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11934 Portal Rd, Omaha, NE  68128

Fall League

2017 Fall League Updates

League Dates:    Aug 20-Oct 22

All practices and tournaments are held on Sundays.  Many MS and Elem players play for a school team and we wish to not interfere with their practices or matches.  Our league on Sunday allows players to play for both their school team and in our Fall League.

Evaluations:  Aug 6th                                            Aug 12th

                        1:30-2:30  3-4 Grade                       10:00-11:00   3-4 Grade

                        2:45-3:45  5-6 Grade                       11:15-12:15   5-6 Grade

                        4:00-5:00  7-8 Grade                       12:30-1:30     7-8 grade

All players must attend one of the two evaluations.  If you cannot make one of these dates, you may be evaluated at a lesson or a camp, just let us know.  No one is cut from the league, all players make a team.

Practice Dates:

     Aug 20, 27, (No practices Labor Day weekend) Sept 10, 24, Oct 8, 15

Practice Times:

     7-8 Grade:   Noon -1:45

     5-6 Grade:   2:00-3:45

     3-4 Grade:   4:00-5:45

Tournament Dates:

     Sept 17 @ TVA start time noon or 1p

     Oct 1 @ TVA start time noon or 1p

     Oct 22 @ TVA start time noon or 1p (Last day of Fall League)



Come join us for Fall Leagues!

Developmental (3-4 Grade)  Competitive (5-6 & 7-8 Grade)

Developmental League:

Now in the 8th year, this League is designed to give 3-4th graders an opportunity to improve their skills and overall knowledge of the game. No prior experience necessary.  Do not be mislead thinking "developmental" is not for your child if they have already played the Y or other Rec League. This league will challenge any player in these grades.  If your child enters our league and we feel they would be best challenged by moving to the 5-6th grade level we will come and talk to you about moving them "up".

Competitive League:

This will be the 10th year for the Competitive League.  All teams will learn rotation or perimeter defense, free ball transition, defensive transition from all attacks, learn to understand the difference between a 5-1, 6-2 and and I-4-2 offense and which will be best for their team.

What to expect
Each week we will advance the fundamentals and team aspects of our training. Our goal is to get each team to understand base, rotations, and defensive to offensive transition, all while incorporating three contacts.

Our leagues are unique in that the style of teaching and training may vary from other leagues your child has participated in. We have found our style teaches and encourages the three contact concept more quickly and helps in the development of the game concept for younger ages. While in the older ages the players are challenged with offensive and defensive strategies and decision making in all situations.

All players will be evaluated on the evaluation dates.  They will be placed on teams according to their skill level.

Choosing to Play with Friends or by Skill Level
On your evaluation card you will be allowed to select to be with up to two of your friends.  Please be advised if you select to be with your friend(s )and your friend is a lower skill level than yourself you will probably be placed on a lower skilled team. It is not fair for us to place a lower skill player on a higher level team if they are not ready physically for the demands of those skills needed. So, on your evaluation sheet you must also choose if you wish to be with your friends or be selected on a team by skill.  If you choose skill over friends that will trump the choice of friends. If your friends are at your skill level, you will be fine.

There will be one practice per week.  Each will last 1 hr and 45 min.

Tournament Play
Teams in each league will compete in two or three tournaments depending on availability. This gives players an opportunity to work on the team aspects they’ve learned and put them into real game situations.  Rules are modified to help generate success and confidence. 

There will be 6-9 players per team, and coaches will be provided. This league is a great way for both the newest player in volleyball and the player who is already playing in rec,  pro or on a school team to advance their level of play