This article form Sportico magazine discusses the amazing growth of our sport, with USAV CEO Jamie Davis. Enjoy the read!
Sat Oct 14, 2023
The RMR Boys Division set new records for number of teams and for size of event this weekend, with a 50-team Power-1 (HS group) field at the Future Legends Dome in Windsor CO.
Front Range 18-1 and five other "division champions" took home RMR pins in celebration of their victories. Congratulations to everyone... and WAY TO GO GUYS!
The growth of your sport is amazing!
Here's some exciting news, from USAV!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2023)
The 2023 USA Volleyball Mountain Classic Boys Junior National Qualifier will be hosted in Denver, Colorado, on December 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center. The 2022 Mountain Classic made its successful debut in Salt Lake City.
“We are excited to bring the 2023 Mountain Classic to Denver,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “Athletes and their families will experience fantastic competition on the court as they pursue a coveted bid to the 2024 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship. The area is filled with great sports and entertainment attractions for families to enjoy and is a short drive to Colorado Springs – home to USA Volleyball and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Thank you to the Denver Sports Commission for its partnership and support.”
Registration information will be announced soon.
“Denver has always been a hub for high-level volleyball, and we’re looking forward to welcoming all of the young players and their families to The Mile High City for this elite competition,” said Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission. “As a premier sports destination, we have a longstanding relationship with USA Volleyball, and we are always happy to partner with them in support of these top-tier sporting events.”
The 2023 Mountain Classic will be a qualifier towards the 2024 Boys Junior National Championship on June 26-July 3 in Dallas, Texas.
To view all upcoming boys junior national qualifiers, visit USAVolleyball.org.
... MORE VOLLEYBALL IN DENVER AND THE RMR!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 23, 2023) – The Rocky Mountains will be alive with the sound of volleyball in 2025 when Denver hosts the USA Volleyball Open National Championship on May 23-28 at the Colorado Convention Center.
The Open National Championship is the longest-running volleyball tournament in the United States and features women’s and men’s teams with players ages 18 to 80.
The field will include teams comprised of former USA Volleyball national team players and national team development program (NTDP) athletes.
“We are happy to be bringing the 2025 USA Volleyball Open National Championship to the Mile High City of Denver,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “The Open Championship provides adult teams at every level a chance to compete against others from both foreign and domestic. This tournament epitomizes the essence of USAV and shows that volleyball is truly a sport for life. We thank the Denver Sports Commission for all its support.”
In addition, USA Volleyball will celebrate volleyball leaders and stars at its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ahead of the 2025 tournament.
Inclement Weather Policy
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.
Shinkara Hardship Fund
The Shinkara Fund was established to assist junior athletes who might need a little help with the expenses related to club volleyball.
The RMR thanks "legendary local volley-philanthropist" Tom Kawano for all of his support over the years. So many adults and juniors have come to love the sport, and have enjoyed expanded opportunities to play, thanks to Tom and his good works!
Application for Shinkara support is due March 1st, and can be made using this online FORM. Awards are traditionally granted in early April.
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