Blair Volleyball Club: Welcome

                          2017-2018 Blair Elite Volleyball Club  


Welcome to the 2017-2018 Club Volleyball Season!

I have ordered our samples for uniforms and warm-ups.  Hoping to have them in by next week.  I will post dates and times for everyone to meet to try things on.

I am also working on having additional apparel, like we had last year, available to place orders to have by Christmas. 

Our first practice is Thursday November 30th at Otte Middle School from 6:45-8:15. (This is a time change due to a basketball game at the Middle School) Just a reminder you need to be registered with Great Plains before you can practice. Please print the Medical Release Form This form can be printed from the confirmation page during the registration process 

Thanks to the following players and parents for getting registered with Great Plains!   Bryanna Bender, Brooklyn Brenneis, Sydnee Brummond, Norah Cloudt, Mallory Dreher, Mikaela Dunkle, Avery Ellis, Reece Ewoldt,  Olivia Fitchhorn, Alicia Flaherty, Hayden Frink Mathis, Rebecca Gravedoni, Anjolena Hampton, Brinlynn Johnson, Ashlyn Just, Miranda Lorenzen, Chloe Miller, Kandiace Pickell, Kaitlyn Quick, Amber Roewert, McKenna Schlueter, Brynn Schmidt,  Aubrynn and Maleah Sheets, Allorah Solano, Addison Stirek, Emma Stuckenschmidt, Josephine Ulrich, Anna Wakehouse and Hannah Wolff. 

If you have questions please feel free to email or call.  



ALL members will register directly with the Region! The on-line database system allows for electronic signatures. This includes signatures for Waiver and Release of Liability, USA Volleyball Code of Conduct, and Background Screening Consent forms. No paperwork needs to be printed and turned into the Great Plains office. Once you register on-line and your membership payment is received at the Great Plains office, your membership will be activated. A background screening does not START until the member has been activated.

LL members must have a current membership (from previous year) or complete an online member registration  before they can participate in tryouts for the current season.  
This does NOT include membership fees.

Players that fall in the 11 & under age category (see Age Definition chart on website) will register for $25. You will see this option listed as an “Other Junior” member category. This is a full membership which allows them to play at any tournament within region or out of region.
Players that fall in the 8 & under age division (See Age Definition chart on website) will register for free.  This membership is only good for IN-REGION play. 

A Medical History and Release form must be completed by every junior player and given to their club director. This form can be printed from the confirmation page during the registration process or can be obtained from the FORMS section on the Great Plains website or from the club director. DO NOT SEND the medical history and release form to the Great Plains office. 

If any parent or member does not want to agree to the electronic signature process, you must contact Commissioner Sue Mailhot ( for further instructions

If paying by cash or check, send membership fees to:
Great Plains Region
7595 Main Street
Ralston NE 68127
Checks must be made payable to: GPRVA .  Please include the name of the registered member in the memo section of the check

NOTHING NEEDS TO BE SENT: No paperwork needs to be sent since you signed the Waiver and Release of Liability and the Code of Conduct online. We only need registration fees to activate the membership if paying by check or cash.

ALL registrations MUST be completed AND ACTIVATED before you can participate in ANY club activity for the season. THIS INCLUDES PRACTICES AND TRYOUTS!!!

Register early to avoid any problems.

If you register with the region, but are not selected for a club, you can request a refund by contacting the Great Plains Region ( by December 31 of that season or within 30 days of the membership being activated.  Also see our Refund Policy information
If you have any questions or problems with the registration process, please contact:
Thursday November 30th        Otte Middle School 6:45-8:15     All players
Monday December 4th             Otte Middle School         8:00-9:15    8th Grade & High School
Thursday Dec 7th                    Otte Middle School         6:45-7:45    Grades 3-7 
Sunday Dec. 10th         Nebraska Elite Omaha 2:00-3:30    8th Grade & High School
Monday Dec. 11th                     Otte Middle School 6:00-7:00    Grades 3-7 
7:00-8:00    8th Grade & High School
Thursday Dec. 14th Otte Middle School 6:45-7:45    Grades 3-7 
Sunday Dec. 17th         Nebraska Elite Omaha 2:00-3:30    8th Grade & High School

 Laurel Derry, Club Director   (402)305-1305. 

Brandi Nicholson, Coach  (402)427-4571


If school is cancelled we will not have practice.  Please check the website frequently for updates and information.  You can also contact me, Laurel Derry, Club Director at or my cell phone number is (402)305-1305. 



Please email for available times if you'd like a private or group lesson at Nebraska Elite  Individual lessons are $60.00. Group lessons are $45 per player.  Fee includes the court rental and coaching.




 "Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don't give 100%- You make it that much easier for me to beat you out of a position or in a match"-  Unknown

"There is one quality that one must possess to win,  and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."   Napoleon Hill

"Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most"

"It is not the mountain we conquer, it's ourselves"  Edmund Hillary

"It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.  It the will to prepare to win that matters"  -Paul "Bear" Bryant


If you have any questions please be sure to call, email or text. 

Laurel Derry; home (402) 426-5334; cell (402)305-1305; work (402)827-6260