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 2019 season, the MS Select program had seven (7) teams with 60+ players including two teams from Vienna Youth (VYI) Volleyball. By comparison, 6th grade House, 7th grade House and 8th grade House had 11, 10 and 8 teams respectively.
MS Select league 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 an optional tryout. The league is ideal for athletes aspiring to play volleyball in high school and/or at the club level. There are no minimal skills required to tryout for MS Select -- even girls serving underhand have earned a spot on MS Select teams. However, those who do not make a MS Select are automatically placed on a grade-appropriate House team.
Active club players are not eligible to play MS Select to ensure that as many other girls as possible can have a similar competitive volleyball experience. Club players are always welcome to coach a team and join the referee program.
Two 90 minute practices during the week
One 90 minute match (5 games) each Saturday during the season
Target is 9 - 10 players per team -- players are expected to attend all practices and matches
Tryout Process - 2020 Season
STEP 1:Register for the appropriate grade (6th, 7th or 8th) for the MYV Spring 2020 volleyball season on the online registration page.
STEP 2: Attend Round 1 TRYOUTS. No prior sign-up is required, just show up to one (and only one) of the following sessions:
Monday, March 2 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 1: 7:00pm-7:50pm
Session 2: 8:00pm-8:50pm
Wednesday, March 4 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 3: 7:00pm-7:50pm
Session 4: 8:00pm-8:50pm
Thursday, March 5 at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2
Session 5: 7:00pm-7:50pm
Session 6: 8:00pm-8:50pm
STEP 3: If invited, attend the Round 2 CALLBACK. This is an invitation-only event based on Round 1 results and takes place on Monday, March 9 (NEW DATE) @6:30pm-8:30pm at the McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2 (checkin at 6:15pm). Attendance is mandatory to be considered for a MS Select team. After the tryout, there will be a draft to assign players to teams. Team rosters and schedules will be posted on Thursday, March 12 with practices starting the week of March 16.
STEP 4: 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 programs, 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.