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2018/19 Age Divisions

Age divisions are defined by USAV and are consistent across all volleyball clubs. It is possible to play up an age division but you cannot play down a division.

While "playing up" is common at some clubs, it is uncommon at MVSA. Please double-check the age divisions and make sure you attend the appropriate tryout for your age regardless of what age division you may have played in at another club.

You may be asked to play up if your school grade level does not match your age (i.e., you started school earlier than your peers). It is less important for younger players, but at the higher age divisions (U15 and higher) there is a general expectation that you will be playing alongside those at your same grade level. So, if you are a senior in high school, you will be expected to play in the U18 division even if you are U17 eligible according to your age. This is especially true for players who have the desire to play volleyball in college.

Please contact us if you have any questions concerning which tryout you should attend.

 

The age divisions for which MVSA fields teams are:

18 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000
-or-
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

17 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001

16 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002

15 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003

14 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004

13 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005

12 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

11 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007

10 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008

You can download the full list of USAV age divisions for more information. The table on the second page of that document is especially helpful for determining a players correct age division given their birth month and year.

 

2018/19 Club Tryout Schedule

Directions to the tryouts facilities can be found on the Directions tab of our website.

Players are not obligated to accept or decline a MVSA team offer immediately. A player has until the end of the open tryout period to make a decision. This reflects a policy for all participants in the Chesapeake Region (CHRVA). However, all clubs including MVSA, appreciate if a player notifies them as soon as they have made a decision to accept or decline an offer rather than wait until the last minute.

MVSA tryouts are two-day events. While you don't have to attend both days of your tryout, you will have a better chance to make a team if you do attend both days. This ensures you have the most opportunities to demonstrate your skills to the coaches.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3 at Katie Fitzgerald Center:

10s & 11s and under:

  • Registration from 10:30a to 11:00
  • Tryouts from 11:00 to 1:00

12s and under:

  • Registration from 1:00p to 1:30
  • Tryouts from 1:30 to 4:00

13s and under:

  • Registration from 4:00 to 4:30
  • Tryouts from 4:30 to 7:00

 

Sunday, Nov. 4 at Katie Fitzgerald Center:

13s and under:

  • Registration from 8:00a to 8:30
  • Tryouts from 8:30a to 10:30

11s and under:

  • Registration from 10:15p to 10:45
  • Tryouts from 10:45 to 12:30

12s and under:

  • Registration from 12:15 to 12:45
  • Tryouts from 12:45 to 2:45

 

Saturday, Nov. 10 at Katie Fitzgerald Center:

14s and under:

  • Registration from 8:30a to 9:00
  • Tryouts from 9:00 to 11:30

15s and under:

  • Registration from 11:30a to 12:00
  • Tryouts from 12:00 to 2:30

16s and under:

  • Registration from 2:30p to 3:00
  • Tryouts from 3:00 to 5:30

17s & 18s and under:

  • Registration from 5:30p to 6:00
  • Tryouts from 6:00 to 8:00

 

Sunday, Nov. 11 at Good Counsel High School:

14s and under:

  • Registration from 8:30a to 9:00
  • Tryouts from 9:00a to 11:00

15s and under:

  • Registration from 10:30a to 11:00
  • Tryouts from 11:00a to 1:30

16s and under:

  • Registration from 1:00p to 1:30
  • Tryouts from 1:30p to 4:00

17s & 18s and under:

  • Registration from 3:30p to 4:00
  • Tryouts from 4:00p to 6:00