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Tryouts for the 2023-24 Season

As many are aware, SRVA has changed its Policy which allows Tryouts for the 2023-2024 Club Season to take place after USAV Junior National Championships in July 2023.

C4 Explosive Volleyball Club has made the decision to maintain a similar Club Tryout model as in previous years.  The tryouts will take place after the completion of High/Middle school volleyball in October-November, instead of following the USAV Junior National Championships in July.

This decision was influenced by several factors:

  1.  Compliance with rules:  As a high school volleyball coach for the past 28 years, it is essential to consider not only the USA Volleyball regulations but also other governing bodies such as TSSAA.  The alignment of the club and high school volleyball seasons by SRVA within the same time period can potentially lead to violations, which would be detrimental to the athletes.  It is crucial for parents and players to familiarize themselves with the TSSAA rules and not solely rely on the club’s statements, as the club will not face sanctions for violations.
  2. Coaching commitments:  Many of our coaches are also involved in coaching at the middle and high school levels.  Managing two seasons simultaneously would make it challenging to provide 100% dedication to both school and club players if the club season is year-round.
  3. Fair evaluation and team formation:  To ensure a fair Club Tryout process, it is important to consider that players can experience growth and improvement throughout their school seasons.  Creating teams solely based on current skill levels, when significant changes can occur before club tournaments starting in January 2024, is not in the best interest of the players.  Placing players on teams that match their skill level is crucial for a successful club season.
  4. Rest and Recovery:  Research in the medical field emphasizes the importance of rest and recovery.  As a club, we value the off-season as a period to recharge and plan for the upcoming season. Most players will engage in High School or Middle School volleyball when the Club season concludes.  Balancing both school and club volleyball schedules can be demanding for players and their families.  Over the years, we have observed burnout in talented players, and we aim to provide a well-balanced schedule that allows players to remain passionate about the game.
  5. Affordability:  C4 Explosive Volleyball was established to offer an affordable club experience for players in our area.  Extending the season would require additional gym space and coaching, resulting in increased club fees. Keeping the club accessible and affordable is a priority for us.

C4 Explosive Volleyball is excited to organize a Clinic in July for Middle School-aged and younger participants. Private and small group training sessions will be available for high school girls upon request, ensuring compliance with TSSAA rules.  For more information, please contact us.

This decision aligns with our club’s values and vision.  Each year, we have been fortunate to welcome families who understand our mission and culture.  We believe this will continue in the 2023-24 club season and appreciate the ongoing support.  We wish our athletes the best of luck in their school tryouts and look forward to seeing them on the court!


Christie McElhaney,

C4 Explosive Volleyball Club Director

“The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee 

Location: Bradley Central

1000 South Lee Hwy, Cleveland TN 37311

    10s-12s October 21st  9-11am

           13s October 21st  11:30-1:30pm

        14s October 21st  2pm-4pM

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    15s October 22nd 1:00-3:00pm

 16s October 22nd  3:30-5:30pm

           17s-18s October 22nd  6:00-8:00pm


Make-Up Date Tuesday Oct 24 6-8pm (register for your actual age group and email the director that you will be coming to the makeup sessions instead)


Click Here for 2023-24 Tryouts Registration 11U-14U

Registration Link for Tryouts ages 11U-14U. There will be no refunds of tryout fees.

Click Here for 2023-24 Tryouts Registration 15U-18U

Registration Link for Tryouts ages 15U-18U. There will be no refunds of tryout fees.

Parent Information Slides for 2023-2024 Club Season

Attention Parents!!! Information for the upcoming season can be found here. Club fees are a suggestion (like mentioned in the slide) and is based off of 10 players for the team. Failure to pay fees by due date(s) can result in your child not being allowed to practice/play. No refunds will be given after January 1. Partial refunds minus expense already paid out may be awarded prior to January 1. *Cost does not include uniform fees

Christie Mcelhaney


Phone: 4233098760