National Team Program

Available Location(s): Granite Street, Northlake


The CJV NATIONAL teams will provide an opportunity for girls ages 12-18 to try out for very competitive volleyball teams in North and South Charlotte. National teams will practice 2-3 times each week and compete in 8-10 tournaments on weekends outside the Charlotte area and usually outside of North Carolina.

View Our CJV Team Program Chart For A Comparison Of All CJV Team Programs.

View Our Volleyball Club - Scoresheet To Compare CJV To Other Clubs.

View Our CJV Tryout Guide To Assist You During the Tryout Process.

Mission Statement

The National Level Team Programs at Carolina Juniors Volleyball are designed to offer an opportunity for volleyball players in the greater Charlotte area to reach their full potential and to prepare for the next level of play. CJV provides a program of intensive skill and strategic volleyball training in a safe, positive environment. The experience will teach the values of teamwork, discipline, responsibility, motivation, and self-esteem.


Most National teams will practice and play in tournaments from November - June. Teams qualifying for end of season tournaments may choose to play into July.  

Teams & Locations

CJV's goal for our National Level Teams are to have 1-3 teams at each age group for each location. These National teams will be made up of the best players from all over Charlotte and the surrounding cities. Charlotte teams will practice at the CJV Volleyball Centers in South Charlotte (Sports Connection-Granite Street) AND in North Charlotte (Sports Connection-Northlake). The South National teams and North National teams will practice primarily at their home locations.

Playing Age

The CJV Playing Ages are based on the USAV established Playing Ages.  Players should try out for their age group.  Coaches may move players and combine age groups as needed.  The goal is 10-11 players per Elite & National teams and 10-11 players per Semi-National & Regional teams.  

Tryouts & Registration

Pre-registration is required for all National Program Team Tryouts.

All tryouts will take place at the South (Granite Street) location. We will still be forming multiple North teams, however, holding tryouts at a central location will provide our coaches and staff a better opportunity to run a fair tryout. There is a $20 (before September 12) or $35 (after September 12) for all National Level team tryouts. All tryout participants must be pre-registered. All players will receive a CJV/Under Armour shirt to wear at tryouts and to keep. Sign up for all levels you're interested in participating in. The levels you choose will not affect the coach's evaluations the day of tryouts. You will be placed on the most competitive level possible for your skill set. 

We understand that some players may have to miss part or all of one day of tryouts due to other commitments. Players should come to each night of tryouts if they are able. Tryouts can prove to be a stressful time for parents and players, in an effort for each participant to have the best tryout possible, our tryouts will be closed to all spectators.

Group Playing Age Location Tryout Dates & Times To Register For Tryouts
12 and under Born on or after 9/1/06 Tryouts for all teams (North and South) will be held at the South (Granite) location. October 20: 9:00-11:00 AM
October 21: 1:00-3:00 PM
13 and under Born on or after 9/1/05 Tryouts for all teams (North and South) will be held at the South (Granite) location. October 20: 9:00-11:00 AM
October 21: 1:00-3:00 PM
14 and under Born on or after 9/1/04 Tryouts for all teams (North and South) will be held at the South (Granite) location. October 20: 1:00-3:30 PM
October 21: 4:00-6:00 PM
15 and under Born on or after 9/1/03 Tryouts for all teams (North and South) will be held at the South (Granite) location. November 4: 12:30-3:00 PM
November 5: 7:30-9:30 PM
16 and under Born on or after 9/1/02 Tryouts for all teams (North and South) will be held at the South (Granite) location. November 4: 6:30-9:00 PM
November 5: 5:00-7:00 PM
17 and under Born on or after 9/1/01 Tryouts for all teams (North and South) will be held at the South (Granite) location. November 4: 3:30-5:30 PM
November 6: 7:00-8:30 PM
18 and under Born on or after 9/1/00 Tryouts for all teams (North and South) will be held at the South (Granite) location. November 4: 3:30-5:30 PM
November 6: 5:00-6:30 PM


Each of the National teams will have 1 Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach. Visit the COACHES page to see details on our incredibly talented and successful coaching staff. Visit the TEAMS page to see all Teams and Coaches. Coaching assignments may change based on the number and level of girls at tryouts and the total number of teams formed.

TENTATIVE Coaching Assignments are: 

Playing Age: Coaches Hired:
12 and under Paige Lima, Heather Pasour
13 and under Duane Linnens, Darrell Frame, Julianne Anderson, Kelsey Smith, Olivia Hopkins
14 and under Bailey Kernodle, Casey Snyder, Taylor Henry, Kaleigh Fleming, Lindsay Ellis, Mandy Hamrick, Morgan Richburg, Jana Eatman, Madison Thayer
15 and under Zoe Bell, Imani Harper, Maggie Malone, Lewis Williamson, Kelly Friers, Alysha McCreary, Alex Becerra, Amanda Scott, Humberto Guevara, Mariah Burgess, Kendra Richter, Adam Carmen, Lauren Winfrey, Eve Davis
16 and under Rick Kiser, Sheila Walsh, Zoe Bell, Ralph Viegelmann, Alli Fleagle, Tony Scott, Tamisha Martin, Rachel Randolph, Anyla Kryeziu, Kristin Lopez, Thomas Debrayne
17 and under Wade Pearce, Zoe Bell, Anna Moore, Laurel Shelley, Hunter Moxley, Jacob Hall, Kimmy Kwok, 
18 and under David Brooks, Chandler Colleran, Sam Kurtzke, Vanessa Colon, Alex Kirk

**NOTE: The coaching assignment listed above are for both North and South locations.

Signing Dates

After tryouts are completed, all players making a team will be notified and have an option to accept the invitation to play with CJV. No club may force you to commit to their program until the Carolina Region "signing date", however, you may voluntarily commit prior to this date. When selected for a team you will have 24 hours to pay 1/3 of your team fee. To withdraw from being selected for a National Level team, please submit your request IN WRITING prior to the end of the second tryout.


National teams will practice 2-3 times per week. National teams may practice at the Sports Connection-Granite Street AND the Sports Connection-Northlake CJV Volleyball Centers, but will primarily practice at their home location. Click on TEAMS for more specific practice information once you are selected to a team. Practices could be any day of the week from 4:00 - 10:00 PM. Practices could be on any weekend from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. More information on practices will be available at tryouts.


A Tournament Schedule will be posted on the Team's page when available.  All National teams will play in 8-10 USAV or AAU tournaments throughout the season. Tournaments will be decided on by the coach with input from the CJV club and parents and players.  The tentative schedules will be available at tryouts and the estimated team fee will be available at tryouts as well. Each team will have the option to try and qualify for the USAV or AAU National Championships. The cost to enter the USAV National Championships and the coaches expenses are already budgeted for in the CJV National Fee. If teams and coaches choose not to attend Nationals, or if the team fails to qualify for Nationals, a refund will be issued at the end of the season to each girl.

Carolina Juniors sponsors many local area tournaments. We feel it's beneficial to both players and parents when teams are able to play at quaility tournaments in their hometown. CJV offers a variety of tournaments throughout the year. Check out our Tournament Page for more information.

Playing Time

Playing time in tournaments is totally at the coaches' discretion at the National team level.

College Recruitment and Player Training

Carolina Juniors has a long success record of graduating our youth athletes to the collegiate volleyball level. We have an in-house recruitment coordinator and we also utilize SportsRecruits for our online recruting platform. For more information on college recruiting, check out our Player Resources tab. For more information about the SportsRecruits program, click here.

CJV is associated with the training program called Gold Medal Squared. Coaches and CJV Staff are trained on Gold  Medal Squared techiniques and skill development through various coach development sessions as well as through our Master Coach Practice Module enforced throughout the season. For more information on Gold Medal Squared, click here.


The National team fee is determined by how many and which tournaments your coach chooses for the team to attend. Total fees range from $1995 - $3295 per girl, with 1/3 of the team fee due within 24 hours of when teams are posted. The second payment would be due by January 5 and the final payment by February 2. Additional payment plans are available upon request.

The National team fee Includes: Tournament Entry Fees, Practices, 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:  Uniforms*, USAV Membership ($45-55/player), Sports Connection Registration Fee of $25 (annual), Individual Player's Travel Expenses, Possible Extra Tournaments and Other Optional Team Expenses.  Some teams may choose to do fundraisers during the season.

*All uniforms this season will be decided on and ordered at the team meetings.  A representative will be present at the team meeting with a run of uniform sizes for players to view.

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