Our last weekly update for 2018! Thank you all for a great season. I know all of our staff really enjoyed this year especially.
Schedules for this weekend in Marshall are posted here. This will be a long day if teams do well so please make sure to get some sleep at the end of this week.
Backpack turn in with be Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 at Bokay Studio, 111 W Capitol Ave #2, Pierre, SD 57501 (in the Hyde building between Zesto and the St. Charles). If you can’t make it then please arrange another time with Mac or your coach, or send your bag with someone else.
1st place finishes
Players of the Month
Congratulations to our April Players of the Month, Madigan Vogeler of the 14-2s and Kenzie Kuxhaus of the 16s team! Click here to read more.
We are not about to wish summer away, but we are starting registration for our 2018 Fall League! Any 3rd – 6th graders looking for a 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 are going to keep the same season length as last year, but are planning to start in the middle of August to avoid some of the gym conflicts we ran into last year.This program has been edited each year since we started as we try to adapt to the needs of our volleyball families. Two clubs in Sioux Falls have now followed OUR lead: Click here and here to see.
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.
Great job this weekend, everyone! All teams had a winning records this weekend and we are excited for the 2nd half of the season! 12-2s and 16-1s both took home 1st place finish in the Bronze Bracket at each of their competitions.
Everyone is off this weekend except for the AAU Grand Prix team. We’ll send that competition schedule when we have it. Some notes for this week…
Monday – 16s are 6:45 – 8 with the 18s
Tuesday – AAU Grand Prix team scrimmage 7-8 at PILC
Every team is on this weekend and all schedules are available. All 14 and under teams play Saturday, 16s play both days, and 18s are Sunday only. Please click the link below for more details on sites and report times. GOOD LUCK!
Those who ordered apparel this second time around, we were able to rush ship the order so we’ll circulate the items at the end of next week!
PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our March Players of the Month, Isabella Jackley of the 12-2s team and Makenna Schlekeway of the 14-1s! Click here to read more.
The Oahe Volleyball coaches nominate and choose one or more outstanding athletes from the club each month of the season. This would be a player from any team that has positively contributed to her team’s success through performance, attitude, and leadership. They are supportive of teammates, and have exceptional abilities or have shown immense improvement in the last 30 days. We will plan to choose at least one play each month through May (award archive).
There has been a noticeable demand for the crew sweatshirts that were ordered this winter, so we’ve reopened the order! If you are one of those people that missed ordering but still want one, please go ahead and order by next Monday, April 2! Click here!
We’ve also had a lot of good comments from the athletes on the soft-tees we chose for practice shirts this year. If anyone is looking for another shirt for the laundry rotation, we have created a limited edition T-shirt! Please click here to order.
Both of these orders will close after Monday, April 2! You’ll need to place separate orders for each link above.
South Dakota collegiate teams have spring schedules! Information is below if you are interested in attending! We will post more games as we are aware of them.
Northern State vs. SDSU – Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Aberdeen.
SDSU vs. Augustana – Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in Brookings (Frost Arena)
Collegiate Tournament – April 7 in Brookings – Teams: USF, Minnesota State-Mankato and Northwestern (Iowa) – beginning at 10 a.m. at Frost Arena.
Collegiate Tournament – April 14 in Vermilion – USD, SDSU, Black Hills State and the University of Mary.
Nice job 14-1s at Augustana! A day full of competition with a gold bracket finish.
A few announcements below. Everyone is off this weekend for Easter. We WILL have practice Monday, April 2 as scheduled.
16s – This week: practice Monday 6 – 7:30 pm and Tuesday 6 – 8 this week. Non-track athletes can come on Thursday to get reps with the 18s team. Our staff was not aware of the additional track meets. Stay tuned for another practice addition due to the meet on 4/12.
18s – This week: practice Tuesday 7-8:30 and Thursday as scheduled. Your Augustana tournament for April 7 has been canceled due to lack of registration 😞. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts and tournament availability will not allow us to add another tournament. We will still play Sunday, April 8 at the Pentagon as planned. We will work on splitting up the refund check with we receive it.
Sorry for the delay on season dues reminders (we haven’t sent them yet), but please pay unpaid dues ASAP!
We will be offering a clinic series for Kindergarten through 2nd grade girls Thursday nights in April (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) from 6 – 6:35 p.m. Click here for more information. Cost is $10 per session.
We will not be offering clinics for any other grades at this time. If you are interested in more volleyball, summer camps are a great way to get more! Please visit our Facebook page. We have shared opportunities from USD, SDSU, and Augustana, and will continue to share more as we find them!