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Club Cactus Juniors Volleyball Club, LLC is a volleyball organization with a non-profit charter that is developed to promote youth volleyball in Southern Arizona. The club is a member of USA Volleyball (USAV) registered in the Arizona Region as well as a member of the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA).

Formed in 1992, CCJ is one of Arizona's longest running volleyball clubs, offering Competitive Volleyball Teams for girls ages 10-18 and  Developmental Volleyball Programs for boys and girls under age 14.

CCJ hosts and organizes the Cactus Classic Invitational - an annual National Invitational Tournament in Tucson.

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Our mission is to raise the level of volleyball in Southern Arizona by providing athletes with the opportunity to obtain quality training and competition opportunities; to meet the needs of a diverse volleyball community by providing programs of differing levels of training and competition opportunities for young players.

To help develop and educate volleyball coaches in the community by offering educational opportunities through USA Volleyball and creating a collaborative culture where coaches mentor and share ideas with their peers.



Our main philosophical belief is that we want our players to be better teammates/people in the end as well as better volleyball players.  Athletics provide young athletes with excellent real-life situations and guidance without any real-life consequences.  We believe this is a fundamental element of participation with CCJ and Juniors Volleyball.  The competitive athletic experience can enhance social development, contribute to mental and physical health, as well as teach the values of teamwork, goal-setting, responsibility, self-discipline, and self-motivation.   

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The Club Cactus Juniors coaching staff thrives on training athletes from the entry level player to the elite athlete.  We want our athletes to be able to compete at the highest level possible, whether it is working to make their freshman volleyball team, winning a State championship, winning a national championship, or aspiring to play in college.

Our primary goal is for our athletes to learn to compete and behave as winners; while the goal of winning should be a by-product to the process.



We believe the following factors are key to our Process at CCJ:

  • We have young athletes who are committed to being successful

  • The CCJ gym culture creates high expectations

  • Our coaches are focused on teaching and training athletes

  • Our Mizuno National teams compete  in the highest divisions

  • CCJ creates a family culture with our teams and our partners

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