C1 National Teams

Overview

Carolina One National teams are elite teams offering the highest 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 six hours a week, and will compete in 10-12 multi-day tournaments during the season, primarily outside of the Palmetto Region, including at least one National Qualifier. The national team season runs from tryouts in October/November to late June. National 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 for more information about National team and club policies. 

Investment

Cost for the 2016-17 Carolina One National teams is $2500 for 12U-17U teams and $2200 for the 18U team (due to a condensed season). Team fees include:

  • All team practices
  • Additional position practices 
  • Coaching fees
  • Gym rental fees
  • 10-12 tournament entry fees
  • Region registration fee
  • 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
  • 3 pairs of spandex
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • Warmups (pants & jacket or sweatshirt)
  • Backpack
  • 2 practice t-shirts
  • 1 pair cover shorts
  • Volleyball  

Schedule

Tryouts for the 2016-17 National teams will begin in late October. Tryout registration opens on September 1. 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 National teams compete in a rigorous tournament schedule, which sends our teams outside of the Palmetto Region to compete in 10-12 tournaments in Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Louisville, Orlando, Washington DC, 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 National teams compete in one or two USAV National Qualifiers per year, depending on the USA Volleyball and Palmetto Region schedules. All National teams will continue their season through June/July and compete in either the AAU National Championship or the USAV National Championship.

*Please note, due to changes in the USAV National Schedule, the C1VB 18 National tournament schedule will differ from years past. If you have questions, please contact us.

National 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.  

2016-17 National Team Tournament Schedule

Tryouts

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