This is the 42nd year of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Girl’s Junior National Volleyball Championships. It attracts some of the top clubs from the United States including Puerto Rico.
There is an entire group of clubs that do not play in the qualifiers.
These clubs end their season with the AAU national championships.
In the older age dividsion (18 – 16), some of the top clubs will be Asics Munciana, Dead Frog, Asics Team Indiana, Mizuno Sports Performance, Fusion, Asics Kiva, Milwaukee Sting, and Michigan Elite.
In 2011, our 181 team won a bronze medal in the 18 open division of the AAU National Championships. As you can see by the video clips included in this article, the level of play was very high.
In the 15 and younger age groups, top clubs from Puerto Rico like Queens, Arsel, GVA and Vaqueros join clubs from the United States such as, Asics Kiva, Team Indiana, Illini Elite, Asics Munciana, OVA, Mavs, Fusion, and Wisconsin Jrs, to make these younger age groups extremely competitive.
In addition to attracting top clubs to their competition, the AAU Girl’s Junior National Volleyball Championships attracts over 400 college coaches from all divisions. Local schools in attendance included Colorado State, Regis, Air Force, University of Colorado and University of Denver.
Ultimately, the fields at AAU will be highly competitive and have very skilled players and deep rosters, making the competitive levels high in each division. The different divisions competing at AAU's are described on the AAU website:
Levels of play at AAU’s: open, premier, club and classic divisions
Ages 14 to 18 will have four divisions: Open, Premier, Club and Classic.
Ages 12 and 13 will have three divisions: Open, Club, and Classic.
Open: This division is for elite teams and the most competitive and the highest level of competition. Only the highest level of teams should enter this division.
Premier: This division is the next level of play designed for top teams that are in between the elite Open and Club divisions.
Club: This division is the middle level of competition.
Classic: This division is a lower level of competition.
All competition at AAU's will be fierce no matter the level. Many highly competitive volleyball teams that do not compete in the USAV organization or at the qualifiers our FRVBC teams have competed at (some instead choose to compete in the JVA organization). These teams will compete at AAUs. AAUs is a great opportunity to play against other teams from other organizations that we normally don’t see throughout the qualifier season.
The AAU National Championship is very tough and will test all of our teams to the max. This event will ensure that we finish our season playing highly competitive volleyball against top clubs from around the world! AAU will challenge our skill level as well as our competitive maturity, determination and overall improvement.
In order to improve we must continually seek out the best competition we can possibly face and the AAU National Championship provides us with this opportunity. Let's compete to the best of our ability in our division and come home with some hardware!
FRVBC Alumnus Cody Kessel Named 2nd Team All-America
Congratulations to Cody Kessel (#5 orange jersey) on being named to the AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America. Cody played at Front Range for two years.
Cody will play for USA men in the World University Games in Korea this summer and then overseas on one of the top 4 Italian A1 teams as one of their 12 players on a two year contract. He is also a finalist for the 1902 Princeton Athlete of the year.
FRVBC Banquet May 26th
Please note there is a $5.00 fee to park at the Hyatt Regency. This is a discounted rate and vouchers will be available at the registration desk.
Father Daughter Grass Tournament
Lots of Teams Already Accepted!
FRVBC Summer Camps
College Coaches Series Announced
Just a few spaces now remain on these camps! Register at TM2Sign.com NOW! Limited to 60 campers per day (15 per court). Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
King of the Mountains, Vail CO
This year, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty May will be headlining the annual juniors doubles volleyball clinic. Presented by NIKE, the clinic will take place on Friday, June 19th, at Ford Park in Vail, beginning with check-in at 9:30 a.m. It will be a two-part clinic with instruction from 10 a.m.-Noon; lunch break with Q&A's for Misty; and, more instruction from 1-3 p.m. Details will be posted on the "Timeline" page of the tournament web site.
As well, the Vail Juniors will now be known as the Hunter K. Noon Memorial Vail Juniors, in memory of a young man who died earlier this winter. Hunter was a fixture at the event ever since he was born; both as a player, a volunteer, and a friend. Hunter also was a member of the Front Range VBC Boys' Teams.
FRVBC on Instagram
Front Range Volleyball Club is pleased to announce that we have joined Instagram. Instagram is a free app that allows a user to share photos with followers. We will be posting pictures of our teams throughout the year through this application. Start following us today! Players- please feel free to start tagging yourselves in these photos. http://instagram.com/frvbc Be sure to tag us "@frvbc" when posting pictures at the gym or at competition.
Team Reps and Parents - Photogrid is a free app that enables a user to input several pictures into one collage that can then be shared with others through Social Media. This is a great option for parents and players to make collages of tournaments to send to us to be shared using our FRVBC twitter, facebook, and instagram accounts. Please keep this app in min
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