Mizuno Team Program


CJV Mizuno teams provide an opportunity for girls ages 11 – 18 to try out for the most competitive volleyball teams in the Carolinas. Mizuno teams are made up of the very best volleyball players in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. Mizuno teams will practice 2-4 times, including a positional practice each week. They will  compete tournaments on weekends within the Carolinas, but mostly in the surrounding states. Most Mizuno teams will practice and play in tournaments from December – June.

Mizuno teams will practice and play in tournaments from December – June. Teams qualifying USAV & AAU Nationals may choose to play into July. Tryouts for Mizuno Teams are July 20-21, 2024, with registration opening in April. Tryouts for the 11-14u teams will be announced soon.

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.

Age Group USAV Birth Date Tryout Date/Time
12U Born between 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013 Coming Soon
13U Born between 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012 Coming Soon
14U Born between 7/1/20010 – 6/30/2011 Coming Soon
15U Born between 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2010 Coming Soon
16U Born between 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009 Coming Soon
17U Born between 7/1/2007 – 6/30/2008 Coming Soon
18U Born between 7/1/2006 – 6/30/2007 Coming Soon

Last updated 3/4/2024


Mizuno teams will practice and play in tournaments from December – June. Teams qualifying for USAV Nationals or AAU Nationals may choose to play into July.

Teams & Locations

CJV’s goal is to form one Mizuno team at each age group for all of Charlotte. These Mizuno teams will be made up of the very best players from all over Charlotte and the surrounding cities, and will practice at the CJV Volleyball Centers in South Charlotte (Sports Connection-Granite Street) AND in North Charlotte (Sports Connection-Northlake).

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 10-12 players per team.

Tryouts & Registration

Tryouts for the 15-18u teams will be held July 20-21, 2024. Registration will open April 1, 2024.

Tryouts for the 11-14u teams will be announced soon.

Coaches for 2024

Each of the Mizuno teams will have one Head Coach and one 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.

  • 12u – TBA
  • 13u – TBA
  • 14u – TBA
  • 15u – TBA
  • 16u – TBA
  • 17u – TBA
  • 18u – TBA

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 your deposit towards your team fee. This amount will be available to players as we approach tryouts. To withdraw from being selected for a Travel Team, please submit your request IN WRITING prior to the end of the second tryout.


Mizuno teams will practice 2-3 times per week, including a positional practice. Mizuno teams may practice at the Sports Connection-Granite Street AND the Sports Connection-Northlake CJV Volleyball Centers based on the coach’s discretion.


A Tournament Schedule will be posted on the team’s page when available. All Mizuno teams will play in at least 9 tournaments throughout the season; the 18U teams will play in at least 5, due to a shortened 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 USAV or AAU National Championships. The cost to enter the National Championships and the coaches expenses are already budgeted for in the CJV Mizuno Fee.

Playing Time

Playing time in tournaments is totally at the coaches’ discretion at the Mizuno 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, Jackie Buchanan and we also utilize SportsRecruits for our online recruiting platform. For more information on college recruiting, check out our player resources tab.

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.


The Mizuno team fee is determined by how many and which tournaments your coach chooses for the team to attend. Total fees range from $3795 – $4595 per girl, with a deposit 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 debit card for the remaining three payments due. There is no additional charge for the payment plan option or to use a credit card like many other clubs charge.

The Mizuno 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.


For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or Call or Email or visit one of our Carolina Juniors Volleyball locations.