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Spring 2019 Teams

In our 18th Year.......

For anyone who missed the AAU Spring Tryouts already held, please email to schedule an assessment with a coach (all grades, both genders)



*** We are proud to continue to subsidize players fees with resources donated back to the program, ultimately reducing out of pocket costs to play.

Additionally, we continue to make a global impact with more than $170,000 donated to local community programs and national need based causes since our inception.

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Led By College Head Coach: 
Melissa Irvin!

421 Career Wins, .646 Winning %
Former Mid-South Coach Of Year
9 NAIA All-Americans
12 NAIA National Tournament Bids
11 Twenty (20+) Win Seasons



Grades 2,3,4,5,6 Here

Grades 7,8,9,10,11,12 Here

Players begin training now! All Early Tryout Attendees that are selected to a Team Carolina Roster have the opportunity to begin taking specific program training classes on Sunday afternoons, free of cost. Athletes may choose among the following:

Coaches For Spring 2019

2019 Spring Coaches
Head Trainer - Trent Meacham

All of our Club Head and Assistant Coaches participate in regular coaches training clinics led by Trent Meacham and adhere to the philosophy of the Team Carolina organization. Coaches participate in the youth "Stay-Safe" program, concussion protocols and are exposed to advanced training and strategic concepts to implement into their teams.
Daniel Blakely - Boys
Coach Blakely is entering his fourth season with Team Carolina after working with athletes from the youth level all the way to the pros (NFL, MLB, and NHL) in Northern Virginia. Prior to coaching he built a love of sports by playing year-round leagues of basketball and baseball throughout the state of Virginia and Mid-Atlantic region. A tough minded Defensive Coach, his teams always play with great intensity!
Brandon Hooks - Boys
Coach Hooks is entering his 2nd season with the Team Carolina program. He grew up playing AAU locally and won state and national titles! He played collegiately at Barton College and Ferrum College. Coach Hooks brings tremendous passion and enthusiasm to the gym everyday!
Colin Kimsey - Boys
Coach Kimsey is in his 3rd season as a head coach with Team Carolina. He is also an individual and small group basketball trainer for middle schoolers and has previously coached at the YMCA. He played AAU throughout his youth years as well as varsity basketball at his high school in Maine. Additionally, he was a captain and state champion on the soccer field! Coach Kimsey is phenomenal teaching the game to young players!
Colton Foushee - Boys
Coach Foushee was a former scholarship player at St. Andrews University (NC) and has been coaching at the club level for several years. Colton will be entering his 3rd season at Team Carolina having previously coached Elementary, Middle and High School Teams. He is very highly respected and has impacted numerous athletes with his expertise and ability to connect with young players. 
Neal Clark - Boys
Coach Clark was a quarterback at the high school and college levels and brings that leadership to the hardwood. He has been the head basketball coach at New Life Camp (Raleigh) for over 10 years as well as a skill development trainer and assistant coach for the varsity girls at Lighthouse Basketball (Wake Forest). Coach Clark’s mission is to lead young men to reach their full potential on the court and in life.
Dante Hubbert - Boys
Coach Hubbert is from Durham and played high school basketball at Southern Durham and Jordan High School. He was also team captain in his AAU program. A recent grad of UNC, he played at the club level in college and has been a volunteer coach in the the area over the last few years. 
Joey Harrell - Girls HS
Coach Harrell was a former D1 scholarship basketball player at UNC Asheville who went on to a successful professional career playing in New Zealand, Portugal, Australia and Egypt.  Regarded as a premier NBA Trainer, Harrell has led clinics in Ireland, England, Finland, Scotland, New Zealand, The Bahamas and Australia.  He has been involved with Team Carolina Asheville since its inception, and is entering the 2nd year of leading all Women's NCAA Exposure teams for the Team Carolina Brand (Raleigh & Asheville).
Mike Tipton - Girls HS - Asheville
Jonathan Hawley - Girls

Coach Hawley has been involved with club basketball in the Raleigh/Durham area for many years. He has previously coached high school basketball and has been leading numerous training sessions at Hoops City the past year. Jonathan is entering his 5th season with the Team Carolina Girls Program. Possessing a strong Basketball background, Coach Hawley is extremely effective teaching the fundamentals to individuals and incorporating them into team concepts. 
Steve Moss - Girls
Coach Moss will be in his 5th year either head coaching or assisting Exposure teams at Team Carolina. He has over 30 years of coaching experience in basketball, football and baseball! He was an athlete at the collegiate level as well as a former College Basketball Official. Coach Moss brings intensity and discipline to every day. His daughter, Allie, is beginning her college basketball career at Stevens University (New Jersey). 
Carlin Johnson - Girls
Coach Johnson brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Team Carolina AAU. In college, she set numerous records at the University of Washington! She is currently the head Varsity Girls Coach at Grace Christian School (Raleigh). 

* We are JUST STARTING! More Coaches to be Announced as we complete our Fall Interviews for 2019 Commitments!


For the 2019 Spring Season, All Team Carolina Players take part in Free Advanced Training Class Sessions Each Week
Training Begins in November!

New starting in November, is a special training regimen exclusive to Team Carolina Raleigh-Durham Players. Registered Team Carolina players will have the opportunity to participate this season in weekly “Sunday Specialized Training Skill Sessions.” These special free advanced training sessions are in addition to practices regularly conducted. You may choose between Advanced Skills Training and Shooting Lab.

All Training Sessions are held on Sundays

Contact Us With Questions

Team Carolina Staff
Trent Meacham
Head Trainer - Hoops City U,


Team Carolina Program:
An Unparalleled Plan to Player & Team Development which has led to 4 Division I National Championships
2006, 2013, 2013-NCAA Showcase, 2016-Adidas
& MULTIPLE State Championships!

  • Multiple Team Practices (up to 3x a week)
  • Wednesday Night Practice Night with Trent Meacham (in addition to other practices) which will occur February thru May
  • New for 2019 Spring, Weekly Sunday Skill Training sessions led by Trent Meacham begin November 11 (3 months before practices start). These special themed sessions (Shooting Lab & Advanced Basketball Skills) are free for our participants
  • Structured Curriculum for each grade level
  • Qualified Coaches committed to your child's development!
  • Teams will play  7-12 Tournaments in the Spring
  • Team Building Activities to impact Team Chemistry and Cohesiveness
  • Recruiting Advisor for NCAA Exposure Team Members
  • Continued Parent Communication on topics affecting your child!
  • Spring Season Practices begin in February & continue till mid June

Trent's Weekly Blog

We are heading into our last week! The Fall season is short, but I believe it’s been very beneficial for everyone. I know it has for myself as I am learning every day how to do my job better.

Last week I talked with the group about OPPORTUNITY. I mentioned a quote, “The little things don’t lead to bigger opportunities. The little things are the opportunity.” Let that sink in for bit. We tend to think, “when I get there...then I’ll do this or be able to do that...” But that is not how it works. You will only be ready for the next step if you properly train for it right now. Yes, be patient for your “break”, but you have to be willing to work in that waiting period. The waiting period is really the training period. The waiting period or seemingly small thing is actually where the big opportunity awaits you. Don’t miss out on the next level by failing to become your absolute best at the current level...

Again, reminder that early Spring tryouts are coming up! Details here: 
Sunday, October 21st and 28th

  • Grades 2,3,4: 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • Grades 5,6,7: 2:00 – 3:30pm
  • Grades 8,9,10,11,12: 3:30 – 5:00pm

Those selected to a team now will have the opportunity to train the entire Winter FOR FREE on Sundays!!

Have a great week and lets finish this season strong!!


At Team Carolina, we are committed to the complete holistic development of the entire student-person-player. As such, we do things much differently than most basketball organizations. 

"Our Tryout Selection Process" (below) provides a power point presentation that provides you with a step by step process to our assessment and ultimately, a decision of potential offer relative to the tryout process.