Website last Updated September 9, 2023!
You have reached the official home of the Spartans! The Spartans are the premier youth organization serving Aurora, East Centennial and Unincorporated Arapahoe County. The Spartans are one of the largest youth organizations in the state of Colorado. The Spartans compete against other youth organizations in the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL). The Spartans offer coed volleyball for kids ages 6 (1st grade) through age 13/14 (8th grade). Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of volleyball and promote sportsmanship. If you are looking to have your child learn the fundamentals of volleyball and have fun, you are in the right place! Come join us and become a Spartan!
Formed and operating since 1988, Spartan Youth Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who utilizes community volunteers and youth sports to foster a positive learning environment in which children can develop mental, physical, and emotional growth. By promoting commitment, teamwork and sportsmanship, children of all ages and ability gain confidence and learn life-long lessons.
Spartan Youth Club - Youth Come First!
1st - 8th Grade Coed Volleyball:
Our Coed Volleyball developmental division is open to any youth player grades 1st to 8th. We have multiple teams within each grade. We offer teams to fit your players experience and skill level. Our developmental division is focused on teaching the fundamentals of volleyball, while having fun. Our volleyball teams will compete in the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL), against other developmental teams. We guarantee each player minimum plays per game. Most children will play more than this, this is just the minimum plays required.
Practices for the 2023 season will begin in mid-February, depending on gym availability and end early May. Teams are generally able to practice one to two times per week. The exact time and location of these practices are dependent on gym availability per approved permits by the CCSD and will be scheduled with the coaches as quickly as possible. However, practice days and times are typically Monday-Thursday between 6:30-8:30.
Regular season games are typically played on Saturday, with a possibility of Sunday or a double header, depending on the total number of teams throughout the league. Playoff games will be played on Saturday over the course of one or two weekends. The CHAMPIONSHIP weekend will be a full day of games played on Saturday. All games will be scheduled at the new South Suburban Sports Complex: 4810 E County Line Road, Highlands Ranch CO 80126 (NOTE: ALL game and times are subject to gym availability and could be played at alternate locations and/or dates and times, including Sundays).
Our volleyball teams wear our game jersey ($40.00 included in the registration fee for the 2023 season), along with black shorts and black knee pads. All teams/players must have our official game jersey, there will be no custom jerseys. Equipment needed, black game shorts, black knee pads, sneakers, and volleyball(optional) all equipment can be purchased at any sporting goods store. Additional uniform attire and equipment will be at the discretion of each coach. We recommend you not purchase any gear, until your child has been placed on a team and you have been contacted by your coach. The Spartans will not be responsible for the reimbursement of any costs associated with the purchase of any equipment in the event your child cannot be placed on a team.
The Spartan Coaches:
Here at Spartan Youth Club, the safety of your child is our number one priority. As such, we conduct background checks on all coaches and team managers every year. Our coaches are all dedicated volunteers. They strive to make your child’s experience with Spartans as fun and educational as possible. Most of our coaches have coached, with us for many years. We have many experienced coaches that want to help your child, grow as a player and team. Spartans is always looking for volunteer coaches, if you are interested, CLICK HERE.
Nikolas Warejcka - Director of Volleyball
Questions will be answered via email only however, our website is mostly conclusive and most of your questions can be answered RIGHT HERE...!
Spartan Youth Club is committed to player safety. Our coaches have been trained in concussions and concussion awareness. Here at Spartans, your child’s safety is our number one priority. As with any sport, we encourage your child to have a physical exam, with your physician. Please make sure you complete this, before signing up/participating in any physical activities.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, you may need to request a refund. Refunds must be made in writing and submitted to April at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can review refund requests prior to the start of the season. Your request must be received before the Monday of regular season practice. A $25.00 administrative fee with be applied. After the season starts, we have a no-refund policy. NO refund will be issued after the start of a season. No exceptions!
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