National Team Program


Available Location(s): Granite Street, Northlake



Overview

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.


Mission Statement

The Travel 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.


Seasons

Regular Season - 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.  

Preseason - New for 2020 / 2021. All Travel Level players will be able to participate in a "Preseason" in September, October and November. Since all teams lost a few months of competitive practices and playing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be starting our new Travel Team programs earlier this year. Travel Level coaches will be available each week to coordinate special practices, work outs, training and scrimmages to help all players get back into playing shape and improve their skills as individuals and as a team. Since the 2020 / 2021 teams will be forming in September, 2020 this year, all teams will have longer to work together before their first tournaments and have more time to pick the tournaments they prefer to attend, order uniforms and bond together as a team. The new Preseason training and practices are included at no additional cost to any of the players. 

Click on the "Why Summer Tryouts" and "CJV Tryout Guide" at the top right corner of this page for more information.


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. Teams could practice at the CJV Volleyball Centers in South Charlotte (Sports Connection-Granite Street) and in North Charlotte (Sports Connection-Northlake), but most 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 10-12 players per Semi-National & Regional teams.


Tryouts & Registration - 2021 Season

Pre-registration is required for all Travel Team Tryouts. 

There is a $35 tryout fee for Travel Team tryouts. All tryout participants must be pre-registered. All players will receive a shirt to wear at tryouts and to keep. Tryout shirts and numbers must be picked up before the first day of tryouts. You can sign up for each level you are interested in trying out for including Elite, National, Semi-National and Regional. The level(s) 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. 

There are two consecutive days of tryouts for all ages. 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 tryout 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.

Players not making a CJV TRAVEL Level Team are encouraged to play on one of the many CJV LOCAL Gold and Silver Teams.


Tryouts for 2021 Season - TRAVEL TEAMS

Group Playing
Age
Location First Tryout
Dates & Times
Second Tryout
Dates & Times
To Register
12's and Younger Born on or after 
7/1/08
South
(Granite Street)*
September 12, 2020
3:00 - 5:00 PM
September 13, 2020
3:30 - 5:00 PM
CLOSED
13's Born on or after
7/1/07
South
(Granite Street)
*
September 12, 2020
3:00 - 5:00 PM
September 13, 2020
3:30 - 5:00 PM
CLOSED
14's Born on or after
7/1/06
South
(Granite Street)
*
September 12, 2020
12:00 - 2:00 PM
September 13, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 PM
CLOSED
15's Born on or after
7/1/05
South
(Granite Street)
*
September 20, 2020
4:30 - 7:00 PM
September 21, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Click Here
16's Born on or after
7/1/04
South
(Granite Street)
*
September 20, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 PM
September 21, 2020
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Click Here
17's Born on or after
7/1/03
South
(Granite Street)
*
September 12, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 AM
September 13, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 PM
CLOSED
18's Born on or after
7/1/02
South
(Granite Street)
*
September 12, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 AM
September 13, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 PM
CLOSED


*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.

 


Pre-Tryout Clinics - Travel Team Players

We have created over 20 Travel Team Pre-Tryout Clinics in August to help you prepare for the Travel Team Tryouts. Clinics are designed for higher level players who will be trying out for a Travel Level (Elite, National, Semi-National, Regional) Team with CJV. Clinics are open to current CJV players, as well as girls who have never played with CJV before. Click Here or visit our Training Program pages to view all the dates and times for your age group.


Coaches for 2021

Each of the Elite 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 below may change based on the number and level of girls at tryouts and the total number of teams formed.

Playing Age: Coaches:
12 and under Jo Meewes, Brook Hammers, Makenzie Kuchmaner
13 and under Stacy Keller, Duanne Linnens, Darrell Frame, Jana Eatman, Bill Shook, Olivia Hopkins
14 and under Humberto Guevara, Heather Pasour, Brooke Farley, Kim Jackson, Taylor Henry, Taylor Hein, Lindsay Ellis, Mandy Hamrick, Courtney Taylor, Madison Thayer, Kristen Viegelmann
15 and under Morgan Richburg, Brianna Weitz, Anna Moore, Laurel Shelley, Adeline Howell, Lewis Williamson, Kimmy Kwok, Ed McGarr, Megan Perry, Melissa Maxwell, Breanna Cary, Emma Murphy
16 and under  Amanda Scott, Thomas DeBruyne, Alexander Schinzing, Maura Yarbrough, Jenna Smith, Adam Carmen, Lauren Winfrey, Casey Snyder. Alex Viera
17 and under Sam Kurtzke, Hunter Moxley, Bailey Kernodle, Zoe Bell, Maggie Malone, Vanessa Colon, Alex Kirk, Keimaya Hunter
18 and under Ralph Viegelmann, Alli Fleagle, Zaharah Wiggs, Veronica Elfe


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


Invitation To Play

After tryouts are completed, all players making a team will be notified and have an option to accept the invitation to play with CJV. When selected for a team you will have 48 hours to pay at least 1/4 of your team fee. To withdraw from being selected for a Travel Team, please submit your request IN WRITING prior to the end of the second tryout.


Practices

National teams will practice 2-3 times per week. National teams may practice at the Sports Connection-Granite Street or the Sports Connection-Northlake 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.


Tournaments

A Tournament Schedule will be posted on the Team's page when available. All National teams will play in 8-10 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 along with the estimated team fee. Each team will have the option to try and qualify for the National Championships. The cost to enter the National Championships and the coaches expenses are already budgeted for in the CJV Elite 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.


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 recruiting 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 techniques 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.


Cost

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 1/4 of the team fee due within 48 hours of when teams are posted.

Any player with a credit balance on their account can apply the credit toward their team fee to reduce the total amount owed for the new season. Players choosing the payment plan option will be setup on an automatic credit card or bank draft for the remaining three payments on November 4, January 4 and February 4. There is no additonal charge for the payment plan option or to use a credit card like many other clubs charge.

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 may include:  Uniforms*, USAV and/or AAU Membership ($45-55/player), 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. Additional apparel and equipment can be ordered by players and parents on the new CJV Online Team Store.


CLICK HERE For Frequently Asked Questions





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