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River City Juniors Volleyball

We are entering our 27th 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.

2nd Year of JVA and can't wait!
After the first year with JVA we know this is the best volleyball across the country. This is a higher level of competition, there are lower travel costs due to reduced time away from school and work (more 2 day tournaments vs 3 day).

Other great opportunites will include:
      * Attending the JVA World Challenge in Houston (recommended for 12-18s, optional)
      * 2nd 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.

Here is a great clip about a coach I (Deb Grafentin) had in college.  Lin Dunn has been coaching for 44 years and I was fortunate to have her coach me my senior year at the University of Miami.  She talks about how Becky Hammond (basketball star) now is coaching with the San Antonia Spurs. Parents, young girls, or anyone in sports that want to get others involved in sports, coaching, leadership roles or more.....take 5 min to watch this clip.





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Our Location

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

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

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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
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