What is the CJV Weather Policy?

If Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are cancelled due to bad weather, all CJV practices will also be cancelled. Any cancellations will be posted on the homepage of our website. Please refresh the page to ensure you receive the latest information.

Will any practices be held at the Sports Connection facility in Ballantyne?

No. The Sports Connection Facility in Ballantyne is a Family Fun Center with Bowling, Laser Tag, Games, Inflatables and a Cafe. The Indoor Volleyball Courts are at our Granite Street and Northlake facilities. 

Am I guaranteed equal playing time at every tournament, practice, and league game?

The focus of the CJV program is individual and team improvement through practice and training. Each player will receive equal training in practices, but playing time at tournaments may not be equal. The coach for each team will determine playing time based on ability, attitude, attendance, effort and many other factors. CJV policy is that playing time on Travel Teams will be totally at the coach’s discretion. CJV policy is that players on Local Level Teams will receive playing time in all league matches. Playing time on the younger and more developmental teams will be equal. Playing time on the more competitive teams may not be equal in all league games.

Can I play on a Team with my friend(s)?

Player requests to play with friends will be allowed when possible, but may not be possible in all cases. Local Level Teams will be divided equally and probably practice and play at the same time per age group.

When will I find out what times my daughters' team practices?

Practice times and days will vary based on what team you are playing with. Most practices will be sometime from 4-10 PM on Mondays through Thursdays, Fridays 4-8 PM or Sundays 1-9 PM. Requests will be taken but are not guaranteed. South teams will practice at the Sports Connection-Granite Street, North teams will practice at Sports Connection-Northlake. East teams will practice at CJV East in Matthews. Click on Teams for more specific Practice Information once you are selected to a team. Girls on Local Level Teams may be able to switch teams if they are unable to attend their assigned teams normal practices. Girls unable to make it to any of their scheduled practice times will be issued a refund prior to the start of the season.

Is a deposit required for the Team Programs?

Each year we have players who decide they do not want to play after we post the teams. This is unfortunate, because other players have been cut from those rosters and are understandably upset. Payment in advance is required for Local Level Teams. Travel Level Teams are required to pay a $35 Tryout Fee and then will have 48 hours to pay 1/4 of your team fee and after teams are posted or we will remove you from the team. To withdraw from being selected for a Team submit your request IN WRITING prior to the end of the second tryout. 

Can I play up in a higher age group?

Players are asked to tryout/play for their appropriate age/grade group. Coaches may then consider moving a player to an older age group based on positional needs of the team. Players are only moved if it is in the best interest of the player, team and club. It is rare that a player is allowed to play outside of her age group. 

Can I get a refund if I am injured?

The CJV club hopes everyone has an enjoyable and injury free season. In the event a player is injured and is unable to continue the season, every effort will be made to find a replacement player. The injured player may be given a partial refund only if a new player is added to the team roster. (Not if a player is moved from another team.) Players quitting (for any reason) are responsible for their remaining balances.

Can I get a refund if the season, or my team, is cancelled or unable to complete the season?

In the 25+ years of the CJV Club, we have never had a season get cancelled...but of course we have never had a pandemic like COVID-19 happen before. We will continue to make every attempt to refund all players as much of their player fee as possible if the season is shortened or cancelled. Some expenses from tournaments, travel fees and other expenses may not be refundable if they are not returned to the CJV Club. All accounting, refunds or credits will be processed at the end of the CJV Club season, which is the end of July. 

Who are the coaches for the CJV Programs?

Most CJV coaches are local college, high school or middle school volleyball coaches or current or former college players. We also have some of the area's best high school and club players working with Team & Training Programs. The CJV Club is always looking for additional paid and volunteer coaches to help with the Club. If you or someone you know is interested in coaching, please have them fill out a coaching application.

How does CJV compare to other Volleyball Clubs?

Over the past 20+ years, many volleyball clubs have come and gone, but CJV is the only Volleyball Club in the area that has had the same owners, directors, facilities, philosophy, etc since day one. We welcome the opportunity to show you how CJV is second to none when you compare us to any other club anywhere.

What is the history of CJV?

Carolina Juniors Volleyball (CJV) is a division of Sports Connection in Charlotte, NC. CJV was started 20 years ago when the directors of the three local USAV-Travel Clubs joined the Sports Connection in an effort to create one unified volleyball club to allow the best talent to be able to play together.

CJV continues to be the Premier Volleyball Club in North and South Charlotte with over 2000 girls ages 3-18 and the most successful high school, middle school and collegiate coaches in the area. In addition to continuing to sponsor the most competitive teams in USAV competition from the area, CJV also has developed many other TEAM & TRAINING PROGRAMS to allow ALL levels of players to learn, practice and compete while striving to reach their full potential in the sport of volleyball. 
Click Here for a Complete History of the Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club.

What are the other expenses not covered in the Program Fee?

The Travel Team fees are determined by how many and which tournaments your coach chooses for the team to attend. Team Fees range from $595-$3995. 1/4 of the team fee is due within 48 hours of when teams are posted. More details and cost estimates will be available at tryouts and on the CJV website. Fee Includes: Tryouts, Practices, Clinics, Uniforms, Coaches Salaries and Expenses for Practices and All Tournaments, Equipment (Volleyballs, Courts, Nets, Practice Equipment, etc.), Overhead (Administration, Websites, Insurance, Credit Cards, Accounting, Staff), etc. Additional Costs Include: USAV / AAU Membership ($45-60/player), Individual Player's Travel Expenses, Possible Extra Tournaments and Other Optional Team Expenses. Some teams may choose to do fundraisers during the season.

  • The GOLD fee is $325* and covers practice and league expenses and includes a team t-shirt.
  • The SILVER fee is $325* and covers practice and league expenses and includes a team t-shirt.
  • The BRONZE fee is $199* and covers practice and league expenses and includes a team t-shirt. 
  • *plus $25 Individual or $35 Family Sports Connection Registration Fee (annual)

If I do not make a higher level team, will I be placed on a team at the next level?

Yes, provided that you marked EACH program you would like to participate in on your CJV Registration Form. Coaches will place you on the best team based on your volleyball abilities and the programs you register for.

What are my parents responsibilities in CJV and at tournaments?

CJV encourages all parents to be active, positive members of the team. Each Travel Team should have a couple of “Team Parents” to help with phone calls, organization, car pools, chaperoning, fundraisers, etc.Parents role for teams tournaments include transportation, food, drinks, cheering and moral support. Parents should never heckle players, referees, coaches or show poor sportsmanship in any form. For our Gold/Silver/Bronze programs, we ask that parents direct ALL questions and concerns to the CJV directiors by email at Office@CarolinaJuniors.com.

Why does CJV hold closed tryouts?

Carolina Juniors understands that tryouts can be a stressful time for athletes. To encourage each player to do their best, we hold closed tryouts. This means that tryouts are closed to all spectators until the time of pick up. We feel by taking away the added stress of being watched by spectators, participants tend to perform better and have more fun on the court. 

Why Summer Tryouts?

Historically tryouts for our CJV Travel Teams have been in the Fall AFTER most middle school and high schools have finished their volleyball seasons. For the 2020 / 2021 season, we have decided to have our Travel Team Tryouts the end of August, BEFORE most schools begin their volleyball seasons. Below are some of the reasons and benefits of having tryouts earlier. Visit one of our Travel Team Program pages and click on Why Summer Tryouts for more details.

What is the current COVID-19 policy for CJV and Sports Connection?

Please reference our COVID-19 statement on our website by clicking here.

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