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 Name||Head Coach||Assistant Coach(es)|
|MVP 18 Black||Ray Goh||Jimmy Lin, Jon Tang|
|MVP 18 Red||Lucas Chang||Liam Morris|
|MVP 17 Black||Ou Huang||Ben OuYang, Jade Guo|
|MVP 16 Black||Milena Racic||Paul Chin, JJ Rathnam|
|MVP 16 Red||Jonathan Schiff||Danny Lin|
|MVP 15 Black||Jon Tang||JJ Rathnam|
|MVP 14 Black||Steve Hollies||Jacob Lee|
|MVP 14 Red||Sara Williams||TBD|
|MVP 13 Black||Austin Huang||Sarah Watson, Stephen Eagles|
|MVP 12 Black||Emily Hallam||Grace Lau|
|MVP 12 Red||Phil Eng||Keefe Lee|
Link to Full Document for 2023-2024 Season: Age Definitions
- 18 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2005 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, 2006
- 16 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2007
- 15 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2008
- 14 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2009
- 13 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2010
- 12 & under: players born on or after July 1, 2011
Tryout Location, Dates, and Times
Adventist Healthcare Fieldhouse
18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841
Sunday Oct 1, 2023
|U10-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|
Monday Oct 2, 2023
|U10-U12 Registration and Measurements||5pm-6pm|
|U13-U14 Registration and Measurements||5pm-6pm|
|U15-U16 Registration and Measurements||7pm-8pm|
|U17-U18 Registration and Measurements||7pm-8pm|
The cost is $45/player for both sessions (t-shirt included). 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 2022/2023: You need to renew your memberships for the new club season (starting Sept 1, 2023). 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. We will require a picture of USAV membership card at tryout check-in. Come ready to play!
Dues Include: Uniforms, warmups, tournament registration, practice space rental, equipment, stipend for 2 coaches, travel expenses for 2 coaches, HUDL (for U15 and above), miscellaneous coaching expenses
For additional information regarding Maryland Volleyball Program, please contact
JJ Rathnam, MVP Director