CAV Gives You the Opportunities To Create Something Extraordinary

Welcome To CAV

The Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to the education and promotion of the whole person through excellence in volleyball. CAV focuses on the personal and athletic development of our student-athletes, and creates a safe, positive, and effective learning environment in which student-athletes strive to achieve individual excellence within a team dynamic.

We view the volleyball court as our classroom, transformed to teach lessons of character, discipline, respect, responsibility, accountability, commitment, leadership, work ethic, teamwork, courage, integrity, communication, cooperation, the importance of sacrifice and sportsmanship. In conjunction with specific volleyball skills development we emphasize and teach our athletes the importance of proper nutrition, overall fitness and conditioning and healthy lifestyle choices.

Who Is CAV

The Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club is a not-for-profit, competitive, community-based volleyball club dedicated to helping players develop excellent volleyball skills, compete locally, regionally and nationally, and learn the life lessons sports offer, including fun and family bonding. It is our goal to inspire, encourage and improve every athletes’ level of play and empower them with the ability to creatively progress themselves for the rest of their lives.
We believe that all attributes can be developed. We will approach every aspect of the game from a growth-mindset and with the desire to learn. In addition, we believe the best athletes also have the best character, thus, we place highest value on the elements that drive choices, behavior and actions.
We will embrace challenges; persist in the face of setbacks; see effort as the path to mastery; learn from constructive and encouraging feedback; and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others, ourselves and in the fine details of the journey. Our results will be simple from this process, we will reach ever-higher levels of achievement together!
It is CAVs intention to be the BEST, by uniting ALL coaches & players in central Virginia (college, clubs, leagues, high schools etc.) under a single pursuit of excellence, in order to provide the best possible learning opportunities and competition whether it be on the national level, or here locally within our own community.


The Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club was formed in the summer of 2003 when two volleyball programs, the “Crozet Crush” and the “Virginia Volleyball Academy” merged to form a single entity dedicated to serving the Charlottesville area and surrounding environs.

CAVC obtained Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2004 and over the past nine seasons, the club has served over 900 athletes ranging in age from 8 to 18.

In 2011, the current Executive Director Robert Rhodes took over CAV and pledged to transform the club into a major volleyball community like that in other large cities in the country, supporting girls/boys juniors and adult programs, both indoors and outdoors.


Many CAVC alumnae have continued their volleyball careers at various institutions throughout the country, including: Barton College, Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport University, Davis & Elkins College, Lynchburg College, North Carolina State, Randolph-Macon College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Shepherd University, Southern Virginia University, St. Lawrence University, University of Mary Washington, Roanoke College, University of Maryland, West Virginia Wesleyan, and Westminster College, McDaniel College, Colby College.