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2019 Girls Junior National Championship Results

Congratulations to all teams who represented the Rocky Mountain Region at the 2019 Girls' Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, IN!

Team Place Division
NORCO 13 Black 5th 13 National
CoJrs 16 Shannon 9th 16 Open
CoJrs 17 Kevin 9th 17 National
FRVBC 16 Blue 19th 16 National
The Diff 17 Black 21st 17 National
CoJrs 13 Tammy 23rd 13 Open
CoJrs 14 Elsa 23rd 14 Open
Momentum 14 Leanna 25th 14 National
Momentum 13 Vanessa 25th 13 American
Rocky Select 16 Black 25th 16 American
Momentum 15 Elsa 29th 15 National
CoJrs 17 Matt 30th 17 USA
CoJrs 16 Ashley 33rd 16 National
CoJrs 15 Sherri 34th 15 Open
The Diff 16 Black 35th 16 USA
Momentum 17 Rachel 35th 17 USA
CoJrs 15 Kirk 35th 15 American
The Edge 17 Jim 35th 17 American
Elevation 12 Peak 41st 12 National
CoJrs 13 Mal 43rd 13 National
303VBA 15 Alpha 43rd 15 National
Lobos VBC 12U 43rd 12 American
Momentum 14 Cathryn 45th 14 National
NORCO 12 Black 53rd 12 American
Ballistic 14 Black 53rd 14 American
CVA 17 Mizuno 57th 17 American

2019 Boys Junior National Championship Results

Congratulations to all teams who represented the Rocky Mountain Region at the 2019 Boys' Junior National Championships in Dallas, TX!

Team Place Division
303VBA 14 Mizuno 3rd 14 Club
FRVBC 17 Boys 11th 17 USA
Team Colorado 18 Black 21st 18 Club
Elevation 14 Peak Boys 25th 14 Club
303VBA 18 Mizuno 25th 18 USA
Elevation 16 Peak Boys 41st 16 Club
303VBA 17 Mizuno 43rd 17 Club
Elevation 18 Peak Boys 45th 18 Club
303VBA 16 Mizuno 71st 16 Club

2019 Summer Camps

Check out the parent tab for Open Gym, Camp and Tryout Information!


Registration for RMR Beach Events have been posted on the RMR Beach Events Page!

Girls 18s JNC in Reno for 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 14, 2019) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce that its Girls 18s Junior National Championship (GJNC18) will be held in Reno Tahoe, Nevada. The event will be held May 1-3, 2020, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

The GJNC18 is expected to draw approximately 300 teams, nearly 3,000 players and over 5,000 family and friends of the players from across the country. The event will crown champions in five age divisions: Open, National, USA, American and Patriot Divisions.

The 2020 USA Volleyball Girls 18s National Championships has been award to Reno Tahoe, NevadaThe GJNC18 is the first of two signature USA Volleyball events Reno Tahoe will host in 2020. Earlier this year, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center was selected to host the 2020 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships June 27 to July 4.

2019 Girls Junior National Championship 18's Results

Congratulations to all the teams who competed at the 2019 18's Girls Junior National Championships in Dallas, TX!

NORCO 18 Black 5th National
The Diff 18 Black 5th


CoJrs 18 Kevin 5th American
303 VBA 18 Alpha 25th USA
CoJrs 18 Malia 27th USA
CVA 18 Mizuno 47th USA


Boys' Volleyball is now an officially sanctioned high school varsity sport in Colorado!

Recruiting and Contract Signing for 2019 - 2020 Season

Contract Signing Policy for 2019 – 2020 Girls Division Only Approved 8/24/18 RMR Junior Forum and Ratified by the RMR Board of Directors 8/28/18.

The time period from the day after the 2019 Girls JNC (July 7, 2019 at 12:00 am MST) up until 10am MST on the 3rd Friday in July as a tryout period for clubs.  Clubs can hold tryouts after the 3rd Friday in July if they choose to.  Note: an offer given by a club to a player from another club, by any means of communication (email, verbal, text, etc) will not be considered a binding offer. Only written contracts sent from the club to the prospective player starting at 10am MST on the 3rd Friday in July will be considered binding, once signed and counter signed.

No written contracts or request for deposits can be requested of a player until 10 am MST on the 3rd Friday in July.  Clubs can accept written contracts after 10am MST on the 3rd Friday of July, these contracts will be considered binding, once signed and counter signed. Verbal commitments to own club players can be made after the ZBT. Verbal commitments to club members not affiliated with your club may be made the day after the final date of competition of the Girls Junior National Championships ( July 7, 2019 12:00 am MST). Note: verbal commitments are not binding, but they will allow players to know that a contract will be offered. 

Play in the HS National Beach Championships!

Represent your high school on a national stage and be apart of the inaugural High School Beach National Championships at Hickory Point Beach, Tavares, FL


The RMR does not dictate whether teams or participants should or should not travel in any inclement weather or other conditions. Club/Team travel to any RMR event is always at your own risk and expense . In the event of road closures (verifiable by State Patrol) due to inclement weather on the date of the tournament, it is the responsibility of the Club/Team Representative to notify the Tournament Director that the team will not be participating in the tournament. Only notify the RMR Office if the Tournament Director can not be reached. The team will forfeit all matches which will result in receiving last place in that division. If deemed appropriate, the Junior Committee of the RMR Board of Directors may reimburse tournament entry fee (s) based on the above noted criteria.

RMR Boys Teams Earn BJNC Bid

  Congratulations to 303  VBA 18 Boys Mizuno and Front Range 17 Boys on earning bid to the 2019 Junior National Championships.  See "Boy" tab for more info.

RMR Founder Fran Zelinkoff on 9 news

9news covers the birthday celebration of Fran Zelinkoff one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Region USAV. Fran has actively participated in the growth of the RMR for the past 40 years. Thanks Fran for your dedication, we would not be here without you.

2018 GJNC Results

Congratulations to all teams who represented the Rocky Mountain Region at the Girls' Junior National Championships in Detroit, MI!

Team Finish Division
Momentum 15 Elsa 3rd 15 USA
NORCO 15 Black 5th 15 National
Momentum 12 Kia 5th 12 National
Momentum 16 Rachel 11th 16 USA
Colorado Juniors 17 Kevin 17th 17 Open
NORCO 17 Black 17th 17 National
Colorado Juniors 16 Kara 17th 16 Open
NORCO 16 Black 17th 16 American
Colorado Juniors 15 Shannon 19th 15 Open
The Diff 17 Black 21st 17 USA
FRVBC 16 Blue 21st 16 National
Momentum 13 Vanessa 23rd 13 USA
NORCO 12 Black 25th 12 American
Colorado Juniors 17 Bri 27th 17 USA
303 14 Alpha 27th 14 American
Colorado Juniors 14 Matt 29th 14 USA
NORCO 13 Black 29th 13 National
Colorado Juniors 13 Tammy 33rd 13 National
The Diff 16 Black 35th 16 National
Elevation 13 Peak 35th 13 American
Coalition 17-1 37th 17 National
Rocky Select 15 Black 37th 15 National
Momentum 14 Alexis 41st 14 National
Momentum 17 Shane 42nd 17 American
FRVBC 15 White 42nd 15 American
Rocky Select 14 Black 45th 14 National
Sudden Impact 17 Black 59th 17 American
The Edge 14 Annie 47th 14 American



Colorado Juniors 16 Ashley 5th 16 Patriot
Colorado Juniors 15 Kirk 13th 15 Patriot
303 16 Alpha 17th 16 Patriot
CVA Colorado 16 Roshambo 19th 16 Patriot
CVA 17  Roshambo 19th 17 Patriot
The Diff 15 Black 27th 15 Patriot
Momentum 17 Josh 27th 17 Patriot
CVA 14 Roshambo 33rd 14 Patriot
CVA 15 Roshambo 33rd 15 Patriot
CVA 17 Green 39th 17 Patriot
Momentum 16 Nissa 43rd 16 Patriot
Mile High Warriors 15 53rd 15 Patriot
CVA 15 Green 55th 15 Patriot
CVA 16 Green 61st 16 Patriot

Momentum 15 Elsa- 3rd Place 15 USA

Norco 15 Black- 5th Place 15 National

Momentum 12 Kia- 5th Place 12 National

Joan Powell honored with USA Volleyball's “Frier” Award!

Joan Powell (second from right) with her family after receiving the Frier Award

Joan Powell (second from right) with her family after receiving the Frier Award

DALLAS (May 23, 2018) – USA Volleyball honored Joan Powell with its Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, the highest honor bestowed by the national governing body, during the Dorothy C. Boyce Awards Recognition Banquet Wednesday evening in Dallas.

Powell has enriched the lives of countless people within the volleyball world, whether as an administrator, player, high school coach, referee, teacher of the game or simply a mentor over the last 40 years.

“Absolutely humbling to be among the group of Frier award winners,” Powell said after being introduced as the 2018 Frier recipient and what it means to her being added to that list of volleyball’s legends. “That group of people and what they have done for the sport of volleyball… I am the recipient of what those people did for this great game. No award necessary. Being introduced to this game, and for them being the care givers of the game provided me great opportunities. Wow. Wow.”

Powell was one of 17 recipients honored at the Boyce that showcases the sport’s legendary athletes, coaches and administration.

Awards Presented at Boyce Banquet
Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award: Joan Powell
Tom Haine All-Time Great Player Award (Indoor): John Brame
Flo Hyman All-Time Great Player Award (Indoor): Polly Lowery Simmons
All-Time Great Player Award (Beach): Randy Stoklos
Donald S. Shondell All-Time Great Coach (Contemporary Division): Anna Collier
Bertha Lucas All-Time Great Coach (Pioneer Division): Jeff Mozzochi
George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball: Steve Robb
George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball: Lynne Updegraff
Wilbur H. Peck Referee Emeritus Award: Doug Wilson
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Program Director: Dan Smith
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Male Coach: Joe Hovanes
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Female Coach: Karen Schmitz
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Parent Award: Kathy Gettinger
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Service Award: Joe Thomas
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Clinician: Sarah E. Hammers
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Referee: John Bear
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Scorer: Lauren Lange

About Joan Powell
A year after graduating from University of Arizona, Powell became involved with USA Volleyball in 1974 and has been an active member ever since. As a player, she received regional all-star honors seven times and led her Colorado Connections team to three USA Volleyball Open National Championships titles in the 30-and-Over Division. Powell was selected USA Volleyball All-American five times.

Powell’s interest in officiating emerged from a college class while attending Arizona in the early 1970s. That one class led to an officiating opportunity while still in college and a long-standing refereeing career was born. She was a PAVO nationally certified official for nearly 40. In 1987, Powell earned her USA Volleyball national referee patch and stayed active for 27 years. Along the way, she has officiated the NCAA Division I, Division II & III championships several times, including multiple semifinal and title matches. Her latest NCAA championship was in 2009.

Powell’s administrative role in the sport has kept her active. She served five terms as president of PAVO, starting in that role in 1997. She was selected as the first NCAA National Coordinator of Officials in 2011, thus forcing her to let go of her NCAA whistle. In this new role, Powell coordinated officials’ assignments, nominations and advancement process for the Division I, II and III NCAA Volleyball Championship committees. She served as a consultant to the NCAA Volleyball Rules Committee while also developing educational tools for over 3,000 officials nationwide, coordinating clinics throughout the country and editing the annual referee exam.

In April of 2016, Powell took on the role of coordinator of women’s volleyball officiating for the Pac-12 Conference – a similar role she held at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference prior to her job with the NCAA.

Powell has served on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors and completed two terms on the National Association of Sports Officials Board of Directors. She has previously served on USA Volleyball’s Rules Committee.

Powell’s involvement in volleyball was not squarely in officiating or administration – she had a full-time volleyball job outside those realms for many years. She retired from a 32-year high school volleyball coaching career after the 2006 season. Her final 30 years coaching was at the helm of Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Powell led Coronado to four state championship titles and coached hundreds of athletes along the way. And she excelled teaching in the classroom as well. In 1998, Powell was named Disney Teacher of the Year.

Her educational background and coaching skills combined to form another avenue to reach the volleyball community. Since 1989, Powell has been a cadre member in USA Volleyball’s Coaching Accreditation Program since its inception. She has mentored other volleyball coaches to become better coaches. Joan has authored numerous officiating and coaching articles, including two chapters for two coaching books.

Powell has also been to the Olympics. In 2008, she served as the team leader for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team at the Beijing Olympic Games after serving in the same capacity at the 2008 Pan Am Cup and 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Powell has received several honors for her service. In 1999, she was selected as both the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball and Karen M. Johnson Human Resources Award winner. In 2009, Powell was honored with the Glen G. Davies Referee Service award. And in 2014, she was bestowed the Joseph B. Sharpless Arbitrator’s Award for her event arbitrator work at USA Volleyball National Championships events. Powell has been inducted into seven Halls of Fame.

2018 Awards Presented at Other Venues
Dr. Neville A “Doc” Booth Commissioner’s Award: Kent Ma, Aloha Region
Best Regional Web Site: Keystone Region
E. Douglas Boyden Media Recognition Award: Mechelle Voepel, espnW
James E. Coleman USA National Team Award: Tony Lovitt
Harry E. Wilson Distinguished Service: To be presented later
Jonathan Reeser Sports Science Award: To be presented later
Joe Sharpless Arbitrator Award: To be presented later
Glen G. Davies Referee Service Award: Presented May 24
Lauten Scorekeeper Service Award: Presented May 24
Gold Whistle: Presented on May 24
Silver Whistle: Presented on May 24
Bronze Whistle: Presented on May 24
Gold Pen: Presented on May 24
Silver Pen: Presented on May 24

Junior Beach Club List

Check out the Junior Clubs that will be offering Sand Programs. Joining a Beach Program is a great way to get started in the sand. Information can be found on the Beach Tab.

Registration Form for Beach Events

Registration forms for the RMR Beach Series and RMR Beach Regional Qualifier have been posted. Both Events are open to everyone you do not need to qualify. Beach Series events are similar to indoor Power Events. RMR Beach Regional Qualifier, the top 2 teams from each age group will receive bids to the USAV National Beach Tour in Florida.

Congratulations Boys Teams Earn Bids

Congratulations to Momentum 18 Sanchez Boys and 303 VBA 16 Neo Boys on winning the gold at the Dennis Lafata  Boys Bid Event this past weekend.  Each team earned in their respective age group in the USA Division. 

CHSAA approves boys' volleyball

The RMR is excited to learn that CHSAA has approved Boys' Volleyball as a Pilot Program. Great job to all who helped advocate for this program.

RMR Mountain Series #4

Here is the link to the Mountain Series Event happening on Sunday, March, 4th.

Keep up to date with RMR Junior Power Events. All schedules and results can be found at this link

2018 - 2019 Current Membership Count


As of 7/16/19

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RMR serving up 40 years of volleyball. Check out these fun articles from the Dec 1977 Newsletter "Christmas Wish List" & "What's in a Name?" Are you one of the players mentioned? Or maybe one of them is your mom or dad? Remember to to stay tuned  for our 40 year anniversary celebration at The Island in May!  (We'll tag the names of folks in the articles on Facebook so they are sent an email that they've been tagged in a photo)

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