The Front Range Training Center (FRTC) focuses on the journey through a holistic approach to the sport of volleyball. Through quality programming opportunities players can improve and develop no matter what their past or future contact with the sport is and will be. Too often players come into the gym for a quick fix, feel left behind or a narrow view of development in sport. As players get into the FRTC, we will help find a path for them individually and guide them in their own unique journey. Players will learn volleyball skill progressions, physical literacy, life lessons, learning techniques, and how to utilize their mind and body. So come in and find your path, no matter what that may be.
The FRTC Private Trainings are an athlete’s way to get deeper in the game. The lessons are set up to create long lasting learning instead of the quick and easy fixes to the problems you think are inhibiting growth. The packages and resources we use will allow the player to immerse themselves in the sport while setting up the path ahead. The detailed environment allows the player and coach to work on elements that are not prioritized in larger settings and allow the player to take tangible cues to their next clinic, practice or match. The sport is evolving and Private Trainings allow players to learn, adapt and focus on the big picture.
The Training Center coaches are our most seasoned staff and are constantly pushing the bar in player development here in Colorado and across the country. Our trainers have mastered the ‘art of training’, which is different than coaching, in that the trainers are able to create detail oriented training environments that progress the players current skills and future understanding of the game quicker. These trainers have mastered 2 way communication, maneuvering entry balls, various levels of cognitive and physically demanding drills, and how to navigate the complexities of the sport. Learn more about our trainers below!
Jim Miret for over thirty years, Jim Miret has been behind the success and innovation found at Front Range Volleyball Club. Not only is Jim the Head Coach of FRVBC, he is also the longest-serving coach and employee at Front Range. Jim brings junior, collegiate, national, professional, and international volleyball coaching experience and expertise to the Front Range program, and is responsible for the vision and direction of the FRVBC program.
AJ Nally is the Director of Youth Volleyball and his goal is to create more opportunities for aspiring athletes all year long. AJ played at Springfield College where he won 2 national championships and was selected as the 2010 National Player of the Year. He played 5 pro seasons and spent 2 summers with the USA National Team. He helped start a volleyball training facility in LA, coached at the D1 level, and currently has his own volleyball video training app and event business called Four Athletes.
AJ loves the intricate details of the sport, exploring why things happen, and helping players understand and connect the countless ideas that they hear and get exposed to. His training atmosphere will be mentally stimulating as the player understands their body, their movements and how each aspect they’re working on affects the next.
Ryan is the associate head coach for the Front Range Volleyball Club and his goal is to help kids understand the long term process of development and what the pursuit of excellence looks like. Since starting his time as a coach at Front Range in 2016 he has blended what he learned from his time as a player with what he is continually learning from the exceptional Front Range staff about the extensive list of things that go into developing great players and teams.
Ryan enjoys providing a fun and relaxing environment that helps kids understand the complex strategy that goes into the game of volleyball. His training sessions involve helping kids work on specific individual parts of their own game that will help them be important contributors to a successful team.
James is the Head Coach of 16 Blue and his goals are training players to excel at all levels including Middle School, High School, Club and into the Collegiate levels. He has trained, through lessons and on teams, many athletes that go on to become NCAA All- Americans and to play professionally overseas. James has over 25 years of coaching experience at the College, International, Professional and Club levels.
James works hard to give players key tools to grow mentally, tactically and technically. He uses a variety of techniques to help teach players the game and grow mentally as well as technically, through video analysis and modeling proper skill in a very simple and safe skill progression. All players leave with written notes and key video analysis of their session.
Head Strength Trainer
18-1 Boys Assistant Coach
￼Head Coach 13-1 Scarlet
Former College Coach
Head Coach 14-2 Royal
Head Coach 12-1 Pink
Former D1 All Conference Player
Assistant Coach 17-1
Former College Coach
Former Colorado Club Director
18-1 Co-Head Coach
Cherry Creek HS Varsity Coach
Co-Head Coach 13-2 Navy
Former All-American and Pro Player
Certified Athletic Trainer
Assistant Coach 12-1 Pink
FRTC Small Groups are aimed at giving the players a complete spectrum of playing environments to help build a foundation and spark growth no matter what phase of the journey they’re in. Each program takes individual skills and concepts and progressively inputs them into more complex and real-time play. Through this process, it allows the players to learn how to technically do the skill as well as how to perform them in real practice or match environments.
FRTC Camps are focused on immersing the player in a fun and challenging environment so players can learn quicker, enjoy the sport and create a plan whether it’s technique, athleticism or volleyball I.Q. Exposure in a repetitive yet random environment will help the athlete work on physical literacy, mechanics and competitive spirit.
FRTC Play is focused on getting athletes to explore the game in a variety of playing environments. Each program aims to create unique games and challenges for the athlete to problem solve for. Through that process, they’ll be able to try new techniques, with new teammates and new direction from coaches. All making FRTC Play a great place for creativity and exploration within the sport.
FRTC Events are unique experiences that are based around information. One of our goals at Front Range is to get players to the college level with understanding and proper volleyball knowledge so they can compete with the best in the country. These various events focus on critical pieces of a player’s journey and will allow the player to learn and challenge themselves.