National Elite Teams

These teams are the most competitive.  At SC Midlands, National Teams compete for the Palmetto Regional State Championship, as well as have chances to win USA Volleyball National Bids at the State Championships.  We will form National Elite teams beginning with 14U and continuing through the 18U division. Players will receive high-level skill training and participate in tournaments both in-state and out-of-state.  To be considered for a National Elite Team, players normally have at least two to three years of club experience at the younger ages and six to ten years of experience at the older ages. Here are some benefits of playing for a National Elite Team at SC Midlands:
  • USA VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL BIDS: Because of our invitation to the Palmetto Regional State Championships, SC Midlands teams have a chance to win USA Volleyball Junior Olympic National Championship bids in EVERY age division! Imagine winning a National bid and representing the wonderful state of South Carolina! We’ve done it before! Let’s do it again!
  • HIGH LEVEL COMPETITION FOR ATHLETES: SC Midlands Volleyball believes in entering its top teams in high level tournaments.  We will travel to Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and a few other states.  College bound athletes gain exposure to recruiters and competition in different arenas. 
  • TRAVEL BENEFITS: Aside from exposure to a wide variety of college coaches and showcases, SC Midlands families benefit by visiting different places (like Richmond, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Orlando).  Although we play locally as well, SC Midlands National Elite Team tournaments are specifically chosen for the exposure, quality, and diversity of competition.
  • AAU NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Aside from membership in the Palmetto Region of USA Volleyball, as well as the USAV Volleyball National Organization, we attain AAU Membership for our National Elite Players. We strive to attend USA Nationals, primarily a qualifying ONLY event, but teams that do not win bids may attend AAU.
National Elite players have goals to play at the collegiate level, or are willing to commit to help others achieve this goal. Teams are formed based on similar skill and similar talent level, and not necessarily by age (younger players could be placed on older age division teams).   Our goal is for all National Elite team players to play at high levels .  Thus, National Elite players will be placed on teams that give them the greatest opportunity to improve through training and playing time.  Teams will practice/play two-three times per week and play in regional as well as out-of-state tournaments.  National Elite Team members require a very HIGH level of commitment.  Season:  December-June/July

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National Elite Teams

Age Divisions

13U - 18U

Type of Player

Interested in playing in college and the highest

levels of school and club volleyball  

Length of Season


Practice Schedule

2-3 practices weekly

Typical Tournaments

Monument City Classic (Richmond, Va)

Queen City Classic (Charlotte, NC)

Beast of the Southeast (Atlanta, GA)

Southern Classic (Upstate, SC)

Palmetto Power Open (Columbia/LowCountry, SC)

Palmetto Regional Championships (Charlotte, NC)

Big South National Qualifier (Atlanta, Ga)

AAU Nationals or JO Nationals

See Tourney Schedule


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