MVSA Junior Olympic Volleyball Club Information
The MVSA Junior Olympic Volleyball program, also referred to as Club, begins with tryouts in November at conclusion of the High School regular season. Club Volleyball requires a major time commitment by both players and parents. Parent volunteers are critical for carpools, chaperones and assisting in tournaments and club operations. MVSA Volleyball hosts several tournaments in each age group so our teams benefit from the cost savings and by playing closer to home. Teams typically practice two to three times a week, with many on Sunday. Single day tournaments last all day from early morning into the evening. Teams will play from 8 to 12 tournaments on weekends (most one-day events) starting in January through the conclusion of the regular season with the three-day Championships on Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. Older age teams play more and travel more to tournaments requiring overnight stays. The 12s teams play locally (same-day driving distance) and decide individually about going to the Memorial Day weekend Championships.
No club can guarantee any player a college scholarship. However, the vast majority of players that earn volleyball athletic scholarships and play in college developed their skills and got exposure to and were recruited by College Coaches through club programs across the country just like MVSA Volleyball. The MVSA Volleyball program provides every player the chance to develop their volleyball skills to the limit of their ability and dedication to improve. The top teams in the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s, and 18s age groups play in the Mid-Atlantic Power League. Those two-day tournaments in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are attended by College Coaches. Participation in major inter-regional events like the Northeast Qualifier and East Coast Championships provides further exposure to College Coaches from across the country. The MVSA Volleyball College Recruiting/Scholarship Committee provides assistance to parents and players on college scholarship issues. MVSA Volleyball also provides free gym time and assistance for making college recruiting videotapes. Many MVSA Volleyball players have gone on to play in college at all levels from the top NCAA Division 1 down through Junior College.