2019-2020 Programs



 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 NC Elite Volleyball Club Season!  

Alot has changed over the past few months .. we have built a new administrative staff, added new coaches (...and brought some of our founding coaches "out of retirement"), built new programs, grown our clinics, developed new coach and player training programs, launched our Master Coaches Roster, and MORE!  What hasn't changed, though, are NC Elite Volleyball Club's Vision and Mission, and the Core Values the organization was founded on:


The NC Elite Volleyball Club VISION is to develop youth in our community to achieve their highest potential, in sport and in life.


The NC Elite Volleyball Club MISSION is to support, develop and provide opportunity for youth athletes through training, competition, the development of leadership and life skills, and service to the community.  We foster a sense of accomplishment, pride and confidence in sport and in life, and help our athletes reach their highest potential.


NC ELITE VOLLEYBALL CLUB CORE VALUES: 

Confidence – in yourself and others

  Competition – to push you to achieve your best

  Compassion – to yourself and others

  Perseverance – through successes and failures

  Mindfulness – of your thoughts, words and behaviors

  Leadership & Teamwork – to enable your team to achieve its best

  Respect & Integrity – to all, at all times

  Sportsmanship – in all that we do

  Health, Wellness & Safety – in sport and in life

  Service to Others – in our community and the world
 

We sincerely thank NC Elite Players, Families, Administrators, Coaches and Leaders for their support of, personal demonstration of, and willingness to live by and uphold these core values!


New to Club / Travel Volleyball?  CLICK HERE

Need 2019-2020 tryout information, dates/times?  CLICK HERE

Tryout Registration Open!  

Want to join our FREE OPEN GYMS?  

Looking for additional training prior to tryouts? 
Serving Clinics  CLICK HERE   
H.I.T. Clinics  CLICK HERE     
Private Lessons  CLICK HERE


 

NC Elite Volleyball Club Programming Options Overview
 

      
Registration-based (no tryouts required) program for boys and girls age 8-12.  CLICK HERE

 

      
Registration-based (no tryouts required) program for boys and girls age 10-13.  CLICK HERE

 

      

Registration-based (no tryouts required) program for boys and girls age 14-16.  CLICK HERE
 


 

The NC Elite National Team Program -  Premier National and National Teams  The National Program is designed for the athlete pursuing high level competition, often aspiring future collegiate-level volleyball opportunities.  These teams have impressive competitive and training schedules and will face the highest level of competition in the country. requiring a significant time and personal commitment from the student athlete.  NC Elite coaches and administrators have helped student-athletes earn more than $15M in scholarship and athletic aid, and are committed to helping players and parents successfully navigate the college recruiting process.  Fees for a player on a Premier National team and National team vary based on schedules and travel costs.  Please see individual team guides for fees, schedule and programming.  

The NC Elite Regional Program - Regional (+) and Regional Teams  The Regional Program is designed for players with multiple interests or the multi-sport athlete seeking skill development and competition experience.  The Regional Program is also suited to the younger athlete who is new to the sport, or athletes aspiring to to make competitive Middle School and High School volleyball teams.  Regional-Plus teams play the majority of their season in North Carolina, but also compete in at least two multi-day tournaments.  The Regional teams provide players experience in competing in Carolina Region tournaments, supplemented with competition against other NC Elite Regional Teams.  Fees for a player on a Regional (+) level team and Regional level team vary based on schedules and travel costs.  Please see individual team guides for fees, schedule and programming.  

NC Elite Volleyball Club 18U Program
Master Coach:  Gary DeJames

Program Guide

NC Elite 18 Black (National)
Coach:  Romel Lightbourn
Coach:  Gary DeJames

NC Elite 18 Vibe
Coaches:  Gary DeJames, Romel Lightbourn, John Dillinger, Sandy Merkel DeJames
 

 

NC Elite Volleyball Club 17U Program
Master Coach:  Gary DeJames

Program Guide

NC Elite 17 Black (Premier National)
Head Coach:  Casie Slaughter
Assistant Coach:  Andrew McMurray


NC Elite 17 Vibe
Head Coach:  Homer Isaacs, Gary DeJames, Romel Lightbourn, John Dillinger, Sandy Merkel DeJames

 

 

NC Elite Volleyball Club 16U Program
Master Coaches:  Sandy Merkel DeJames, Kevin Campbell

Program Guide


NC Elite 16 Black (Premier National)
Head Coach:  Sarah Frey
Assistant Coach:  Avery Bowman

 

NC Elite 16 Cardinal (National)
Head Coach:  Jeff Dobert
Assistant Coach: Marteen Hill

 

NC Elite 16 White (Regional +)
Head Coach:  Sarah Johnson

Assistant Coach: Kelsey Stallman


NC Elite 16 Silver (Regional +)
Head Coach:  Jessica Clayton

Assistant Coach: Rob Kent


NC Elite 16 Graphite #1 (Regional)
Head Coach:  Elizabeth Pattison

Assistant Coach: Cristina Roberts

 

(16 Graphite #2 and 16 Graphite #3 teams will be considered, depending on athlete and coach availability.)

 

NC Elite Volleyball Club 15s Program
Master Coaches:  Sandy Merkel DeJames, Kevin Campbell

Program Guide


NC Elite 15 Black (National)
Head Coach:  Meagan Kimbrough
Assistant Coach:  Molly Townsend


NC Elite 15 Cardinal (National)
Head Coach:  Paige Cox
Assistant Coach:  McKenzie Moore

 

NC Elite 15 White (Regional +)
Head Coach:  Joe McClean

Assistant Coach: Grace Downen

 

NC Elite 15 Silver (Regional +)
Head Coach:  Jessica (Goodwin) Moss

Assistant Coach: Sarah Stone

 

NC Elite 15 Graphite #1 (Regional)
Head Coach: Martha Schiltz

Assistant Coach: Andrew McMurray

 

(15 Graphite #2 and 15 Graphite #3 teams will be considered, depending on athlete and coach availability.)

 

NC Elite Volleyball Club 14s Program
Master Coaches:  John Dillinger, Sandy Merkel DeJames

Program Guide


NC Elite 14 Black (National)
Head Coach:  Nicole Willis
Assistant Coach:  Brienna Laskowski


 

NC Elite 14 Cardinal (National)
Head Coach:  Romel Lightbourn
Assistant Coach:  Sarah Johnson




NC Elite 14 White (Regional +)
Head Coach:  Kelly Chang

Assistant Coach: Marlee Marotta
 

 

NC Elite 14 Silver (Regional +)
Head Coach:  Dan Collins

Assistant Coach: Riley Lawrence
 


NC Elite 14 Graphite #1 (Regional)
Head Coach: Jeff Dobert

Assistant Coach: Ciara Devlin



NC Elite 14 Graphite #2 (Regional)
Head Coach:  Andrea Murrell

Assistant Coach: Ciara Devlin
 

(14 Graphite #2 and 14 Graphite #3 teams will be considered, depending on athlete and coach availability.)

 

NC Elite Volleyball Club 13s Program
Master Coach:  John Dillinger, Sandy Merkel DeJames

Program Guide


NC Elite 13 Black (Regional +)
Head Coach:  Alisha (Laing) Peters
Assistant Coach:  Gabby Isaacs


 

NC Elite 13 Cardinal (Regional)
Head Coach:  Homer Isaacs
Assistant Coach:  Kassie Kasper

 


NC Elite 13 White (Regional)
Head Coach:  Tiffany Brooks

Assistant Coach: Kristen Leavel

 

(13 Silver and 13 Graphite teams will be considered, depending on athlete and coach availability.)

 

NC Elite Volleyball Club 12s Program
Master Coach:  John Dillinger, Sandy Merkel DeJames

Program Guide


NC Elite 12 Black (Regional+)
Coach:  John Dillinger

Coach:  Sandy Merkel DeJames
 

NC Elite NextGen 1 
Program Guide
Head Coach:  Sandy Merkel DeJames

NC Elite NextGen 2
Program Guide
Head Coach:  Gary DeJames DeJames

 

(12 White, 12 Silver and 12 Graphite teams will be considered, depending on athlete and coach availability.)

 

NC Elite Boys Program 
Program Director and Coach:  Gary DeJames
Coach:  Sandy Merkel DeJames
Coach:  John Dillinger
Coach:  Joe McClean
 

Program Guide

**Please note, NC Elite team alignment and coaching assignments may change relative to age distribution and skill level of athletes.  Players and parents will be notified of any change prior to team commitment.