Frequently Asked Questions

What is NC Elite Volleyball Club? 
NC Elite is a non-profit 501(c)3 Junior Olympic/AAU affiliated organization dedicated to the growth of volleyball in the greater Raleigh/Durham area. NC Elite holds active memberships in both USA Volleyball Association and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and participates in local, state and national competitions.
 
What is Club Volleyball?
Club Volleyball offers athletes the opportunity to play volleyball after their high school season. Club Volleyball is an avenue for girls and boys to receive advanced training and play in competitive tournaments. Players are placed on a team based on their age and skill level. Most tournaments offer six age group divisions (18′s, 17′s, 16′s, 15′s, 14′s, 13's and 12′s). This allows athletes to compete against others in their age group. Players may compete in an older age group, but not a younger age group.
 
When are NC Elite Tryouts?
Tryouts are typically held the 3rd or 4th weekend in October for girls 14 and younger. For girls 15-18 years old, they are held the first Sunday in November following the NCHSAA Championships. Please visit our calendar for specific dates and times.
 
How Long is the Club Season?
The typical USA Volleyball (USAV) season for National level teams lasts from November to June. Regional and Regional-Plus level teams conclude their seasons in March and April, respectively.
 
How Much Does NC Elite Club Volleyball Cost?
NC Elite charges an all-inclusive fee for the season (excluding travel to designated driving events) and is based on a 10 player/team roster. Some teams may have up to 12 players, based on the discretion of the team coach, and therefore costs for those teams may be less. Fees may also vary based on individual team travel schedules. For specific costs, please see Program Options below. NC Elite Club fees may be split into four, five, six, or seven monthly payments to facilitate payments. Payments are auto drafted monthly.
 
What is a Satellite Team?
NC Elite has had great success providing families a way to experience club volleyball in a more local setting with a lesser commitment. Though NC Elite encourages those who wish to play at the collegiate level to train at the highest level you are capable and at least three times per week, we realize this is not possible for all. The Satelllite teams are an opportunity for kids to continue to experience repetition and competition through the spring season in their own areas. Currently, Satellite programs exist in Roxboro, Johnston County and Wilmington.