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 830+ players (720 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.
Our next full season for Girls Volleyball is Spring 2020. Registration will open in January 2020 with the season kicking off in early March.
New in 2019
- In addition to the HS House and HS Travel leagues, there is now a HS Select league to provide even more options for those in grades 9 to 12. HS Select follows a BYOT (Bring Your Own Team) and BYOC (Bring Your Own Coach) format where a group of friends and acquaintances signs up as a team and identifies their own adult coach(es). Visit the HS Select Overview page for additional details.
- Given the program’s continued growth, regular season matches may be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday
The spring season has ten (10) leagues across three programs:
- "House" is open to all girls regardless of skill and past experience
- 4th Grade House League
- 5th Grade House League
- 6th Grade House League
- 7th Grade House League
- 8th Grade House League
- 9th-12th Grade House League
- "Select" is for girls looking for a more competitive experience
- MS Select (includes 6th-8th grades) - requires a tryout
- HS Select B (includes 9th-12th grades) - self-selected teams, intermediate+ level **NEW IN 2019**
- HS Select A (includes 9th-12th grades) - self-selected teams, advanced level **NEW IN 2019**
- "Travel" is the most competitive for girls interested in keeping their skills fresh for the next school season
- HS Travel (includes 9th-12th grades) - requires a tryout
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. Those given 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 at locations around Fairfax County. 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. 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 tries out for MS Select 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 MS Select tryouts in early March 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.
For more information, visit the following links:
Calendar - Spring 2019
- January 1: Registration Opens
- March 1: Registration Closes
- March 4 - 6: MS Select Round 1 Tryouts
- March 7: Coaches Meeting at the McLean Community Center @7:00pm-8:45pm
- March 9: MS Select Round 2 Tryouts and HS Travel Tryouts
- March 12 - 23: Skills Clinics
- March 18: MS Select and HS Select Practices Begin
- March 18: House Team Rosters and Schedules Published
- March 25: House Team Practices Begin
- March 30: League Matches Begin
- April 13-21: FCPS Spring Break GYMS CLOSED
- April 27: Used Equipment Collection for Leveling the Playing Field at McLean HS
- April 27: Picture Day #1 at McLean HS (4th, 5th, MS Select, HS Select)
- May 4: Picture Day #2 at Longfellow MS (6th, 7th, 8th, 9th-12th)
- May 18: Last League Matches & Three-in-A-Row Froyo Challenge
- May 25-27: Memorial Day Weekend GYMS CLOSED
- June 1-2: Playoffs for House and Select Leagues
- June 4-7: Internal All-Star Matches (4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th-12th House Leagues)
- June 8-9: Regional All-Star Tournaments (6th, MS Select Leagues, maybe HS Select)
with your questions.