CAROLINA PERFORMANCE VOLLEYBALL CLUB
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Julie and Jorja Tuten are a mother/daughter team that have been involved in the travel volleyball circuit since 2015. Between the two of them, their roles have included coach, administrator, player and parent which gives them a wide variety of knowledge and perspective.
Dealing with a few different travel clubs in varying capacities, the Tuten's have witnessed several different business and volleyball methods that made clubs successful and enjoyable for member families, and some decisions that have not. They are using this combination of experiences to build a competitive, affordable travel club for Lenoir County, NC and surrounding areas that players and their families can be proud to be a part of!
Julie is a registered coach with AAU, JVA and USAV in the Carolina Region and completed SafeSport and Impact training. She has assisted in a wide variety of roles for travel, school and recreational volleyball. She was the statistician for a local varsity volleyball team for four years. Eventually, she moved into assistant coaching recreational and travel teams. Simultaneously, she handled several administrative roles for travel volleyball such as website design, back-end team management through the SportsEngine system and communication with parents concerning schedule changes and instructions for practices and tournaments.
Julie also has a significant amount of college recruiting management experience. Such duties have included video capture and editing for highlights, building recruiting profiles on high traffic recruiting websites and knowledge of the rules regarding when and how a player may contact coaches, depending upon the division.
A business management role comes naturally for Julie after spending more than two decades each in management positions as a Group Fitness Coordinator/Instructor at a Greenville, NC health and fitness facility and as Vice President of a family owned engineering firm in eastern NC.
Julie enjoys spending her spare time with her husband David, and their two children.
After playing volleyball for many years, Jorja found her true passion in coaching. At a young age, Jorja began coaching recreational volleyball in Pitt County for a few seasons. Later she progressed to volunteer assistant JV coach at the high school she attended. As her coaching skills matured, Jorja registered as a USAV coach in the Carolina Region and completed SafeSport and Impact training in order to head coach at a junior travel club in Eastern, NC. Jorja is also a registered AAU and JVA coach.
Jorja experienced great success as a player herself as a starter on the varsity team all four years of high school and compiled a record of 70-12 that included two State Championships, three State Championship appearances and three Conference Championships. This success caught the attention of many college coaches. She had 14 offers from college coaches all over the country to play volleyball at a variety of divisions. Some of these offers included scholarships. After carefully considering all of her long term goals, Jorja accepted an offer to play at Wake Tech in Raleigh, NC while studying to become a nurse.
Due to her high volleyball IQ and ability to relate to young ladies, she is an excellent girls national team coach, Jorja is logical and respectful as a coach while teaching the players how to use a combination of athleticism and intelligence in order to be sucessful.