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2024-25 Tryouts

NC ELITE 15-18U TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT Registration Now OPen!

(NC Elite 12-14U tryouts will be held in November.  Check back for dates and times.)

**New this year .. multiple tryout options!  To help accommodate scheduling and provide players with flexibility, reduced stress and the best opportunities in the tryout process, we have developed 2 tryout periods.  Period 1 is position-specific tryouts.  Period 2 is all position tryouts.  Players across the 15-18U age ranges can attend any of the tryout sessions.  Players may attend a single session or multiple sessions, whichever option(s) they find best for them (registration is required and dates can be selected in the tryout registration).  

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Tryout Information
NC Elite Tryout Period 1
Tuesday July 30, 7:00-8:30 (15-18U Setters and Hitters)
Wednesday July 31, 7:00-8:30 (15-18U Setters and Defenders)
Thursday August 1, 7:00-8:30 (15-18U Setters and Hitters)
NC Elite Tryout Period 2
Saturday August 3rd, 11:45-1:15 (15-18U All Skills)
Saturday August 3rd, 2:15-3:45 (15-18U All Skills)
Saturday August 3rd, 4:00-5:30 (15-18U All Skills)
Ravenscroft School AE Finley Center, Raleigh

Cost:  $40 (Single $40 fee for one or multiple tryouts dates.  One tryout session required, multiple sessions permitted. Registratants will have the opportunity to select the session(s) of attendance in the registration.)

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

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

NC Elite Tryout sessions fill quickly, register early!

15-18U Travel Team Overflow Tryout
August 6-8th, 7-8:30pm (as needed TBD)



CLICK HERE  for NC Elite 15U Travel Team Program Guide!

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CLICK HERE for NC Elite 16U Travel Team Program Guide!

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CLICK HERE  for NC Elite 17U Travel Team Program Guide!

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CLICK HERE  for NC Elite 18U Travel Team Program Guide!


Back for the 2024-2025 Season - NC Elite Locals Only!

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The NC Elite Locals Only™ program is targeted specifically to the intermediate to experienced volleyball player looking to continue developing skills, while not committing to a full travel team experience.  Training is designed to build on already developed skills, refine technique and advance game knowledge and experience.   Coaches will work toward applying skill development to game application and court play. All players will train together in group practice sessions with an emphasis on individual skill development. Teams break out for game preparation.  

This is  a registration-based program, no tryouts are required.

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Registration for NC Elite VolleyU Now Open...
(10-14U, 5th-8th grade)
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Registration for NC Elite NextGen Now Open...
(8-10U, 3rd-5th grade)
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2024-25 Projected 12-18U NC Elite Volleyball Club Teams
(Travel, Local, VolleyU and NextGen)
 

Team Name Team Level Lead Coach Anticipated Practice Days
NC Elite 18 Black National Gary DeJames Tuesday / Thursday
NC Elite 17 Black National Brendan Smith Tuesday / Thursday
NC Elite 16 Black National Kristen Leavel Tuesday / Thursday
NC Elite 15 Black National Martha & Mandy Schiltz Tuesday / Thursday
NC Elite 14 Black National Tiffany Brooks Monday / Wednesday
NC Elite 14 Red Regional / Regional + Kendra Kempf Monday / Wednesday
NC Elite 13 Black National Joe McLean Monday / Wednesday
NC Elite 13 Red Regional / Regional + Zach Miller Monday / Wednesday
NC Elite 12 Black Regional / Local Molly Evans Monday / Wednesday
NC Elite 12 Red Regional / Local Kieran McClean Monday / Wednesday
TBD - Other     

 

 

Team Name

Team Type

Coach Anticipated Practice Day(s)
NextGen - 1 (7-10U) Local / NG RAVE

Next Gen Staff

Sunday
NextGen - 2 (7-10U) Local / NG RAVE Next Gen Staff Sunday
VolleyU 13/14U-1 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 13/14U-2 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 13/14U-3 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 13/14U-4 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 13/14U-5 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 10/12U-1 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 10/12U-2 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 10/12U-3 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
VolleyU 10/12U-4 Local / VU RAVE Volley U Staff Sunday
Locals Only  - 1 (15-18U) Local / LO RAVE Locals Only Staff Mondays / Wednesdays
Locals Only - 2 (15-18U) Local / LO RAVE Locals Only Staff Mondays / Wednesdays
Locals Only - 3 (15-18U) Local / LO RAVE Locals Only Staff Mondays / Wednesdays
Locals Only - 4 (15-18U) Local / LO RAVE Locals Only Staff Mondays / Wednesdays
Locals Only - 5 (15-18U) Local / LO RAVE Locals Only Staff Mondays / Wednesdays

 


2024-25 USAV Age Definitions


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 and schedules will be posted in the team guides, to be released soon.

Local Team (non-Travel) Option

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The NC Elite Locals Only™ program is targeted specifically to the intermediate to experienced volleyball player looking to continue developing skills, while not committing to a full travel team experience.  Training is designed to build on already developed skills, refine technique and advance game knowledge and experience.   Coaches will work toward applying skill development to game application and court play. All players will train together in group practice sessions with an emphasis on individual skill development. Teams break out for game preparation.  

This is  a registration-based program, no tryouts are required.

CLICK HERE for additional information!

CLICK HERE to Register!


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 10-12 full time players, plus additional training/practice players, as determined feasible.  No more than 12 full time player offers will be made following the primary tryouts.   Offers will be made by contacting parents (listed as primary contacts in Sports Engine registration) via phone, text messaging, and/or email.  Parents should be sure to monitor texts, phones and email (inboxes and spam folders).  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 24 hours of the of the first scheduled tryout or within 24 hours of the offer being made, whichever occurs later, so we can move forward with the team selection process and offer certainty to other players.  If the offer has not been accepted or we have not heard from you after this 24 hour period, your offer may be extended to another player.  Declined offers will be immediately extended to another player and will no longer be available to you.   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 immediately 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 24 hours of an accepted offer.


Additional Tryouts Information

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 Procedure - Ravenscroft AE Finley Center
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CLICK HERE for Ravenscroft School Campus Map)
Ravenscroft is located at 7409 Falls of Neuse Road. When entering campus, pass through Bell Entrance (32) and take the first right out of Sloan Circle (27). Travel all the way around the back of campus and turn left into lot H. You will see a sign for the AE Finley Center as well as a Lot H sign. Circle through Lot H and drop-off near the AE Finley Center (9) and the Ravens sign at Gonet Gateway (3). Please be sure to follow the 15 MPH speed limit thoughout campus and drive with caution. This is a K-12 school with a significant amount of activity occurring on weekdays and weekends. Note that the gates off of Newton Road (30) and the Winston Entrance (33) may be locked for enhanced security.  An NC Elite Coach or Administrator will be at drop-off to assist players to the court. Please pick up players in the same location promptly at the end of the session.

  • 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.  
  • All information presented regarding teams, tournament schedules and coaching assignments remains subject to change leading up to the start of the season. 
  • Team offerings, tournament schedules and coach assignments will be finalized once we determine the competitive level of the teams and when tournament hosts have finalized their tournament offerings and we have aligned these schedules with our coaching staff. 
  • Parent meetings for each team will be held after teams are selected and finalized.