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Boys and Girls Rec Program

Registration opens from this web site at noon on August 1, 2017. The league fills up quickly so please set a reminder to register. Once the league is full, there is little that can be done, even if you have participated in the league in the past. 

For Boys:

MVSA Volleyball offers a boys’ recreational league every fall with matches every Saturday afternoon from early September through the end of October. Practices/clinics are once a week at elementary schools in the Montgomery Village area. This program is open to all boys from grades 4 through 12 and will teach basic volleyball skills and tactics while in competition with other boys. We are planning to form three divisions this year but may create a further breakdown based on the number of participants. Evaluations will be held at Lake Marion Community Center on the last Saturday of August. Time TBA. Cost is $100, payable via PayPal at registration time.

For Girls:

MVSA Volleyball offers a girls' recreational league every fall with matches every Sunday afternoon from early September through the end of October. Practices/clinics for the teams are once a week at elementary schools in the Montgomery Village area. This program is open to all girls from grades 4 through 10 and will teach basic volleyball skills and tactics while in competition with other girls of a similar age and skill level. Within the girls' recreational program, MVSA offers four divisions based on experience and age as shown below. Evaluations will be held at Lake Marion Community Center on the last Sunday of August. Time TBA. Cost is $100, payable via PayPal at registration time.

HOW DO WE DETERMINE WHAT LEAGUE YOU BELONG IN?

DIVISION # TEAMS CRITERIA APPROACH
1 6 Grades 4 - 6 without club experience Clinics, volley-lite, 7’ net
2 4 Grades 5 - 6 with U10/11 club experience Clinics, volley-lite, 7’ net
3 8 Grades 7 - 10 without club experience Clinics, regular balls, 7’ 4” net
4 10 Grades 7 – 9 with U12/13/14 club experience Clinics, regular balls, 7’ 4” net

Evaluations

Evaluations occur on the last weekend in August at Lake Marion Community Center. This is NOT a tryout. Everyone who registers for the program will make a team and will play. Instead, the evaluation process is an effort to measure the overall athleticism and skill of each player so that we can create evenly matched teams within each division. This ensures the best experience possible for everyone involved.

If players are interested in a more competitive program, MVSA offers a club program that begins shortly after the recreational program season ends.

Clinics and Coaches

In addition to weekly matches, teams will have one practice/clinic a week at a school in the Montgomery Village area. Clinics are run by a master coach with team coaches assisting. The master coach will typically be a coach from MVSA's club program with years of experience coaching young athletes.

The use of a master coach ensures that all players receive high quality instruction. This approach also limits the amount of work that needs to be done by individual team coaches. There is no need to plan practices and you always have someone to go to if you have questions. If you have ever wanted to get in to coaching, volunteering as a team coach can be a great way to get started. If you are ready to learn and can organize an email list, then you can coach in the rec program.

Payment and Refunds

Payment will be made via PayPal at registration time. You should receive an email confirmation following successful payment. This email also serves as confirmation that your registration was successful. You will not receive any additional emails from MVSA. Please monitor this website for the date and time of the evaluation you should attend.

A full refund of the registration cost (minus PayPal fees) may be requested up until the date of evaluations. After evaluations, refund requests will not be granted. A partial refund may be provided in the event of injury at the discretion of the director.