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The Excell STORM Difference

There are many different volleyball clubs in our area for players to choose from.  We understand the importance, and challenges,  of selecting the correct club for your athlete's needs.  So, why consider Excell Sports?  

  • Excell Sports is locally owned and operated by Shane LeCroy and his dedicated and decorated staff.  Shane has over 22 years of successful coaching in volleyball as well as a background in playing competitively.  (For a full bio on Shane - and all of the other amazing Coaches - please see tab for Coaches).  
  • Our Coaching Staff are ALL college graduates.  We do not hire high school students or students currently in college (undergraduate level) to coach Club Volleyball, as we believe their focus (during the time of club volleyball season) needs to be on their own school success.  We do allow for college-level Coaches to coach with us over the summer months.
  • We aim to keep teams to 10 players.  We understand the financial commitment required for club volleyball and feel that those paying club fees should all have playing time.  
  • We hold practices in multiple facilities in an effort to allow players to practice near their homes/schools. 
  • We purposefully remain a smaller club so that the Directors/Staff/Coaches get to know all of the players and their families on a more personal level.  
  • We believe in not only helping athletes grow their skills, but strive to help them grow in character both on and off the courts. 

The Excell Sports Philosophy

Club.  Character.  Competition.


Excell Sports strives to provide the greatest club experience for the individualized athlete.  Our club training is group centered, yet focused on helping the individual athlete reach their fullest potential and goals through positive coaching, exposure to tough competition and fundamental training.


The Excell Staff believes in motivating and driving athletes to be their best by helping build the complete athlete.  For the Excell Sports staff, this means we build and teach practices around the essential and vital core of the sport –the fundamentals.  The Excell staff places great importance on the fundamentals as they are the essential components that make up the working system of the sport.

Both on and off the court and field, The Excell Staff works to help coach athletes to be balanced, respectful and successful – keeping all aspects of relationships, school, sports and life balanced.


Excell aims to celebrate the love of competition by providing an atmosphere for our clubs practices, leagues, and tournaments where we can be spirited, yet play against some of the top-rival competitors  - all while keeping our character in place.  The Excell Staff understands competition…welcomes it…challenges it…and uses it… to make our players the best that they can be.


It’s what we’re all about.


2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball Tryout Dates

Excell Sports understands that there are multiple volleyball clubs holding tryouts during the same window of time.  We work hard to select our tryout schedule dates so that players have flexibility to be seen by multiple clubs.  The dates below are divided by ages. If your player can not attend tryouts or the make-up dates, please contact us to make alternate arrangements for player evaluation. If you have questions about what age group your player should tryout for, please see the illustration at the bottom of this webpage that provides age clarification.  

The following dates and locations are tentative, based on working around most other club's tryout dates and times.  Please make sure to check back for any modifications.  Once registered for our tryouts, you will receive a courtesy email if there are any changes to the tryout schedule. 

  • Boys and Girls 14/Under Tryout Information:

When:  October 21st and 23rd, 2019

Make-Up Tryout:  October 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where:  JL Mann High School  160 Fairforest Way , Greenville, SC 29607)

Time:  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

  • Boys and Girls 15's - 18's Tryout Information:

When:  November 12th and 13th, 2019

Where:  Greenville High School Gymnasium (1 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC)

Time:  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Team Signing Day

Players will have the opportunity to be fitted for their individual gear/uniform packages at Team Signing evening.  We do not ask that players be fitted for their uniforms at tryouts, because we feel the focus of tryouts should be to properly evaluate the player's skill level.   Uniform sizing is done after positions have been accepted and the teams come together to have team signing and team pictures.

Team Signing is November 19, 2019.  Teams will come in waves ~ exact team times will be emailed.


Does your player wish to tryout for the upcoming 2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball Season? If so, the steps below should help those new to club volleyball and/or those returning for the current season.

  1. Determine which age group your child would need to tryout for by using the age chart below.  If you have an experienced 14 year old, they may wish to tryout for both 14's and 15's.  We do not require that you pay for tryouts twice, but do let us know if your 14 year old wishes to tryout for 15's also as the tryout dates for the two ages are different.  WE CAN NOT OFFER YOUR 14 YEAR OLD A POSITION ON A 15's TEAM UNTIL OFFERS GO OUT FOR THE 15's.  This is per Region rules.
  2. Obtain your USAV Membership by selecting the correct USAV link below.  All players MUST have this USAV Membership to participate in club volleyball tryouts.  The fee is $50 and is refundable should your player decide NOT to play club volleyball for the 2019 - 2020  season.  Important:  Select "Undecided" if you do not know which volleyball club you will be joining for the 2019 - 2020 season.  You can come back and update this after your player is offered a position on a club.  Also important:  Take a picture of your child's USAV Membership number as you will need this numerous times over the club season as well as for their future USAV renewals.
  3. Complete the link for Club Volleyball Tryouts with Excell Sports (below).  Once registered, you will receive an email closer to tryouts with details (ie:  what to bring to tryouts, what time to arrive, where to go, what to expect, etc.)
  4. Print the Multi-Club Tryout paperwork as well as Medical Release form (these forms will populate while registering for Excell Sports Club Volleyball tryouts) and bring with you to tryouts.  There is an option to upload these with registration but we request you bring these forms with you.
  5. Print (or snapshot) your PAID registration  receipt for your records. 


Please select one of the two links below to obtain your current USAV Membership information for your player.  Select "Obtain New Membership" or "Renew Existing Membership".  Also, don't forget to select "Undecided" if trying out for multiple clubs.  You can come back and edit this information after your player accepts an offer from their club.  


Select this link to renew your player's USAV Membership.

USAV Membership for NEW PLAYERS

Select this link if you do not already have a USAV Membership for your player.

2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball Tryout Link

Is your athlete planning on trying out with Excell Sports for the 2019 - 2020 club volleyball season?   Please make sure to read over the USAV Age Definitions for the 2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball season and to obtain (or renew) your 2019 - 2020 USAV membership.  Please use the link below to register your player for 2019 -2020 club volleyball tryouts with Excell Sports.  

2019 - 2020 Player Age Definitions

Please use the chart below to assist you in determining which age group to try out for during the 2019 - 2020 club season. 

Teams and Levels for Indoor Volleyball with Excell Sports

Teams and Levels will be organized and based on the information below as well as by the skill and talent from the players that the 2019- 2020 club tryout season brings.

~ Excell STORM Boys Volleyball Team

Excell Sports is entering our second year offering boys the opportunity to learn the game of volleyball, grow their current skill sets, and participate in both club play as well as outdoor play.  Excell Sports is looking to grow the boys side of volleyball by giving them a place to play both indoors and outdoors.  

If you have a male athlete interested in playing volleyball, please contact us for additional details as well as for information on the 2020  Boy's Club Volleyball Tryout opportunities. 

Additional Information on Boys Storm Team

Please use this link to learn more about the Boy's Storm Team with Excell Sports.

~ Excell STORM In-House Teams

The In-House teams are teams that practice once a week but without a travel schedule. The In-House teams are for the players who want to continue to get better at volleyball but do not have the time to commit to a travel schedule. These teams are for the multi-sport athlete or for those that want to work on refining their skills and keeping touches on the ball after regular school season has ended. 

Link for In-House Volleyball Team

Please use this link to learn more about the In-House Team.

~ Excell STORM PALMETTO STATE Volleyball Teams

Palmetto State Level Teams : For the player new to club and travel team volleyball.

The PALMETTO STATE programs are designed to teach new players (ages 12-Under) the fundamentals and skills needed to play volleyball. These programs are great starter programs for young players that are involved in multi-sports and do not want to commit to any one sport. This program was designed to teach the basics of the game (rules, rotations, footwork, etc) as well as to ensure proper skill training for the players. This program also offers 5 local tournaments so the player can refine the skills needed in a game scenario of competition. The Palmetto State teams practices one day a week (including tournament weeks) for two hours.

Link for additional Information on Palmetto State Teams

Please use this link to learn more about the Palmetto State Volleyball Teams with Excell Sports.

~ Excell STORM SELECT Level Volleyball Teams

Select Level Teams:  For the multi-sport athlete as well as for players who have an interest in playing club ball, but worry about time commitment and travel schedule. These are players that want to continue building on their skills but can not commit to a more rigorous practice and travel schedule.

The SELECT LEVEL programs are designed for the players who display a sound understanding and knowledge of the game. These programs refine the fundamentals of the volleyball game and focus more on strategic game play, game scenarios and situational encounters. The Select Teams will aim to have 10 players on a team, will practice 2 days a week and will have a competitive travel schedule. The travel schedule remains regional with players attending 7 tournaments. 

Additional Information on Select Teams

Please use this link to learn more about the Select Volleyball Teams with Excell Sports.

~ Excell STORM PREMIER Volleyball Teams

Premier Level:
This is our most advanced program with a 3 day practice schedule and a National Tournament Schedule. This level is for the player that has a deep desire to play on a college level and an excellence for the game. 

The Excell STORM PREMIER programs are designed to be highly competitive programs that compete for National Bids. The majority of the tournaments that the PREMIER team will attend are college recruiting tournaments where athletes can be seen by Coaches from top college programs.  The PREMIER teams will attend 7 multi-day tournaments (3 of these are 3 day tournaments), playing against other top National programs.  The PREMIER teams practice 3 days a week.  The PREMIER teams will aim to have 10 players/team and will have the options of trying out for Nationals at the end of season.

Link for additional Information on Premier Volleyball Teams

Please use this link to learn more about Premier Volleyball Teams with Excell Sports.


Please use this link to route to our 2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball Page where additional information can be found on what is needed for club tryouts, the USAV Medical Release form as well as links to either RENEW or obtain a NEW USAV membership, and to register for 2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball Tryouts with Excell STORM Sports.

Sand and Grass Training for the Indoor Volleyball Athlete

Please visit our section of the website dedicated to sand and grass training for the indoor club athlete for more information.  

Information and Specifics on the Different Indoor Club Volleyball Programs

Want to know more about the programs Excell "STORM" Sports offers or have questions? Read full descriptions above or email us by way of the link below and an Indoor Team Director will be in touch with you.

Club Directors for Excell "STORM" Volleyball 2019 - 2020 Excell STORM Staff