Club Cactus Juniors hosts it's popular Youth Developmental Program – the CCJ Youth Volleyball Academy. The Youth Volleyball Academy is specifically designed to introduce beginners in Southern Arizona to the exciting sport of volleyball, as well as enhance the skills of our younger players and prepare for the upcoming club season.


The training sessions are geared for boys and girls, 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade, who are looking for an introduction to the game of volleyball. Each session offers 12 practices and meets twice a week. This is an Academy - we have fun while focus is placed on repetition and technique to help develop muscle memory for a variety of skills.  We provide a balanced training environment, instilling joy and ability for the game.

THE CCJ ADVANCED VB ACADEMY.  The club will offer an Advanced Academy this Fall for 14U/13U players that played on a competitive club team during the 2020 club season and/or older players that attended the 2019-20 Youth Academy sessions.  The Advanced Academy will have curriculum geared towards a typical club practice for players looking to prepare for the 2021 Club Season during the high school season when club volleyball has a quiet period. 

The Youth Academy holds a Fall, Winter, and Spring session during the USA Volleyball season, which begins September 1 each year. Most sessions meet Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Sporting Chance Center.  We ask that your USAV membership and registration await the start of the season to be processed. If you sign up for a USAV membership prior to September 1st, it will not be valid for the upcoming season.

It is suggested that you mail registrations by the Wednesday prior to the start of the session.  


However, we also allow open registration at the gym for the first three practices of the current season.  If you choose to register at the gym, prior to arrival, please email us with player name and grade.  Plan to come early in order to avoid the long line of late and last minute registers.



Due to rising concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, CCJ has suspended all practices and activities, including the Spring Session of the Youth Academy scheduled to start on March 25, 2020.  The safety of our athletes, coaches, and families is our top priority and we are looking forward to hosting the 2020-21 Youth Academy's Fall Session in mid-August or September. 


CCJ is currently working with the Sporting Chance Center and Pima County to create a safe plan for the Fall.  This will include a Youth Academy and Prep Academy conducted under the Club Cactus Juniors COVID-19 Safety and Preparedness Plan


The Fall Program will include the following sessions:

  • Youth Volleyball Academy (Athletes ages 8-14; or entering grades 5-8 this Fall)

  • Advanced Youth Academy (Athletes ages 12-14; or entering grades 7-8 this Fall that have club volleyball experience)

  • Prep Volleyball Academy (High School Athletes this Fall; grades 9-11)

  • Advanced Prep Academy (High School Athletes this Fall; grades 10-12 with Club Volleyball and/or Varsity experience)

  • Setter/Middle Attacker Academy (Positional Information coming soon)



More information will be available soon as we work with the SCC to develop this exciting program.

First Time Playing Volleyball?
Here's what you'll need to bring:
1. Socks and athletic shoes (sneakers, training, or running shoes)
2. Athletic shorts & shirt
3. Water bottle (Only closed cap containers are allowed in the facility)
4. Knee pads (Typically can be found at most sporting goods stores; or from CCJ for $20 (Mizuno Retail $26.00)
Where are we located:
Sporting Chance Center
2100 W. Curtis Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

Cost/Tuition Fees

​The cost for each session is $175.00 per player (12 total practices); or $150 per session when attending two sessions ($300 total), or $125 per session if attending all three sessions ($375 total).

The prorated cost for each Session is $100 per player (for only Wednesdays; or only Mondays)

The cost for the Advanced Session (Fall 2019) is $200 per player (13 total practices).

Players MUST also register with USA Volleyball for the 2019-20 season (one-time annual $55 membership fee).



​Download the Youth Academy Registration Form and mail 1) the form, 2) payment and 3) USAV Membership Card to Club Cactus Volleyball YOUTH ACADEMY at the Academy address below.


Club Cactus Juniors Volleyball Club

11664 N. Rain Rock Way
Tucson, AZ 85737



USA Volleyball Membership

​CCJ is a registered club of USA Volleyball, therefore all functions and training sessions are sanctioned USAV events and require all players and coaches to be registered USAV members. The USAV Membership fee for the 2019-20 season is $55 and is a one-time annual fee. This is the same membership fee that is required before trying out for any competitive club team.


We will have updated registration information posted here in mid-August.  USA Volleyball is changing their registration process (no WebPoint CMS) so we'll have the updated information once available.  The membership for the current season (2019-20) opens on September 1, 2019 - if you register before that; you will be registering for 2019 (last season) and have to pay for another year.

YOUTH REGISTRATION (TRAINING ONLY): USA Volleyball offers a Junior Training Only membership ($30 for the 2019-20 season) for any player that will not be placed on a competitive club team roster.  This would be for Academy-only players.  If interested, please download and fill out the USAV Membership Form and mail in with your registration - adding $30.00.

Once registered, please submit proof (USAV Card with number) to CCJ with the Academy registration materials.

Contact Us


Youth Academy Lead Coaches: Emily Kiser; Brad Friesen
Club Cactus Volleyball Director: Bill Lang


Club Cactus Juniors Volleyball Club
11664 North Rain Rock Way
Oro Valley, Arizona 85737



The Volleyball Youth Academy will be held at:

​The Sporting Chance Center
2100 W. Curtis Road
Tucson, Arizona, 85705


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