C1 Club Team Programs

Tryout Registration for the 2017-18 season will open in September! 

Carolina One offers six levels of teams during our club season, which begins yearly in late October. From beginning to elite players, C1 offers a team for every player.

Program Recommendations

If you are a...

C1 Recommends...

Beginning player, age 8-12 Juniors teams
Beginning player, age 10-14 State teams
Intermediate player, age 11-14 State or Regional teams
Intermediate player, age 15-17
Regional or Power teams
Experienced player, age 13-18
Power or Elite teams
Elite player, age 13-18 Elite or National teams

If you're not sure which team is the best for you, don't worry! All players who participate in Carolina One club tryouts will be evaluated for the team level at which they fit best. Players will have the opportunity to request specific team levels and/or turn down team placements if they are unable to commit. We will always offer a player the highest level team that he or she qualifies for, and you will always have the option to drop to a lower level team if you cannot commit. View our Tryout FAQ page for more information about our tryout process.

USA Volleyball Age Divisions

USA Volleyball requires that you be a particular age for the duration of the season, which is assumed to end on August 31, even though tournament play, Regional championships, and National championships are all complete before that date. So for the 2017-2018 season, your USAV age division is the age you will be on August 31, 2018.

10 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2007 (still 10 on Aug. 31, 2018)
11 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2006 (still 11 on Aug. 31, 2018)
12 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2005 (still 12 on Aug. 31, 2018)
13 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2004 (still 13 on Aug. 31, 2018)
14 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2003 (still 14 on Aug. 31, 2018)
15 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2002 (still 15 on Aug. 31, 2018)
16 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2001 (still 16 on Aug. 31, 2018)
17 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2000 (still 17 on Aug. 31, 2018)
18 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 1999 (still 18 on Aug. 31, 2018)  

C1VB Club Team Levels

Juniors Teams

Based on our popular Juniors Summer and Fall programs, our Juniors Teams offer individual and team skill training for beginning and intermediate players. Juniors teams practice exclusively in Greenville or Pickens beginning in mid-November. No tryouts are required for this program, and players will be placed on teams based on their age and ability level. Teams will participate in 2-3 KidzPower (1/2 day) tournaments in the Palmetto Region. Juniors teams are open to players in the 13U and younger USAV age divisions.

State Teams

Carolina One State teams are limited-travel club teams for players in the 14U and younger age divisions. State teams will be composed of 8-9 players and a head coach. Teams will practice twice a week beginning in mid-November and will compete in 5 tournaments, all within the Palmetto Region.

Regional Teams

Carolina One Regional teams are a popular travel team option for players in the 12U-16U age groups. Regional teams will be composed of 9-11 players and a head coach. Teams will practice twice a week and will compete in 6-7 tournaments during the season, both in South Carolina and in neighboring states.

Power Teams

Carolina One Power teams are high-level teams offering strong competition and requiring a serious level of commitment. Teams will practice 2 times a week, and will compete in 7-8 tournaments during the season.

Elite Teams

Carolina One Elite teams are high-level teams offering elite competition and requiring a serious level of commitment. Teams will practice 2-3 times per week, and will compete in 9-10 tournaments, primarily outside the Palmetto Region, including either the USAV National Championships or AAU National Championships. This team has an extended season, which runs from November through the end of June.

National Teams

Carolina One National teams are elite teams offering the highest level of competition and requiring the highest level of commitment. Teams will practice 2-3 times 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 tournament schedule is more rigorous than the Elite Team schedule, and requires additional travel commitments. The National schedule also includes either the USAV National Championships or the AAU National Championships. This team has an extended season, which runs from November through the end of June.

Tryouts

Tryouts are required for all Carolina One travel teams.* No teams are selected prior to tryouts. Tryouts for the 2016-17 season will begin in late October. View our Tryout Page for more information.

*Please note that Juniors teams will have an evaluation day, but we do not plan to cut any Juniors players.

Signing Day

After tryouts, Carolina One invites all players who have accepted a spot on one of our teams to a signing day! At signing day, you will meet your teammates and coaches, get fundraising materials, pick up some items of your uniform package, and kick off the season with a great start! More information will be provided following tryouts.