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FAQ's

CAROLINA PERFORMANCE VOLLEYBALL CLUB
 

  • Why play for Carolina Performance Volleyball Club?

    • We provide a superior club experience at a reasonable price. Our coaches are knowledgeable and provide a fun, family-oriented environment while teaching our volleyball system in such a way to help each player reach their highest potential.

  • When does the season start and end?

    • We typically start open gym during early September. Tryouts are early to mid-October with practices beginning very soon after team selection. Tournaments we plan to participate in run January through April.

  • Does my daughter/sON need experience playing volleyball to try out?

    • No. We select players that we believe have the best chance to make us a competitive club. Prior volleyball experience is a plus, however, we can teach a girl how to play volleyball. We cannot teach them coachability, athleticism, aggressiveness, determination and a willingness to learn and adapt. Those qualities are a must!

  • Should my daughter/SON come to more than one open gym and/or tryout?

    • Yes! Although only one try-out is required, it is highly recommended that players come to as many open gym and tryouts as possible.The more familiar we become with a player’s abilities and attitude, the better the chance of them being placed on a team that is appropriate for them. This is especially beneficial to the player if they happen to have an “’off” day during tryouts.

  • Is my daughter/SON guaranteed to make a team?

    • No. We will do our best to place every player on a team. However, we are limited on how many teams we can have because of court availability and number of coaches. Also, we prefer to keep our teams small, around 8-10 players.

  • What if my daughter/SON missed tryouts; can sHE/he still be placed on a team?

    • Maybe, but doubtful. If it is early in the practice season, contact one of our directors to see if we have any positions left to fill on our teams. If so, your child will be invited to participate in a practice or two with the team and we will make decisions about team placement afterward.

  • My child is used to playing in a certain position; will she/he play in that position for Carolina Performance?

    • We place players in positions that are most beneficial to the team as a whole no matter if it is planned that way during practices or an adjustment made on the fly for situations such as acute injuries. Sometimes this means moving players to a different position. We expect and train our players to be versatile so they are prepared to play wherever needed. Cross training and versatility can make the difference between losing and winning matches. If a player is moved to a different position, they should not take offense to it. It is actually a compliment! It means their coach has confidence in them to be able to handle a new position.

  • What equipment and apparel will I need to purchase in addition to the jerseys that are included with dues?

    • Each female player will need black spandex (minimum 4” inseam) for tournaments, as well as white knee pads and white socks. Shoes may be any color. For practices we do not have color requirements, but spandex, knee pads, socks and volleyball shoes are needed. We ask that the girls dress modestly at all CPVC functions. Boys will need appropriate shoes of any color, white socks and white knee pads. Boys are asked to leave their shirts on during events/practices at CPVC.

  • What is a Team Representative?

    • A Team Representative is a parent of a volleyball player that handles anything for the team excluding coaching and business management tasks. The purpose of a Team Rep is to help the season run more smoothly and enjoyable. More commonly referred to as a “Team Mom” or “Team Dad” we ask for parents to volunteer for this responsibility at the beginning of the season. Responsibilities include planning for team meals (picnic style) at regional tournaments and planning team lunches or dinners at multi-day tournaments as opportunities arise. Optional tasks include planning fun activities around holidays, birthdays and special events; coach/director assistance for simple tasks such as sorting merchandise orders; etc.The more a team representative is involved, usually the more enjoyable the whole season is for players, coaches and families.

  • Is there spirit wear we can purchase to support the club?

    • Yes! Details are explained towards the beginning of the practice season.

  • Can parents attend open gym, tryouts and practices?

    • Parents may attend open gym and practices; however, we do NOT allow parents or anyone other than the evaluating coaches to attend tryouts. Tryouts is a stressful process for most players. Some players feel that a parent or others watching causes added stress. We want them to be relaxed in order to give the best performance  and hopefully secure a spot on a team.

  • How important is it for players to attend practices and tournaments?

    • It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to attend as many practices as possible and it is expected that ALL PLAYERS ATTEND ALL TOURNAMENTS. Volleyball is a team sport and we expect players to make participation a priority! Just one player missing significantly affects the rest of the team members. However, we understand things come up. If you cannot attend a practice, please let your coach know as far in advance as possible. If there is a tournament date that you know in advance you can’t make, discuss this with the club directors BEFORE tryouts.

  • Do all players play at tournaments?

    • Typically, yes. However, volleyball is a team sport and coaches have to make decisions that provide the best chance for the team to be successful. Coaches have a planned rotation, which may or may not include all players on the team, but will hopefully be able to substitute all players in at some point. Coaches are bound by substitution rules and also have to consider players abilities and the level of competition. The best chance a player has to receive more playing time is putting in hard work at practice to become a better player.

  • What is HUDL?

    • We are fortunate to have a HUDL subscription for each team. Our subscription serves a few purposes. The HUDL iPad records the matches and they are uploaded to the HUDL website which makes them available to any coach, player or parent assigned to the team to view later and/or create highlights for college coaches/recruiters. It also maintains our win/loss record including statistics for each match.

  • Why do you consider statistics so important?

    • Statistics are like a report card for the team and individual player performance.  Stats are the only non-biased way to determine what skills have been mastered and which ones need improvement.  A coach can't possibly remember every touch on the ball by every player. No matter how experienced the coach, their memory may be incorrect in some cases. Stats taken from video footage is a way to evaluate performance with nearly 100% accuracy.

  • Are parents required to attend tournaments?

    • Parents are not required to attend tournaments; however, it is the parent’s responsibility to make arrangements for getting their child to the tournaments and who will be responsible for them while at tournaments. Coaches cannot be responsible for players.

  • Why does your tournament schedule include a combination of small single day tournaments and large multi-day tournaments?

    • We believe the combination of both is best for the teams. The registration fee for small regional tournaments is significantly less expensive. And since they are only one day, in state events, the time and monetary expenditure is reduced for players and their families. They are a good opportunity for our teams to play 3-5 competitive matches in an environment that is smaller and less overwhelming. The large national multi-day tournaments, however, are usually higher competition matches, which challenges our girls to help them progress as a team and as individuals. Being together for 2-3 days tends to bond our teams and build friendships which is beneficial on and off the court. Many families enjoy the travel to different cities and states and build family vacations around the tournaments. In addition, recruiters and college coaches often attend large multi-day tournaments to evaluate prospective athletes. Several large tournaments offer a recruiting showcase as an added opportunity to be seen by college coaches.

  • How are the dues so affordable at Carolina Performance compared to other clubs offering a similar tournament schedule?

    • We are very fortunate to have private donors with an interest in offering a way for families with volleyball players that want to play at a high level to do so at a very affordable price.

  • How are travel arrangements made to/from tournaments?

    • Players and their families are responsible for getting to/from all tournaments. Exceptions may be made for large out of state, multi-day tournaments, but that information will be clearly communicated to players and parents far in advance.

  • How are hotel arrangements made for tournaments and who pays for the hotel?

    • Players and their families are responsible for all hotel costs. Most multi-day tournaments are arranged as “Stay to Play” which means team members are REQUIRED to stay in a hotel that is part of the tournament system and selected by the club directors. You will receive specific instructions via email well in advance of these tournaments and typically there is a short time frame for the hotel booking, so immediate booking is necessary. Most regional tournaments do not require a hotel stay; however, hotel stays before/after single day and close proximity multi-day tournaments are at the discretion and arrangements by players/families.

  • Do you help players get recruited by colleges?

    • For players that are interested in playing in college, we are more than happy to provide support and answer questions. Recruiting is a long and complicated process that begins as early as freshman/sophomore year of high school! Having been through the process ourselves, we understand a lot of the do's and don’ts. One tool we provide without extra cost is video recordings of matches through HUDL that can be used by players/parents to create highlights. Highlight videos are an essential part of the recruiting process.

  • Do you offer private lessons?

    • Yes, we do!  Private lessons are 1 - 1.5 hours long and cost $30 each.  Payment should be made to the coach directly and not to CPVC. To inquire about private lessons, contact Coach Jorja Tuten (252-320-0416) or Coach Devin Day (336-509-6899).

  • If I have questions that are not answered here, how can I contact you?

    • You may fill out our contact form on the website here to send us an email or you may call Julie Tuten, Business Director at 252-341-7317.