NORCO is happy to announce Tryout Dates!!
15 & Up Tryouts, Sunday July 12th
14 & Under Tryouts August 15th - 16th
Times and more information will be posted shortly. Dates are subject to to change and additional dates may be added.
Open Gym - $5 at the door
Players in the 15s age division: Thursday, July 2nd 6:00 - 8:00 pm; Thursday, July 9th 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Players 15 and Up: Monday, July 6th 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Players in the 16s age division: Wednesday, July 8th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
All Ages: Wednesday, July 8th 5:30 - 7:30 pm *16s will begin at 6:30
Players 14 and Under: Tuesday, July 21st 5:30 - 7:30 pm
14 & Under Pre-Tryout Clinics
This is a great way to meet our coaches, go over drills that NORCO will be running at tryouts, and be seen early by our coaches! Cost is $30 at the door or register for $25 online and save $5! Registration is available below.
Thursday, August 6th 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 11th 6:00 - 8:30 pm
CSU players at a NORCO practice
The Reporter-Herald's, Mike Brohard, wrote an impressive article on NORCO and our ties with Tom Hilbert and the Colorado State Volleyball team.
"It's not only cool, it also reaffirms you've been doing the right things. You've tried to always put the kids first and watching them grow, it makes it all worth while."
Follow the link for the full article!
NORCO is happy to announce that John Critzer will be our 2016 15 Black Head Coach!
John and his family are moving to the Rockies from Dallas, Texas. In Dallas, John was the Head 15 Elite Coach for Mad Frogs Volleyball Club for the last 3 years and was also their Recruiting Director. John will also be the Assistant Coach at The University of Northern Colorado.
Jim Stone will be the Head Coach for our 16 Black team for the 2016 season!
No stranger to Big Ten volleyball, Stone previously led the Ohio State Women's Volleyball program for 26 years and compiled a 531-294 overall record with the Buckeyes, including a 297-177 record in Big Ten competition.
Jim led the Buckeyes to three Big Ten titles and 15 NCAA tournaments, advancing to the NCAA semifinals in 1991 and 1994. Overall, Stone's teams finished the season ranked nationally 16 times, including a No.4-ranking in 1994. Stone earned AVCA Regional Coach of the Year and Big Ten Coach of the Year honors four times. Stone coached 19 AVCA All-Americans, including two AVCA Player of the Year winners. Seventeen of his student-athletes combined for 31 AVCA All-Region honors, while 26 student-athletes totaled 60 All-Big Ten accolades.
Since leaving Ohio State in 2007, Stone has continued as a clinician within his program, Volleyball Training Solutions. He is serving as the head coach for the USA Girls Youth National Team from 2008-present, as well as a coach in USA Volleyball's A2 program.
John Critzer – John is the former Head Coach of the MadFrog Volleyball Club. He is currently the University of Northern Colorado Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach.
Christy Johnson-Lynch - Christy is the Iowa State University Head Volleyball Coach.
Heather Bown - Heather is a three-time Olympic blocker (2000, 2004, and 2008) and a 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist.
Stacy Sykora - Stacy is a three-time Olympic libero (2000, 2004, and 2008) and a 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist. Stacy is currently the Women's Junior National Team Assistant Coach.
Mark Rosen – Mark is the University of Michigan Head Volleyball Coach.
Tom Hilbert – Tom is the Women's Volleyball Head Coach at Colorado State University.
Jim Stone – Jim is the NORCO 2016 16 Black Head Coach, former Ohio State University Head Volleyball Coach. Jim has worked many years with the Youth National Teams and is the current USA Girls Youth National Team Head Coach.
**ALL CAMPS AND CLINICS ARE OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED YOUTH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS**
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At NORCO Juniors, we are committed to providing our players and parents with the tools and resources they need to be successful in the recruiting process. Therefore, we have teamed up with VolleyballRecruits.net - The Official Recruiting Tool of USA Volleyball, to ensure our players are maximizing the exposure they receive throughout the recruiting process.
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NORCO Welcomed University of Florida Head Women's Volleyball Coach Mary Wise as our Guest Clinician
Mary has been the Head Coach of the Florida Gators for 21 seasons winning over 90% of their matches, with seven Final Four appearances. Mary is the first Coach ever to win 100 straight wins! Having Mary in the gym was a blast and everyone learned lots - here's a note from a player who attended Mary's Clinic:
"I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the clinic on Tuesday. It was great having the Florida Coach come to our club and spending time teaching us. I learned a lot from her so thank you for setting that up. Playing at Norco has been such a great experience".
NORCO Volleyball is a non-profit organization that focuses on developing volleyball players into well-rounded individuals. Our focus is more than volleyball and our qualified coaches strive to teach young men and women how to be successful. Every year, we hope to instill lasting impressions on these players that they will carry with them for a lifetime. Club Volleyball is a tool that teaches young men and women how to face difficult circumstances where they are forced to be uncomfortable and pushed to balance school, life, family, and volleyball. This is a challenge for every young adult and a necessary part of preparing for the next stages in life.
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