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2017/18 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, 1999
-or-
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1998 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, 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can download the full list of USAV age divisions for more information.

 

2017/18 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 occur over the course of two days. While you can attend only a single day of the tryouts, you will have a better chance to make a team if you attend both days. This ensures you will have the opportunity to fully demonstrate your skills to the coaches.

 

Saturday, Nov. 4 at Katie Fitzgerald Center:

10/11s and under:

  • Registration from 10:30am to 11:00am
  • Tryouts from 11:00am to 1:00pm

12s and under:

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

13s and under:

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

 

Sunday, Nov. 5 at Katie Fitzgerald Center:

10/11s and under:

  • Registration from 8:00am to 8:30am
  • Tryouts from 8:30am to 10:15am

12s and under:

  • Registration from 10:00am to 10:30am
  • Tryouts from 10:30am to 12:30pm

13s and under:

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

 

Saturday, Nov. 11 at Katie Fitzgerald Center:

14s and under:

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

15s and under:

  • Registration from 11:30am to 12:00pm
  • Tryouts from 12:00pm to 2:30pm

16s and under:

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

17s & 18s and under:

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

 

Sunday, Nov. 12 at Good Counsel High School:

14s and under:

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

15s and under:

  • Registration from 10:30am to 11:00am
  • Tryouts from 11:00am to 1:30pm

16s and under:

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

17s & 18s and under:

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