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.
Things That Are The Same
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.
More information will be provided at the Kick-Off meeting.
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 PLEASEtake 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!
Player of the Month
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.
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.
North Country Region Champions
Oahe Elite 17s are up to play this coming weekend (FINALLY) at the Pentagon May Day Challenge on Sunday, along with the Oahe Elite 16steam who will end their season on Sunday. We’ll post a schedule on the tournament page when we have it. Looks like we’ll have some great competition!
Updates and Reminders
Oahe Elite 14-1s will play in Marshall, MN on Sunday, May 14 instead of the two-day pentagon tournament. Your schedule and team page have been updated to reflect this change.
PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
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.
While everyone was enjoying two weekends off in a row, one team was busy dominating. After an almost undefeated day, theOahe Elite 16s snatched another first place title at the Augie Classic! Congrats girls!
16s will work the youth clinic tonight after practice until 8:15 p.m.
17s are off tonight.
12-1s need to have a parent or parents (or other another adult representative) at practice on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. for a parent vs. player scrimmage! Enjoy the last week of your season! Also, please bring your backpacks to PILC next Monday during your normal practice time to turn them in.
14-1s – There is a pending change in your May 13-14 weekend schedule. Parents should have received an email with more details. We’ll have a final decision soon.
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!
SILVER BRACKET FIRST PLACE FINISHES:
17s will be working the 3rd-5th grade clinic on Monday after practice until 8:15 p.m.
12-1s will NOT have practice on Monday. Sorry for any confusion!
Everyone is off this coming weekend. Enjoy your Easter holiday!
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!
Great job this weekend in Mitchell by the 14-2s and 17s! Oahe Elite 17s were able to take home the consolation championship title. All teams are on this weekend except the 17s. Click here for the schedule page.
Reminders and Announcements
11s – you WILL have practice on Tuesday this week. 6:45-8 at St. Joe’s. Your schedule has been updated to reflect this change. Thursday you will need to pick your daughter up at PILC after practice. Alexis, Lindsey, Tasha, and Jill will be carpooling the teams from St. Joe’s over to PILC for an all-club photo at 7:15p.
12-2s – you MUST have your NCR form completed and brought to practice by Monday or you can’t play this weekend. NO EXCEPTIONS .
17s – Our 3rd-5th grade clinic starts next Monday, April 10. You will need to stay at practice until 8:15 to help coach them. This is part of your fundraising duties, but please let Coach Mac know if you have a conflict. It will run for the following three Mondays for a total of four nights.
11s, 12-2s, 14-2s – Teams ending their season this coming weekend PLEASE return your backpacks. You may bring them to PILC next week during your normal practice time. Also if you could please take our season survey at the completion of your season. We like to use this information as planning for next year has already begun.
PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our March 2017 Players of the Month, Emry Heiss and Reghan Westcott! This is not the first time we’ve had two awards in one month, and with our record number of kids this year it probably won’t be the last. Click here to read more.