RAMPAGE JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL CLUB: Club History

Rampage Juniors – A Volleyball History 

Rampage Juniors played its first club season in 2009 with one very simple pledge – Provide the BEST volleyball experience for its players.  The inaugural season saw the birth and success of one 16u team.  Under the tutelage of former Division 1 player and John Carroll alum, Dawn Jones, the 16u drew players from Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and Vero Beach.  The Rampage philosophy was an instant success with tournament championships, a Top 50 finish at the Big South, and runners-up Championships at the AAU Regionals and the USAV Regionals. 

The success of 2009, allowed the club to grow to 4 teams in 2010 as players were drawn from as far away as Okeechobee.  Every team won at least 1 tournament championship.  Once again there were multiple Championships at the Regional level with the Rampage 16u team, with Coach Nancy Hopper, finishing with a 49-9 record, 2 Regional runners-up, at Top 19th finish at the Big South, and 3 other tournament championships. 

The 2011 season brought more tournament championships and a foray into the Open Division.  The Rampage 17u team visited the Colorado Crossroads finishing tied for 9th while playing in the American Gold Division. The 17u team won additional Championships at the MLK and made it two years in a row at Tampa United.  All 4 Rampage teams found themselves as winners of tournament championships. 

The 2012 year brought in even more great players from as far North as Sebastian and as far South as Stuart, expanding to 6 teams.  More championship success culminated with an AAU Nationals Championship for the Rampage Rams 17u team in the 17u Classic Premier Division.   

In 2013, the Club expanded to 7 teams -- 13s to 17s -- with players from throughout the Treasure Coast and coaches from St. Lucie and Indian River counties. The Club sent 4 teams to the Big South Tournament in Atlanta and 2 teams made the AAU Nationals Championship in Orlando.

2014 brought big changes to Rampage, with emphasis on the word "big." The Club expanded to 12 teams as parents and players throughout the Treasure Coast continue to look for a stable, well-run Club that is also reasonably priced. The Club offered 11-18U teams, as well as a regional classification for those who were new to Club and not quite ready for a full tournament season. Rampage sent two teams to the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifer in Denver, where both performed exceptionally well, and two teams as well to the Big South National Qualifier in Atlanta. As if that wasn't challenging enough, Rampage fielded 7 teams in the Disney Showcase National Qualifier back here in Orlando. To finish the season, Rampage sent two teams to the AAU Nationals Championship.   

 

The Rampage Juniors Philosophy 

1.     The BEST coaching –  Provide coaches with college and State high school championship experience.

2.    The BEST tournaments – Provide the best competition in Florida and at the National qualifiers.

3.    The BEST value – Providing the best value for your money.