C1 Elite Teams


Carolina One Elite teams are elite travel teams offering a very high level of competition and requiring the highest level of commitment. Teams will be composed of 10-12 players, a head coach and an assistant coach. Teams will practice or participate in strength training five to six hours a week, and will compete in 9-10 multi-day tournaments during the season, primarily outside of the Palmetto Region, including either USAV or AAU Nationals. The elite team season runs from tryouts in October/November to late June. Elite teams will participate in the USAV National Championships (must qualify), or in the AAU National Championships. This cost is included in the program fee.

View our Travel Team policies (coming soon) for more information about Elite team and club policies. 


Cost for the 2017-18 Carolina One Elite teams is $2200. Team fees include:

  • All team practices
  • Additional position practices
  • Coaching fees
  • Gym rental fees
  • 9-10 tournament entry fees
  • Officiating training & evaluation
  • Speed, agility and strength training sessions with LIFEperformance (Greenville) or Velocity Sports Performance (Pickens)
  • Comprehensive uniform package*

Fees do not include travel expenses such as hotels, gas or food. Program fee is payable in five installments.

Uniform Package Includes:

  • 3 jerseys
  • 2 pairs of spandex
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • Warmups (pants & jacket or sweatshirt)
  • Backpack
  • 2 practice t-shirts
  • 1 pair cover shorts
  • Kneepads
  • Volleyball  


Tryouts for the 2017-18 Elite teams will begin in late October. Tryout registration opens September 15. Team practices will begin in November and tournaments will begin in January. Players can expect to attend 2-3 tournaments per month, and can expect to travel over holiday weekends including MLK, President's Day, spring break and Easter.

Carolina One Elite teams compete in a rigorous tournament schedule, which sends our teams outside of the Palmetto Region to compete in tournaments in Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Orlando and other strong volleyball hubs across the U.S. Each year, we attempt to find the strongest tournaments with the highest level of competition within a reasonable travel distance from the Upstate. Carolina One Elite teams compete in one or two USAV National Qualifiers per year, depending on the USA Volleyball and Palmetto Region schedules. All Elite teams will continue their season through June/July and compete in either the AAU National Championship or the USAV National Championship.

Elite teams can expect to have 2 practices per week (on non-tournament weeks), tentatively Sunday and either Tuesday or Thursday, and 2 training session at LIFEperformance. Position practices will be offered in addition to team practices, tentatively every other Wednesday. 

2018 Elite Team Tournament Schedule (coming soon)


Tryouts for Elite Teams are highly competitive, and limited roster spots are available. Please visit our Tryouts Page for more information and to register.