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2021-2022 Tryouts 12-14U

NC Elite Volleyball Club 2021-2022 Tryouts

NEW!
NC Elite 12-14U Pre-tryout Open Gym - CLICK HERE to REGISTER!  
Sunday, October 17th
1:00-2:30
Saint Mary's School, Raleigh

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NC Elite 12-14U Team Tryouts - CLICK HERE to Register!

2021-2022 USAV Age Definitions - CLICK HERE

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NC Elite 12-14U Program Guide (CLICK HERE!)


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14U Team Tryouts CLICK HERE to Register!
Saturday October 23, 2021; 9:30-11:00am
Saint Mary's School, Raleigh 

12-13U Team Tryouts CLICK HERE to Register!
Sunday October 24, 2021; 9:00-10:30am
Saint Mary's School, Raleigh 

Cost:  $35

Due to limited capacity, no refunds will be awarded following registration.

(Be sure to register early, as we do have capacity limits for the main tryout session.  Once this session fills, we will open overflow sessions, dates and times TBD.   Opening of overflow sessions will be announced once main sessions are full and registrants will be notified of overflow sessions prior to completing registration.  All participants MUST be pre-registered via the above link.  On-site registrations are not accepted.)

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All 15-18U National Teams and Regional(+) Teams are full.

THANK YOU to all players and parents who made our 2021-2022 15-18U Tryouts a great success!


Please note, 2022 tryouts and season planning are based on the assumption of a "traditional" club season, with full training and tournament / travel schedules.  NC Elite is prepared to make any necessary adjustments as a result of changes in the local health situation, should that be necessary. 



New 2022 Carolina Region USAV Tryouts and Participation Policy: Please review the Region's 2022 Tryout Policy HERE, and the Bill of Rights HERESignificant changes have been made for 2022. 

CLICK HERE for 2022 USAV Age Definitions

USAV/AAU membership are not required for tryouts. For operational purposes, please DONOT register USAV or AAU memberships until AFTER you receive/accept our team offer. 

Additional Tryouts Information

  • No spectators will be allowed in the gym during the tryouts.
  • Check-in for each session begins 30 minuntes prior to the scheduled tryout time. Please arrive early to help facilitate a smooth check in process.  

What happens following tryouts?

1Evaluation & Team Selection
 NC Elite coaches and management will assess athlete skill, attitude, athleticism and potential to determine team selection and make player offers.  We will work in the most efficient way possible to expedite making offers.  

2. Offer Notification
Teams will be comprised of 9-11 full time players, plus additional training/practice players, as determined feasible.  No more than 11 full time player offers will be outstanding at any given time.   Offers will be made by contacting parents (listed as primary contacts in Sports Engine registration) via phone, text messaging, and/or email.  Our goal is to update all players within 24 hours of the last tryout session in a specific age group (including supplemental tryout sessions).   Please be patient as we work to make offers and updates as fast as possible.  Also, if you know you will accept or decline an offer, please do so as soon as possible so we can offer more certainty to players who are still waiting.  

3Your Decisions
We request that you notify us of your decision(accept or decline) as soon as you have made your decision and within 48 hours of the offer being made so we can move forward with the team selection process and offer certainty to other players.  Once you accept our offer, please notify other clubs and stop attending their tryouts to help make their process easier.  If you accept an offer from another club or choose to decline our offer, please let us know by emailing info@ncelitevb.org.

4. Official Signing with NC Elite
NC Elite season registration begins immediately following acceptance of an offer.  Completed commitment, registration and first payment is due within 48 hours following email notification from NC Elite. 


About NC Elite NATIONAL Teams

  • Pre-season training begins in August
  • Season is Nov through June / July
  • 2 practices per week
  • Single and multi-day tournaments
  • Significant travel required

About NC Elite REGIONAL(+) Teams

  • Pre-season training begins in August
  • Season is November through April
  • 2 practices per week
  • Single and multi-day tournaments
  • Limited travel required

About NC Elite REGIONAL Teams

  • Training begins in December
  • Season is December through March
  • 1-2 practices per week
  • Limited tournament schedule
  • Limited or no travel required

***Please note that all pre-season training for National and Regional(+) teams is OPTIONAL.  We encourage athletes to participate in High School volleyball, which should then be a priority during the competitive High School season.   We anticipate no conflicts for athletes due to the early start of the 2021-2022 Club Volleyball season.

***All travel and associated costs will be the responsibility of each player / family.  No team travel is provided by NC Elite.  


Practice Player / Training Team Option

NC Elite is happy to offer again this year a training-only option for those players who would like to continue training outside of High School season, but may be unable to travel due to other commitments (e.g. multi-sport athletes, etc.).  Tryouts are required for a training position so we can insure the best fit for the player and team.  Please be sure to indicate in your tryouts registration if you are only interested in a practice player / training option.  Costs will be posted with the season Program Guides (coming soon!).

15-18U Tryout Registration NOW OPEN... CLICK HERE to Register!


NC Elite 15U Program Guide

NC Elite 16U Program Guide

NC Elite 17/18U Program Guide


Spectator Policy
Tryouts will be closed to spectators to allow for efficient operations and to minimize distraction for athletes and staff.

Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures
1.  Parents will not enter campus for drop-off. All players should be dropped off for training on College Place. Drop off will occur at GATE 6 on College Place (Saint Mary’s Campus Map). Drivers should drop off passenger side on the Saint Mary’s side of College Place and proceed to Saint Mary’s Street following drop off. No players should be dropped off on the street side opposite of Saint Mary’s School and cross the street. Please remember that College Place is a public street. All driving and parking laws should be followed and traffic, driveways or access gates should not be blocked for other vehicles. 
2. Players should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to tryouts.  Players should be on time in order to access campus. 
3. Players should be picked up promptly at the end of practice on College Place at Gate 6. 
4. Players driving themselves should utilize street parking on College Place, across the street from Saint Mary’s School. 

COVID Screening and Procedures
1.  Players and coaches should wash hands before leaving home and use hand sanitizer as exiting their vehicle.  Hand sanitizer will be available on site for frequent use during the session.
2.  All players and must complete the SMS health self-assessment (SMS COVID-19 Screening Form) within 4 hours of the scheduled session. If any player/coach answers "Yes" to questions 1 through 6, the player/coach is not eligible to attend the session. If any player/coach answers "Yes" to questions 7 or 8, please text the NC Elite main line  (919) 473-6497 with name and brief explanation of the event prior to the session so participation eligibility can be considered.  
3.  All players/coaches will be asked upon arrival if they have passed the assessment and are eligible to participate.
4.  All players and coaches must wear their mask covering their mouth and nose at all times, both indoors and outdoors. 
[A suitable face-covering is comprised of two layers or more and made from a breathable and washable material. Masks not designed nor intended to prevent transmission of disease are forbidden. Furthermore, in order to maintain filtration effectiveness and avoid increased risk of contamination, masks should be cleaned and dried between each use.  Regardless of an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status or prior infection with COVID-19, a mask is required at all times.]
5.  Every effort should be made by all participants to maintain a safe social distance (6’). This includes those individuals on the sidelines during warm-ups and competitive play.
6.  Players and coaches should avoid high fives, huddles, and any unnecessary contact with teammates or opponents.
7.   Players and coaches should report directly to Bacon Gym upon arrival to campus, and exit campus immediately following training. 
8.  Players and coaches must follow the Bacon Gym ingress and egress signs posted throughout the facility.   
9.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents and other spectators are not permitted.

POST-EVENT CONTRACT TRACING - If a participant, coach or staff member tests positive or develops symptoms which later are found to be associated with COVID-19 infection within 72 hours of the conclusion of the event, NC Elite will initiate appropriate contact tracing. Within 72 hours of the conclusion of the event, should you either test positive or develop symptoms which are later found to be associated with COVID-19 infection please notify us at info@ncelitevb.org.