Cougar Invitational
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Abbott Sports Complex, 7600 N. 70th Street, Lincoln NE

Junior Varsity Division

Warm-ups for Matches 1 and 2 will be 4-3-3-2. Subsequent matches will be 3-2-2-1.
All pool play matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets to 25 points, starting at 4. Third set to 15, starting at 0; if necessary.

1. Lincoln Cougars
2. Omaha Lightning
3. Hastings Silver Spikers
4. Omaha Warriors
5. Manhattan CHIEF
6. KC East Lions

Time Match Court 2 Court 3
9:00 1 1 vs. 2
10:00 2 6 vs. 4 3 vs. 5
3 1 vs. 6 5 vs. 2
Lunch Break
12:20 4 4 vs. 1 2 vs. 3
5 4 vs. 5 3 vs. 6
6 5 vs. 1 6 vs. 2
7 1 vs. 3 2 vs. 4
8 3 vs. 4 5 vs. 6



  • BEST SET (games) RECORD
  • BEST SET RECORD PERCENTAGE (if applicable)
    (number of sets won divided by number of sets played)


Varsity Division

We have 3 varsity teams that will play a triangular format; playing the best 3 of 5 sets.  We will start the varsity at 9:00 with Lightning vs. Cougars.  We will then have an approximate game time of 11:00 for Cougars vs. Manhattan and include a short lunch break for a final game at approximately 1:30 between Lightning and Manhattan.

2014 Practices Begin
Tuesday, August 5th

The Cougars begin official practices at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 5th at Abbott Sports Complex, 7600 N 70th St, Lincoln, NE. (A map is located down the page). We will be practicing Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

See you all there!

Tournament Schedule

We are working on finalizing our competitive schedule for the 2014 season, but here are our possibilities as we know them at this point. More information will be communicated when we firm up our plans, here on the website, via email, and at practice.

August 15-16  KC East Invite (Varsity only)
August 23 Cougar Invite
September 13 Manhattan Invite
September 20 Hastings tri/quad-JV or mixed team
October 4 Hastings tri/quad-JV only (if JV does not go to Manhattan tourneys)
October 11 Manhattan Invite
October 18 Omaha Lightning Tourney
October 29-November 1 National Tournament (Varsity only)

2014 Cougars
Volunteer Vacancies

Moving forward with Cougars Volleyball, we are in need of your talents to fulfill the great number of duties it takes to keep our program running smoothly. Some of the responsibilities that will be vacant are:

Scheduler: responsible to set up tournaments, regular schedule, be the contact for opposing teams and gyms, assign refs for home games and parent line judges etc. for both home and away games. This is a big job but Jessica Young has offered to walk along side someone who would be brave enough to take on the challenge. ( :

Concession coordinator: the responsibilities here depend greatly on the facility chosen for home games and what would be allowed.

Firework stand contact:  the firework stand proved to be a HUGE blessing to us this year. Although it does require lots of hands.  It would be great for a Cougar family to come along side the Bennetts, of the Eagles, to assist in the leadership of the stand.

Board members: We have had 2 godly men stand up and join the board this season and we are very thankful for that.  It would still be nice to add 2-3 more men to the board.

These are just a few of the bigger jobs. There is always need for more help. Please just be in prayer for what your part is. If you are able to commit to helping the program in any capacity please email Randy Gibson and express your interest. Thank you all so much.

Our Philosophy

The Lincoln Lady Cougars’ goal is to play and grow in the sport of volleyball, to grow in our character as young Christian women, and to develop lifelong relationships.  The team is open to all homeschool girls grades 7-12.  The girls must be homeschooled for at least 50% of their classes.  This season we will have 2 teams. Varsity will play at a competitive level and Junior Varsity will focus on the fundamentals of volleyball as well as competition. The teams are divided by skill level not necessarily age.

Practice Times & Location:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm

Practice will begin August 5 and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-5:00 at Abbott Sports Complex unless a game has been scheduled for that day. Abbott Sports Complex is located at 7600 N 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68517.

Costs for the 2014 Season

The 2013 registration fee will be $200.  We ask that final registration fees be paid by  August 15th.  Individual fundraising will be available. Additional costs are incurred traveling to games. Team apparel for players and fans will be available for purchase.


We play teams from the surrounding area and will travel to Omaha for away games.  Our goal is to  schedule games on  practice nights so we do not take up another night during the week and away from family. Varsity will hopefully play in 3 tournaments and the JV will hopefully get into 2 this season. Tournaments are typically held on Saturday or Friday- Saturday. Varsity will complete the year by playing in the National Homeschool Volleyball tournament in Omaha at the beginning of November.


Our team uniforms are conservative and consist of a jersey and mid-thigh length short.  The uniforms are owned by the team. Each girl will receive a warm-up team shirt that will be included in the cost of registration. Players will need to have their own shoes and knee-pads.

Registration & Medical Release Forms

Along with your player fees, each athlete (and parent/guardian) is required to fill out a Registration Form a Medical Release Form and a Player/Coach Contract Form. (You can access these by the links in the previous sentence or from the main menu above). Please fill these out at your convenience and bring them to practice, or mail them to: Randy Gibson, 1841 Perkins Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68502.

2013 Cougars Handbook is Posted

The recently revised  2012 Lincoln Lady Cougars Handbook is posted. (It is found under the forms section in the main navigation). It covers the expectations, rules and regulations of our organization. Please give it a read at your convenience. If you have questions or concerns about nay of the information, please bring it to the attention of a board member and we’d be glad to help clarify.

SMS Updates (Text Notifications)

If you have not signed up to receive “SMS Updates” (texts), simply use the box on the homepage sidebar, to be notified by text of quick, time-sensitive announcements. We encourage this method of contact to help save some confusion with cancellations, changes to schedules due to weather and urgent announcements if and when those situations arise. For the time being, the texts will appear to come from a phone number like “1 (410) 000-” and will show “” (the gentleman who has allowed us free hosting under his web domain). If you have any problems, please feel free to contact Randy Gibson.

Pictures Anyone?

If anyone has photos to contribute from practices or games, our website would surely be a great community clearinghouse for everyone to see the team in action. You can send Randy Gibson photos directly via email or use the contact page and attach them to your correspondence. Either way, send what you’ve got and we’ll post them for everyone on the team to see!

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