Above is our gallery of our 14U Boys’ team playing at Quest for Excellence at the start of 2016. They placed 5th in the 15s Gold Bracket.
Though known as a sport dominated by girls, volleyball has grown locally for boys starting at a young age. Boys’ indoor volleyball is growing around the country, and we want it to get bigger here on the East Coast and especially in North Carolina.
NC Power has been getting boys who love to play volleyball and those willing to learn together for years. We were the first club in the Carolina Region to have a 14 and Under Boys’ team. Since then we have had athletes from all over North Carolina come through our gym and through our sand volleyball program. Our teams have excelled in tournaments, earning first place finishes in higher age groups. This year, NC Power has two boys’ teams: 14 and under and 16 and under, and we hope to have more in the future.
In addition, NC Sand has promoted the growth of boys’ volleyball. Many players on our teams have an initial background in sand volleyball. This past summer, NC Sand hosted their first annual “Boys Bash” as a national qualifier for the AAU Junior Olympic Championships in Hermosa Beach, CA. Our club sent the winning team, brothers Sam and Max Cashion, to California to play in the Championship. At the time, the two were 14 and 12, playing in the 16 and under division.
Part of our mission is to spark a passion for volleyball in every athlete that plays for our club, and NC Power wants to spread this passion to both girls and boys. That’s what this club is all about: growing the game.