The depth and competitive drive that flows through dozens of club volleyball programs in Colorado will get another avenue to explore thanks to the new Colorado Tournament Series, powered by Triple Crown Sports.
This four-tournament slate begins with the Dec. 18-19, 2021 Avalanche Havoc event, with the series closing April 9-10, 2022, at the Bighorn Bash. Teams can also secure their registration for the Rumble in The Rockies, a seven-match guarantee located at the Gaylord Hotel in Aurora, Co., which teams can use to heighten their readiness for the summer championship journey.
The CTS welcomes teams playing 14u through 17u and will be limited to 80 teams. Discounts are available (through October 1) for teams playing in three or four of the tournaments, or for clubs putting in five teams into four events. All matches in the series will be held at the NORCO training facility located in northeast Loveland near the I-25/Exit 259 interchange.
“We are excited to provide this unique and competitive tournament series for volleyball clubs across Colorado,” said TCS event director Sarah Dannettell. “Our goal is to create fun and competitive tournaments for all caliber of teams. We encourage teams from every skill level to come experience the elite reputation of Triple Crown volleyball in your own backyard.”
There will be particular attention on how teams are scheduled within CTS tournaments – on Day 1 of an event, teams from the same club will be scheduled away from each other. Also, CTS officials will track recent matchups to try and ensure teams don’t have excessive repeat matches, and when appropriate, teams may play in a different age group, all designed to maximize the best fits in terms of competition.
Here’s the CTS slate of events:
Avalanche Havoc: Dec. 18-19, 2021, five-match guarantee
Mile High Madness, Jan. 15-16, 2022, five-match guarantee
President’s Day Summit, Feb. 19-21, 2022, seven-match guarantee
Bighorn Bash, April 9-10, 2022, five-match guarantee
Rumble in the Rockies, May 6-8, 2022, seven-match guarantee
More information at: www.covolleyballseries.com