The Men’s Volleyball Club is Officially a Sport

As of April 24, 2019, the Colorado Boys High School Volleyball Association became an official sport.


photo by Lily Hansen

Francesco Reiff ’19 jumps over teammates to set the ball. Reiff used to live in a town that could barely make a volleyball team from how little people were interested. “Now I can play with people my level, so I can play good matches and maybe win,” Reiff said.

by Lily Hansen, Contributing Reporter

The Colorado Boys High School Volleyball Association petitioned for CHASA to credit Boys Volleyball as a sanctioned sport.

The petition has been running for 26 years and this was the first year they said yes. There are 79 teams in the association and 16 new and welcomed schools in the association.

“From all the coaches and all the representatives, it’s a big relief-it’s a weight off our shoulders from trying to run the entire program by ourselves. All the volunteers don’t get paid,” Barker, head coach of Men’s Volleyball said.

Improvements from being a club sport:

  • Priority for gym use
  • Priority for home games
  • Follow CHASA rules vs club where you can do whatever you want
  • Coaches get paid
  • Better breakouts of games-CHASA decides who gets to play in 5A and 3A
  • Only high schoolers, no eighth graders allowed