Upcoming Events

The Gold Crown tryouts are over
although we have a couple of openings on the 7th and 8th grade teams. Contact Susan for more information: monarchgcvb@gmail.com 

See our list of Favorite Summer Activities

Coaching at Flatirons VBC
Interviews for the 2016 season are underway! Contact us at your earliest convenience if you are interested in working with ambitious athletes. Please email Susan at flatironsvbc@gmail.com
or call (303) 543-7605

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Fax:      (303) 543-7609


Frequently Asked Questions about Flatirons Volleyball Club

1. What is the philosophy of Flatirons Volleyball Club?

We believe club volleyball enhances the life of girls. When girls play sports, they learn to:

  • work with a group to accomplish a goal
  • work hard towards their own goals
  • be patient with themselves and others
  • continue pressing on when the going gets tough
  • speak up for themselves: be assertive on and off the court
  • accept instruction from the coach
  • think clearly and quickly due to the enhanced mind/body connection
  • establish relationships with teammates based on healthy common interest
  • respect strong and healthy body image
  • leadership: how and when to lead, and how and when to follow

2. How many teams will be fielded for the 2012-2013 season?

We plan to field 11-13 teams that carry an average of 11 players each.
The breakdown is: 1 team at the 12’s age division
2 teams at the 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, 16’s and 17’s age divisions

3. Why is club volleyball so expensive?

It costs a considerable amount of money to run a quality club program. Our biggest expenses are gym rental and coach stipends. Other expenses include tournament entry fees, uniform/warm up/backpack costs, insurance, team registration fees, equipment costs, administration costs, website maintenance, bookkeeping and billing expenses, marketing and advertising costs and many more. Flatirons Volleyball Club is a registered non profit organization (501c3).

4. When and where are practices?

Practices are held two – three times per week. The length of each practice is usually 2 hours. Practices for the younger teams are earlier in the evening. They typically begin at 6:00 PM while the older teams will begin at 6:00 or 8:00 PM. Practice sites are Alexander Dawson School and Eldorado K-8 School. The final practice schedule will be announced as soon as it is finalized. The main factor for determining where teams will practice is the coaches schedule and location..

5. Where are the tournaments?

Tournaments are held in the Denver Metro area, Colorado Springs, Fort Morgan, Fort Collins, Loveland, Pueblo, Aurora, Arvada and other Colorado locations.
The Rocky Mountain Region Power Tournaments are on Sundays and begin at 8:00 AM and usually end around 4:00 PM.

6. How does Flatirons Volleyball Club choose coaches?

We look for people who have volleyball experience, like to work with kids, have a desire to teach skills and possess personal integrity. People who have a passion for volleyball, a cooperative attitude, want to give back to youth and have fun personalities are a good fit with Flatirons.

7. How long has Flatirons Volleyball Club been in existence?

Flatirons Volleyball Club was founded in 1999 by LaRae Musselman and Susan
Cancilla. We are entering our 14th season of competitive volleyball.

8. Why do Flatirons teams have Hawaiian names?

Our first coach at Flatirons VBC was Robyn Read. She was the Assistant Coach of the CU women’s volleyball team head by Pi’i Aiu. At that time, due to Pi’i’s heritage, a Hawaiian theme was part of CU Volleyball. Flatirons VBC was unofficially linked with CU and hence, the Hawaiian team names.

9. Should my daughter tryout for a team?

If your daughter loves volleyball, is athletic, willing to work hard at practices and wants to become a better player, she should tryout for a team.

10. How hard is it to make a team?

We’re not going to tell you that it’s easy to make a team. Typically, the top players from the surrounding area play club volleyball. We do have to cut players (we hate it as much as you do). The number of girls who attend tryouts varies from year to year with the largest numbers occurring at the 15 and under age division (freshmen).

11. What if my daughter doesn’t make a team – what other options are there?

Check the Rocky Mountain Region USA Volleyball website to learn of other clubs in the area. The website address is: www.rmrvolleyball.org
Click on Juniors then click on Clubs and Directors.
There are volleyball programs through the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department.
Sand volleyball is available at the Sports Oasis: www.sportsoasis.com
Middle school girls can play in the Gold Crown league. This league begins in August and the teams are formed based on the high school the kids will be attending. Website: www.goldcrownfoundation.com  Click on Volleyball then Jr. High League.

12. How do I find out more?

Please check out our Parent and Player Handbook on website www.flatironsvbc.org for more information.

If you need help with a certain question, please call Club Director Susan Cancilla at (303) 543-7605.

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