State Team Program


The CJV State teams will provide an opportunity for girls ages 11 – 16 to try out for competitive volleyball teams in North and South Charlotte. State teams will practice 1-2 times each week with a Master Coaching practices mixed in. They will compete in 4-6 tournaments on weekends in Charlotte and outside the Charlotte area, and possibly a few tournaments 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.

Age Group USAV Birth Date Tryout Date/Time Registration
11U TBA TBA Coming Spring 2024
12U TBA TBA Coming Spring 2024
13U TBA TBA Coming Spring 2024
14U TBA TBA Coming Spring 2024
15U TBA TBA Coming Spring 2024

Last updated 10/16/2023


Most Select teams will practice and play in tournaments from December- March. Tryouts for 15U-17U Select Teams are August 5th-6th and 11U-14U Select Teams are October 7th-8th.

Teams & Locations

CJV’s goal is to form one State teams at each age group per location for South Charlotte and North Charlotte. These State teams will be made up primarily from the best players in each area and will practice at the CJV Volleyball Centers in their area of town. South Charlotte (Sports Connection-Granite Street) and 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 9-12 players per State Teams.

Tryout Ages, Dates, Times

Tryouts take place at our Northlake location. The actual tryout times will be posted for the upcoming season a few months before tryouts. If your child is younger than the dates listed below, or your are having trouble registering, please email our office at [email protected].

Pre-Tryout Clinics – Travel Team Players

Pre-Tryout clinics are an opportunity for players to get in the gym with our coaches and experience our training. These dates and times will be posted in late Spring.

Coaches for 2024

Each of the State teams will have one Head Coach plus support coaches that float between teams. 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.

11u – TBA

12u – TBA

13u – TBA

14u – TBA

15u – TBA

* The coaching assignment listed above are for North (White) and South (Navy) 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 a 1/4 towards 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.


State teams will practice 1-2 times per week. State teams will primarily practice at their home location. Sports Connection-Granite Street or Sports Connection-Northlake Volleyball Centers. Click on TEAMS for more specific practice information once you are selected to a team. Please communicate with your coach about specific practice dates and times.


A Tournament Schedule will be posted on the Team’s page when available. All State Teams will play in 4-6 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.

Playing Time

All players will receive some Playing time in each match at the State team level, but it may not be equal.

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.

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 State team fee is determined by how many and which tournaments your coach chooses for the team to attend. Total fees range from $695 – $995 per girl, with a non-refundable 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 payments are due (dates TBA). There is no additional charge for the payment plan option or to use a credit card like many other clubs charge.

The State 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.