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Program Descriptions

In 2020, we are excited to be offering several different levels for our Club Program – Premier, National, Semi-National/Regional, Travel Light and a Boys Program at 3 different facilities.  Please click on the above program tabs for more information!

What sets CUVC apart?

Why we exist: To develop individuals to be passionate about life through volleyball.
What we value:
      Integrity: Doing things the right way
      Development: Training a growth mindset in our players and coaches
      Passion: Being wholly invested in the moment

Training Centered Practices led by coaches with over 30 years of College Coaching Experience. One of the benefits of having a staff that has college and USA coaching experience is that it gives us a unique training perspective. Led by Abbi Hayes, our Director of Player Development, all of our practices involve skill development, competitive training between teams, the opportunity to work with multiple coaches and players from different teams and age levels, and a focus on being great teammates!

We have full-time coaches whose primary jobs are training and player development, which allows us to take a big picture approach to every practice session. We focus not just on what the player needs right now, but also on where she will need to be 6 months or two years from now. This also allows us to encourage our kids to be risk takers, to be willing to make mistakes, to go for it! Our goal is not just to win matches and tournaments, it is to help every single player develop the skill necessary to help her achieve her goals and dreams!

Safe training environment: We have the Charlotte region’s only State-of-the-Art Orthopedic Subfloor that sits underneath our sport court. Our young ladies have noticed a huge reduction in the impact that their knees, hips, shoulders, and shins feel when they hit the floor. This allows more and better quality training opportunities for all of our players! In addition, we have a physical therapist that we work with that is on call when necessary, and provides training staff to be at most practices.

College Placement: In the last six years alone, we have sent over 100 players on to play at the collegiate level. Glenna Bianchin, who coached at Marshall for five years, is our Recruiting Coordinator. Her primary job is to guide players and families through the recruiting process; this includes assisting in contacting coaches, giving guidance to players and families on good collegiate fits based on their abilities, answering questions players have, and serving as the main point of contact for College coaches.

In addition, we utilize a state-of-the-art search and contact platform which allows players to select schools they are interested in, to post video on their profile page, to email schools directly, and also allows the recruiting coordinator to “tag” schools that she believes are a good fit for players and to communicate with college coaches and players through that platform.

One Big Club: Regardless of the team that a player is on, she is part of a much bigger family. Our 18’s work with our 13’s, the 14’s will cheer on the 16’s, and you’ll regularly see multiple coaches on different benches throughout tournaments helping in any way they can. We support each other in everything we do; improving the performance of our young ladies, and helping them get more comfortable from year to year with our program!

 
 
 
 
 
 

PREMIER TEAMS:

Our Premier teams attract the top players from the greater Charlotte region and beyond who want to play volleyball at the highest levels.  These teams will compete against the best competition both within the region and, depending on age, throughout different parts of the country.  Players selected for our Premier teams are selected by a group of coaches, not just their individual head and assistant coach.  We believe that the more eyes that are on players the better evaluation we will be able to get on each athlete.

Players who compete for one of our premier teams will be placed primarily based upon their ability and will not be restricted by their age.  This allows the best to play with the best, and as players reach for the collegiate placement it will allow the most talented and hardest working players to reach the highest levels that they can!  Our goal is to put these players in positions in which they must compete both in practice and in matches against other top players and teams so as to showcase what they can do!

Highlights:

  • One per Age Group
  • Consisting of the top players in the greater Charlotte region and beyond
  • Travel throughout the East Coast and Midwest (possibly West Coast) to play the best competition in the country
  • Ages 16-18 focus on College Prep; includes weight training program, increased practice requirements, travel around the country, multiple Team Travel and Team Stay events and competing in the Open Division at Qualifiers and Championships
  • Ages 13-15 play the best competition, players being groomed for College Prep, players focusing on learning to grow as individual players and learning to win
  • Season runs from November through June (or possibly July) for U13-U18,
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule (team travel is not included in the base fee).
    • U12-U14: $1600-$3500;
    • U15-U18: $2900 – $3900

NATIONAL TEAMS:

Our National teams attract the top players from the greater Charlotte region and beyond who want to play volleyball at the highest levels.  These teams will compete against the best competition both within the region and along the east coast.  Players on a National team will be placed in an intensive training environment designed to push each player to reach her full potential and achieve her goals.

Highlights

  • One or Two per Age Group (U13 and up)
  • Consisting of some of the top players in the greater Charlotte region
  • Travel throughout the East Coast and Midwest to play against other top teams
  • Ages 16-18 focused on College Prep; may include weight training program, three practices per week.
  • Ages 13-15 play the best competition, players being groomed for College Prep, players focusing on learning to grow as individual players and learning to win, two practice per week and Sunday practices when not competing.
  • Season runs from November through June (or possibly July) for U14-U18, U13 runs November – April with the possibility of extending through June for an additional fee.
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule (team travel is not included in the base fee):
    • U13-U14: $1800-$3300
    • U15-U18: $2800- $3600

SEMI NATIONAL AND REGIONAL

Our Semi-National and Regional teams are designed for competitive players in the greater Charlotte region who want to improve their game by competing against other travel teams throughout the Carolinas.  These teams provide an excellent chance to compete and train within the same structure as the National and Premier teams.  Players who train hard and develop routinely advance to National and Premier teams in the following years, and regularly go on to lots of success with their high school teams!

Semi-National Highlights

  • One to Three per age group
  • Semi National Plus – Teams will be given an option to extend their season to Nationals for an additional fee
  • 3-5 Multi-day tournaments and 3-4 single day tournaments, travel kept within a four-hour radius for two and three day tournaments
  • Practice twice a week plus Sunday practices when not competing
  • Offered for the U12-U17 age levels
  • Season runs from November through April (Plus season extends through June)
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule.
    • U12 – U17: $1800 – $3250

Regional Highlights

  • One to Three per age group
  • Mostly single day tournaments with one local two day tournaments and no overnight stays
  • Practice twice per week
  • Offered for U12-U16 age levels
  • Season runs from November through March
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule.
    • U12-U16: $1300-$1900

TRAVEL LIGHT

Our one of a kind Travel Light program is specifically designed for 17 and 18 year old players who, generally speaking, have decided not to pursue playing at the collegiate level, but want to keep their skills up for future playing opportunities (high school or club in college) and who want to still play at a competitive level.  This program is also designed for players with rigorous class schedules and those who have jobs. This program has attracted many top level players in the area, and teams have won multiple tournaments in the Carolinas!

**Please note that a $300 Non Refundable deposit is required at the time of Travel Light tryouts (in addition to the $30 Tryout Fee).  The deposit will be returned if you are NOT offered a place on a team.  If you are offered a team placement and ACCEPT then the deposit will go towards your team fees.  If you are offered a team placement and DECLINE – then your deposit will NOT be returned.

Program Description

  • 17’s and 18’s teams ONLY, multiple teams
  • Mix of single and two day tournaments throughout the Carolinas
  • Practice twice per week right after school (4:00 – 5:30)
  • For competitive players with tough school schedules, who want to work, and who probably aren’t going to play in college.
  • Season runs from December through March
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule.
    • U17-U18: $1300;

SEMI NATIONAL

Our Semi-National and Regional teams are designed for competitive players in the greater Charlotte region who want to improve their game by competing against other travel teams throughout the Carolinas.  These teams provide an excellent chance to compete and train within the same structure as the National and Premier teams.  Players who train hard and develop routinely advance to National and Premier teams in the following years, and regularly go on to lots of success with their high school teams!

Semi-National Highlights

  • One to two per age group
  • 15-17 Semi National Plus – Teams will be given an option to extend their season to Nationals for an additional fee
  • 3-5 Multi-day tournaments and 3-4 single day tournaments, travel kept within a four-hour radius for two and three day tournaments
  • Practice twice a week at Indian Trail plus Sunday practices at CUVC Main when not competing
  • Offered for the U12-U17 age levels
  • Season runs from November through April (Plus season extends through June)
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule.
    • U12 – U17: $1500 – $2100

REGIONAL TEAMS

Regional Highlights

  • One to Three per age group
  • Mostly single day tournaments with one local two day tournaments and no overnight stays
  • Practice twice per week
  • Offered for U12-U16 age levels
  • Season runs from November through March
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule.
    • U12-U16: $950-$1350

SEMI NATIONAL

Our Semi-National and Regional teams are designed for competitive players in the greater Charlotte region who want to improve their game by competing against other travel teams throughout the Carolinas.  These teams provide an excellent chance to compete and train within the same structure as the National and Premier teams.  Players who train hard and develop routinely advance to National and Premier teams in the following years, and regularly go on to lots of success with their high school teams!

Semi-National Highlights

  • One to Three per age group
  • 3-5 Multi-day tournaments and 3-4 single day tournaments, travel kept within a four-hour radius for two and three day tournaments
  • Practice twice a week
  • Offered for the U12-U17 age levels
  • Season runs from November through April
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule.
    • U12 – U17: $1300 – $1900

REGIONAL TEAMS

Regional Highlights

  • One to Three per age group
  • Mostly single day tournaments with one local two day tournaments and no overnight stays
  • Practice twice per week
  • Offered for U12-U16 age levels
  • Season runs from November through March
  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule.
    • U12-U16: $900

The 2020 Season marks the beginning of our 6th Season with a Boys Program and we are very excited about the growth we have seen already and will continue to see in the future.

The Boys Program is directed by Dylan Mulkey (2017 AVCA Coach of the Year) who has been an active player an coach in the game for nearly 30 years, including serving on staff at the 1996 Beach Olympics!  Dylan is well respected in the outdoor community as an excellent technician and an outstanding teacher. He was an assistant coach with the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers, and was also the head coach of the men’s club team.  In addition to his collegiate and beach experience, Dylan has been responsible for CUVC being the first club in Charlotte to have a boy’s indoor team.  In just 3 years, the boys team has traveled all over the east coast, winning multiple tournaments and ended their 2017 season ranked 17th in the country.

  • Approximate Cost: Final costs are dependent upon length of season and tournament schedule (team travel is not included in the base fee).
    • Premier: $1700-$2300;
    • Semi National: $1400-$1700
    • Regional: $1000-$1400