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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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)
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