Coach Drew McCarty has springs as he tried VERT wearable jump monitor at the HP Championships. instagram.com/p/BIS831SBu3b/
OP2 Tune-up clinic for 7th/8th graders begins tomorrow at 4pm at Edmond Memorial HS. Online… instagram.com/p/BIQuFBZh66x/
Need some time in the gym? Open Gym is Saturday, July 23 from 10 am - Noon at the Peak Center.… instagram.com/p/BIJaUpmBUOV/
7th/8th Grade Tune-Up Clinic is Monday/Tuesday July 25-26! Find registration link at… instagram.com/p/BIEKGsZB0Fg/
Once again, Peak led the state assault on the USAV national tournament with 10 teams who qualified for the USAV National Championships in late June/early July. Nine OP2 teams made the trek to Indy to compete against the top teams in the nation. USAV requires that teams qualify through either a national qualifier, a regional (state) tournament. or by receiving at-large bid. Every team at nationals had to earn their way to Indy.
Congratulations to 12 EP, 13 EP, 13 National, 14 EP, 15 EP, 15 National, 16 EP, 17 EP, and 17 National on representing the state of Oklahoma against the best competition in the nation. In addition, 18 EP earned the right to attend nationals by winning a national qualifer (Lone Star), but did not attend as many of their players had already reported to their universities.
Collectively, Peak posted one top 5 finish, two top 10 finishes, and five top 25 finishes. We are so proud of all these players and coaches who earned their way to nationals! Way to go ladies, coaches, and parents! GO PEAK
See the results below:
12-1 EP: 30th (National Division)
13-1 EP: 13th (National Division)
13-2 National: 63rd (American)
14-1 EP: 5th (National)
15-1 EP: 9th (National)
15-2 National: 50th (American)
16-1 EP: 19th (USA)
17-1 EP: 22nd (National)
17-2 National: 38th (American)
Players interested in getting in some additional reps can join us for open gym times on Saturdays, from 10:00 AM – Noon at the Peak Center. The cost is $10/person and players must be a USAV registered member. For more information, contact Eric Duda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats to Ryan Emmert, 17 EP standout, on her verbal commitment to continue her volleyball career at the University of Houston! We are proud of you!
OTHER RECENT COMMITMENTS!
Jordan Cramer, 17 EP – University of Central Oklahoma
Hallie Hembree, 17 EP – West Point (Army)
Is your middle school child looking for some extra touches on the ball in late July to prepare for the upcoming school season? Get signed up for our Tune-Up Clinic for 7th & 8th graders to be held Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 from 4-6 PM at Edmond Memorial High School. See the flyer below for more information. To register, CLICK HERE!
OP2’s group of coaches is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced coaching staffs in the nation. With over 70 national tournament appearances, 15 high school state championships, one national championship, and several Olympic medal appearances, Peak coaches can provide guidance and assistance to those wanting to grow and develop in the coaching profession.
Peak has opportunities for head coaches, assistant coaches, and those looking to work in our developmental programs with our 8-14 year old players.
We are always looking for great coaches in the making. If you’re interested in joining the Peak family, contact Greg Dewey, director of coach recruitment, at email@example.com.
Congrats to Kaitlyn Dillon and Callie Bangasser on committing to play collegiately in college!
Kaitlyn, a 2016 grad and 18 EP player, has signed with Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The DS/libero will head to Weatherford and become a Bulldog in the fall.
Callie Bangasser has verbally committed to continue her volleyball career at the University of Central Oklahoma. Callie will graduate in May, 2017. The future Broncho is a DS/libero for Coach Dewey’s 17 EP team.
We are proud of both these ladies!
It’s that time again! OP2 has conducted its Fall and Spring Base Camps for 11 years now, working with over 1,600 players. Base Camp is designed for both the experienced player and the player who is just beginning or has played in the YMCA. Peak’s Base Camp coaches design drills specifically based upon the experience and ability levels of the players.
Fall Base Camp begins Sunday, August 7 from 2:30 – 4:45 PM at Edmond Memorial High School. Camp continues on Sundays through August 28. Players receive 9 hours of instruction and a camp t-shirt.
Click on the flyer below to find out more information. To register, CLICK HERE!
The Cox Business Center in Tulsa again hosted the 2016 Oklahoma Regional Championships and OP2 again laid claim to numerous regional titles! Having already had 3 teams receive national bids at qualifiers (13 EP, 16 EP & 18EP), Peak was hoping to break its own state record of qualifying 8 teams for the national tournament. With bids in hand, 16 EP and 18 EP did not attend regionals, while 13 EP was hoping to earn a national bid and hand its American bid to another Oklahoma team.
The 2-day event started on Saturday with 17 EP player, Jordan Cramer, singing the national anthem. Day 1 ended with 22 of 26 Peak teams earning gold bracket play on Sunday. By mid-afternoon on Sunday, the championship matches began to occur and Peak players, parents, and coaches were scrambling from court to court as Peak earned spots in the 11’s, 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, and 17’s championship matches.
15-1 EP and 15 -2 National started the title run off right with an all-Peak final and both teams earning bids to the national tourney in Indy.
13-1 EP continued the run of titles with a 2-set win and earned a national bid. At the same time, the 13 -2 National team finished 3rd and claimed the American bid handed down by 13 EP.
With four bids in hand, 12-1 EP, and 14-1 EP followed suit claiming their bids in 2 sets to bring the bid count to 6 for the day.
Not far behind, 17-1 EP and 17-2 National decided to duplicate the 15’s final and make it Peak’s 2nd all-Peak final of the day. Again, both teams earned bids to Indy and brought the bid total to 8 for the weekend.
Coach Erickson and 11-1 EP, not wanting to be left out, finished the title hunt off in style, winning the 11’s championship in 2 sets.
With 8 bids claimed at Regionals, and 16-1 EP and 18-1 EP having already earned bids, Peak set a new Oklahoma record with 10 teams qualifying for the USAV National Championships in Indianapolis! The old record, held by Peak, was 8 teams qualifying. All totaled, Oklahoma Peak Performance claimed 6 of the 8 regional championships!
Before Sunday, OP2 had been the only club in Oklahoma to have a 2’s team earn bids to the national championships (having done it twice). On Sunday, three more 2’s teams (13-2, 15-2, and 17-2) punched their ticket to nationals in one year!
Congratulations to all on a great weekend. The success experienced by all our teams doesn’t happen with dedicated players, parents, and coaches. Thank you to all who help make great things happen for our players every year.
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