What's Front Range all about?
Statement is the "road map" for the Club. We
strive to have everything we do reflect our mission of being
a nationally competitive club that pursues
excellence in an athletic community atmosphere. As members
of Front Range Volleyball Club, you, the athletes and the parents,
may be sure you are part of the finest program in the Rocky Mountain
Region. Front Range is committed to provide a program of excellence: excellence in the
achievements of its athletes; excellence in consistently
strong coaching and administration; and, most importantly,
excellence in opportunities for every athlete to develop into the best athlete and person she can be.
How is Front Range different from other clubs?
Front Range has been in business
longer, has delivered over 30 years of consistently high
quality in its team's and player's achievements,
has produced coaches that are acclaimed as among
the best in Colorado and the nation (see our Staff
Bios for more information), has the most comprehensive,
all-inclusive training program, has associated consultants who are experts in their fields, and has
been the region's leader in innovation and positive change for junior volleyball.
What has Front Range accomplished?
- 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at USA Volleyball Junior National Championships (the only club in the Rocky Mountain Region to win two gold medals at JOs).
- 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals at AAU National Championships (the only Rocky Mountain Region club to win any medal at AAUs).
- 27 Top Ten finishes at GJNCs (including 1 in 2012, 1 in 2009, 2 in 2006, 3 in 2005, 1 in 2004, 2 in 2003, 2 in 2002 and 2 in 2001).
- 70 RMR titles (including 26 since 2000)
- 46 medals at Qualifiers since 2000.
- 4 USA National Team players, including Tracy Stalls who was an alternate for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
- 25 players on either the Junior, Youth National, or High Performance teams (including the captain and setter on the Youth team in 2004 and 2005)
- Over 300 awarded volleyball scholarships since 2000
- 15 DI All Americans, including 3 in 2006; 31 Junior National Championship All Americans and 3 MVPs
- 21 All Americans at AAU National Championships and 1 MVP
- 18 selected for Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” list
- 10 named Colorado Sports Woman of the Year in Volleyball
- 5 Denver Post All-Colorado players, plus Player of the Year and 5 Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado players, plus Player of the Year from Front Range in 2007
Can multi-sport athletes play on FR teams?
Absolutely YES. A number of multi-sport athletes play at Front Range, especially
in the younger age groups and on Club teams.
How many teams does FR have?
It always depends on the number of athletes who try out for the club. Most years, we field an Open team in 18s, 16s, 15s and 14s, with the goal of having them qualifying for Junior Olympics in an Open division, and we field a Club team in 18s, 16s, 15, 14s, 13s and 12s with the goal of qualifying in Club divisions of Junior Olympics. As of 2005, we have also have Boys teams.
Where do teams practice?
All Front Range teams in the Denver area, including the Boys, practice in one
location at our facility near E470 and Peoria Road. Having one location
to call "home" enhances our ability to offer a consistent,
high quality program; to facilitate communication with all facets
of the club; to have the older players mentor and serve as role models
for younger players; and to foster a sense of community among all
the players' families. —Directions to our training center—
How much do teams practice?
Some teams practice 4 sessions per week (double session on Saturday). The other teams all practice three days per week, for a total of between 5 and 11 hours per week (depending on the team). This includes on court time plus weight and speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) training. There are no additional charges and no additional days required for weight and SAQ training - it is part of practice sessions and costs are included in the dues. In addition, this training is supervised by XLN Sports staff - experts in designing workouts specifically for training volleyball players. See our practice schedule here.
How long is the season?
The practice season is approximately 30 weeks long,
from mid-November to late June/early July. Our goal is to qualify all our teams for JOs. In the last eight years, we qualified over 50 teams for that event.
We will send any team that does not qualify for JOs,
plus some of the teams that do qualify, to the AAU National Championships in
Orlando in mid-June.
What does it cost?
Each team's dues depend primarily on the amount of practice time the team has, both per week and over the season. The calculation also considers the coach of the team and the number of players we expect to have on the team. Dues are comparable to or lower than other RMR clubs and other nationally competitive clubs around the country when the amount of training time is considered. The "hours per week" listed are approximate and include volleyball training plus weight and SAQ training. TRAVEL EXPENSES ARE ADDITIONAL.
Club dues for the 2012-2013 Season are:
What do you get for your money?
Front Range dues are all inclusive, except for travel expenses. Dues include:
- facilities fees
- coaching fees
- uniforms, including practice and game uniforms
- junior officials certification, where applicable
- RMR tournament entry fees
- administrative expenses
All teams (except 132 and 122) travel to at least one tournament out of Colorado for competition. Expenses for these trips are extra.
How do you pay for it?
There is a payment plan designed to make the payment of dues easier for the majority of our members. Parents and players will receive specific information on dues, payment plans and fund raising opportunities at the Meet Your Coach Night after tryouts are completed and teams are formed.