Here are answers to some of the most popular questions we receive about Front Range Volleyball Club.
Our Mission Statement and Philosophy Page exemplify and clarify exactly what we believe in and what we hope to accomplish as an organization. We strive to create a culture within our club that reflects our mission of being a nationally competitive club that pursues excellence in an athletic, community-centered atmosphere. As members of Front Range Volleyball Club, you can be sure that you are part of the finest program in the Rocky Mountain Region. Front Range is committed to providing a program of excellence: excellence in the achievements of its athletes; excellence in a consistently strong coaching and administrative staff; and, most importantly, excellence in opportunities for every athlete to develop into the best player and person she can be.
Front Range has been in business longer, has delivered over 30 years of consistent high quality in its team and player 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 since 1981.
- 6 Gold, 2 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 one JO’s).
- 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze medals at the AAU National Championships (the only Rocky Mountain Region club to win any medal at AAU’s).
- 28 Top Ten finishes at GJNCs (including 1 in 2015, 1 in 2012, 1 in 2009, 1 in 2007, 2 in 2006, 3 in 2005, 1 in 2004, 2 in 2003, 2 in 2002 and 2 in 2001).
- 70 RMR Championship titles
- 45 medals at Qualifiers since 1999, 31 of them won in the Open Division of competition.
- 5 USA National Team players, including Tracy Stalls who was an alternate for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
- Over 350 FRVBC Alumni awarded volleyball scholarships since 2000
- 10 DI All Americans, including 3 in 2006; 33 Girl’s Junior National Championship All Americans and 1 MVP’s
- 18 All Americans at AAU National Championships and 1 MVP
- 22 selected for Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” list, including Jordyn Poulter, August Raske, & Haley McLaren in 2015
- 10 named Colorado Sports Woman of the Year in Volleyball
- 6 Denver Post All-Colorado players, including Jordyn Poulter in 2015, 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 our club teams in each age division. We always encourage our younger players to explore themselves athletically through other sports in addition to volleyball
All Front Range teams 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 and families. Directions to our training facility.
The amount that a team practices varies from each age group. This season the 12-1, 13-1, and 14-1 teams will practice two times per week, with an additional optional practice skill session every night. The 15-1, 15-2, 16-1, 16-2, and 17-1 teams will practice three times per week, with an additional optional practice skill session every night. The 18-1 team will practice four times per week, with an additional optional practice skill session every night. This includes on court time, setting training, and our volleyball-specific strength and conditioning program. There are no additional charges and no additional days required for our strength and conditioning training - it is incorporated into our practice sessions and these costs are included in the dues. View our 2016-2017 practice schedule here.
The practice season is approximately 30 weeks long, from mid-November to late June/early July. Teams in the 12’s and 13’s age group have a slightly shorter season – their season ranges from mid-November to early May.
Each team's dues depend primarily on the amount of practice time the team has, both per week and over the season. This 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 strength and conditioning training. ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES ARE ADDITIONAL.
Front Range dues are all inclusive, except for travel expenses. Dues include:
- Facilities fees
- Coaching fees
- Uniforms and equipment, including practice and game uniforms
- Junior officials certification, where applicable
- RMR tournament entry fees
- Administrative expenses
All teams travel to at least one tournament out of Colorado for competition. Expenses for these trips are extra.
There are several different payment plans available at Front Range VBC, all designed to make the payment of dues easier for our members. Parents have the option of paying in our office with cash or a personal check, or paying online with a credit card through the invoices emailed to them. Parents will receive specific information on dues, payment plans, and fundraising opportunities at the “Meet The Coach” night after teams are formed.