River City Juniors Volleyball
River City Juniors Volleyball

River City Juniors Volleyball

Congratulations River City HS Senior Aces & All-Americans

2015 prepvolleyball.com Top 100 SENIOR ACES in the US 

181-Jess Schaben (MB, Harlan Comm HS, Harlan, IA) #27

181-Megan Wickey (OH, Concordia HS, Omaha, NE) #41


Under Armour 2015 High School All-Americans

181-Megan Wickey (OH, Concordia HS, Omaha, NE) 2nd Team

181-Jess Schaben (MB, Harlan Comm HS, Harlan, IA) 3rd Team

We are entering our 28th season at River City Juniors. Our mission is to TEACH all phases of the game of volleyball, starting with sound fundamentals and building to team aspects. We will utilize practice and competition opportunities which will enhance and develop each player's skills. Considered by many coaches in college and HS, River City Jrs is one of the top teaching clubs in the midwest.


As in all club programs we feel it will take a strong commitment and networking of coaches, players, and family members to reach our goals. Together we can accomplish many of the tasks involved in running a successful volleyball club. 

Deb Grafentin, the Director of River City Juniors, started the club in 1987. With 34  years of volleyball coaching experience in college, high school, and club, her list of accomplishments are well noted, from State Championships to National Championships. Deb has trained numerous All American athletes (HS, college & club), All Conference (HS and college), All Metro (HS) in all positions.


Her staff again this year is loaded with experience and enthusiasm. Coaches in the RC program believe in the philosophy of teaching and train highly competitive players with sound fundamentals.

3rd year in the JVA and growing
In 2014 RC and three other clubs started the Northern Plains Power League (NPPL).  In 2015 we will grow from three competitive weekends to four, finishing the league at the high powered JVA Midwest Challenge.  The winner of the Power League will receive paid entry into the AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL in mid June.
River City Juniors fared the best of all clubs last year with FOUR teams finishing in the top 13 in the country. 
Our 171 team finished the highest by placing 3rd.
Our 121 team finished 5th.  The highest a 12s team from RC has ever placed.
Our 181 team finished 12th.  This is the 3rd year in a row this group has been in the top in the nation.
Our 161 team finished 13th and were the winners of the NPPL, having their entry fee paid.

Other great opportunites will include:
      * Attending the JVA World Challenge in Louisville (recommended for 12-18s, optional)
      * 3rd year of the Midwest Challenge in Des Moines in mid May
      * JVA tournaments accept all affiliations (a JVA event can include JVA, USAV or AAU  
        teams in their event....USAV can only except USAV teams)
      *More college coaches attend JVA events (because the competition is higher in the JVA,
        that's where the highest level of college coaches go)
The move to the toughest level of volleyball in the country has been excellent for raising our level of play.This year we will be entering the Northern Plains Power League. Read more about the league on our Power League page.

Why does River City choose to have only two or three teams per age group? 
      As River City enters their 28th season as a club, more than any club in the Great Plains Region, we believe in quality over quantity.  Club is a different level of volleyball and deserves coaches on all teams, regardless if it is a 1s team or a 3s team, to be good at skill development, game aspects, and training the team.  We only wish to hire coaches who meet our standards of coaching. With parents investing in their child's volleyball development we believe the investment should be well spent.  We will only field the number of teams we believe have quality coaching.

Our Location

River City Juniors Volleyball
8930 S 137th Cir
Omaha, NE 68138

Phone: +1 402 213-4644
Email: dgraf@cox.net

River City Juniors

JVA Club

of the Month

JVA 2013 February Club of the Month
River City Juniors recieved the award for Feb. For more.....here is the article.
JVA February 2013 Club of the Month.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [540.5 KB]

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