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
The Middle School (MS) SELECT program started in 2013 based on participant feedback requesting a more competitive volleyball experience. During the 2017 seasons, the MS Select program had seven (7) teams with 60+ players including two teams from Vienna Youth (VYI) Volleyball.
MS Select runs during the same spring season as the House program and is open to girls in grades 6th thru 8th with intermediate to advanced skills. Unlike the inclusive nature of House, MS Select pulls in top players after a tryout. It's ideal for athletes aspiring to play volleyball in high school and/or at the club level.
MS Select is NOT a CLUB VOLLEYBALL program. For information about club volleyball opportunities in the area, visit the Volleyball Primer page.
What's New in 2018
Two practices per week
New MS Select tryout format with 2 rounds of tryouts (see the Tryout Process section below)
Fewer MS Select skills clinics so teams can start practices the week of March 19
Two 90 minute practices during the week
One 90 minute match (5 games) each Saturday during the season
Target is only 9 players per team -- players are expected to attend all practices and matches
MS Select tryouts are OPTIONAL -- this is not a league-wide skills assessment. Registered girls who don't attend tryouts are still in the House league.
Qualifications: Girls in grades 6th-8th already registered for the MYV 2018 spring season in the appropriate House league. There are no minimum skills or experience -- even those who serve underhand can make a MS Select team.
There are two rounds of tryouts:
Round 1 TRYOUTS are 45 minute sessions open to anyone. No prior registration is required, just show up to one (and only one) of the following:
Monday, March 5 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 1: 7:00pm-7:45pm
Session 2: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Tuesday, March 6 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 3: 7:00pm-7:45pm
Session 4: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Wednesday, March 7 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 5: 7:00pm-7:45pm
Session 6: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Round 2 CALLBACK is invitation-only based on Round 1 results and takes place on Saturday, March 10 @2:15pm-4:00pm at the McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2 (checkin at 2:00pm). 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.
Comparison of Select vs. House
For those new to the Select program, here are some quick comparisons with the House program.
Select Program = A more intense volleyball experience comparable to the competitive programs in High School and on club volleyball teams.
House Program = A more casual volleyball experience geared towards learning the sport and/or having fun playing with friends & classmates.
MS Select players are chosen based on a tryout
The tryout evaluates volleyball skills, team-work, athleticism and coach-ability
Anyone not assigned to a MS Select team after tryouts is automatically placed on a House team
MS Select follows standard USA Volleyball Rules
No Special Rules such as continuous substitution, service re-dos, lax foot faults and extra points for 3 touches
MS Select players DO NOT have equal playing time
As practiced by most competitive volleyball program, MS Select playing time is determined by Head Coaches as part of game strategy
There is no guarantee of a set amount of playing time. Some players will naturally play more than others.
The unbalanced nature of playing time should be considered prior to attending a tryout or accepting a position on a team.