Welcome to Club Cactus Volleyball Association
Club Cactus Volleyball Association is a Non-Profit organization developed to promote youth volleyball in Southern Arizona. The association is a member of USA Volleyball, registered in the Arizona Region. CCJ offers competitive volleyball teams for boys and girls ages 10-18, developmental programs for boys and girls under age 14, and organizes the Cactus Classic Invitational.
The competitive season for the boys' program is August through January and May-June for travel teams, after a three-month break for the boys' high school season. The competitive season for the girls program is December through June with player evaluations and team placement in November. CCJ's Youth Volleyball Academy offers sessions throughout the year. CCJ also offers volleyball camps in the summer and during winter break.
CLUB CACTUS VOLLEYBALL 2015 COMPETITIVE TEAMS
CCJ will be forming girls teams in November for the 2015 Club Season. This season, CCJ will offer National (Travel) Teams for the following age groups: 18-Mizuno, 17-Mizuno, 16-Mizuno, 15-Mizuno, 14-Mizuno, and based on interest, a 13-Mizuno team. In addition, the club will also field Regional Teams for the 18U, 16U, 14U, and 12U age groups. The will still offer open tryouts for all teams as in the past.
The Arizona Region will be releasing information for the new season by the of September. CCJ will host an Informational Meeting in October (date/time TBA) and will be hosting Open House/Player Evaluations in November prior to the official tryout dates. Please stay posted with our website.
CCJ Youth Volleyball Academy: Join us for the 2014-15 Season!
The Club Cactus Youth Volleyball Academy is now accepting registrations for the 2014-15 Season. This program is designed for players 14-and-under, 12-and-under, 10-and-under, and 8-and-under that will offer three sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring) during the 2014-15 school year. The popular Volleyball Academy offers two practices a week (or 12 practices) over a seven-week session with our coaching staff.
The Fall Session begins September 17, 2014! Please click here for more information
New USAV Membership Fees Information
The Arizona Region has changed it's policy on USAV Membership Fees. All players must pay the annual $55.00 membership fee to participate in any USAV Sanctioned events (practices, tournament leagues, the Youth Academy, and/or club tryouts) that are held during the season. If a player does not compete on a competitive team (in other words, the player registered for training only and the player's name does not appear on a team roster) during the club season, they may request a $30 refund from the Arizona Region. The refund will make the amount paid to USAV only $25, as originally stated.
CCJ HOSTS ANOTHER SUCCESSFULL CACTUS CLASSIC INVITATIONAL
Over 100 teams from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico participated in the 19th Annual Cactus Classic Invitational tournament, hosted by Club Cactus Volleyball. An army of CCJ parents, coaches, and volunteers help manage 456 volleyball matches on 20 courts at three different sites. The event ran like clockwork and gave all CCJ players a chance to play in a high-level National event in their own backyard!
Many CCJ teams had the opportunity to play teams from Mexico, creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spread goodwill among the two countries while playing volleyball. Smiles were seen before and after each match while the players exchanged conversations and gifts.
CCJ earned six trophies at this year's event. Taking home hardware was CCJ 18-Mizuno (18U Saguaro Division semi-finalist, third overall), CCJ 16-Mizuno (16U Saguaro Division runner-up, second overall), and CCJ 12-Mizuno (12U Saguaro Division semi-finalist, fourth overall) that finished in the top divisions; other teams were CCJ 16-Navy (16U Octotillo Division second place); CCJ 16-Black (Yucca Division second place); CCJ 16-Red (Pincushion Division second place); and CCJ 16-White (Octotillo Division second place).
The 2015 event will mark the club's 20th Annual Cactus Classic Invitational and will return home to the Tucson Convention Center with all matches under one roof. Join CCJ for the party in 2015!
2014 PLAYER EVALUATIONS COMPLETE!!
Thank you to everyone that attended the Club Cactus Juniors Player Evaluations over the past two weekends to check out our club and be considered for a team. We had over 200 athletes in the gym between the two selection dates and open gyms and are very excited about the 16 teams we have been able to put together!
If you missed the Team Selections and would like to be placed on a team, please contact CCJ to discuss any potential openings.
We're looking forward to another great season - prepare to get better!
The CCJ 2014 Competitive Season Information!
While the boys club season is in full tilt, the 2014 girls competitive club volleyball season begins this month with competitions starting in January 2014. Open House and Evaluations begin the week of November 11, 2013.
If you missed the CCJ Informational Meeting, download the PowerPoint presentation and handouts here:
CLUB CACTUS VOLLEYBALL INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Download the PowerPoint Presentation from the October 27 Informational Meeting.
CCJ 2014 INFORMATION AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES
Handout from the Informational Meeting outlining CCJ's programs and Evaluation information.
Please check out our Girls Program and information on the Player Evaluations and Team Selections.We're looking forward to another great season of club volleyball!