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Girls Spring Volleyball Overview

The March to June SPRING season is dedicated to GIRLS volleyball. The program has grown from 220 players in 2012 to an amazing 815 players in 2024 with 200 volunteer coaches and 70 teams, making it the largest youth volleyball program in Fairfax County by a factor of two


What's New in 2024?

  • Demosphere: There’s a new website and registration process using Demosphere, a popular sports management system from a local Falls Church company. If registering with Demosphere for the first time, you’ll need to enter family member information from scratch.  Also, players and volunteer coaches use the same registration workflow.
  • Financial Aid: For those who need financial assistance with the registration fee, the new registration process includes the option to request financial aid. 
  • HS Travel: The HS Travel league is back and MYA Volleyball will run 4 teams of the most talented HS volleyball players selected through the HS Travel tryout and draft process.  This is separate from the HS Select league for experienced players who can join either on self-formed team of friends or on a league-formed team through the HS Select tryout and draft process.
  • Tryouts: Starting this spring, only registered girls can attend the MS Select, HS Select and HS Travel tryouts.
  • Player Cap: 800+ players last spring was too many given our gym allocation from the County.  This spring, the program is initially capped at 750 players on a first-come, first-served bases.

Program Structure

The spring season has nine (9) leagues across three categories:

  • "House" is open to all girls regardless of skill and past experience
    • 4th Grade House League (also open to advanced 3rd graders)
    • 5th Grade House League (also open to advanced 4th graders)
    • 6th Grade House League (also open to advanced 5th graders)
    • 7th Grade House League
    • 8th Grade House League
    • 9th-12th Grade House League
  • "Select" is for girls looking for a more competitive experience (optional)
    • MS Select (includes 6th-8th grades)
    • HS Select (includes 9th-12th grades)
  • "Travel" is the most competitive for girls interested in keeping their skills fresh for the next school season 
    • HS Travel (includes 9th-12th grades)

Which League Should I Register For? The House leagues are open to everyone regardless of skill and past volleyball experience, while the MS Select, HS Select, and HS Travel leagues are for more advanced players. Whichever league you target, everyone must first register based in school grade. The Select and Travel leagues require a tryout which is optional. Those who earn a spot on a MS Select, HS Select or HS Travel team will have their registrations automatically transferred to the appropriate league. All others are assigned to the House league.

When Are Practices? During the spring, MYA Volleyball has access to most public school gyms in the McLean-area from Monday through Friday between 5:30pm and 9:00pm. Each House and HS Select team practices once per week for 90 minutes on a dedicated court, with MS Select and HS Travel practicing twice a week. One team could practice on Mondays from 5:30pm-7:00pm while another team in the same league could end up practicing on Thursdays from 7:30pm-9:00pm at a different location. During registration, participants indicate which weekday evenings are available for practices and other special requests (friends, coaches, etc.). Our schedulers then work to assign each player to a team that practices on an available evening while honoring special requests.

When Are Matches? Matches in all leagues are on Saturdays between 9:00am and 6:00pm at schools in the greater McLean area. House leagues play one 60-minute match (3 games) while Select and Travel leagues play one 90-minute match (5 games). The scheduling software randomly selects the start times, locations and opponents. 

How Does It Work? To help illustrate some key points, let's take the example of three sisters in Middle School. All three start off registering based their school grade, filling out the days of the week they are available for practices and any special requests.

  • The first sister does not attend a MS Select tryout and is placed on a House team that practices on a weekday evening she indicated as available. Based on her special requests, the team includes the coach and friends she requested plus several friends who requested her.
  • The second sister attends the optional MS Select tryout but is not selected. She remains in the House league. Based on her special requests, she is placed on the same team as her first sister. The team is also assigned a friend the second sister requested and another friend who made a request to play with her.
  • The third sister attends the optional MS Select tryout and is offered a roster spot. Her registration is automatically transferred to the MS Select league with a $25 supplemental fees. She is drafted to a MS Select team that practices on two weekday evenings she indicated as available. MS Select (as well as HS Select and HS Travel) does not honor friend requests.
  • All three sisters play matches on Saturdays sometime between 9am and 6pm with start times, locations and opponents determined by the scheduling software.

Program Details

For more information, visit the following pages:

Spring 2024 Schedule

  • November 29, 2023: Registration opens (it will return to Jan 1 in 2025)
  • March 1: Registration closes **CLOSED EARLY ON FEB 19 AFTER 825 REGISTRATIONS (a record high)**
  • March 1, 4 and 6: MS Select Round 1 tryouts (this is not a league-wide skills assessment)
  • March 3: Deadline to update availability and friend requests through the new RosterBuddy Player Portal (opens in late February)
  • March 5: New Coaches Zoom Meeting @7:00pm-8:45pm
  • March 7: HS Travel tryout (this is not a league-wide skills assessment)
  • March 8: MS Select Round 2 callback (invitation only)
  • March 10: MS Select draft
  • March 11: HS Travel Callback (invitation only)
  • March 11: Deadline to register a self-formed HS Select team
  • March 12: HS Travel draft
  • March 13: HS Select tryout (this is not a league-wide skills assessment)
  • March 14: HS Select draft
  • March 15: MS Select, HS Select team and HS Travel rosters and schedules published
  • March 17: House team rosters and practice schedules published
  • March 16-22: Free skills clinics
  • March 18-22: HS Travel, HS Select and MS Select team practices begin
  • March 23-31: FCPS & APS Spring Break GYMS CLOSED
  • April 1-5: House team practices begin
  • April 6: Pre-Season match for HS Select and MS Select teams
  • April 13: Match #1
  • April 20: Match #2
  • April 27: Match #3
  • May 4: Match #4
  • May 11: Match #5
  • May 18: Match #6 and Three-in-A-Row Froyo Challenge
  • May 25-27: Memorial Day Weekend GYMS CLOSED 
  • June 1-2: Playoffs for House and Select Leagues
  • June 3-7: All-Stars Events



Contact Us

For general questions or to volunteer for McLean Youth (MYA) Volleyball, please email: