Spokane, Washington Area 501(c)3 Volleyball Club with teams ranging from U-12 to U-18 in age
 
 

Rivals Volleyball Club

We are . . .  your Rivals!!!

Welcome!


We are a Spokane, Washington area registered Not-for-Profit Volleyball Club open to all young persons in the area.  2017-18 will be the club's fifth full year and we have put together the best coaching staff in the region for the upcoming season.  Nearly all of our coaches have played at the collegiate level and coached within the club volleyball system.  The game of volleyball is a personal passion for everyone involved at Rivals Volleyball Club and we strive to pass that love of the game along to the players that participate in this club.                                             

Important Tryout News for the 2017-2018 season

Rivals had a really good coaching staff last year, one of the best in the Region, BUT this year we have added 3 more college coaches to our staff and now definitely have the best coaching lineup in the Region. 

Our U18 National team has room for 1 more hitter.

 Please call Director Jeff at (509) 385-8889 or email at jeff.ottmar@svn.com if you'd like to be considered for one of these openings.

Club Events:

Rivals normal practice gym is . . .

Our U17 and U18 teams and our U16 Boys Team practice at The HUB this upcoming season.  The HUB Sports Center is located at 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake, WA 99016 

All other teams will be at:

Westwood Middle School - 6120 South Abbott Rd., Spokane, WA  99224

Westwood is only about 8 minutes southwest of Downtown Spokane.

Or:

Snowdon Elementary School - 6323 South Holly Rd., Cheney, WA  99004

Contact: 

Director of Volleyball Competition - Dan Kilgore

cell: (509) 389-5056

email: dkdoubledown@hotmail.com

Club Director - Jeff Ottmar

cell: (509) 385-8889

email: jeff.ottmar@svn.com


Latest Team News

  • ---Two new victories for Rivals teams last weekend.  Rivals U13 won the U14 Ace of Hearts tournament in Cheney and Rivals U16 won the INK Crucible tournament at Riverside.  U15 played their first tournament and lost to our U16 team in the semifinals after sweeping through pool play.  Both U17 and U18 played well but didn't finish in the top 4 of their tournament.
  • ---Our U17 National team finished 27th down at the Fiesta MLK Classic in Phoenix in their first tournament of the year but won more matches than they lost and left Coach Tyler very pleased with their effort on the trip.  Our U18 National team was in Eugene for the Matt Hartner classic and finished their pools 2-1 on Saturday and Sunday.  Somehow that put us into a Bronze flight where they won them all on Monday.  They were 7-2 in matches, 15-5 in games and had a better point ratio than 30+ teams that finished above them in the official rankings.  The official finish was 64th out of 108.  Our U13 team was in Wenatchee for their first tournament of the year and finished 9th out of 24, losing to a much bigger U14 Team Yakima in the quarterfinals of gold.
  • ---Congrats to our U18 National team who finished 3rd this weekend in their first tournament of the year as they warmed up for their trip to Eugene, OR this upcoming weekend.  Our U17 National team is off to Phoenix for the Fiesta MLK Classic.  Good luck to both teams!  Meanwhile, our U13 team hits the court this upcoming weekend in Wenatchee.
  • ---It's a wrap; results of the last weekend:

    U18 earned a bid to the U18 Junior Nationals in Dallas, TX and flew down last week.  On Friday they lost one match that they shouldn't and earned a huge victory over one of the big-time clubs from Texas.  This set up a rematch against the team they lost to earlier and this time they took care of business and won.  This pushed them up into the top tier of pools for Saturday.  On Saturday they lost two and won one putting them in the Bronze tourney.  The two they lost were to teams in the final 8 on Sunday.  Rivals won the first Sunday against a S. Cal team, then lost in the Bronze finals to a Hawaiian team.  Final finish 21st out of 64 teams.  Congratulations to U18!


    U17 competed Sunday in the ERVA U18 Regionals.  Although they started pool play in the second set of pools, they won all 3 matches to win their pool and were swept up to the Gold/Silver play-in matches where they fell to a tough Kootenai Elite team.  This dropped them to the Silver tournament where they found their tank on empty and bowed out.  Final finish 17th out of 26 teams.


    U16 started their 2-day Regional competition on Saturday missing a few players but still managed to finish 2-1 and also moved to the Gold/Silver play-in matches where they also fell, losing to Splash National.  This placed them in Silver where they lost again which dropped them to a Silver Consolation tourney.  They won both of those matches and finished Regionals 21st out of 52.


    U15 was in the same tourney, starting off in the 4th set of pools and won all three to take their pool!  This brought them up to Flight 1 where they lost to a MVA team twice, albeit with a win sandwiched in between.  Big improvement through the year for this team.


    U14 was another team on the rise as the season progressed.  At U14 Regionals, they started off in the 3rd set of pools and went 2-1 on Saturday.  This placed them in the Copper bracket where they unfortunately dropped their next two and finished the tournament 39th out of 56 teams.


    U12 was a very young team but played much older throughout the season.  On Saturday at U12 Regionals, Rivals U12 went 1-2 in a tough pool, then were placed in the Silver tournament bracket where they beat OOS, then Renovators before falling in the Silver championship to Team Yakima 29-27 22-25 15-17.  That must have been an exciting one to have watched.


    Congratulations to all our teams who competed this last weekend and thank you to our great coaches!  Go Rivals!

  • ---Good luck to all our Rivals girls teams as they finish up their season this weekend at Regionals and our U18 team who earned a bid and is competing at Nationals in Dallas, TX.
  • ---Good luck at PNQ to our older Rivals teams over the next few weeks.
  • ---We had teams all over the west this last weekend.  Good times in Anaheim, CA, Denver, CO, Yakima, WA and Seattle, WA
  • ---Congrats to Ali Williams of our U18 team who committed to play volleyball at Carroll College in Helena, MT
  • ---Lots of wins the last couple of weeks for Rivals teams.  All the teams have improved so much this season according to the coaches and parents.  Looking forward to the rest of the year.
  • ---All of Rivals girls teams will be playing this upcoming weekend around the Spokane area.  Hopefully we'll get a full week of practice in (no school closings) and be ready to go.  Good luck ladies!
  • ---Rivals U17 was in Eugene, OR this last weekend for the Matt Hartner Classic and Rivals U18 was in Phoenix for the Fiesta MLK Classic.  Both teams won more games than they lost and represented Rivals and the Evergreen Region very well.  Congrats!
  • ---Good luck to Rivals U18 team who are competing in Anaheim the next 4 days in the Summer Soiree and enjoying some time at Disneyland.  There are 80 teams competing from California, Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon and Washington among others.  So far, Dan and his team are 2 and 0 in matches.