When does the season begin? How long is the season?
Our season begins with tryouts that usually occurs in early October. The length of the season depends on the team.
- A Regional team will end the season with the Boys Regional Championship (typically in March)
- A Coastal team will end the season with the Boys East Coast Championship (Memorial weekend at the end of May)
- A National team will end the season with the Boys Juniors National Championship (around the week of July 4th)
- A Training team's season will depend on coaches and resource availability
How often are tournaments?
Our goal is to have each team play in one to two tournaments per month. Our less experienced teams compete less often but hold regular practices.
My son is new to volleyball. Will you accept inexperienced players?
Absolutely! For boys that are 13 and under, if there are enough players, we strive to form a Training team to teach them the fundamentals of volleyball with weekly instructions. For our older teams, we are looking for any athletic player who is willing to learn and has an aptitude for picking up the sport quickly.
How much does a season cost?
The cost to participate with MVP club teams will vary depending on which team the player is on.
Fixed costs during the season that are distributed evenly to all MVP participants include gym rental fees, coaches USAV registration and certification fees, equipment costs, accounting and administration fees, as well as uniform costs.
Tournament costs are added to specific teams based on participation, such as tournament entry fees, and travel expenditures if applicable (lodging, airfares, car rental for coaching staff.)
How many teams do you support each year?
We are interested in growing the sport of boys volleyball so our goal is to support as many teams as possible. However, we may need to turn away players based on positions available on a team and coaches and resources availability. On average, we have at least five teams a season.
My son is 10 years old. Is he too young to start?
Absolutely not! MVP supports a 12 and under team, with players who have started as young as 8 years old.
Where and when do you have practices?
All of our teams generally practice once or twice a week (usually on Sunday afternoon and a weeknight) at a local Montgomery County Public School gym. Locations and times vary based on gym availability.