2020-2021 MVP Tryout Information

MARYLAND VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM TRYOUTS FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON

We are pleased to announce that MVP will be moving forward with plans to participate in the 2020-2021 USA Volleyball Boys Club season. We will be holding tryouts consistent with CHRVA, county, and state guidelines on October 10th and 11th. 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

Each year MVP intends to support at least four teams: one 12 and under, one 14 and under, one 16 and under, and one 18 and under team. In the past, MVP has supported additional teams based on player interest and the availability of coaching staff. On average, each team typically has approximately ten players. Team size is a key component to ensuring that coaches can provide sufficient training and attention to each individual player.

Age Definition

*New USA Volleyball cutoff date (previous date was September 1)
18 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2002
17 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2003
16 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2004
15 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2005
14 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2006
13 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2007
12 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2008

Additional information regarding age group eligibility is available at: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2020/July/01/2021-Age-Definitions

Tryout Location, Dates, and Times

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

DatesAge GroupStart TimeEnd Time
10/10/2020Boys 128:00 AM10:30 AM
10/11/2020Boys 128:00 AM10:30 AM
10/10/2020Boys 138:00 AM10:30 AM
10/11/2020Boys 138:00 AM10:30 AM
10/10/2020Boys 148:00 AM10:30 AM
10/11/2020Boys 148:00 AM10:30 AM
10/10/2020Boys 1511:00 AM1:30 PM
10/11/2020Boys 1511:00 AM1:30 PM
10/10/2020Boys 1611:00 AM1:30 PM
10/11/2020Boys 1611:00 AM1:30 PM
10/10/2020Boys 172:00 PM4:30 PM
10/11/2020Boys 172:00 PM4:30 PM
10/10/2020Boys 182:00 PM4:30 PM
10/11/2020Boys 182:00 PM4:30 PM

Tryout Cost

The cost is $35/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 2019/2020: You do not need to renew your CHRVA/USAV membership prior to participating in MVP Tryouts. Your membership is valid until Nov 1, 2020.

MVP still requires you to provide your member ID and expiration date as part of the tryout registration process. This should be retrievable from "webpoint" (last year's registration system).

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

Membership Options:

Once membership is complete, you will need the player's CHRVA id and expiration date. Id and expiration date will be required for step 3.

Step 2: Print and complete the USAV Medical Release Form. 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.
Pre-Registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted. We MAY be able to accommodate electronic sign-up OUTSIDE the facility if we have not reached capacity.

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

COVID-19 Guidelines for Tryouts

These guidelines are a combination of local jurisdiction, facility, CHRVA, and Maryland Volleyball Program requirements for participation.

  • All players and coaches will wear masks at all times.
  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
  • Temperature checks will be performed on all participants prior to participation in each session
  • When not participating in on-court activities, players and coaches should maintain proper social distancing.
  • No spectators will be allowed. Check-in will take place outside
  • Equipment will be sanitized prior to and in-between all sessions. This includes the balls and court surface.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided to all participants to be used prior to the start of each session and at each water-break or any other break from participation in on-court activities.
  • Players should also bring their own sanitizer.
  • Players should bring sufficient water/sports-drinks for a 2 hour active session each day. There will be no sharing of water. Water bottles should be non-disposable and clearly marked with the player’s name.
  • Players should be dressed for appropriately for participation PRIOR to entering the facility.
  • Players will be limited to ONE SMALL backpack. We will mark the edge of the playing area with 6 foot spacing for players’ belonging. This area will should also be used for breaks to maintain social distancing.
  • For more information, please see CHRVA covid guidelines.

QUESTIONS?

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