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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HS Select Overview

The HS Select league is an advanced league for players who want to have a competitive volleyball experience without the Club or HS Travel commitment. During its successful inaugeral season in 2019 over 70 girls with HS team and club experience played on 8 different teams.  All matches were extremely competititve.

For the spring 2020 season, HS Select will continue to follow the BYOT / BYOC format where a group of friends and aquaintences registers as a team and identifies its own coach (optional). The commitment is one 90-minute practice during the week (also optional) and one 60 or 90-minute match on Saturdays.  The league follows standard HS volleyball rules without special exceptions.  There is a limit of 8 teams.  Active club players and HS Travel players can no longer participate in HS Select.

Singles interested in playing in the HS Select league may be picked up by a BYOT team looking for additional players.  If the maximum of 8 teams has not been reached by the March 1 deadline, singles can attend the HS Travel tryout on Saturday, March 7 from 4pm to 6pm to be evaluated for a league-formed HS Select team.  

 

What is BYOT? – Bring Your Own Team

  • Similar to adult volleyball leagues, BYOT means a group playing HS Select signs up as a complete team – could be friends, classmates, former teammates, etc.
  • The team must commit to fielding enough girls to play throughout the season – see below for guidelines on substitutes, forfeits and bye-weeks

What is BYOC? – Bring Your Own Coach

  • Each HS Select team identifies its own adult coach(es) -- could be a parent, former coach, etc.
  • Adult coaches are actually optional, but highly recommended

 

Practices and Matches

  • During registration, HS Select teams have the option to forgo a weekly practice or identify a day of week for a 90-minute practice that works for the entire group
  • HS Select matches are on Saturdays for 60 or 90-minutes following standard HS volleyball rules including unlimited service wins and positional substitution (continuous substitution is also allowed).

Registration Basics

  • The deadline for registering a HS Select team is March 1.
  • Girls planning to play HS Select must first register as an individual with either MYA Volleyball or VYI Volleyball and pay the league fee.  Note, there is no extra charge for HS Select.
  • The group then submits a separate team registration including a roster of 8 to 12 girlsby the March 1 deadline. Only registered girls can be added to a team roster.  No active club players, MS Select or HS Select players can be on the roster.
  • During team registration, teams also identify a team name, two captains, optional adult coach(es), a preferred practice day and proposed bye-weeks (up to 2). 
  • Singles should indicate their interest in playing HS Select and may be picked up by a team looking for additional players.  Otherwise, singles must attend the HS Travel tryout to be considered for a league-formed HS Select team (if room exists).

Forfeits, Substitutions, and Bye-Weeks

  • Forfeits: Teams must have a minimum of 5 players per match.  Less than 5 players could lead to a match forfeit.
  • Substitutions: To avoid a possible forfeit, teams captains are allowed to bring in subs not on their roster. The sub must already be registered in the MYV or VYV and can come from any MYV or VYV team from any league including MS Select and HS Travel.  However, no substitutes are permitted during playoffs.
  • Bye-Weeks: To avoid a possible forfeit, teams can select 1 or 2 bye-weeks during the season (for beach weekend, prom, graduation activities, etc.) where they won’t be scheduled to play a match.  These dates must be identified by the team registration deadline of March 1.
  • If a team forfeits more than one time, it will not be permitted to participate in playoffs

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