2022-2023 Season Overview

 

Flatirons VBC is excited to embark on our 24th season of Junior Olympic Volleyball. We were founded by teachers who were also volleyball players and coaches with the goal of elevating volleyball in Boulder County.  Our reputation is built upon hiring the very best coaches; they are the backbone of our club.  They are dedicated and happy to share their passion for volleyball.  We firmly believe the benefit of life lessons are inherent with team sports, especially volleyball.   

Tryouts for the 2023 Season take place during the Summer of ‘22.  Pre Tryout Evaluation Open Gyms will be offered in June and the beginning of July.  Tryouts begin July 11 with the most important phase of tryouts being the earlier sessions.

After teams are selected, contract signing for returning players takes place on Monday, July 18.  Contract signing for players new to Flatirons takes place on Tuesday, July 19.

Middle School players are encouraged to participate on a Gold Crown Team.  The Gold Crown Season runs from August until the end of October.  High School players are encouraged to play on their respective school teams.

Training begins in November.  The emphasis is on building strong fundamental skills. Teams practice three times a week during the training phase of the season.

The competitive season begins on January 2 and runs till early May.  Our practice sites are Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Eldorado PK8 School in Superior and Meadowlark PK8 School in Erie.  When the competitive season begins, most teams will practice twice a week when they don’t have a tournament and three times a week when they do.  Practices are typically Monday/Wednesday/Saturday or Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday. Because we rent school gyms, there will be occasional, unavoidable adjustments or cancellations.  

The post season is for select teams who want to extend their season.  The Beach/Outdoor Program starts in June and finishes in early August.  Two person teams train in the strategies and techniques of Doubles Volleyball.  This is an extremely fun, optional program for girls wanting to play outdoor doubles volleyball.  

Tryouts for the 2023 Season are held in July 2022 at which time teams are formed and contracts are signed.

 

2023 Proposed Teams and Tournament Schedules

Regional teams: 12’s, 14’s, possibly 15’s: 5-6 RMR Power Tournaments plus the RMR Showdown Tournament over President’s Day weekend.

National teams: 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, 16’s: 5-6 RMR Power Tournaments, RMR Showdown or Colorado Crossroads National Tournament plus 1 out of state tournament.

Elite teams: 14’s, 15’s, 16’s, 17’s, 18’s: 4-6 RMR Power Tournaments, RMR Classic Tournament (tentative), Colorado Crossroads Tournament or an in state multi-day tournament plus 1-2 out of state tournaments contingent upon COVID and dates lining up. The 18’s team season ends in March/April.

 Power Tournaments are typically held on Sundays starting Jan. 8 through April 30th.  They usually run from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

The Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) Tournament sites are announced the week before the tournament.

Players are expected to attend every practice and every tournament except in the case
of contagious illness or family emergency.

There will be tournaments over Spring Break and potentially on holidays.  Families need to schedule Spring Break travel after the tournament schedule is announced.  Players will likely miss some school days; the expected maximum is 3 days of school.
For travel tournaments, players travel with a parent or a trusted adult arranged by the parent.

 

The 2022-2023 Fees will be included with your contract.  Payment plans are available through the SportsEngine system.  Keep in mind these fees do not cover travel costs, uniforms, added tournaments, post season, USA Volleyball Membership ($58), AAU Membership ($14) for the 2023 Season or the Registration fee.

In regard to COVID protocol, Flatirons Volleyball Club will continue to work closely with Boulder County Health.  We will take into consideration Boulder County Health’s recommendations and follow the rules set forth by BCH.

Over this past year, we’ve learned that COVID can surprise us with changes that are often announced with very little advance notice.  At this time, all plans continue to be subject to change.

Flatirons VBC participates in the Grocery Gift Card/Rewards programs.  Safeway rewards participating customers with 5% of eligible proceeds going back to the player.
The King Soopers reward rate is closer to 2% for customers who enroll in their program and submit reports of rewards to Flatirons on a quarterly basis.

Summer Camps and Clinics begin June 6, 2022.

We’re looking forward to a terrific season and we’d love for you to tryout for Flatirons; starting July 11!

 

Please email questions to Director Susan at flatironsvbc@gmail.com