Motherlode Volleyball

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2023 aspen motherlode


Get ready for Labor Day Weekend in Aspen!
2023 will be the ASPEN Motherlode’s 50th Anniversary.

LetsGO Volleyball took over the Motherlode with an eye towards the future.  We’ve upgraded equipment, added new divisions, equalized payout and introduced lots of new amenities.  

Good news spread quickly.  Nearly 100 OPEN teams registered to compete.  There’s strong growth in Masters and Grass divisions.  Friday triples grew as well.

This year, we keep the mojo going with even more updates to Aspen’s long running Pro-Am volleyball tournament.  

It started as a barbecue in 1972.  Now in its 50th year, The Motherlode is one of the oldest outdoor pro/am volleyball tournaments in the United States.   Celebrate with us at the 50th Anniversary  BBQ at Wagner Park on Sunday.

Aspen’s parks are filled with volleyball nets as players compete for cash, prizes and a chance to get their name on the courts at Koch Lumber park.  Friendships are renewed as players explore Aspen’s restaurants, retail and nightlife.


                     Aspen Lodging is in high demand.
                             BOOK LODGING EARLY!!!

EVENT UPDATE


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Motherlode is a GO for 2023 with a fresh, new “Surf’s Up!” look & vibe.  Choose from 23 sand and grass divisions spread over six days of volleyball.   Join us Sunday to celebrate Motherlode’s 50th Anniversary with a BBQ at Wagner Park.

The grass schedule includes Triples and CoED-A on Friday, Grass Doubles on Saturday and Sunday.  Pro-OPEN Sand on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  LetsGO provides Team Tents and beach umbrellas for registered teams to use, so leave the heavy lifting to us.   

All Masters divisions return with $7000 in total prize money!  Men’s 37+ Masters division will chase prize money provided by NEIMAN FUNDS.  This year JonesTrading has added their generous support!   Our friends in Utah bring prize money for Women’s 35 and 45 Masters.  Thanks Lambert Family & Sand. and G2G Protein Bars!  All non-cash division receive prizes!  Winning teams receive one of a kind, hand made 50th Anniversary Motherlode Tiki’s!

Our OPEN payout formula provides EQUAL payout for Men’s, Women’s and CoED Pro-OPEN divisions.  80% of entry fees are paid out using a combined pool.  Strong OPEN fields last year paid out over $9000 including $2250 per winning team – both genders!

This year we’re excited to welcome Adaptive Athletes competing in Aspen!  These athletes will compete in several divisions and feature an exhibition match on Sunday.

Mikasa Sports will provide Olympic beach volleyballs for sand divisions.  Mikasa “King of the Beach” volleyballs are provided for every grass court!   

Foo Fighters are playing at JAS-Aspen on Sunday evening.  Please book lodging early.

Quick, easy and contactless registration and check-in provided by Volleyballlife.com.  Registration opens March 15, 2023.

Tournament Upgrades



  • All new updated Center Court Villages! 
  • New Professional Grass nets with huge ball stops.
  • Team Tents & Umbrellas provided for teams.

  • Grass Triples on Friday
  • Same Day cash payout for OPEN divisions.
  • Mikasa Olympic and KOB Volleyballs
  • NY Varsity Sports Jason Debelius MC’ing!
  • Prizes for all grass divisions.

       See you in ASPEN!

Please register & book lodging early!

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Motherlode Volleyball

Aspen Colorado

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Labor Day Weekend

August 30th thru September 4th, 2023

SAND Divisions


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DIVISIONS (Sand)      
  • Men’s PRO OPEN
  • Women’s PRO OPEN
  • CoED PRO OPEN
  • Masters 37+ (men)
  • Masters 45+ (men)
  • Masters 50+ (men)
  • Masters 55+ (men)
  • Masters 60+ (men)
  • Masters 35+ (women)
  • Masters 45+ (women)
ENTRY FEE:       $165/ PRO OPEN team
ENTRY FEE:       $135/ Master’s team
LOCATION:      Koch Lumber Park, Aspen
CHECK-IN:         8:00AM

START TIME:       8:30AM

FORMAT
  • Double Elimination
  • Match Plan
PRIZES     
  • $12,672 Total Purse*
  • $4224 Purse for each PRO OPEN Division
  • 1st Place $2112 (50%)
  • 2nd Place $1056 (25%)
  • 3rd Place $528/ea. (12.5%)

    *OPEN divisions prize money payout is based on
    full 32-team field for each of Men’s OPEN, Women’s OPEN and CoED OPEN.  Percentages (50%, 25%, 12.5%, 12.5%) apply if fewer teams are registered.   New for 2022 Men & Women OPEN will be paid from a combined pool. 20% of OPEN fees help support event operations.

Men’s 37+  MASTERS – Neiman Funds 
  • $TBD Purse
  • 1st Place $TBD (50%)
  • 2nd Place $TBD (25%)
  • 3rd Place $TBD/ea. (12.5%)
Women’s 35+  MASTERS – Lambert / Sand.
  • $1000 Purse
  • 1st Place $500 (50%)
  • 2nd Place $250 (25%)
  • 3rd Place $125/ea. (12.5%)
Women’s 45+  MASTERS – G2G Protein Bar
  • $500 Purse
  • 1st Place $500 (50%)
  • 2nd Place $125 (25%)
  • 3rd Place $62.50/ea. (12.5%)

KAMENA OUTDOOR ALLpacka volleyball backpacks for all non-cash-sponsored 1st place Master’s divisions.    LetsGO Clothing for 2nd Place non-cash winners.  Dinners, local swag for 3rd place.

See OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE for details.

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GRASS DIVISIONS


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DIVISIONS (triples)      
  • Men’s BB
  • Men’s B
  • Women’s BB
  • Women’s B
ENTRY FEE:       $145/ triples team
LOCATION:      Wagner Park, Aspen
CHECK-IN:         8:00AM

START TIME:       8:30AM

FORMAT
  • Pool Play plus Single Elimination
  • BB Triples Finals at Wagner Park Grass Court
PRIZES
  • Hand made 50th Anniversary Tiki’s for winning teams.  KAMENA OUTDOOR long sleeve shirts for 2nd place finishers. Dinners, local swag for 3rd place.

See OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE for details.

 
DIVISIONS (doubles)      
  • Men’s A
  • Men’s BB
  • Men’s B
  • Women’s A
  • Women’s BB
  • Women’s B
  • CoED A
  • CoED BB
  • CoED B
ENTRY FEE:       $105 / doubles team
LOCATION:      Wagner Park, Aspen
CHECK-IN:         8:00AM

START TIME:       8:30AM

FORMAT
  • Pool Play plus Single Elimination.
  • A/BB Finals at Wagner Park Center Court
  • CoED and B finals same day
PRIZES
  • Hand made 50th Anniversary Tiki’s for winning teams.  KAMENA OUTDOOR long sleeve shirts for 2nd place finishers. Dinners, local swag for 3rd place.

Grass Players – example schedules by ability level.


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Motherlode Volleyball

Aspen Colorado

Labor Day Weekend

August 30th thru September 4th, 2023

Official event schedule

Choose From 23 Divisions

New for 2022WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayMonday
Men’s OPEN DoublesKoch LumberKoch LumberKoch Lumber
Women’s OPEN DoublesKoch LumberKoch LumberKoch Lumber
CoED OPEN DoublesKoch Lumber
Men’s A DoublesWagner Park
Women’s A DoublesWagner Park
CoED A DoublesWagner Park
Men’s BB DoublesWagner Park
Women’s BB DoublesWagner Park
CoED BB DoublesWagner Park
Men’s B DoublesWagner Park
Women’s B DoublesWagner Park
CoED B DoublesWagner Park
Men’s BB Triples Wagner Park
Women’s BB Triples Wagner Park
Men’s B Triples Wagner Park
Women’s B Triples Wagner Park
Men’s Masters 37+Koch Lumber
Men’s Seniors 45+Koch Lumber
Men’s Seniors 50+Koch Lumber
Men’s Seniors 55+Koch Lumber
Men’s Seniors 60+Koch Lumber
Women’s Masters 35+Koch Lumber
Women’s Seniors 45+Koch Lumber

Check in by 8:00am. 8:30am start.


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Aspen Lodging Deals

Labor Day Weekend

August 30th thru September 4th, 2023

Please support Motherlode lodging partners


Please book early with Motherlode Lodging partners. These lodging properties support the Motherlode.
Due to COVID subsiding people are traveling again and it’s more important than ever to book lodging in Aspen early! 

Frias Properties


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Snowmass Mountain Hospitality


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Aspen Meadows Resort


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www.wyndhamhotels.com
(888) 791-3986

The Inn at Aspen


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www.vacasa.com
(970) 599-7351

Hotel Aspen


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www.hotelaspen.com
(970) 925-3441