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JUGGERNAUT PROGRAMS

Juggernaut 2016-17 Program Summaries

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 2016-17 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.


National Club Program


Jess Sponenberg

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, compete nationally at three to four events (including CO Crossroads), as well as the RMR-USAV Power League (Sundays Jan-May), plus two three-day local tournaments. Included in this program is PT, college recruiting workshops, and optional skills training.


Regional Club Program


Tarah Olmstead

Led by Regional Club Program Director Tarah Olmstead, and designed for ages 11-18, 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), plus every other Saturday, want to compete nationally at two-three events (including Crossroads), as well as the RMR-USAV Power League (Sundays Jan-May), plus two three-day local tournaments.



Shelby Brandon

Local Club Program

Led by Local Club Program Director Shelby Brandon, and designed for ages 11-18, our Local Program is for players who want the high level of training provided by the Juggernaut staff, but cannot commit to a more stringent practice schedule, nor are able to compete outside of Colorado.

This program’s Silver teams will primarily compete in local Mile High events (Saturdays Jan-May) and its Cardinal teams will compete in primarily USAV events (Sundays Jan-May). Both Cardinal and Silver teams will also compete in one-two multiple day tournaments (Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon). This program will not compete outside the State of Colorado, nor in any national event. Cardinal practices will be on Tue and Sat. Silver practices will be on Thu and Sun.

 

11s CLUB PROGRAM

We have a modified LOCAL program for our players aged 11 and under. They practice on Tue and Sat or on Thu and Sun. Their season ends after Power 4 or Mile High Tournament 4 in March, and they only compete in two 2-3 day tournaments within the RMR.

 

Youth Development Program

Led by Youth Director Shelby Brandon with an assist from Club Director Jess, YDP is offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring. These are 6 week sessions on Friday nights for 90 minutes and have a cost of $129 for each session. Designed for 4th-8th graders, this is one of our most popular programs and we typically see around 100 kids each Friday.


These three Directors make up the Coaching Committee and also rotate as the Lead coaches at all of our practices. They write and administer the practice plans to ensure consistency and excellence throughout the programs.

Juggernaut provides a number of programs and payment plans for its members.

To help decide which path to take, please read the following:

Your first decision should be "Travel" or "Non-Travel"

Travel Teams

Non-Travel Teams

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 3-4 out-of-state competitions.

Our travel/practice commitment goes highest to lowest from Nat'l Black teams to Regional White teams to Regional Gold 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 (Cardinal and Silver).

 

Your Second Decision should be:

 "I primarily want to compete on Sundays" or "I want to primarily compete on Saturdays"

 

Our National and Regional teams (Black, White, and Gold) 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 (Cardinal and Silver) practice one day during the week plus Sat for Cardinal teams and plus Sun for Silver teams.

Most of our Cardinal tournaments are on Sundays, with some multiple day events (i.e. Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon).

Most of our Silver tournaments are on Saturdays, with some multiple day events (i.e. Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon).

Your Third Decision should be

"rMac-4-Life" or "NO rMac-4-Life"

 

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.

Your FINAL decision will be your age category (not really a decision!)

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 2015-16 season, if you were born between these dates, you will play in this age group:

THE CHOICE IS YOURS!