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Juggernaut 2017-18 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 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.

National 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, 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).

Regional Program

Tarah Olmstead

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.

Both Tarah and Jess make up part of the Coaching Committee and also rotate 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.

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 3-5 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.


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 2016-17 season, if you were born between these dates, you will play in this age group: