Whiteout Volleyball Club meeting set for Nov. 18 in Steamboat
Parents and players interested in the opportunity for girls ages 11 to 18 can attend
Steamboat Springs — An informational meeting will be held this month for girls interested in playing club volleyball this winter and their parents.
The Whiteout Volleyball Club, formerly NORCO West, will hold an informational meeting for parents and players at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the large conference room at the Steamboat Pilot & Today, 1901 Curve Plaza.
The club is re-establishing itself after being tied to Front Range clubs the past couple of seasons.
“We’ll kind of go over cost, what the tournaments will be like, how tryouts are and what travel is going to be like,” club director Holli Palmer said. “A lot of parents are new to the club scene.”
Girls ages 11 to 18 who are interested in club volleyball are encouraged to attend. Those who haven’t played club volleyball before are welcome.
Palmer said they hope to get enough girls to have four teams. She said the teams initially are broken up by age, and then, ability is taken into account.
The past two years, the club was run through Fort Collins-based NORCO Volleyball Club, but this year, the club decided to go back to the Whiteout Volleyball Club.
Tryouts will be in December. From there, teams practice once a week before tournaments begin in January. Most of the tournaments are on the Front Range.
In the past, teams have consisted of players from across the Yampa Valley and Kremmling.
Club volleyball traditionally has helped girls get recognized by colleges and has helped teams succeed in fall.
As recently as last year, four local girls were playing at colleges in Colorado thanks in large part to club volleyball.
Former Steamboat Springs High School player Colleen King is at the University of Denver, and her former teammate Devin Wilkinson is at Colorado College. Hayden’s Bryanna McFadden and Samantha Huffar are at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
“I’m a huge believer in club volleyball,” Palmer said. “When I was in high school, I did play club, and it helped me tremendously with my game. Our goal is if a girl wants to play and improve their skills, we’re going to try and provide the means to do that.”
For more information about the meeting or club volleyball, call 970-291-9278 or 970-406-0301. Palmer also can be reached at email@example.com.
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