Matchbox Recreation Center

Private indoor athletic facility providing athletic opportunities to the Aberdeen and surrounding communities. Building coming 2019.

Home of Matchbox Volleyball Club (formerly known as NESD)

Mission: To serve the athletic community through excellence in coaching and training.

After Day #2 Matchbox 17-Adidas is 5-1 and advancing to the next round tomorrow at 8am! This crew played some awesome volleyball today! 💛💛#aauvbnatls #MBProud

Day 1 of AAU Nationals complete! Matchbox 17-Adidas went 3-0 on the day to earn 1st place in their pool. Tomorrow’s matches start at 3pm. Follow us on Twitter for game-by-game updates! #aauvbnatls

Adrenaline Volleyball

3️⃣8️⃣ days and counting until you can see stars like @josistevenss #CompeteToBeTheBest in the Future 50 Elite Camp! Join us on July 28th at the Sanford Pentagon.
Josi Stevens
Miller Rustlers Class of ‘20
5’10” Outside Hitter
2018 Class A Semifinal Player of the Game
Off day hobbies: Riding rodeo horses, playing piano or singing
Pregame Ritual: prayer, pump up playlist, good meal
Best Volleyball Memory: first time announced as a varsity starter

#Future50 #compete #SDVolleyball

We are here!!!! #aauvbnatls

Your Matchbox Nationals team is in Orlando! A fun trip to Universal Studios before the tournament kicks off tomorrow afternoon!

Adrenaline Volleyball

4️⃣1️⃣ days and counting until you can see stars like @madalyngroft #CompeteToBeTheBest in the Future 50 Elite Camp. Join us on July 28th at the Sanford Pentagon!

Madalyn Groft:
Northwestern Area Wildcats Class of ‘20
5’7” Setter
227 Aces
2483 Assists
328 Kills
821 Digs
2x Class B First Team All State
2x State Champion: Class B
MaxPreps / AVCA Player of the Week
2018 Argus Leader Super Six Selection
2018 Adrenaline Fundraising Class B Player of the Year
Dakota State University commit

#Future50 #compete #SDVolleyball

We had a great crew for Junior High Camp at Matchbox these last few days! We ❤️ how much these kids ❤️ volleyball! Two days went way too fast!! @ Matchbox Recreation Center

Matchbox Junior High Volleyball Camp starts in 2️⃣ DAYS! There’s still time to sign up!

Register Here:

Adrenaline Volleyball

Next stop: MATCHBOX!
Head to to check out what Alexz Smith, coach of 17Adidas at @matchboxrec has to say about her team heading to Nationals.

• Players Mentioned •

@miranda_thorson @madalyngroft @daniwatson._ @josistevenss @sydneyschell12 @peytonmelius @janessastorley @hannahkeil_

Midwest AAU Grand Prix Silver Bracket Champs! 17-Adidas endured three long days of incredible competition in Omaha and improved so much! Now on to Nationals! #MBDivision18 #MBChamps

First night of the Matchbox Junior High Train & Play is in the books! Let summer begin!! 🏐

It’s official. This building is hereby known as Matchbox Sport Recreation Center. #GameOn

Head over to our Instagram account @matchboxrec to see a time lapse of the sign installation!

This is how excited we are to be playing at Matchbox tonight! 💙💙

Matchbox is waiting for you this summer. Are you ready?

High School Small Group Sessions
-Hitters & Blockers: FULL!
-Setters: 5 SPOTS LEFT!
-Defensive Specialists: 2 SPOTS LEFT!
-All Skills: FULL!
High School League Individual Player Registration

Junior High Small Group Sessions
-All Skills Group I: FULL!
-All Skills Group II: 7 SPOTS LEFT!
Junior High Train & Play: 8 SPOTS LEFT!
Junior High Matchbox Camp

VolleyTots: Age 4-Grade 1
Matchbox Minis I: Grades 2-3
Matchbox Minis II: Grades 4-5
Youth Clinic- Passing & Setting: Grades 2-5
Youth Clinic- Serving & Hitting: Grades 2-5

❤️ Matchbox ClubLite 2019 ❤️

Matchbox 10s ClubLite Playdate is off to a great start! @ Matchbox Recreation Center

It’s 2:30am and Matchbox is finally ready for you #GameOn @ Matchbox Recreation Center


All-Region Team 17-18U

Congrats to the following athletes on making the NCR All-Region Team!

1st Team
Riley Grandpre 18-Black
Madalyn Groft 17-Adidas
Madelyn Bragg 16-Black

2nd Team
Tya Weideman 18-Black
Sydney Schell 17-Adidas

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!! Thank you so much for your hard work and leadership. We are so proud of the athletes you’ve become and we can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you! #MBProud @rileygrandpre @mykcel_sprung01 @caitlynfischbach3 @lezlie_jh @03solson

Matchbox is wating for you this summer. Are you ready?

Check out our summer volleyball programs at

‪Congrats to Matchbox 17-Adidas on a second place finish in the Silver Bracket at the Northern Lights AAU Super Regional! #MBDivision18 ‬

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Matchbox Moms! Thank you for all that you do! Comment below with a picture of your Matchbox mom. ❤️

Matchbox ClubLite teams rocked the playdate today! So much fun!! ❤️🏐❤️

Matchbox: a box where matches are played

Set Up for Success - Aberdeen Magazine

In case you missed it: Matchbox Volleyball Club was featured in the Aberdeen Magazine last month! Check out the article below. ⬇️ On the line and behind the scenes with Alexz Smith and her Matchbox Volleyball Club On any given day, you can find a volleyball rolling around the back of Alexz Smith’s car. Smith has to keep her vehicle stocked with volleyball essentials at all times because she and her Matchbox Volleyball Club a...

So very PROUD of our six Matchbox teams competing yesterday at the Pentagon May Day Challenge in Sioux Falls!! ❤️❤️ 18-Black takes home the GOLD after winning a three-set thriller over Pentagon 18-Orange! To top it off, 17-Adidas and 16-Gray won the Silver Bracket Divisions! An amazing day of volleyball for all our regional teams!!

18-Black: Gold Bracket CHAMPS
17-Adidas: Silver Bracket CHAMPS
16-Gray: Silver Bracket CHAMPS
16-White: 2nd Place Silver Bracket
14-Black: T3rd Place Silver Bracket (in 16s Division!!)
16-Black: Gold Bracket Finish

Aberdeen American News

Matchbox Coach Joely Roe is headed to Vet School! Congrats Joely! We can’t wait to see all you accomplish in life! #MBProud

This weekend, Presentation College's Joely Roe will move toward filling a void — after graduating Saturday, she will head to the large animal veterinarian program at Purdue University.

Congrats to Matchbox 18-Black on winning GOLD the NCR Area Championships in Valley City yesterday! 👀 check out all the NCR Chamionship finishes below!
18-Black: CHAMPS in Valley City
16-Gray: Silver Bracket CHAMPS in Huron
12-White: Silver Bracket CHAMPS in Valley City
16-Silver: Red Bracket CHAMPS in Huron
16-Gold: 2nd Place Gold Bracket in Valley City
16-Platinum: 2nd Place Red Bracket in Huron
16-White: 2nd Place Bronze Bracket in Fargo
14-White: Bronze Bracket 2nd Place in Huron
17-Black: Gold Bracket Finish in Huron
16-Black: Gold Bracket Finish in Fargo
12-Gold: Gold Bracket Finish in Huron
12-Gray: Gold Bracket Finish in Huron
#MBDivision18 #MBDivision16 #MBDivision14 #MBDivision12

And just like that the 11 & 12s teams are done for the 2019 season! These kids have improved SO MUCH these last few months and we had tons of fun in the volleyball gym!! WE LOVE VOLLEYBALL!! 🏐🏐

🖐#HighFive🤚 Individual Player Registration for the High School Summer Volleyball League is NOW OPEN! Now you can register for the Monday night league as a team OR as an individual player. Find out more in the link below. #GameOn

Matchbox local 13s & 14s teams had their last practice tonight. How is that possible? It seems like we just started! Good luck at your tournaments this weekend! 🖐 #mbdivision14

Now THIS is how you warm up for volleyball practice! #MBClubLite

Another tournament weekend in the books! Congrats to Matchbox 17-Black on winning GOLD at the NSU Tournament in Aberdeen!! 🏆
17-Black: CHAMPS in Aberdeen
16-Copper: Silver CHAMPS in Aberdeen
16-Gold: 2nd Place in Aberdeen
11-Black: 2nd Place in Aberdeen
12-Gold: 2nd in Silver in Aberdeen
14-Black: 3rd Place in Pipestone
12-Gray: Gold Bracket Finish in Aberdeen
12-Black: Gold Bracket Finish in Aberdeen
16-Silver: Gold Bracket Finish in Aberdeen
17-Adidas: Gold Bracket Finish AAU Grand Prix Sioux Falls
#mbdivision18 #mbdivision16 #mbdivision14 #mbdivision12 #jvasponsorclub #clubvolleyball

[04/11/19]   ‪All practices for today-Thursday, April 11th- are CANCELLED! ❄️❄️ ‬

Victory at last! Congrats to Matchbox 16-Gray on winning the Watertown JO tournament yesterday! This crew has had gold bracket finishes in every tournament and finally came home with the hardware yesterday! 🏆 See other Matchbox top finishes below.
16-Gray: CHAMPS in Watertown
12-White: 2nd Place in Watertown
11-Black: 2nd Place Silver Bracket Watertown
18-Black: Gold Bracket Finish Pentagon Sioux Falls
17-Black: Gold Bracket Finish Watertown
16-Black: Gold Bracket Finish Pentagon Sioux Falls
16-Gold: Gold Bracket Finish Huron
16-Platinum: Gold Bracket Finish Watertown
#MBProud #MBDivision16 #MBDivision18 #MBDivision12

Congrats to Matchbox 16-White and 14-Black on winning the silver division at their weekend tournaments! 🏆#MBDivision16 #MBDivision14

16-White: Silver Division CHAMPS in Madison
14-Black: Silver Division CHAMPS in Sioux Falls
14-Gray: 2nd Place Silver Division in Madison
18-Black: T3rd Place Gold Division in Madison
16-Gray: Gold Division Finish in Sioux Falls

The entryway at the new facility is looking good! #MBBuilding @ Matchbox Recreation Center

Bumper Ball for the WIN!

Happy Tournament Sunday!! Check out the Matchbox team finishes for Sunday 👀🏆

16-Black: CHAMPS in Madison
16-Silver: Bronze CHAMPS in Aberdeen
17-Adidas: 2nd Place in Sioux Falls
18-Gray: 2nd Copper Division in Aberdeen
16-Copper: 2nd Bronze Division in Aberdeen
16-Gold: 4th Gold Division in Aberdeen
#MBDivision18 #MBDivision16 #Champions

What an awesome Saturday of 12s & 14s tournaments! Check out 👀 our team 🏆finishes:
14-Black: CHAMPS in Madison
14-Gray: Copper CHAMPS in Aberdeen
14-Gold: 2nd Place Copper in Aberdeen
12-Gray: Silver CHAMPS Aberdeen
11-Black: 2nd Place Silver in Aberdeen
12-White: T3rd Gold in Aberdeen
12-Gold: T3rd Gold in Aberdeen
#MBDivison12 #MBDivision14 #MBProud #Champions

Good luck to our 18 Matchbox teams competing this weekend in Aberdeen, Madison, and Sioux Falls! Go Matchbox! 🏐

BIG tournament wins this weekend for Matchbox! 🏆
18-Black CHAMPS in Fargo
17-Adidas CHAMPS in Madison
16-Black Silver CHAMPS in Fargo
16-White RUNNERS UP in Fargo

And 16-Grey went 3-0 in pool play before losing a 3 set heartbreaker in the first round of the gold bracket.

#MBProud #Champions #jvasponsorclub #MBDivision18 #MBDivision16 #clubvolleyball 💛💛

Matchbox 14-Black is 3-0 to start the day in Fargo at the ND United Tournament! #MBDivision14

[03/14/19]   Mother Nature has CANCELLED all Matchbox Volleyball practices for today-Thursday, March 14th. Stay safe & warm! ❄️❄️

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