McLean Youth Volleyball MYV provides house, select and travel volleyball programs for Elementary School, Middle School, and High School athletes in the greater McLean Virginia VA area including Great Falls, Falls Church, Arlington, Vienna, Fairfax, Reston
McLean Youth Volleyball offers two optional programs of high quality competitive volleyball. Both programs require interested participants to attend tryouts to make a team. Below are the relevant details.
MS Select tryouts are open to girls in grade 6th-8th already registered for the Spring 2019 season - here is the link to the online registration page. Over 90 girls tried out in 2018 for 45 positions.
There are two tryout rounds:
Round 1 TRYOUTS are 50 minute sessions open to anyone. No prior sign-up is required, just show up to one (and only one) of the following sessions:
Monday, March 4 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 1: 7:00pm-7:50pm
Session 2: 8:00pm-8:50pm
Tuesday, March 5 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 3: 7:00pm-7:50pm
Session 4: 8:00pm-8:50pm
Wednesday, March 6 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 5: 7:00pm-7:50pm
Session 6: 8:00pm-8:50pm
Round 2 CALLBACK is invitation-only based on Round 1 results and takes place on Saturday, March 9 @1:15pm-3:00pm at the McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2 (checkin at 1:00pm). Attendance is mandatory to be considered for a MS Select team.
If offered a position, reply with your acceptance, confirm your understanding of the MYA Volleyball Playing Time Policy, and verify which days & times you are available for team practices.
If not offered a position, no worries. You're still playing volleyball this spring on a House team.
HS tryouts are open to girls in grades 9th-12th and are free to attend. However, you must sign-up for the tryout using the follow sign-up for the tryout link.
The main HS Travel tryout is Saturday, March 9 @4:15pm-6:00pm(4:00 check-in) at the McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2.
There will also be a single make-up session on Wednesday March 6 @8:00pm-9:00pm at the McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2. You must send a note to to attend. Note that the make-up is BEFORE the main tryout -- the preference is that you attend the main tryout.
You do not need to be registered for the Spring 2019 season prior to the tryout. However, those who do not make one of the two HS Travel teams are encouraged to participate in either the 9th-12th Grade House league or form a team for the new HS Select league.
REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING 2018 SEASON IS NOW OPEN!
The next full McLean Youth Volleyball (MYV) season is SPRING 2019 (March - June) and is dedicated exclusively to girls volleyball. Last year we had a record turnout of over 660 girls in grades 4 thru 12. We're expecting a similar turnout.
Congratulations to all 145 athletes (65 MYA) and coaches who made the 2018 NoVA Boys Volleyball a huge success. There were 15 teams from MYA, BRYC, CYA and Arlington.
Congratulations to all players and coaches, especially those on the teams listed below.
1st Place: BRYC ES (Kim)
2nd Place: Arlington ES (Campbell)
3rd Place: MVPower ES2 Green (Buddie)
1st Place: Arlington MS1 (Debok)
2nd Place: MVPower MS2 Navy (Dimatulac)
3rd Place: BRYC-MS1 (Eaton)
The pictures I took from the regular season and playoffs have been posted to the following Google Photos Album.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL OPPORTUNITIES
There are an increasing number of opportunities to continue playing volleyball – we’ll post the latest information about boys volleyball on the NoVA Boys Volleyball website. In general organized boys leagues are in the fall with coed leagues in the spring.
During the winter, there are two options:
Chantilly Volleyball Club runs a volleyball program for boys of all ages once a week on Saturdays at Rocky Run MS in Chantilly. Contact
to register for this winter’s session
MYA Volleyball running a series of coed clinics for Grades 4 to 8 on Saturdays at Holmes MS in Alexandria. Here’s a link to the online registration page.
The next all-boys volleyball season is Fall 2019. We looking forward to see everyone back.
McLean Youth Volleyball (MYV) has been rethinking our high school offering to encourage as many of you as possible to continue playing and enjoying volleyball.
For the spring 2019 season, MYV plans to offer four different high school leagues: (1) HS House (2) HS Travel and two new competitive leagues: (3) HS Select A and (4) HS Select B. Although the season won’t start until March, we wanted to inform you of the exciting new offering so you can begin planning with your friends and teammates.
HS House (HSH). This is our traditional House league. It’s open to all players regardless of past experience and skills. It is intended for those who want a fun and casual experience. Girls register as individuals and are assigned to teams and coaches based on their availability and special requests. Friend requests are always honored and encouraged. The commitment is one 90-minute practice during the week and one 60-minute match on Saturdays. The league follows a modified set of volleyball rules including a limit of 5 consecutive service wins.
HS Travel (HST): This is our Travel league. MYV will hold a competitive tryout in early March to fill two teams to compete in the established NoVA HS Travel League which plays matches against teams from other youth volleyball organizations in Fairfax County. The teams practice twice a week and play each Wednesday. Last year, over 90 girls tried out for 25 positions. This year, VYI Volleyball will also run HS Travel teams. Girls who do not make a team after the tryout are welcome to play in one of the three other leagues.
HS Select A (HSS-A): A new advanced league for players who want to have a competitive volleyball experience without the HS Travel commitment. Similar to adult leagues, it follows a BYOT (Bring Your Own Team) and BYOC (Bring Your Own Coach) format where a group of friends registers as a team and identifies their own adult coach(es), if the team wants a coach. The commitment is one 90-minute practice during the week (also optional) and one 60-minute match on Saturdays. The league follows standard HS volleyball rules without special exceptions. Limit of 6 teams.
HS Select B (HSS-B): This new league also follows a BYOT and BYOC format but is not Coach Optional. A group of friends registers as a team and identifies their own adult coach(es). It is intended for players with intermediate or higher skills who want a competitive but casual experience. The commitment is one 90-minute practice during the week and one 60-minute match on Saturdays. The league follows standard HS volleyball rules without special exceptions. Limit of 6 teams.
So that’s the planned structure. Additional details visit the new HS Select page. It includes details about the liberal substitution rules and the option for teams to request bye-weeks to attend proms, beach week, grad parties, etc.
I hope you’re excited to play with us again this spring. Registration officially opens January 1, 2019 with HS Travel tryouts starting in early March.
Congratulations to MYV's Vicki Gilmer: Champion of Character
by posted 10/20/2018
Congratulations to our own Vicki Gilmer for winning the prestigious Fairfax County Champion of Character award on October 15, 2018 for her amazing contributions to McLean Youth Volleyball.
Here's the next of her nomination read out during the ceremony.
Vicki Gilmer embodies all the good qualities of a youth sports volunteer.
Over the past several years, she has been one of the most popular MYA volleyball coaches leading at least two girl’s teams in separate leagues each season. Vicki routinely goes beyond teaching volleyball skills, gameplay and sportsmanship by providing support and mentoring off the court to her players. Her teams feel more like inclusive families where her caring and compassionate approach fosters mutual trust, respect and life-long friendships.
Vicki’s passion for helping youth sports goes beyond coaching. She regularly volunteers as the Age-Group Coordinator for two leagues working with fellow coaches and parents to ensure that all aspects of each league (rosters, schedules, matches) run smoothly, and they always do. In fact, she was the force behind starting a new league for High School girls to continue enjoying the sport and playing with their friends. Behind her leadership, HS House has blossomed into the most popular MYA Volleyball league with over 16 teams and 160 girls this past spring.
For all her contributions as a youth coach, leader and mentor, Vicki Gilmer is unquestionably a Champion of Character.
Donate to Help Bring Sand Volleyball Courts to Spring Hill REC
by posted 06/17/2018
Help Bring Sand Volleyball to the Spring Hill RECenter
Good News. McLean Youth Volleyball is partnering with the Spring Hill RECenter to build two (2) SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS on the RECenter property. The planned location will be in the open field adjacent to the pool sun deck and baseball diamond.
This is an exciting development that will bring high quality sand courts to the community and open up options for additional McLean Youth Volleyball programs. Sand Volleyball is already a popular Olympic sport and currently the fastest growing NCAA sport, expanding 10% annually.
The goal is to raise about $25K through private donations that the Fairfax County Park Authority will match with public funds. The target is to raise the amount by March 2019 so the courts can be built and ready by the summer of 2019.
Congratulations to all 720 athletes (630 MYA) and 190 (175 MYA) volunteer coaches who made the MYV spring 2018 season a huge success. There were 72 teams including 6 from Vienna (2 MS Select, 4 9th-12th Grade) 2 from Falls Church City (6th & 7th Grades) and one from Cyburi VBC (6th Grade).
Photos of the season can be found on the following Google Photo site.