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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.

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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.

Projected Teams

Team NameHead CoachAssistant Coach(es)
MVP 18 BlackRay GohJimmy Lin, Jon Tang
MVP 18 RedLucas ChangLiam Morris
MVP 17 BlackOu HuangBen OuYang, Homer Chien
MVP 17 RedFrédéric SchmittNicolas Peray
MVP 16 BlackMilena RacicPaul Chin, JJ Rathnam
MVP 16 RedJonathan SchiffDanny Lin
MVP 15 BlackJon Tang
MVP 14 BlackSteve HolliesJacob Lee
MVP 14 RedAmy Rivas
MVP 13 BlackAustin HuangSarah Watson, Stephen Eagles
MVP 13 RedEmily HallamGrace Lau
MVP 12 BlackPhilip EngKeefe Lee
MVP 12 RedJJ RathnamPaul Chin

Age Definition

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

Age GroupTime
U10-U12 Registration and Measurements8am-9am
U10-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

Monday Oct 2, 2023

Age GroupTime
U10-U12 Registration and Measurements5pm-6pm
U10-U12 Tryout6pm-8pm
U13-U14 Registration and Measurements5pm-6pm
U13-U14 Tryout6pm-8pm
U15-U16 Registration and Measurements7pm-8pm
U15-U16 Tryout8pm-10pm
U17-U18 Registration and Measurements7pm-8pm
U17-U18 Tryout8pm-10pm

Tryout Cost

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.

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.


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:–chrva-memberships

Membership Options:

  • 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!

Projected Dues

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
[email protected]