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Friday, July 5
Nebraska Impact VBC

NEBRASKA IMPACT VOLLEYBALL CLUB. Club Director Mike Godek formed Nebraska Impact VBC in the 2000/2001 season to give more girls the chance to play competitive club volleyball while improving their skills for high school.

His coaching career began coaching a boys’ club team in 1991. Before forming Nebraska Impact VBC, he coached girls’ teams for such clubs as Mid-City, Sunset West, and Premier with much success.

Mike was the Head Volleyball Coach for Omaha Burke High School, a Class A team and rated in the top 10 in the State, from 2000-2004. He was the head volleyball coach at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha from 2005-2006 and head volleyball coach at Omaha Northwest High School in 2007.  He was the JV coach for Bennington High School for the 2008 season.  He was the asst head volleyball coach at Weeping Water High School in the 2010 season.

As a player, Mike competed in the U.S. Open Championships held each year by USA Volleyball from 1998-2006.

Many of the club’s players have been awarded college scholarships because of their outstanding performance with Nebraska Impact VBC and because they were seen playing at qualifiers in Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Minneapolis with the club.

Teams also participate in the Great Plains Regional and Bid Qualifier Tournaments where they finish high in most age divisions.

Nebraska Impact was the first club to introduce the 10&U division for players. It is Mike's hope that starting girls at a young age increases their chance for success in the high school and college volleyball level.

Starting girls at the 10&U level has proved to be a worth-while effort.   Nebraska Impact has had teams qualify for nationals for the past five years.  In the 2008/2009 season, Nebraska Impact had three teams qualify and attend Nationals, 2009/2010 three teams also attended nationals.  In the 2009/2010 season Nebraska Impact fielded two 18's teams and both teams qualified and attended nationals.  No other club in the Great Plains region had two 18's teams qualify for such a prestigious event.  All 18's players received full or partial college scholarships in the 2009/2010 season.

The 2010/2011 season three Impact teams qualified and participated in the Junior National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.  Banzai finished 2nd in the club division at the President's Day Classic and finished 5th at the Crossroads National Qualifier and 8th at the Show Me Qualifier.  Our 12 Select En Fuego team placed 4th in the Great Plains Bid Qualifier.  Our 18 Select team and 17 Select team both won the national bid at the Great Plains Bid Qualifier.  Our 11 Select Bojonzai team finished 1st in their age division in the 2010/2011 season and 5th overall at the bid qualifier in the 12's division.  Several of our teams were in the top 10 throughout the season in the Great Plains Region.

The 2012-2013 season Impact set a new record qualifying five teams for the Girls's Junior National Tournament!  Our 141 team won a national bid by placing 1st in the Great Plains Bid Tournament.  Our 13 Banzai and 181 Shihai teams won their USA Bids playing in the Northern Lights Minneapolis Qualifier.  Our 13 Voodoo team and 121 Nitro teams won their bids from their finishes at the Great Plains Bid Tournament also.  Impact had 28 teams in the 2012-2013 season making it the most successful season yet.

Call Mike for any further information: Mike Godek 7785 Greenleaf Drive LaVista NE 68128 402-339-6951 or mdgodek@cox.net or check the website at www.eteamz.com/impactvolleyball.

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote the sport of volleyball by providing more girls the chance to play competitive club volleyball while improving their skills for high school and college.

VISION: Compete at the highest level to improve all middle and high school volleyball programs in the Omaha/ Metro areas.

TRAVELING TO QUALIFIERS: Nebraska Impact VBC encourages all of its teams to travel to qualifiers throughout the season. The additional cost of approx. $250-$400 per player includes the team's coaches’ expenses and the tournament entry fee. All travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the player and parents attending. You might ask, "Does the club profit from teams attending qualifiers if they only charge for expenses?" Yes, it does. Qualifiers are a great experience. The players get to play teams from everywhere in the United States. They learn team unity and valuable off court experience as well as on the court. These qualifiers are a venue for college recruiting scouts. They are too busy during their college volleyball season so they recruit on their off season during club. Several of our club's players have received college scholarships as a result of playing club volleyball. Club Director Mike Godek answers all contacts from college recruiters regarding Nebraska Impact's players. He receives both phone calls and emails about the club's players and takes this part of his job very seriously. Yes, the club does benefit!

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Nebraska Impact VBC has it's own practice facility, The Oasis Sports Center, located at 137th & Giles Road, Omaha.  Practice nights at our new "home" will be available after school Monday through Friday.  Some teams will be able to practice on Saturdays and Sundays until tournaments start in mid January.  

Most teams will practice an average two practices a week. Practice days are determined when teams are selected. 



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