2021-2022 MVP Tryout Information

MARYLAND VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM TRYOUTS FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

We are pleased to announce that MVP will be moving forward with plans to participate in the 2021-2022 USA Volleyball Boys Club season. We will be holding tryouts consistent with CHRVA, county, and state guidelines on October 10th and 17th. Please see below for details. The coaching staff hopes your family is well and that you will join us for tryouts.

Introduction

The Maryland Volleyball Program (MVP) is a non-profit organization which provides opportunities for boys to compete in USA Volleyball Junior competitions at the local, regional, and national levels. MVP was established in 1986 and has competed in every Boys Junior National Championship since 1987.

Coaching Philosophy

We provide quality training above and beyond what is available through the school systems and the opportunity to compete at the local, regional, and national levels. This competitive athletic experience enhances social development, contributes to mental and physical health, and teaches the values of teamwork, responsibility, self- discipline, and self-motivation.

We provide a solid foundation of fundamentals to enable participants to develop not only as players, but also as persons. Given this base, we hope that these youths will continue playing well beyond their junior club years. Volleyball is truly a lifetime sport.

Commitment

Playing for MVP can be a significant time and financial commitment. Practices will begin at the end of October and the tournament season begins in December and culminates with the USA Volleyball Boys Junior Championships in late June/early July. Competitive travel teams are expected to practice twice a week; one weeknight and one weekend practice (usually Sunday afternoons) (exact location is TBD but will be in Montgomery County).

The cost of a season can range from $650-$2,500 depending on whether a player’s team intends to continue through the regional tournament in March, the East Coast Championship in May, or the Boys Junior National Championship in late June/early July. This cost is all inclusive and covers facility rentals, equipment costs, uniforms, and registration fees. Throughout the season, MVP may participate in various fundraisers to help defray player costs.

Teams

In the upcoming 2021/2022 season, MVP expects to have at least 1 team in each of the following age groups:

  • U12/U13
  • U14
  • U15
  • U16
  • U17
  • U18

In the past 2020/2021 season, MVP had the following teams:

  • U13-2 Training Team (consisted of players from U10 through U13)
  • U13-1 (Attended USAV Nationals)
  • U14-1 (Boys East Coast Champions U14 Open, attended U14 Open Nationals)
  • U15 (Boys East Coast Champions U15 Open, attended U15 Open Nationals)
  • U16-1 (Attended U16 USA Division Nationals)
  • U16-2 (Attended U16 Club Division Boys East Coast Championships)
  • U17 (Boys East Coast Champions U17 Open, attended U17 Open Nationals)
  • U18 (Attended U18 Club Division Nationals)

Age Definition

Link to Full Document for 2021-2022 Season: Age Definitions

18 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2003 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year
17 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2004
16 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2005
15 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2006
14 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2007
13 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2008
12 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2009

Tryout Location, Dates, and Times

Adventist Healthcare Fieldhouse
18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

DatesAge GroupStart TimeEnd Time
10/10 and 10/17U129:00 AM11:45 AM
10/10 and 10/17U139:00 AM11:45 AM
10/10 and 10/17U1412:00 PM2:45 PM
10/10 and 10/17U1512:00 PM2:45 PM
10/10 and 10/17U163:00 PM5:45 PM
10/10 and 10/17U173:00 PM5:45 PM
10/10 and 10/17U183:00 PM5:45 PM

Tryout Cost

The cost is $40/player for both sessions. This fee is in addition to the CHRVA/USAV membership fee that is also required. MVP can only accept online payments via PayPal. No cash or checks will be accepted on site.

Tryout Process

MVP is supporting two tryout dates. Although it is acceptable to miss a tryout, it is in the player’s best interest to attend both tryout dates so the coaching staff can properly evaluate each player.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION STEPS

Step 1: Returning MVP Players and CHRVA/USAV Members from 2020/2021: You need to renew your memberships for the new club season (starting Sept 1, 2021)

MVP still requires you to provide your member ID and expiration date as part of the tryout registration process.

New to CHRVA/USAV? Please follow the CHRVA/USAV/SportsEngine Membership links below:
https://www.chrva.org/page/show/5837249--chrva-memberships

Membership Options:

Step 2: Medical Release Link: https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0061/4249/2022_Player_Medical_Release_w_ClubTeam_WITHOUT_Notary.docx#_ga=2.80742999.1326746807.1630425939-184966011.1626742693. The signed USAV Medical Release Form is required to participate in tryouts. NOTE: For Club name, please write "Maryland Volleyball Program". The Team Name field can be left blank. You will need a scan or photo of this document for step 3.

Step 3: Register and pay using this online registration form. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to upload your signed medical release form.

Step 4: Show up to tryouts at the dates and times posted above, ready to play!

COVID-19 Guidelines for Tryouts

All players and Coaches will comply with State of Maryland, Montgomery County, and Adventist Healthcare Fieldhouse regulations and policies at all times. More specific information will be shared with registered participants prior to the tryout dates.

QUESTIONS?

For additional information regarding Maryland Volleyball Program, please contact
JJ Rathnam, MVP Director
marylandvolleyballprogram@gmail.com