Gold Crown Tournament!

Gold Crown championship weekend is this upon us! Here’s where we are. Printable schedules are available at: http://www.goldcrownfoundation.com/volleyball/leagues/fall-jr-high-league/. Also, the first day’s first match is on our Gold Crown Calendar.

Columbine 6 Silver
1pm on Court 7 – vs Golden
– if they win: 3:00pm on Court 7 (must win here to advance)
– if they lose: 3:00pm on Court 8

Columbine 7 Silver
12pm on Court 5 – vs DSST: Cole
– if they win 2:00pm on Court 5 (must win here to advance)
– if they lose: 2:00pm on Court 6

Dakota Ridge Maroon 7 Gold
12pm on Court 1 – vs Chatfield
– if they win 2:00pm on Court 1 (must win here to advance)
– if they lose: 2:00pm on Court 2

Lakewood Black (Incognito) 8 Silver
8am on Court 3 – vs Kennedy
– if they win 10:00am on Court 3 (must win here to advance)
– if they lose: 10:00am on Court 4

Lakewood Orange 8 Gold
1pm on Court 5 – vs DSST: College View
– if they win 3:00pm on Court 5 (must win here to advance)
– if they lose: 3:00pm on Court 6

Bear Creek 8 Gold
1pm on Court 4 – vs Ralston Valley Gold
– if they win 3:00pm on Court 3 (must win here to advance)
– if they lose: 3:00pm on Court 4

Good Luck!

Get a Final Tune-up for Club Season at our Skills Sessions

These are the last of the overlapping skills sessions before club season gets fully underway! If you’ve been going, get your final tune-up before you hit the practice court with your team. If you’ve been putting it off, now’s the time to get that final cram session in before you hit the practice court!

Join EDGE Skills Coach Brett Cherry this Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2 for position-specific skills improvement. Brett leads a progressive set of lessons that are designed to promote mental focus, purpose-driven movement, and effective technique. Each week, the lessons advance with the player.

While you don’t have to play for The EDGE to attend, these advanced sessions are designed to engage and challenge club-level players. Players should have excellent ball control, and a solid command of the skill(s) they are there to refine.

The clinics are value-priced to cost less than a private lesson for longer sessions with a small group. Players who progress through the clinics will get small-group attention, max-reps, and will progress into a game-like situation using our clinic overlap.

Each individual position session has a fee of $25. Or do both of the day’s sessions for $40.
Saturday, November 1:

  • 2-3:30pm – SETTING Session – This hour and a half will be specific to setters – technique detail and strategy.
  • 3-4:30pm – HITTING Session – This hour and a half will be specific to hitters – technique detail and strategy.
  • These sessions overlap so that setters get 30 minutes setting live hitters

Sunday, November 2:

  • 2:30-4pm – HITTING Session – This hour and a half will be specific to hitters – technique detail and strategy.
  • 3:30-5pm – DEFENSE Session – This hour and a half will be specific to defense – technique detail and reading and anticipating hitters and setters.
  • These sessions overlap so that defensive players get 30 minutes digging and reading against live hitters

You can Register here. However, walk-ins are welcome.

Gold Crown Practice Schedule

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Bear Creek 8th Gold sets up in serve receive

The final week of Gold Crown practices are now posted on http://www.theedgevc.com/gold-crown.

It’s Sunday night so we don’t have all the data. But we know that Dakota Ridge Maroon 7th Gold clinched their division with a 9-1 regular season record. 

Columbine 7th Silver also finished 9-1. Their final division standing will be determined by two other team finishes. As of this morning they were in a tie for the division lead.

Lakewood 8th Gold finished 8-2. Their final division standing will be determined by two other team finishes. As of this morning they were in a tie for the division lead.

Columbine 6th Silver finished 6-4. Lakewood Incognito 8th Silver finished 4-6. And with one more game to play, Bear Creek 8th Gold is sitting at 5-4.

The girls are playing hard and have made us very proud this season
Let’s finish strong and bring home some trophies! Great job, girls!

Last Open Gym – Still need a few players!

This Saturday Oct 25th, from 5-7pm will be the FINAL OPEN GYM for the season. So come to our facility at 3400 S Federal Blvd, Sheridan, CO 80110. Bring your kneepads and court shoes!

If you are looking to play club, we have the following positions open:

17’s – 1 position – Middle/Outside
If you are interested please come to open gym. We would consider a 16 year old player for this position as well as a 17 year old. USA Volleyball definitions:

  • 16 year old – A player who is 16 years old or younger on September 1, 2015 (Players who were born on or after September 1, 1998)
  • 17 year old – A player who is 17 years old or younger on September 1, 2015 (Players who were born on or after September 1, 1997)

12’s – 2 positions
If you are interested please drop in to open gym this Saturday. USA Volleyball definition:

  • 12 year old – A player who is 12 years old or younger on September 1, 2015 (Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002)

Little Spikers is BACK!

Back by popular demand, our Little Spikers beginning training camps for ages 8 thru 12 will return in November!

Registration for this program closes after 24 players. Last season they filled up within 1 week. Please act fast to get your Spiker registered HERE.

Each Sunday starting November 2nd through December 28th from 5 to 7 pm The EDGE will work with your little spiker and give him/her the tools they need to to be able to compete in volleyball.

The EDGE has had GREAT Success preparing young players for the game. Most of our Spikers from last season moved on to compete in Gold Crown and club. Little Spikers from years past are now playing high school. Several of our players on current EDGE teams started in our Little Spikers program. Some, who got their start just two seasons ago in Little Spikers, now compete on Edge teams that are among the top teams in the state.

Even if your aspirations are more modest. Just to get them playing and staying active. This program is for you!

  • When: Sundays, November 2 – December 28 at 5:00-7:00pm
  • Where: Edge Practice Facility: 3400 S Federal Blvd, Sheridan, CO 80110
  • How: Register HERE

Skills Training for the 2015 Club Season

Get ready for some cool changes at the EDGE this season! We added some great coaches for the older age groups. Among these are two coaches who competed regularly at Junior Nationals. One of whom has coached a girls club team to a medal in Open Division.

A New Approach to Skills:
After receiving a thorough evaluation, each athlete is placed into one of four divisions for their primary position. This breakout gives them an environment in which to grow and compete with athletes of a similar skill level rather than just based upon position and/or age. This kind of learning is proven to be more creative, competitive, and collaborative; aiding both skills development and maturity.

Evaluations for the 2014 season must be completed by October 26th. Please check with Jim if you need more info on makeups.

These training sessions will be held on two different days during the week. Divisions 1 and 2 will be on Mondays. Divisions 3 and 4 currently are on Saturdays. We will place the athletes into divisions and positions the week of Oct 26th. Based on the break-down, we will get schedules out that week. There will likely be some movement in divisions and some positions during the first couple of weeks as we settle in. So it is possible that your athlete will move either times or day in the first weeks. These sessions are a part of the mandatory practice schedule for each athlete (14 and above).

Each session will be 1.5 hours long. Sessions include strength and agility training, detailed skills training, and competitive drills. The division 1 and 2 sessions will also include time spent on preparation, personal accountability, and understanding personal mentality and how it affects them. Divisions 3 and 4 will be more focused on intentional touches, skills and positional repetitions, and efficiency of skill execution.

This kind of foundational training is key in higher level athletics and allows for more efficient use of time during team practices. We are confident that it will enhance your athlete’s experience at The EDGE, as
well as her path for years to come.

Weekend Training Sessions!

Join EDGE Skills Coach Brett Cherry every Saturday and Sunday for position-specific skills improvement. Brett leads a progressive set of lessons that are designed to promote mental focus, purpose-driven movement, and effective techniqe.

While you dont have to play for The EDGE to attend, these advanced sessions are designed to engage and challenge club-level players. Players should have excellent ball control, and a solid command of the skill they are there to refine.

The clinics are value-priced to cost less than a private lesson for longer sessions with a small group. Players who progress through the clinics will get small-group attention, max-reps, and will progress into a game-like situation using our clinic overlap.

Each individual position session has a fee of $25. Or do both of the day’s sessions for $40.
Saturday:

  • 2-3:30pm – SETTING Session – This hour and a half will be specific to setters – technique detail and strategy.
  • 3-4:30pm – HITTING Session – This hour and a half will be specific to hitters – technique detail and strategy.
  • These sessions overlap so that setters get 30 minutes setting live hitters

Sunday:

  • 2:30-4pm – HITTING Session – This hour and a half will be specific to hitters – technique detail and strategy.
  • 3:30-5pm – DEFENSE Session – This hour and a half will be specific to defense – technique detail and reading and anticipating hitters and setters.
  • These sessions overlap so that defensive players get 30 minutes digging and reading against live hitters

You can Register here. However, walk-ins are welcome.

Want to Play Club Volleyball? Come to Open Gym!

Tryouts are over. But we are still recruiting players for our 12s, 13s, and 14s. If you’re interested in playing club this season, come to our open gyms. Players get the use of both of our courts to just play. Whether it’s Queen of the Court, Doubles, 6-on-6, 4s, Activate, Vortex, or whatever they decide! On top of that, players who show a command of technique, court acumen, and easy chemistry with our players are often offered spots in the club (sometimes it takes more than one visit)!

Open Gym is EVERY Saturday evening from 5pm-7pm for the rest of October. Even if you don’t want to play club, or already play club somewhere else (once we know, we’ll leave you alone), you’ll be welcome to drop in for FREE and have fun!

  • What: Open Gym!
  • When: Every Saturday 5pm-7pm for the rest of October
  • Where: The EDGE Volleyball Club facility – 3400 S Federal Blvd, Sheridan, CO 80110 (next door to Napa Auto Parts)
  • Why: Because who doesn’t love two hours of free, just-play volleyball?

Gold Crown Practices and Open Gym this Weekend

Tonight, Friday, October 10, Columbine 6th Silver and Lakewood Incognito 8th Silver will practice from 7:15pm – 9:15pm.

Tomorrow, Saturday October 11, Columbine 6th Silver and Lakewood Incognito 8th Silver will practice from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

ALL players are welcome to come to our open gym from 5pm-7pm every Saturday night at the EDGE!

And as always, practice and game schedules are up to date on our Gold Crown Calendar

Gold Crown Practice Change

This week, practices will be a bit different. Please see below. And we now have an ALL GOLD CROWN CALENDAR page that will be up to date:

Monday, September 29: No Practices

Tuesday, September 30: No Practices

Wednesday, October 1: Practice from 7pm – 9pm for the following:
Bear Creek 8th – Gold
Lakewood 8th – Gold
Dakota Ridge 7th Maroon – Gold, (Lightning)
Columbine 7th – Silver (Thunder)

Thursday, October 2: No Practices

Friday, October 3: Practice from 7pm – 9pm for the following:
Lakewood Incognito 8th – Silver
Columbine 6th – Silver

Saturday, October 4: Practice for the following:
8:00AM – 10:00AM:
Columbine 7th – Silver (Thunder)
Dakota Ridge 7th Maroon – Gold (Lightning)

10:00AM – 12:00PM:
Lakewood 8th – Gold
Bear Creek 8th – Gold

Sorry for the inconvenience.