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Tryouts

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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 start of October and the tournament season begins in November and culminates with the Junior National Championships in late June/early July. Competitive travel teams are expected to practice two to three times a week; one or two weeknights and one weekend practice.

Estimated Costs

TeamPractices per WeekTournamentsEstimated Cost
U122~8$2000
U132~8$2500
14 Black38+$3000
15 Red210+$3200
15 Black310+$3400
16 Black310+$3400
17 Red2~8$3000
17 Black310+$3400
18 Black310+$3400

Costs include gym times, uniforms, tournament fees and coaching expenses

Projected Teams

Team NameHead CoachAssistant Coach(es)
MVP 18 BlackPaul ChinHomer Chien, Lucas Chang, Brad Ehlers
MVP 17 BlackRay GohJon Tang, Jimmy Lin
MVP 16 BlackOu HuangBen OuYang, Jade Guo
MVP 16 Red Kevin YangAnthony On
MVP 15 BlackJJ RathnamErika Eastham, Steve Hollies, Erik Hillard
MVP 15 RedJonathan SchiffDanny Lin, Juno Kim
MVP 14 BlackJon TangJimmy Lin
MVP 14 RedSara WilliamsAlex Llerena
MVP 12 BlackPaul ChinKeefe Lee, Austin Huang, Grace Lau

Age Definition

Link to Full Document for 2022-2023 Season: Age Definitions

  • 18 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2004 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003 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, 2005
  • 16 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2006
  • 15 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2007
  • 14 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2008
  • 13 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2009
  • 12 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2010

Tryout Location, Dates, and Times

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

Sunday Oct 2, 2022

Age GroupTime
U12 Registration and Measurements8am-9am
U12 Tryout9am-11am
U13-U14 Registration and Measurements11:30am-12:30pm
U13-U14 Tryout12:30pm-2:30pm
U15-U16 Registration and Measurements3pm-4pm
U15-U16 Tryout4pm-6pm
U17-U18 Registration and Measurements6:30pm-7:30pm
U17-U18 Tryout7:30-9:30pm

Sunday Oct 9, 2022

Age GroupTime
U17-U18 Registration and Measurements9am-10am
U17-U18 Tryout10am-12pm
U13-U14 Registration and Measurements12:30pm-1:30pm
U13-U14 Tryout1:30pm-3:30pm
U15-U16 Registration and Measurements4pm-5pm
U15-U16 Tryout5pm-7pm

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 2021/2022: You need to renew your memberships for the new club season (starting Sept 1, 2022). 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: Complete the USAV Medical Release Link. 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!

QUESTIONS?

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