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ARETE VOLLEYBALL CLUB

(air-uh-tay) Volleyball Club

Pursuing Excellence through

Virtue and Knowledge

 

Inspired Training

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OUR STORY

THE ARETE STORY

Since 2010, the Diff became a very well known club in the Colorado area and nationally because of their success and character on and off the court. The positive impact the club had on each player and their families was very apparent and something that meant a lot to the then coach, Josh Kreunen. In the new role of club director, Josh aspires to continue the vision of the Diff club director, Trisha Kroll. Arete Volleyball Club will continue a strong track record of preparing athletes for the next level and placing them into various levels of post-high school volleyball that fit each individual by developing the mental and physical aspects of being a complete athlete.

THE DIFF STORY

Alan and Trisha Kroll built The Diff in the Fall of 2010. They established this non-profit organization with the sole purpose of trying to make a difference in the lives of young athletes. Alan and Trisha have had a heart for young people and sports for as long as they can remember.


In 2012, Trisha started The Diff VBC. In the club’s first year the 14 Black team finished 3rd in the region and qualified for Junior Nationals in the USA Division. In 2013-2014 (The Club’s second year of existence), the 15 Black team finished 4th in the Region and qualified for Junior Nationals in the National Division. In 2014-2015 The Diff 16 Black got 5th at Nationals in the Patriot division. In 2015-2016 The Diff 17 Black team won JNQs and clinched the National bid for the RMR region and The Diff 16 Black team  earned a Bronze Medal at Girls Junior Nationals in Indianapolis being one of the only teams from Colorado to Medal at Nationals that year. In 2016-2017 The Diff 17s team placed 2nd in Open in Las Vegas and Qualified at the Big South Qualifier in the USA Division. In 2017-2018 The Diff 17s team won the Windy City Qualifier and qualified for Nationals and the Diff 18s team got 2nd at Crossroads and qualified for nationals and The Diff 16s won the Junior National Qualifier for the Rocky Mountain Region and qualified for nationals.  In 2018-2019 The Diff 18s won Crossroads and placed 5th at Nationals, The Diff 17s won JNQs and qualified for Nationals and The Diff 16s got second at Far West Qualifier and qualified for Nationals. Trisha has loved seeing the positive impact The Diff VBC has made in the lives of so many athletes over the years and is excited for The Arete Volleyball Club to continue to make a difference in years to come!

Spring/Summer Open Gyms

Arete Open Gyms

Arete 15s

May 20: 12:00-2:00pm

May 27: 9:30-11:30am

June 23: 5:00-7:00pm

June 24: 9:00-11:00am

At each Open Gym, players will receive 1 hour of coaching specific skills in various drills and 1 hour of playing/scrimmaging. This is also a great opportunity to meet the 15s coaches!

Arete 16s

May 18: 6:45-8:45pm

June 6: 5:00-7:00pm

June 13: 5:00-7:00pm

At each Open Gym, players will receive 1 hour of coaching specific skills in various drills and 1 hour of playing/scrimmaging. This is also a great opportunity to meet the 16s coaches!

Arete 17s

May 19: 6:30-8:30pm

June 9: 5:00-7:00pm

June 10: 8:00-10:00am

At each Open Gym, players will receive 1 hour of coaching specific skills in various drills and 1 hour of playing/scrimmaging. This is also a great opportunity to meet the 17s coaches!

Arete 18s

May 19: 6:30-8:30pm

June 9: 5:00-7:00pm

June 10: 8:00-10:00am

At each Open Gym, players will receive 1 hour of coaching specific skills in various drills and 1 hour of playing/scrimmaging. This is also a great opportunity to meet the 18s coaches!

2023-2024 Season
Arete Tryouts

Monday, July 10, 2023

Arete 15s        12:15 - 2:15pm    

Arete 16s        2:30 - 4:30pm    

Arete 17s        10:00-12:00pm   
 
Arete 18s       10:00-12:00pm    

Tryouts will be held @ The Courts in Northglenn
11295 Washington St, Northglenn, CO 80233


 

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ARETE TEAMS

Pursuing Excellence 

The greatest things we will do in life are the things we do with and for each other.

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KRISTA SOLOMON

Arete 18s Head Coach

JOSH KREUNEN

Arete 17s Head Coach

CARRIE GLENN

Arete 16s Head Coach

KYLEE WURSTER

Arete 15s Head Coach

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THE COACHES

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HANNAH WILLIAMS

Arete 18s

Assistant Coach

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LEX CASTENADA

Arete 17s

Assistant Coach

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ALYSSA QUIMBY

Arete 16s

Assistant Coach

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NICK ARROYO

Arete 15s

Assistant Coach

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ARETE COACHING STAFF

Available For

Private Lessons - One on One Coaching - Small Group Lessons

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CHRISTINA HUDSON

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KYLEE WURSTER

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TRACY INSALACO (FORMERLY TRACY STALLS)

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KRISTA SOLOMON

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SAANA KOLJONEN

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AMANDA SNYDER

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Coaching Opportunities
with Arete VBC

Do you want to join or be a part of our Arete Coaching Staff?

If you are, please email us with your interest and background in coaching and volleyball.  We look forward to meeting you! 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

The people behind the scenes that make Arete Volleyball great!

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Josh Kreunen

Club Director

In 2022, the Diff Volleyball Club transitioned into Arete Volleyball. With the new name came a new director, Josh Kreunen. Prior to the change, Josh coached the 16s, 17s, and 18s at the Diff finishing in the top 5 of the RMR and qualifying for Nationals in 2022. As Arete's Club Director (and coach), he aspires to continue the vision of the Diff club director, Trisha Kroll. Arete Volleyball will continue a strong track record of preparing athletes for the next level and placing them into various levels of post-high school volleyball that fit each individual by developing the mental and physical aspects of being a complete athlete.

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Kynna Gentry

Director of Operations

Kynna has been apart of our club now for a total of 6 years! Before taking on our new name, Arete, Kynna played for the Diff during her 15s, 16s, 17s, & 18s seasons. After foregoing a D1 volleyball scholarship, Kynna decided to stay closer to home. In turn, Kynna was asked to come back for another year as an assistant coach. Once our name changed, and we transitioned to Arete, so did Kynna's role. For the 2022-2023 season, she became our Assistant Director of Operations. Kynna is looking forward to year #7 as she takes on her newest title, Director of Operations, and gets to continue being apart of making a difference in the lives of our athletes! With any questions, please feel free to reach out to her via the email below!

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COMMITS AND ALUMNI

CONTACT US

10485 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601

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