Led overall by Club Director, Nat’l Program Director, and Head Coach Jess Sponenberg, Juggernaut plans on offering numerous distinct club volleyball programs for the 2017-18 season. These divisions allow for different entry points into the Juggernaut system based upon cost, commitment, attitude, and ability. Each program has its own director for improved communication and attention for all participants.
Led by National Club Program Director Jess Sponenberg and designed for ages 14-18, our National Program is for players who want the highest level of training provided by the Juggernaut staff, can practice two weekday evenings (Tue & Thu), plus every Saturday, have an optional skills training session, compete nationally at three to five events (including CO Crossroads), as well as the local events (Sundays Jan-May). Included in this program are Physical Training (PT) and an opportunity for college recruiting workshops (additional cost).
Led by Regional Club Program Director Tarah Olmstead, and designed for ages 12-18, our Regional Program is for players who want the high level of training provided by the Juggernaut staff, can practice two weekday evenings (Mon & Wed or Tue & Thu), plus every other Saturday, want to compete nationally at one-two events (including CO Crossroads), regionally at one multi-day event, as well as the local events (Sundays Jan-May), plus one multi-day local tournament.
Led by Local Club Program Director Shelby Brandon, and designed for ages 11-15, our Local Program is for players who want the high level of training provided by the Juggernaut staff, can practice two weekday evenings (Mon & Wed), and want to compete in nine-ten local one, two, or three day tournaments.
We have modified our schedule for our Local Program 11s teams. This program is for players who want the high level of training provided by the Juggernaut staff, can practice two weekday evenings (Mon & Wed), and want to compete in six-seven local one, two, or three day tournaments. Their season will end in early March.
Led by Juggernaut Prep Director Shelby Brandon, and designed for ages 11-16, our Juggernaut Prep Program is a program that offers an eight week session for players who are wanting to bridge the gap between our Youth Development Program and Juggernaut Club Volleyball, who want the high level of training provided by the Juggernaut staff, can practice two weekday evenings (Mon & Wed), and can compete in a competition one-two times locally throughout the session. Juggernaut Prep sessions will be offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Led by Youth Director Shelby Brandon with assistance from Regional Director Tarah Olmstead, and National Director Jess Sponenberg. YDP is a program designed for players in 4th-8th grade, offers a six-week session for players who are entry level and want the high level of training provided by the Juggernaut staff, and can practice once a week (Fri evenings for an hour and a half). YDP sessions will be offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.
These three Directors make up the Coaching Committee and also rotate, along with Juliane Mosebar, as the Lead coaches at all of our practices. They write and administer the practice plans, along with the coaching staff, to ensure consistency and excellence throughout the programs.
Travel teams are generally for those players chasing starting spots on their HS or Gold Crown team with the eventual goal of acquiring a college scholarship.
Travel teams practice one day more per week than non-travel teams and participate (travel) in 3-5 out-of-state competitions.
Our travel/practice commitment goes highest to lowest from Nat'l teams to Regional teams.
Non-Travel teams generally do not leave the state of CO for tournament play.
They practice two days per week.
Most players are satisfied to "make" their high school or Gold Crown team and are typically not looking to play beyond the "club" level in college.
These are are Local Teams.
Our National and Regional teams practice two days during the week plus every Sat for National teams and every other Sat for Regional teams. Most National and Regional tournaments are on Sundays, with some multiple day events (i.e. Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon).
Our Local teams practice two days during the week.
Most of our Cardinal tournaments are on Sundays, with some multiple day events (i.e. Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon).
We developed the rMac-4-Life program for our 12s-17s age groups to help reduce the monthly cost of club volleyball.
An rMac-4-Life membership encompasses a 2+ season commitment.
In exchange, we do not require the $500-750 dues deposit at tryouts, we waive your tryout fees of $35-50, we discount your dues, we give you next season's dues at this season's prices (no price increases guaranteed), we allow up to a 20 month dues payment schedule, and we give you a free summer camp (after purchasing another).
All of our teams are comprised of both rMac-4-Life and non rMac-4-Life members. Other than the above modifications, all other aspects of your club experience are identical regardless of which route you choose.
Juggernaut believes that all participants should typically play within their age group. There are very few instances, unless proposed by the Juggernaut Coaching Committee, where you will play "up" an age category. For the 2016-17 season, if you were born between these dates, you will play in this age group: