OMAHA – What might appear to be Nebraska’s newest entry into the club volleyball scene is actually a 15-year-old club being completely rebranded after an ownership change.
The sale of Nebraska Impact by the Godek family to the Schendt family has officially closed, and with that the club transformation has begun. The most notable change being made for far is a name change from Impact to Performance Volleyball Club. Performance VBC will be located at the same facility, however that name has changed as well, from The Oasis to The Factory.
Mike Godek, a former head coach at Omaha Burke, Omaha Duchesne and Omaha Northwest, started Nebraska Impact during the 2000-2001 club season and eventually grew it into one of the largest clubs in the state. This summer the Godeks opted to sell the club and retire and ultimately decided to sell to a family with ties to the club – the Schendts.
Jodi Schendt, who has taken over the day-to-day operations, has already been busy making major changes to the facility. Several changes that needed to be made have already been put in motion and Schendt said she is looking forward to creating an environment that places an emphasis on being both family friendly and developing future high school and college standouts.
Among the changes currently taking place at Performance VBC are:
- NIKE is sponsoring the club for jerseys, shoes, backpacks, socks, kneepads, coaches’ apparel, strength trainer apparel, nets, some equipment and more.
- We will have an online apparel store with access to all lines of NIKE. Flooring on all 4 courts is being taken up, power washed with the padding replaced.
- A revamped concessions area with walls and cabinets painted, hardware added, a new cooler, ice machine, slush machine, countertop, menu board and sitting area.
- New painting of the front walls, bathroom cabinets, Performance Factory area and front entrance.
- Entire back wall of the playing area will have plywood then painted over to strengthen the walls and provide a clean professional look.
- Custom benches along the walls for seating.
- Security system and business grade Wi-Fi installed throughout the building.
- Website development equipped with a recruiting program that Performance VBC will provide to its players.
- Onsite amenities such as a chiropractor, a recruiting coordinator, a videographer, nutritional help and a photographer.
The new website for Performance VBC is nearly completed, Schendt said, and will handle on-line registrations and will provide much more information. Until then, the club is still using the website www.NebraskaImpactVolleyball.com to post information about its summer schedule of development programs and clinics. The club also has a new Twitter account of @PerformanceVBC and also will have a new Facebook page. If anyone would like more information about Performance VBC, they can email Schendt at PerformanceVBC@gmail.com.