Girls Spring Volleyball
The March thru June SPRING season is dedicated to GIRLS volleyball. The program has grown from 200+ players in 2012 to an amazing 820+ players (715 MYV), 195+ volunteer coaches (175 MYV) and 78 teams (69 MYV) in 2019, making it the largest youth volleyball program in Fairfax County by a factor of two.
Thank you for everyone's commitment to make the spring 2021 season a success. There were some challenges -- COVID-19, gym shortages, buggy software, rain cancelations and even cicadas -- but everyone was flexible and committed to find a way to make it work for our 500+ girls and boys (465 MYV). A special thank you goes out to our 135 volunteer coaches and amazing league officials.
The next full season for girls is Spring 2022. Registration will open in January 2022. We expect to return to the program structure described below. We hope you can join us.
The spring season has nine (9) leagues across three programs:
- "House" is open to all girls regardless of skill and past experience
- 4th Grade House League (open to advanced 3rd graders)
- 5th Grade House League (open to advanced 4th graders)
- 6th Grade House League (open to advanced 5th graders)
- 7th Grade House League
- 8th Grade House League
- 9th-12th Grade House League
- "Select" is for girls looking for a more competitive experience (optional)
- MS Select (includes 6th-8th grades)
- HS Select (includes 9th-12th grades)
- "Travel" is the most competitive for girls interested in keeping their skills fresh for the next school season (optional)
- HS Travel (includes 9th-12th grades)
Which League Should I Register For? The House leagues are open to everyone regardless of skill and past volleyball experience, while the MS Select, HS Select and HS Travel leagues are for more advanced players. Whichever league you target, everyone starts off by registering based on your grade. The Select and Travel leagues require a tryout which is optional. Those who earn a spot on a MS Select, HS Select or HS Travel teams will have their registrations automaticially transfered to the appropriate league. All others remain in the House league for their grade.
When Are Practices? During the spring, MYA Volleyball has access to most school gyms in the McLean-area from Monday through Friday between 5:30pm and 9pm. Each House and HS Select team practices once per week for 90 minutes on a dedicated court, with MS Select and HS Travel practicing twice a week. One team could practice on Mondays from 5:30pm-7:00pm while another team in the same league could end up practicing on Thursdays from 7:30pm-9:00pm at a different location. During registration, each participant indicates which days of the week have schedule conflicts and any other special requests (friends, coaches, etc.). Our schedulers then work to assign each player to a team that practices on a conflict-free evening while honoring special requests.
When Are Matches? House league matches run for 60 minutes (3 games) and are always on Saturdays between 9am and 6pm at schools in the greater McLean area. The scheduling software randomly selects the start times, locations and opponents. MS Select and HS Select matches run for 90 minutes (5 games) and could be on Saturdays or Sundays. HS Travel league matches are on Wednesday evenings. Teams only play against teams in the same league.
How Does It Work? To help illustrate some key points, let's take the example of three sisters in Middle School. All three start off registering based their school grade, filling out the days of the week with known conflicts and any special requests.
- The first sister does not attend a MS Select tryout and is placed on a House team that practices on an evening she indicated as conflict-free. Based on her special requests, the team includes the coach and friends she requested plus several friends who requested her.
- The second sister attends the optional MS Select tryout but is not selected. She remains in the House league. Based on her special requests, she is placed on the same team as her first sister. The team is also assigned a friend the second sister requested and another friend who made a request to play with her.
- The third sister attends the optional MS Select tryouts and is offered a spot. Her registration is automatically transfered to the MS Select league with no additional fees. She is placed on a team that practices on evenings she indicated as conflict-free.
- All three play matches on Saturdays sometime between 9am and 6pm with start times, locations and opponents determined by the scheduling software.
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Calendar - Spring 2020
- January 1: Registration Opens
- March 1: Registration Closes
- March 2-5: MS Select Round 1 Tryouts
- March 3: Coaches Meeting at the McLean Community Center @7:00pm-8:45pm
- March 9: MS Select Round 2 Tryout
- March 10: HS Travel Tryout
- March 11-21: Free Skills Clinics
- March 16: HS Travel, HS Select and MS Select Practices begin
- March 16: House Team Rosters and Schedules Published
- March 23: House Team Practices Begin
- March 28: Match #1
- April 4-12: FCPS Spring Break GYMS CLOSED
- April 18: Match #2
- April 25: Match #3
- May TBD: Used Equipment Collection
- May 2: Match #4
- May 9: Match #5
- May 9: Team Picture Day #1 at McLean HS
- May 16: Match #6 aand Three-in-A-Row Froyo Challenge
- May 16: Team Picture Day #2 at McLean HS
- May 23-25: Memorial Day Weekend GYMS CLOSED
- May 29-30: Playoffs for House and Select Leagues
- June 2-5: Internal All-Star Matches (4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th-12th House Leagues)
- June 6-7: Regional All-Star Tournaments (6th, MS Select Leagues, HS Select)
with your questions.