Girls travel weekend & Boys BJNC Hotel Info


SCVA Tournament

This weekend is the SCVA Qualifying #3 tournament on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Our VVC Black team will play at ASC on court C1. We are a three-seed so we will play our first match at 8 AM.

We will depart on Friday, January 30, at 4 PM from AVIS. Please arrive approximately 10-minutes early.

It is a big week of practice. Let’s get busy getting better!



We have contracted and confirmed our hotel for the 2015 USA BJNC in Columbus, OH. Parents may contact the hotel directly to reserve rooms.

Hampton Inn & Suites 

3160 Olentangy River Rd.

Columbus, OH 43202

(614) 268-8700

USA HP Tryouts

Please communicate with Coach Rios if you will travel with VVC to/from tryout on February 8.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, Jan. 26

3:30 – 4:30 PM ~ Beach @ Sunset Park

All groups

Tuesday, Jan. 27


6:30 – 8:30 PM Developmental Teams

7 – 9 PM Girls

Wednesday, Jan. 28

3:30 – 4:30 PM ~ Beach @ Centennial Hills Park

All groups

Thursday, Jan. 29


6:30 – 8:30 PM Developmental Teams

7 – 9 PM Girls

Friday, Jan. 30

4 PM Depart from AVIS

Saturday, Jan. 31




Important Information for Boys & Girls travel teams



Please continue to make your flight reservations using the information provided last week for arrivals and departures.

We are already working to finalize our hotel information and will share as soon as it is confirmed. 

Summer Season

We have opened registration for the Summer Season for athletes that were on Regional teams this fall/winter. Registering now affords a family the option of using a payment plan. You will find on our REGISTER page the option for 2014/2015 Boys Program REGIONAL Teams. Once you select that option, there will be a selection for 16’s, 17’s and 18’s. Choose the appropriate age group and continue. Within each age group, you will have an option to “add on” items: a) New VVC athlete and b) 2015 BJNC.  As always, please contact Coach Rios with any questions. We hope the process is easy and effective.



SCVA San Diego tournament

The weekend event of Sunday, March 8 will be held in the San Diego area. We have already made our hotel reservations at the Springhill Suites Sand Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway, 12032 Scripps Highlands Drive, San Diego, CA 92131. The telephone number (858) 635-5723.

SCVA JNQ Los Angeles Convention Center

The SCVA JNQ is held the weekend April 17-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We have already made our hotel reservations at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel (13 miles from LACC). The address is 9620 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045 and the hotel phone number is (310) 337-2800. We will stay 4/16-4/19.


Parent Meeting Follow Up


Graduation/College Admission Planning

Thank you to all those that attended the Parent Meeting last evening. We hope the information was helpful and fuels conversations about your children’s futures.

Here are some of the promised materials.

UC Admission a-g (PDF)









Link to Minimum Admission Requirements

Again, we are not advocating the UC system over any other college or university. We simply believe that having a guideline and basis for an informed conversation with your high counselor is great. Options are great.

And, here is a list of the new requirements for NCAA eligibility effective for the class of 2016.


New requirements for college-bound student-athletes first entering a Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2016.

Qualifier must:
  • Complete 16 core courses (same distribution as current requirements);
  • Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before the start of the seventh semester (senior year) of high school.
  • Seven of the 10 core courses must be English, math or natural or physical science.
  • Have a minimum core-course grade-point average of 2.300;
  • Grades earned in the 10 courses required before the seventh semester, including seven in English, math or natural or physical science, are “locked in” for purposes of core-course grade-point average calculation.
  • A repeat of any of the “locked in” courses will not be used to improve the grade-point average if the repeat occurs after the seventh semester begins.
  • Meet the sliding scale of core-course grade-point average (minimum 2.300) and SAT/ACT sum score; and graduate from high school


Information you need


We are so thrilled to have so many alumni playing this spring. Today in Phoenix we had three alumni playing on three different teams competing against one another. Congratulations to Luke Hansen, Tanner Maxwell and Max Osmundson.




Please find attached the USAV member numbers for all our travel athletes from the fall/winter. Non-travel athletes interested in USAV HP tryouts should contact Coach Rios. 

2014/15 Boys’ Rosters w/ USAV Numbers

Weekend Sites

Please find the pool information for the teams below. Remember there is only pool play this weekend. All teams at playing at MMTSC. The address information was posted on Sunday

Black, Red & White Pool Information

Royal Pool Information

Friday Schedule

Black, Red & Royal teams are departing Friday, January 16 at 2 PM from Avis. White is departing at 1:30 PM from Avis. All teams will attend Cal Baptist vs. Stanford match on Friday evening at 7 PM. All athletes will be admitted free with their ID. 

Saturday Schedule

Following pool play, all TEAMS will enjoy a club lunch in Huntington Beach prior to watching the LBSU vs UCI match. The cost to attend the match in The Pyramid is $8 per person. Please plan for lunch and for the cost of attending the match. We will arrive in Las Vegas late Saturday night. 

*We are still looking for one driver to drive team home only late Saturday night. Please contact Coach Rios if you are able to help. And thank you to Mr. Simister for driving to/from the tournament this weekend.


Saturday Schedule

Thank you to Mr. Jim Fuhrman for agreeing to drive the team to/from the tournament this weekend.

The team will meet and depart from Avis at 12:30 PM on Saturday.  You can find the address to Avis on our Travel page. Please plan for lunch and to attend the LBSU vs UCI men’s volleyball match at The Pyramid on Saturday evening. The cost to attend the match is $8 per person. 

Sunday Schedule

Please find the pool information for our team HERE. Scroll to the second page and see pool GA1. The team will be at ASC on court C1.  


We expect to distribute uniforms tonight. Backpacks have been ordered and should arrive soon. We hope to have them next week.


**Planning note: We will NOT have practice on Tuesday, January 20 as previously scheduled. We will have a team meeting in lieu. More information to follow.



Tonight we are missing Coach CJ. Coach Varela will be working with all the groups.

We have had quite a bit of illness valley wide. If your child is sick, please keep him/her home.

**Planning note: We will NOT have practice on Tuesday, January 20 as previously scheduled. 


Please continue to attend. All Developmental, Girls & Boys are encouraged to attend.

The work is vital to our success indoor and a great opportunity to grow outdoor. The NCAA just announced that it will add a sanctioned national tournament for women’s beach volleyball.


USA HP Tryouts


USA Volleyball High Performance

Have you registered already?

Register for Feb. 8 USA Volleyball High Performance Tryout HERE

2015 Boys Tryout Marketing copy

Lots to Share & Read

Happy 2015 and thank you for your continued support! We are committed to the expansion of our programming in a manner that upholds the quality of coaching and experience for our athletes and families. Please reach out to Coach Rios with any questions or comments. Go VEGAS!

We have lots to share so please read the whole post. We are attempting to group information regarding each program under its own section within each post yet it probably makes the most sense to read as much of the post as time allows.


Social Media

Please find and follow or add Vegas Volleyball on any of the following Social Media platforms you currently use. Social Media used responsibly allows us to expand the reach of our community and share more efficiently. We love posts about our athletes and pictures of our athletes. Further, it is often easier to make daily updates via social media platforms. 

Facebook ~ Vegas Volleyball Club

Twitter ~ @VegasVball

Instagram ~ Vegas_Volleyball



High Performance

We encourage all of our athletes to participate in the USA Volleyball High Performance tryouts and programs. The opportunity to earn a place in our national team pipeline and/or attend a camp coached by college coaches is a tremendous experience that creates new friendships, increased training opportunities and exposure to new coaches. We are fortunate to have had many, many athletes participate in the program.

Please review the HP Tryout Schedule. We will coordinate transportation to/from the February 8, tryout held in Anaheim, CA.  Upon successful registration, please communicate with Coach Rios so we may plan logistics. Again, we encourage everyone to sign up and participate!


We are proud of our alumni and privileged to have so many currently playing across the country at various schools at all levels of men’s volleyball. We have several athletes currently on the men’s club team at UNLV, athletes at 2-year community colleges, an athlete on an NAIA team, several athletes at NCAA D3 programs, athletes at NCAA D2 programs and athletes playing NCAA D1 men’s volleyball. We encourage everyone to become fans of men’s college volleyball and support our the growth of our sport. You will find blurbs and links via our social media platforms about our alumni playing this season. We and they appreciate all of your support.


We are thrilled to share and announce that Tyler Cucullu (MSV) has been selected to participate on an NCAA D3 All Star team and participate in a volleyball tour of Brazil during the summer of 2015. We as a program have elected to participate in supporting Tyler financially. We have committed to contribute $900.00 towards the cost of the tour. Anyone wanting to participate in our financial support of Tyler please contact Coach Rios directly. We are extraordinarily proud of our young men and their continued successes. Go Tyler!

SCVA Tournament 1/17


All teams will participate in AM pool play only. We believe all teams will be playing at the MMTSC. There will be a $5 fee for spectators and a $10 fee to park. 

College Matches

We would like all of our teams to depart early enough on Friday to watch Cal Baptist men’s volleyball host Stanford University at 7 PM in Riverside. We are attempting to determine if there are any costs for admission. Additionally, after pool play is complete on Saturday we would like to have a program late lunch then attend the Long Beach State versus UCI match at 7 Pm in Long Beach. The cost is approximately $8. We think getting to see high level men’s volleyball is important for our athletes. This means a slightly different travel schedule this weekend. We hope everyone can participate. 


Thank you to Mr. Gerrard, Mrs. Lovett and Mrs. Peterson for helping us solve a logistics challenge during the Junior Boys Invitational. 

We will need 2 drivers for this weekend as Coach Rios and Shea must drive separately as they are to remain in Anaheim to coach our girls team on Sunday in Anaheim. Please consider your schedule and contact Coach Rios if you are available to help drive a van to/from southern California. We anticipate an early afternoon departure on Friday and a late night return on Saturday. We will be driving the large 12-passenger vans. 

Parents Meeting

We will have a Parent Meeting for parents of RED, WHITE and ROYAL on Thursday, January 15, at Henderson International beginning at 7 PM. We will discuss some NCAA rule changes that impact your sons and the upcoming summer schedule. 

2015 Boys Junior National Championships

The Playing Schedule for the 2015 BJNC has been released. The tournament this summer will be held in Columbus, Ohio. 



Please begin purchasing travel for your sons. Use the following guidelines when purchasing travel please. Arrive no later than 2 pm the day prior to your age group’s first day of competition. Depart no sooner than 6 PM the last day of competition for your age group.

  • 16’s would arrive on Saturday, June 27, no later than 2 PM and depart on Wednesday, July 1, no earlier than 6 PM.
  • 17’s would arrive on Wednesday, July 1, no later than 2 PM and depart on Sunday, July 5, no earlier than 6 PM.
  • 18’s would arrive on Tuesday, June 30, no later than 2 PM and depart on Saturday, July 4, no earlier than 6 PM.

We schedule our coaches to arrive one day prior to the first group traveling and to depart to one after the final group is scheduled to depart. We do this to make sure we are in place to handle any traveling miscues or delays. 

Our Program

For the second consecutive year, our athletes have had parts of their uniforms stolen during a tournament from their backpacks. We believe we know the parties responsible for the thefts. We are attempting to utilize the channels available to us to seek justice for our athletes. Please know we do not condone this type of behavior and we would thoroughly and thoughtfully examine our relationship with any athlete that engaged in this type of behavior. We firmly believe that we have great volleyball players that are even better peoplethank you for choosing Vegas Volleyball!

Summer Tuition

We would like for all of our athletes to experience BJNC as early in their playing careers as possible. We would very much like our Royal and White teams to choose to participate in the full summer season, including BJNC. In the coming days, you will see on our Registration page the option to sign up for begin a payment plan for the summer tuition. We reserve the right to alter rosters in the event we have athletes that wish to participate in the BJNC who are currently on teams where the majority of the team elects to not participate in BJNC. 

Summer Tuition Regional (no BJNC) $900.00ª 

Summer Tuition National (w/ BJNC) $1,500.00ª* 

ªAny brand new athlete to VVC would also have an additional $250 fee for administrative costs and uniforms.

*This amount does not include the cost for athlete’s airfare to/from Columbus, OH. Athletes are responsible for their airfare to BJNC. Reference schedule above when purchasing airfare.




We have received all the uniforms which are currently being printed and numbered. We expect to delivery uniforms at practice Thursday evening.

SCVA Tournament

Our first event is Sunday, January 18. We will depart on Saturday, January 17. The time is to be determined. We will need a parent to volunteer to drive the team from our meeting point at Avis to southern California and back upon completion of play on Sunday. Coach Rios will already be in southern California with the boys’ teams. We would like our teams to attend the Long Beach St vs. UCI men’s volleyball match on Saturday evening with our boys’ teams. The cost to attend is approximately $8 per person. Please plan accordingly. 


Our teams will typically stay at Fairfield Inn-Anaheim Hills and depart/return to Avis on St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Ave. One may find addresses and contact information for each on our Travel page. 




We are very close to ordering all our uniforms. Please make sure we have sizes for your athletes. We can order in both Adult and Youth sizes. Thank you for your assistance.


We will begin uploading all the relevant medical release and registration forms this week. Please make sure we have all applicable documents for your athlete. 


All Developmental athletes are encouraged strongly to attend our Beach workouts. The training is included in the tuition. 



We are so excited for this new program within our club. Please continue to participate in our Beach programming throughout the spring months. The Beach programming will be available to all of our athletes through March 2015. We may adjust the times as the warmer weather begins and as the boys high school season begins.

In April 2015, we will introduce our Team Training preseason and in June our Team season training will begin. Look for more information regarding structure, tuition and schedule soon. 


Weekly Schedule

*Please note there are subtle changes to the schedule for the week.

Monday, January 12

3:30 – 4:30 PM ~ Beach training @ Sunset Park ~ open to all VVC 

Tuesday, January 13

5 – 7 PM ~ Black, Red, White @ H.I.

6:30 – 8:30 PM ~ Developmental teams

7 – 9 PM ~ Royal, Girls @ H. I. 

Wednesday, January 14

3:30 – 4:30 PM ~ Beach training @ Centennial Hills Park  ~ open to all VVC 

Thursday, January 15

January Tuition payments due

5:30 – 7:30 PM ~ Black, Red, White @ H.I.

6:30 – 8:30 PM ~ Developmental teams

7 PM ~ Red, White, Royal Parent Meeting @ H. I. 

7:30  – 9:30 PM ~ Royal, Girls @ H. I. 

Friday, January 16

2:00 PM ~ All Boys Teams Depart from Avis (this may not be possible for all teams)

7 PM ~ Cal Baptist vs Stanford (Riverside, CA) – *there may be admission cost

Saturday, January 17

8 AM ~ SCVA Boys Tournament

12 Noon ~ Girls Teams departs from Avis

7 PM  ~ Long Beach St vs UCI (Long Beach, CA) – *approx. $8 admission cost

Boys teams return to Las Vegas following match

Sunday, January 18

8 AM ~ SCVA Girls Tournament

Girls team returns to Las Vegas following tournament


It is great getting busy getting better!