Northern Lights Junior Volleyball, Inc.


Club Information

Northern Lights Juniors was established in 1993. It is was formed to provide an environment where, highly motivated and athletically talented, young athletes could get the training and competition needed to help them excel at the high school and collegiate level. Northern Lights has been very successful in fulfilling this goal. Over the years, the level of girl's volleyball in Minnesota has risen substantially, with participation now at record highs. More Minnesota players are going on to play collegiate volleyball than ever before. Northern Lights Juniors is very proud to provide such great opportunities to young women. Northern Lights is one of the strongest clubs in Minnesota and is recognized nationally as a top program. The club is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under section 501 (c)(3).

Goals

1) The goal of Northern Lights is to train and educate young athletes in the sport of volleyball.

2) We are dedicated to the development of teamwork, communication, sportsmanship and work ethic.

3) Through high level training and national competition we also strive to give all seniors an opportunity at obtaining college scholarships.

4) For players still in high school, our goal is to provide top level training which will allow each player to participate successfully on their varsity high school teams.

5) Our desire is to teach every athlete to be the best player they can be, in a positive, productive environment.

Club Structure

For the 2006-2007 volleyball season, Northern Lights had two 18's teams, four 17's teams, four 16's teams, four 15's teams, four 14's teams, three 13's team, two 12's team, and an 11's team. The 15's age division was ran as a large group. We selected 42 players to participate at this age level, had them practice together on a regular basis and would only split them up for competition. This allowed for consistent skills coaching and for players to move between the teams This was also done with the 14/13 group, and the 12/11 group.

All administration of the club is handled by five people collectively.

These people help relieve coaches from the normal paper work associated with running a club. Each age group has a head coach who is responsible for all teams and coaches in that age division. All teams participate in 1-3 National Qualifying Tournaments and a year end AAU or JO's National Tournament (with the exception of the12's).
Most teams practice 3 nights a week. Additional practices are held specifically for Setters and Middle blockers. All practices are held at Midwest Volleyball Warehouse, a facility used solely for the purpose of volleyball. This is important because the facility is always available to the club and now also offers a "state-of-the-art" 3 camera video system.

Other benefits of Northern Lights Juniors include a team room and video room on site at Midwest Volleyball Warehouse and the possibility of participating in fund raising opportunities for both players and parents. In the past we have had families raise 100% of their daughters cost.

Club History/Highlights

1993-94
1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

Team Finish/Division
18-1 18th in 18 Open
18-2 35th in 18 Club
17-1 11th in 17 Open
17-2 33rd in 17 Club
16-1 19th in 16 Open
15-1 29th in 15 Club
14-1 27th in 14 Open
18-1's 3rd - Gold Division
18-2's 21st - White Division Champion
17-1's 2nd - Gold Division
17-2's 7th - Classic Division Champion
16-1's 3rd - Gold Division
16-2's 17th - Consolation Division Champion
15-1's 5th - Gold Division
15-2's 19th
14-1's 19th - Red Division Champion
13-1's 7th
12's 21st - Red Division Champion
Kaepa Northern Lights Qualifier Finishes
Team Division Finish
18-1 18-Open 11th
18-2 18-Club 4th
17-1 17-Open 7th
17-2 17-Club 5th
16-1 16-Open 4th
16-2 16-Club 5th
15-1 15-Open 19th
15-2 15-Club 9th
14-1 14-Open 3rd
14-2 14-Club 19th
13-1 13-Club 4th
12's 12-Club 7th
North Country Regional Qualification Tournament Results
14-1 1st Place Qualified for USJO Nationals
15-1 1st Place Qualified for USJO Nationals
17-1 2nd Place Qualified for USJO Nationals
18-2 3rd Place Qualified for USJO Nationals
Team Division Finish
18-1 18-Open 1st -Qualified
18-2 18-Club 2nd
17-1 17-Open 4th
17-2 17-Club 2nd - Qualified
16-1 16-Open 3rd - Qualified
16-2 16-Club 9th
15-1 15-Open 13th
15-2 15-Club 15th
14-1 14-Open 15th
14-2 14-Club 22nd
13-1 13-Club 13th
Team Finish
18-2's 3rd
17-2's 2nd
16-2's 5th
15-2's 12th
14-1's 1st
14-2's 5th
13's 1st
12's 5th

2003-2004

Team Finish/Division
18-1 5th / National
18-2 5th / National
17-1 5th / Open
16-1 3rd / National*
*This is the highest finish of any Northern Lights Team at USAV Nationals*
16-2 35th / American
15-1 19th / National
15-2 43rd / American
14-1 5th / National
18-1's 15th - Consolation Division
18-2's 14th - Consolation Division
17-1's 1st - Gold Division*
*National Champions: Highest finish for any Minnesota team
17-2's 24th White Division
16-1's 3rd - Gold Division
16-2's 17th - Consolation Division Champion
15-1's 5th - Gold Division
15-2's 19th
14-1's 3rd - Gold Division
13-1's 7th
12's 21st - Red Division Champion
National Junior Classic
17-1 4th Place
16-1 4th Place
Kaepa Northern Lights Qualifier Finishes
Team Division Finish
18-1 18-Open 19th
18-2 18-Club 11th
17-1 17-Open 3rd
17-2 17-Club 9th
17-3 17-Club 49th
16-1 16-Open 11th
16-2 16-Club 31st
16-3 16-Club 55th
15-1 15-Open 13th
15-2 15-Club 26th
14-1 14-Open 13th
14-2 14-Club 23rd
13-1 13-Club 9th
13-2 13-Club 49th
12's 12-Club 17th
North Country Regional Qualification Tournament Results
14-1 1st Place Qualified for USJO Nationals National Division
15-1 1st Place Qualified for USJO Nationals National Division
15-2 4th Place Qualifed for USJO Nationals American Division
16-1 1st Place Qualifed for USJO Nationals National Division
16-2 3rd Place Qualifed for USJO Nationals American Division
18-2 1st Place Qualified for USJO Nationals National Division
18-1 3rd Place Qualifed for USJO Nationals American Division
Team Division Finish
18-1 18-Open 17th
18-2 18-Club 2nd
17-1 17-Open 10th
17-2 17-Club 40th
17-3 17-Club 31st
16-1 16-Open 10th
16-2 16-Club 33rd
16-3 16-Club 45th
15-1 15-Open 23rd
15-2 15-Club 31st
Team Division Finish
14-1 14-Open 10th
Team Finish Division
18-1 3rd 18 Open
18-2 1st 18 Club
17-1 4th 17 Open
17-2 2nd 17 Club
17-3 13th 17 Club
16-1 3rd 16 Open
16-2 3rd 16 Club
16-3 7th 16 Club
15-1 7th 15 Open
15-2's 1st 15 Club
14-1's 4th 14 Open
14-2's 5th 14 Club
13-1 5th 13 Club

Northern Lights 2004-2005 Season Finishes

Northern Lights 2005-2006 Season Finishes


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This page last updated 8-23-05