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
 
 
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McLean Youth Volleyball Overview

Our Philosophy

The mission of McLean Youth Volleyball is to provide student athletes the opportunity to play and enjoy volleyball in a safe and fun environment.  We encourage all those interested, regardless of experience/ability, to join our program and play on our teams. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you.  For the House program, there are no tryouts - if you register you will be placed on a team.  We promote maximizing ball "touches" as the best way for players to master volleyball skills, and participating in competitive league matches against other teams as the best way to learn and enjoy the game.


Program Scope

  • There are leagues for girls (grades 4th-12th) in the spring and boys (grades 4th-8th) in the fall
  • Teams are grouped by school grade so participants are playing with their age peers
  • The first phase of the season typically involves 1 - 2 weeks of clinics aimed at developing or refreshing foundational volleyball skills such as passing, setting, hitting and serving. Experienced clinic instructors run the clinics.
  • In the second phase, teams meet once a week to practice and once a week to play league matches.
  • At the end of the season, playoffs are held to determine season champions.
  • We also select teams to participate in All-Star tournaments against other volleyball programs in Northern Virginia.


Player Commitment

  • The commitment level is intended to be student-friendly and multi-sport friendly.
  • 1 practice on a weekday for 1.5 hours between 6-9pm t schools in the greater McLean area such as McLean HS, Langley HS, Longfellow MS, Cooper MS, Chesterbrook ES, Churchill Rd ES, Spring Hill ES and Haycock ES.  The Boys program also includes schools in the Vienna area.
  • 1 match (3 games) on Saturdays for 1 hour at schools in the greater McLean area
  • The day, time and location of practices are determined by coaches (HINT: if you want to control your schedule, volunteer to coach -- we always need the help).
  • To support carpooling, teams are formed around teammate requests and school affiliations. Participants are also welcome to propose a team change if a practice time conflicts with other commitments. We'll try to accommodate as best we can.
  • Teams only play other teams in the same league. 


Levels of Play

  • House - Instructional program for beginner/intermediate players where anyone who signs up plays.  For girls, it's available in Spring for grades 4th-6th (ES House), 7th-8th (MS House) and 9th-12th (HS House); visit the House page for details.  For boys it's available in Fall for grades 4th-6th (ES House) and 7th-8th (MS House).
  • Select - A more advanced program for intermediate/advanced players that involves a selection process.  Available in Spring for girls in grades 6th-8th.  Visit the MS Select page for details.
  • Travel - Teams of advanced selected players that compete in a league against other local volleyball programs in Fairfax County.  Available in Spring for girls in grades 9th-12th.  Visit the HS Travel page for details.


General Timelines

  • Spring Season (girls)
    • Online registration opens in early January and closes in early March.
    • Rosters and practice times are published by mid-March.
    • Skills development clinics are run during the first 1 - 2 weeks of the season.
    • Team practices and league matches run for 6 - 7 weeks starting in early April.
    • League playoffs take place in late May or early June.
    • An All-Stars tournament is held in mid-June
  • Fall Season (boys)
    • Registration opens in early July and closes in early September.
    • Rosters and practice times are published by mid-September.
    • Skills development clinics are run during the first 1 - 2 weeks of the season.
    • Team practices and league matches run for 5 - 6 weeks starting in early October.
    • League playoffs take place in early November
    • An All-Stars tournament is held in mid-November


Volunteers

  • We are looking for adult and High School student volunteers to help with all aspects of McLean Youth Volleyball. We have volunteer positions at different levels of commitment that can fit into busy schedules.
  • Our primary need is for team coaches and assistant coaches. We plan to provide training, mentoring and supporting materials regardless of previous volleyball and coaching experience.
  • For additional detail on volunteer roles and responsibilities, visit the Volunteer Info page and sign-up as a volunteer through the register online process.


MYV Board
 

Name Role
Chuck Pruitt Co-Founder, Director
Xavier Slotkoff Co-Founder
Mike Markovic Member at Large
Rich Hannibal Member at Large
Allison Flatley Member at Large
Vicki Gilmer Member at Large

 


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