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.  2018-19 will be the club's sixth full year.  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 2018-2019 season

All of our teams have completed tryouts and we are looking forward to the start of the season.  If you missed tryouts and are still looking for a team, please email Club Director Jeff at jeff.ottmar@svn.com or text to (509) 385-8889

Director of Volleyball Competition:  Dan Kilgore - (509) 389-5056; dkdoubledown@hotmail.com

Club Director:  Jeff Ottmar - (509) 385-8889; jeff.ottmar@svn.com

Asst. Club Director:  Lauren Nissen - (425) 876-2808; laurennissen@gmail.com

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Club Events:

Parent Night:
Wednesday, November 28
6:30-8:00pm at Snowdon Elementary School (6323 S Holly Rd, Cheney, WA 99004)

Rivals normal practice gym is . . .

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


Rivals now accepts Installment Payments and Donations

by either Credit or Debit Cards through PayPal

Installment Payments

 


Rivals Merchandise Team Shop Now Open!

Click on the link to the right - Until December 10th

Shop the Rivals Volleyball 2018 Store!

Hurry, shops closes 12/10/2018.


Latest Team News

  • ---2017-2018 was a great year for Rivals.  We improved our end of the year ERVA ranking for every team from the prior year except one and that team only dropped from 6th to 9th.  See table below of each team vs. prior year

Team

ERVA Region Ranking End of 2017 ERVA Region Ranking End of 2018
U12 25th (in U12) 19th (in U12)
U13 None 26th (in U14)
U14 59th (in U14) 49th (in U14)
U15 79th (in U16) 39th (in U16)
U16 26th (in U16) 22nd (in U16)
U17 30th (in U18) 25th (in U18)
U18 6th (in U18) 9th (in U18)

  • ---Good luck to our teams playing this weekend.  U17s will be in Colorado.  And PNQ is right around the corner!
  • ---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.