Weekly Update

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
  • Thursday
    • 14-2s will be helping run K-2 clinic at 6.
    • 16s will practice late again (6:45 – 8).

Last Weekend’s First Place Finishes 

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Oahe Elite 12-2s
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Oahe Elite 16s
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Weekend Schedules

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!

April 7-8 Schedules

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 performanceattitude, 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).

Extra Apparel and Extra Volleyball

Apparel

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.

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Both of these orders will close after Monday, April 2! You’ll need to place separate orders for each link above.

Spring Volleyball

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 TournamentApril 7 in Brookings – Teams: USF, Minnesota State-Mankato and Northwestern (Iowa) –  beginning at 10 a.m. at Frost Arena.
  • Collegiate TournamentApril 14 in Vermilion – USD, SDSU, Black Hills State and the University of Mary.

Weekly Update

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!

K-2 Spring Clinics

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!

Weekly Update

A few things to note as all teams are finally in season:

  • Practice absences that your coach is unaware of are considered unexcused. Please make sure to let YOUR COACH know in advance if your daughter will not be at practice. Emailing the general email, replying to blog post emails, or contacting another person on staff may cause your message to get delayed or not relayed. Unknown absences can throw a wrench in practice plans. If you need contact information for your coach, email oahevolleyball@gmail.com.
  • Players need to be warmed up and ready to go before practice starts, also leaving time to help set up nets and count balls. We would like to make the most of the 90 minutes we have.
  • Reminder emails will be sent out this week for season dues we are still missing.

We’ll address these reminders at practice with the girls as well. Thanks so much!

  • 14-1s – your schedule for Saturday is ready for the weekend. Please remember this tournament is now one day only. Click here.
  • 16s – we’ll practice 6-8 on Thursdays from now on to make up for missed time as a team on Mondays.
  • 18s – be aware of possible practice day changes next week due to Riggs student council on Thursday. Coach Amanda will have more information. Your backpacks and T-shirts will be handed out on Thursday. Please pay your season dues.

 

Weekly Update

No tournaments this weekend for any team. Some changes for this week…

  • 12s – practice as planned on Monday.
    – Optional practice to make up for snow day on Thursday at St. Joe’s from 5:30 – 7.
  • 14s – practice as planned on Monday.
    – Optional practice to make up for snow day on THURSDAY, normal Thursday times for your team (14-1s at 6, 14-2s at 6:30).
  • 16s – practice 6 – 7:30 Monday as planned.
    – Open Gym TUESDAY at PILC, 5:45 – 7:15ish. No practice uniforms required.
    – No practice is scheduled for this Thursday.
    – Be sure to pay your season dues this week!
  • 18s – open gym on Tuesday 5:45 – 7:15ish at PILC. No practice uniforms required. Your first team practice will be Monday, March 19.

All teams: make sure you have a part of black shorts with a very small logo or no logo for game days. We will not be supplying uniform shorts.

New news: All Augustana tournaments have been adjusted to one day instead of two. They were not able to make it work with team numbers for the Augie Challange, and now gym space for the Ole Open. 14s will be Saturday those weekends, and 16s and 18s will be Sunday for the Ole Open.

Weekly Update

Our first 2018 weekly update! Great job on Sunday by all of the teams! It was exciting to see all of the competition. Although we didn’t take any “medals” back to Pierre, both of our 12s teams made it to the gold bracket, 14-1s competed for silver, and both of our young teams at least won a match! Exciting way to start the season!

Please send over any photos to oahevolleyball@gmail.com.

We will not attempt to have a make-up practice tomorrow (Tuesday)  with school being canceled again. We will see both 12s and 14s teams on Thursday and the 16s team officially starts their season. More team announcements are below.

  • 12-1s and 12-2s – practice as usual on Thursday
  • 14-1s – practice on Thursday 6 – 7:30 at PILC as planned
  • 14-2s – practice on Thursday will be 6 – 8 at PILC followed by a quick ref clinic until 8:30! Your schedule is ready for the weekend as well. Click here for more information.
  • 16s – see you Thursday! 6 – 8 at PILC! I’ll be touch by email with any further details.
  • 18s – we’ll be in touch on an early start date since Pierre basketball has finished early.

 

PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our February Player of the Month, Reese Terwilliger of the 12-1s team! Click here to read more about Reese and the award.

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 performanceattitude, 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).IMG_0243

Pentagon Winter Warm-up

Schedules are ready for this Sunday, March 4 for the 10s, 11s, 12-2s, 12-1s, and 14-1s at the Pentagon Winter Warm-up. Check the link below! Please note: you should have all received an email in January that this tournament had been changed from Saturday to Sunday.

Thursday, March 1 practice:

  • both 14s teams will be at Jefferson Elementary from 6-7:30 p.m. due to a PILC rescheduled game
  • 10s and 11s will still be at PILC from 6-7:30 p.m. (auxiliary gym)
  • both 12s teams will run as normal at St. Joe’s at 5:30 p.m.

This weekend all teams will play on Sunday

Click here for venue and schedule details