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Carolina Courts Elite Basketball

Carolina Courts Elite Basketball

is the future of youth club showcase basketball in the area.

CC Elite will be your one stop shop for all of your elite basketball program needs.


CC Elite Basketball  will expose the selected student-athletes to the highest level of competitive basketball that the region has to offer, while continually focusing on teaching the fundamentals, teams concepts, basketball IQ tips, and most importantly, individual player development.

CC Elite Basketball will provide student-athletes with the opportunity to be led by an elite, experienced and proven professional coaching staff that have lived the game on all levels. 


Spring/Summer 2024 CC Elite Season Information - Grades 5th-11th

*CC Elite Grassroots Teams will compete in both regional & national level tournaments. Typically, only 1 team per age group, if any, will be formed. If you son tries out for CC Elite & does not make it, Attack365 Grassroots Tryouts will take place at the end of January. Click the link HERE for more information on Attack365.* 

Ben Tomerlin

Executive Basketball Director

Phone: 704-882-1115

Season Duration: Practices will begin the week of February 6th. CC Elite teams will conclude their seasons on the weekend of June 25th.

Practices: CC Elite teams practice 2 times per week for 90 minutes each practice. Once selected for a team, practice days/times will be announced. 

Games:  CC Elite teams will participate in 10 travel basketball tournaments throughout the spring season. Grassroots teams can travel for up to 3-4 tournaments. Most tournaments are 2 day tournaments with 2 games Saturday and single elimination bracket play on Sunday. Tournaments are not held every weekend, but teams will still practice on weeks without tournaments.   

Items included in season registration fee:

  • Tournament Registration Fees 
  • Practice Court Time
  • Paid Head Coach 
  • Admin Support Team
  • Communication Platform
  • Equipment Usage

The season fee does NOT include the following:

  • Uniform Fee: $125 (Game Jersey & Shorts)  
  • Game Admission Fees for Spectators
  • Tryout Fee
  • Items From Team Store (Not Required, Optional)

Coach Mike Jefferson

Carolina Courts Elite Basketball program will is managed by Coach Mike Jefferson. Coach Mike Jefferson's life has been dedicated to the game of basketball. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he fell in love with the game at a young age and hasn’t stopped yet. After a standout high school career, Coach Jefferson signed to play basketball at Western Michigan University. After a coaching change and red shirt year at WMU, Coach Jefferson attended Redlands CC in El Reno, Oklahoma which was the number 1 ranked JUCO in the nation. After a top 4 finish in the nation, Coach Jefferson decided to attend High Point University in High Point, NC. He was a 3 year starter at point guard and ended his collegiate career as a 1000 point scorer and the university’s all-time assist leader. After college, Mike signed with an agent and began a 5 year professional career that took him all over Europe. Mike played in Switzerland (2), Iceland, Romania, and Bulgaria. Over that time Mike was selected to multiple all import teams, won 2 league championships, and 1 MVP honor.   After an early retirement, Mike and his family made Charlotte their permanent place of residency.

Coach Mike Jefferson is very passionate about the Carolina Courts Elite Organization. “My sole purpose is to give back to our communities by teaching, coaching, training, and developing the next generation of talented basketball players. CCE is the platform that will allow us to teach student athletes how to lead, develop, and succeed not only in basketball, but in life. CCE will be a staple in showcase basketball not only locally but nationally. I am honored to be a part of  this program and extremely excited about this opportunity. ”  

Coach Ben Tomerlin


Coach Ben Tomerlin is the Carolina Courts Elite Grassroots Program Director. Born and raised in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, Ben moved to Charlotte during high school and attended Providence High School. Coach Ben Tomerlin is also the Chief Operations Officer at Carolina Courts. Ben will focus on overseeing the operations of Carolina R.I.S.E. events and leagues. 

Coach Ben Tomerlin is the current Head Coach of Carolina Courts Elite 2027, Carolina Courts Elite 2029, and Attack365 2031. On top of his coaching at Carolina Courts, Coach Ben Tomerlin also is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Weddington Middle School. 

Ben has a true passion for youth basketball coaching, with focus in the grassroots sector. "I find that the ability to balance teaching, positivity, commitment, and intensity are 4 key factors in the youth basketball world. Kids want to be challenged, loved, and taught all at the same time. I'm fortunate that I'm able to reach so many kids and teams through a great platform here at Carolina Courts". 

Mike Jefferson
High School Program Director

Ben Tomerlin
Chief Operations Officer

What Makes Carolina Courts Elite Basketball different?

All selected Carolina Courts Elite Basketball Athletes will be participating in an Elite basketball experience different from any club/program in the area.

Carolina Courts Elite Basketball has partnered with Equilibrium UP to enhance each selected student-athlete experience by creating a blue print of leadership and providing some of the highest level individual skill development training  the Charlotte-Metro area has to offer.


Equilibrium UP will provide each selected student-athletes insight into the habits of leaders and the necessary characteristics needed to exhibit leadership within the classroom, sports arena and life. Discusses the toll certain behavior places on the coach and teammates. Provides information pertaining to building a culture geared toward reaching one's leadership potential.

To find out more info on services provided with Equilibrium UP, check our their website:

James Fisher-Davis
Director of Leadership Development

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