Flatirons Volleyball Club 2021 Season Overview


Flatirons VBC is proud to celebrate our 21st season of Jr. Olympic Volleyball. We were founded by teachers who were also volleyball players and coaches with the goal of elevating volleyball in Boulder County. Our reputation is built upon hiring the very best coaches; they are the backbone of our club. They are dedicated and excited to share their passion for volleyball. We firmly believe in the value of life lessons that are inherent with team sports.

Teams practice two/three times a week during the training phase of the season until the competitive season begins as early as January 2.

Practice sites are Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Eldorado K8 School in Superior and Meadowlark PK8 School in Erie. When the competitive season begins, most teams will practice twice a week when they don’t have a tournament and three times when they do.

Practices are typically Monday/Wednesday/Saturday or Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday. Because we rent school gyms, there will be occasional, unavoidable cancellations.

There are four distinct seasons at Flatirons Volleyball Club.

1. Tryouts: August 2-4 (tentative) for 12’s – 14’s and continued till teams are filled.
                    July 6-8 for 15’s – 18’s and continued till teams are filled.
2. Training season: starts in early November through December.
3. The competitive season begins as early as January 2 and runs till the beginning of May.
4. The post season is for select teams who want to extend their season.

In addition, a separate Beach Program starts mid May finishing in early August. This is an extremely fun, optional program for girls wanting to play outdoor doubles volleyball.

2021 Proposed Teams and Tournament Schedules

Regional teams: 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s: 5 RMR Power Tournaments plus the RMR Showdown Tournament over President’s Day weekend.

National teams: 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, 16’s, 17 or 17/18 Combo: 5 RMR Power Tournaments, RMR Showdown or Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier Tournament plus 1 out of state tournament contingent on COVID.

Elite teams: 14’s, 15’s, 16’s, 17’s, 18’s: 6 RMR Power Tournaments, RMR Classic Tournament (tentative), Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier Tournament plus one additional out of state tournament contingent on COVID.

All Power Tournaments are on Sundays starting Jan. 10 through April 26th. They typically run from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Tournament sites are announced the week before the tournament.

All players are expected to attend every practice and every tournament.

There will be tournaments over Spring Break. Please plan accordingly.

Flatirons will be adhering to COVID regulations set by the State and local officials. We will stay current on the changing rules and make adjustments as needed.

There is the possibility of a COVID resurgence during the 2020-2021 season. In the event our season is interrupted, contingency plans for virtual training are in place. They include but are not limited to physical, mental, strategic, technical training. Should we have to cancel a large portion of the season, Flatirons will reimburse the entry fee for tournaments we’re not able to attend.

As is the case with most clubs, the majority of our expenses are incurred at the beginning of the season.

We will make every effort to refund the max amount we can and stay viable as a nonprofit business.

The 2021 Fees will be included within your contract. Payment plans are available through the SportsEngine system. Keep in mind these fees do not cover travel, added tournaments, post season, USA Volleyball Membership for the 2021 Season or registration fees.

Flatirons VBC participates in the Grocery Gift Card/Rewards program offered by King Soopers and Safeway stores. Safeway offers 5% of proceeds which are credited to your player’s account at the end of March. King Soopers offers approximately 2% toward club fees. More info on these programs is available here

Additional information: www.flatironsvbc.com

We’re looking forward to a terrific season!

Please direct questions to: flatironsvbc@gmail.com