The Oahe Elite 14-1s took first in their pool to move to the gold bracket. After playing their best games of the season consistently throughout the day, the team fell to Huron 14-1s in the championship and took 2nd place overall. The Oahe Elite 12-1s took the same path to the gold bracket championship in their division, but prevailed in a three game match against the Sanford Pentagon. Thank you to our 12-1s athletes and families for a great season!
12-1s, please return your backpacks at PILC on Monday or Thursday evenings in the next couple weeks, and don’t forget to take our 2017 season survey.
Congratulations to our April 2017 Players of the Month, Kodi Severyn and Ayvrie Kaiser! Two awards in one month again! Click here to read more. Not only are they excelling on the court, but both girls made the honor roll this quarter along with almost EVERY.SINGLE.ATHLETE. in the club!! We are so proud! Click here for the OEVB Honor Roll list.
Congratulations to the athletes that have been nominated and selected. Thank you for making Oahe Elite Volleyball a better program!
We are starting registration for our 2017 Fall League! Any 3rd – 6th graders looking for
an in-house volleyball experience in central South Dakota are welcome to sign up!
This has become a fast favorite for Oahe Elite Volleyball Club (OEVB), giving our program the opportunity to introduce volleyball, develop young players and recruit new coaches to our club staff. We have extended the season two weeks from last year and are hoping to incorporate game nights in place of some of the practices!
Specifics on the schedule will be circulated during the summer once gym time is solidified. Your daughter will be placed on a team of 8-9 players for competition days.
Cost: $95 for registration before June 5th. Your spot is not locked until we receive your season fee. You will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions within a day or two.
Click here for more information, rules, and registration. We met capacity last year, so please don’t wait to sign up! We expect to have to turn people away this year. If you have more questions, please email email@example.com.
While everyone was enjoying two weekends off in a row, one team was busy dominating. After an almost undefeated day, the Oahe Elite 16s snatched another first place title at the Augie Classic! Congrats girls!
This weekend the 12-1s and 14-1s will compete for the NCR Championship in Huron. Click here for your schedules and more information. Both teams are due for a gold medal finish!
Thank you to the families who ended their season this weekend. For many of you, this was your first season of club and we hope you learned a lot and enjoyed yourself. Please return your backpack on Monday or Thursday at PILC between 5:30-7:30 p.m. This season has already been SO successful at ALL LEVELS compared to last year, and we are so excited for the future of our club. So, thank you!
On Saturday, the 12-2s and 14-2s both went to the silver bracket in Huron after taking 2nd in pool play. 12-2s took first place in their bracket! Both of these teams look COMPLETELY different from their first tournament and have a lot to be proud of. Great job to the athletes and coaches and THANK YOU for a great season! In Sioux Falls, the 14-1s finished 3rd at the Pentagon Spring Fling.
Sunday we had four teams in Augustana’s 12U Viking Battle. The 11s group was split into three teams again, two of the groups made it to the silver bracket while one competed in Gold! 11s-Red finished 3rd overall. 12-1s made it to the gold bracket as well, and finished 2nd! Across town, 16s competed at the Pentagon for the first time this season, taking 1st place in the silver bracket at the Spring Fling! Great weekend, all!
The Gophers will be playing the Coyotes in a spring volleyball game near Sioux Falls this weekend! Those traveling on Saturday to play Sunday may want to head East early to catch the match (looking at you 11s, 12-1s and 16s)!
Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Luverne High School, 709 N Kniss Ave, Luverne, MN 56156
As far as we know they will play four sets and there will be no admission charge. Also, they may be running drills from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hope some can make it!