The EDGE 13 Blue and Red took 2nd and 1st respectively in their respective divisions this past weekend at Power 1.
13 Blue went undefeated in their pool but dropped their crossover match. While that last match may not have gone as they’d hoped, their 2nd place overall finish moves them up a division. Their hard work paid off in a strong Power 1 showing.
13 Red started off dropping a set in a first match victory. But they never looked back. After recovering from losing their second set to take the match in 3 from Colorado Springs Altitude, 13 Red defeated very good teams from Colorado North Stars and CVA with nearly all double-digit point differentials. They advanced to the crossover and defeated a very strong Norco team 25-14, 25-22 on their way to a Division 2 championship and a Division 1 berth.
The 13s continued an emerging EDGE tradition of strong teams in the younger age groups. It is, in part, a testament to the EDGE’s dedication to beginner programs like Little Spikers and Gold Crown. But it is mostly due to the hard work that these players put into practice and skills development. Great job players and coaches!
13-Red: Division 2 Champs
The EDGE 14 Red took 3rd overall in Division 1. They played the number 1 ranked Colorado Juniors and lost to open the day at Power 1. But they didn’t let that small stumble slow them down. The results of their hard work, and focus really shined as they went on to win 2nd in their pool by defeating both 5-Star and Norco Blue.
The team secured their third place with a solid win over Front Range in the crossover 25-14 and 25-17. Their performance in Power 1 elevates the 14 Red from 8th to 3rd in Colorado. Great work Coach Brooke and 14 Red!
Congrats girls! Well done!
So far the EDGE has two teams who took first place in todays Friendship tournament! Congratulations to 14 Blue, 14 Red! Awesome job players and coaches!
Looking forward to a competitive year! 14 Red and 13 Red in Division 1 (8th seed) and Division 2 (11th seed) respectively. Rest of our Red teams 15s – 17s in Division 3/4 to start the season. Our Blue and White teams are also seeded competitively – where most clubs’ ones teams are starting). Big thanks to our players, past and present, who built us up to our current standing. The EDGE is pushing toward the goal of being one of Colorado’s elite gyms!
The next round of our extremely popular Little Spikers Training Sessions are coming up in January! Is your 8-12 year old athlete really loving volleyball at her recreation league? Get her into our program where she can raise her game to the next level!
The EDGE has a great record of success preparing young players for the game. Most of our Little Spikers move on to compete in Gold Crown, Club, and High School. Several of our own young players, currently on EDGE teams, started in our Little Spikers program and now compete among the top club teams in the state.
Starting Saturday January 3rd and running until Saturday February 28th from 12 to 2 pm, the EDGE will run a weekly, beginner/advanced-beginner, 2-hour training session for players 8 to 12 years of age. Players returning from previous Little Spikers sessions will receive a $25 discount for the New Year sessions.
WHAT: Little Spikers Beginner/Advanced-Beginner Training
WHEN: Saturdays 12pm – 2pm, January 3 – February 28
WHERE: The EDGE Volleyball Club: 3400 S Federal Blvd, Unit B, Sheridan, CO 80110
Cost is $200. Players returning from the previous session get a $25 discount.
As club season approaches, it can be hard to find opportunities to work on skills. High school programs have wound down, and for players who are more advanced than what recreation leagues can offer, the lack of opportunities can be frustrating.
To try to fill that void until tournament season begins in January, the EDGE will offer a 90 minute skills training clinic every Saturday from 4:30pm – 6pm. The session will take place at our training facility at 3400 S Federal Blvd, Sheridan, CO 80110. You can find the next session on our calendar as well.
These sessions are open to ALL players – including non-club players. The sessions cost $35 and there is no registration required. Just walk in, gear up, and get on the court!
This is a reminder of the notice sent out in email earlier this week. Sorry for the inconvenience. But we had to have a last minute practice schedule change. These changes begin next week with SCHEDULE B and will continue to the end of the year. All changes are posted to our calendar.
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The EDGE Gold Crown program capped off another strong season – and possibly our strongest overall Gold Crown season yet. Four of our six teams played into championship brackets.
The Dakota Ridge Maroon 7th Gold may have lost their first game of the season to start 0-1. But they didn’t let that stumble trip them up. The girls did not lose another match for the rest of their season on the road to the Gold Division, 7th Grade Championship. Entering bracket play with an exceptional 11-1 record, Dakota Ridge Maroon defeated a very good Berthoud (9-3) team in 2 sets to claim the Championship. Libero Alyssa Klaue was selected by Gold Crown as the Championship Game MVP.
2014 Gold Crown 7th Grade Gold Division Champions! Dakota Ridge Maroon 7th Grade with head coach Walter Anaruk
Our Columbine 7th Grade Silver also entered single-elimination bracket play on Sunday at 11-1. After eliminating Legacy (10-2), Columbine dropped a 3-set heartbreaker to champions Faith Christian (12-0) in an extremely intense match. But their outstanding play landed them an overall second place.
2014 Gold Crown 7th Grade Silver Division 2nd Place! Columbine 7th Grade with head coach Annie Gibson
Great job to our Lakewood Orange 8th Grade Gold team! Head coach Jim Gibson, and our Lakewood 8th finished the regular season play, and the first day of tournament pool play at an outstanding 10-2 record. They played hard but dropped in bracket play against a very good Cherry Creek team.
Also, a great job by our Columbine 6th Silver who entered bracket play at 8-4. They dropped out of single-elimination against Ralston Valley to finish a very competitive season.
Our Lakewood Black 8th Grade Silver and Bear Creek 8th Gold missed their wild card spot after splitting a tough pool on the first day of the tournament. While they missed bracket play, we could not be more proud of what the girls accomplished this season!