Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between Local, Club, Power, and National Qualifier Teams?
Local teams – These teams play a light tournament schedule (usually 4-6) tournaments and are targeted to players that just starting in volleyball (usually 12U or 13U). They play in the Club division of tournaments in the Palmetto Region. Local teams often do not attend Regionals at the end of the season. The focus of these teams is on building fundamental volleyball skills.
Club teams – These teams play a full travel schedule, usually 6-8 tournaments, mostly around South Carolina. They play in the Club division of tournaments in the Palmetto Region. The CSRA Heat offers Club teams from 13U-18U. Club teams do participate in the Regionals at the end of the season. The focus of these teams is to build fundamental volleyball skills and enhance team skills in a competitive environment.
Power teams – These teams play a full travel schedule, usually 7-9 tournaments. They will typically play at least two to three multi-day tournaments. They play in the Power (upper) division of tournaments in the Palmetto Region. The CSRA Heat offers Power teams from 13U-18U. Power teams do participate in the Regionals at the end of the season. Power teams focus on developing and excelling at high level skills and team play.
National Qualifier teams – The highest level of play offered by the CSRA Heat. These teams play the same schedule as power teams, but additionally, participate in at least one national qualifier tournament. National qualifier tournaments qualify teams to play in the USAV national tournament against the best teams in the United States. These three day tournaments tend to be carefully watched by college scouts. The CSRA Heat offers National Qualifier teams at any age when the skill level is present to merit the team. The focus of these teams is to play volleyball at the highest level in all facets of the game.