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.
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.
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.
|Team||Practices per Week||Tournaments||Estimated Cost|
Costs include gym times, uniforms, tournament fees and coaching expenses
|Team Name||Head Coach||Assistant Coach(es)|
|MVP 18 Black||Paul Chin||Homer Chien, Lucas Chang, Brad Ehlers|
|MVP 17 Black||Ray Goh||Jon Tang, Jimmy Lin|
|MVP 16 Black||Ou Huang||Ben OuYang, Jade Guo|
|MVP 16 Red||Kevin Yang||Anthony On|
|MVP 15 Black||JJ Rathnam||Erika Eastham, Steve Hollies, Erik Hillard|
|MVP 15 Red||Jonathan Schiff||Danny Lin, Juno Kim|
|MVP 14 Black||Jon Tang||Jimmy Lin|
|MVP 14 Red||Sara Williams||Alex Llerena|
|MVP 12 Black||Paul Chin||Keefe Lee, Austin Huang, Grace Lau|
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
|U12 Registration and Measurements||8am-9am|
|U13-U14 Registration and Measurements||11:30am-12:30pm|
|U15-U16 Registration and Measurements||3pm-4pm|
|U17-U18 Registration and Measurements||6:30pm-7:30pm|
Sunday Oct 9, 2022
|U17-U18 Registration and Measurements||9am-10am|
|U13-U14 Registration and Measurements||12:30pm-1:30pm|
|U15-U16 Registration and Measurements||4pm-5pm|
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.
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
- Jr 10-Day Tryout Membership
- Junior 9,10 and Under
- Regular Jr Boys 10-17
- Regular Jr Boys 18 (with SafeSport)
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!
For additional information regarding Maryland Volleyball Program, please contact
JJ Rathnam, MVP Director