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
As a service to our participants, McLean Youth Volleyball (MYV) will hold two Team Picture Days on the following dates:
Saturday, April 28 for 5th, 6th, MS Select and 9th-12th grade teams
9:30am - 5:30pm
McLean HS Dance Room (next to the Lower/Main Gym #2)
Saturday, May 5 for 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th-12th grade teams
9:30am to 5:30pm
Longfellow MS Black Box Room (next to Gym #1)
Teams should assemble for pictures either before or after your scheduled match that day. Teams are also welcome to switch Picture Days if the other date works better. HS teams will need to travel to the photo shoot site.
It’s optional for parents to purchase individual or team pictures. However, it’s required for each team to pose for a team picture. MYV uses the pictures as thank you gifts and keepsakes for coaches at the end of the season.
The photographer is Tony Awad, one of our MYV coaches and the sole proprietor of a small professional photography shop. Click here for the photo package order form. The instructions for placing an order are:
Select a package
Select an “ADD on”
Fill out the player/parent information
Select payment method
Bring the form to the school with payment (cash, check, credit card)
Have you daughter ready to be photographed when her team is ready
BONUS: Bring your pre-filled form to the shoot and get your choice of four free wallet prints of your player or the digital file at no extra cost
Finally, please do not take your own photos in the picture room. With cameras in every cell phone these days, it seems like a natural thing. But please consider how unfair this is to Tony -- he does this annually as a valuable service to MYV families and does not profit from it.
For those interested in extending their volleyball experience after the spring season, several local schools and clubs run excellent summer volleyball camps you should consider.
Check out the new NoVA Volleyball Alliance website. It’s a free regional resource that lists all the schools, clubs and universities that hold summer volleyball camps. It also has a wealth of information about volleyball in the area including club, outdoor and adult volleyball.
Below are the locals schools and clubs that run volleyball summer programs:
Langley High School – Runs a popular camp right after school ends on June 18-22 @9:00am-2:00pm at Cooper MS for boys and girls ages 8-14. Click here for more details.
McLean High School – There’s a new coaching team at McLean HS. We’ll forward camp information once available.
Mojo Volleyball Academy – Hosts multiple popular camps between July 9 and July 20 @9:00am-3:00pm at Washington-Lee HS for boys and girls ages 8-18. There’s also a Summer Youth League between June 5 and August 10 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean. Click here for more details. MYV players receive discounts using the following code: 2018MOJOMcLean
Vienna Elite Volleyball Club – Runs high-performance and high-intensity evening clinics in July and August at The Campus in Sterling for grades 5-10. Click here for more details.
Virginia Elite Volleyball Club – Hosts a series of summer skills and position clinics for MS and HS players at the Madeira School in McLean. Click here for more details.
There are also several local universities that run excellent summer camps including Georgetown, George Mason, American, US Naval Academy and UVA. For the full list, visit the NoVA Volleyball Alliance site.
Donate your USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT on Saturday May 19
McLean Youth Volleyball is partnering again this year with the non-profit Level the Playing Field to collect used ("slightly loved") sports equipment on Saturday, May 19 during MYV matches. Last year's drive broke the single day collection record!!
A donation truck staffed by volunteers will be parked outside the McLean HS back entrance from 11am to 6pm.
Used volleyball equipment (balls, kneepad) is welcome, but Level the Playing Field will take used equipment for a variety of sports. Below are acceptable items to donate Saturday.
The donations are tax deductable. Forms will be handed out at the donation tables.
PLAY AWESOME VOLLEYBALL and WIN FROZEN YOGURT FOR YOUR TEAM
To celebrate how all players have improved their volleyball skills this season, McLean Youth Volleyball is sponsoring again this season the popular "Three-in-a-Row Froyo Challenge" on the last day of the regular season Saturday May 19.
What is the Froyo Challenge? It’s pretty simple. In each House and Select league, the team that records the most three-in-a-row touches that earn a point during its match that Saturday wins a $85 gift certificate for FROZEN YOGURT at the awesome Zinga Yogurt. The teams that have the second and third most receive a $75 gift and $65 certificate respectively.
This should be a great incentive for teams to work on their three touches during practices and at matches. In past seasons, the teams that won the challenge were not always the same teams that had the best end-of-season records.
Here’s how the Froyo Challenge will be measured in each league:
4th-5th Grade League: Teams can earn “Froyo Points” with either two (2) or three (3) combination of any legal touches that leads to an immediate win where the opponent does not legally return the ball over the net into play. Two touches earns a team 2 Froyo Points and three touches earns 3 Froyo Points. Only three touch combinations also earn an extra game point.
6th Grade House League: Follow the 3-touch extra point rule for ES matches: "At the discretion of the referee, an extra point is awarded to a team that executes a three touch combination that leads to an immediate win where the opponent does not legally return the ball over the net into play. For the ES House League, ANY three legal touches are permitted.”
7th, 8th and 9th-12th Grade House Leagues: Follow the 3-touch extra point rule for MS and HS matches: "At the discretion of the referee, an extra point is awarded to a team that executes a three touch combination that leads to an immediate win where the opponent does not legally return the ball over the net into play. … For the MS and HS House leagues, the third touch must involve an arm swing above the shoulder and can be executed by a front-row or back-row player. Rolls and dinks are counted as hits, while forearm passes ("bumps") and two arm hand sets are not.”
MS Select League: Teams score points for the Challenge by recording "Spike Kills". So, what's a Spike Kill? For the purpose of the Froyo Challenge, a spike (also called a "hit" or "attack") must involve an arm swing above the shoulder and can be executed by a front-row or back-row player. Rolls and dinks are counted as spikes, while forearm passes ("bumps") and two arm hand sets are not. The spike can happen on the second or third touch on the side. A Spike Kill is when the opponent fails to control the ball after the spike and cannot legally return it into play. Note that the Spike Kill only counts if the opposing team cannot control the ball – if they dig the spike and have a controlled 2nd and/or 3rd touch but fail to play the ball back over the net legally; it does not count as a Spike Kill.
Referees will record the three-in-a-row winners. Coaches may assist in identifying them, but referees have the final say in what is officially recorded.
The gift certificates for Zinga Yogurt certificates will be distributed to the winning teams at their next team practice after May 18.