We are entering our 29th season at River City Juniors. Our goal 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 35 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.
Why does River City choose to have only two or three teams per age group?
As River City enters their 29th 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 we have quality teaching and training for high level coaching.