Middle School League 7th-9th Graders

Middle School League 7th - 9th Grade Volleyball League
    • If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, do not attend. If we observe a player that appears to be ill, they will be isolated and we will contact the parent to pick them up.
    • All players must wear masks while entering or exiting the building and at any time when they are not practicing or playing. 
    • All players should  sanitize their hands and arms before and after playing.  Sanitizer will be available for those who do not have their own.
    • All players should bring a small towel or something similar to wipe their faces as necessary. Coaches will be reminding junior players to avoid touching their faces.
    • We encourage all players to bring their own full water bottle to play/practice.  We do have bottle filling stations available.
    • Junior players may enter the gym no more than 5 minutes before their practice time to comply with guidelines. 
    • Please do not bring any unnecessary equipment, backpacks, etc. into the gym. Per CDC guidelines, belongings should be kept separate.  If you bring items in, please keep them separate from others. 
    • Because younger children are not yet able to be vaccinated, parents will not be allowed in practice at this time. Parents will be allowed for tournaments if wearing a mask.
    • During juniors’ practices, coaches will closely monitor players and enforce social distancing whenever possible, reminding players not to touch their faces, etc. This includes team huddles and pre-practice conversations especially.
    • Junior players should be picked up immediately after practice concludes so as to reduce congestion.
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The Middle School League for 7th – 9th Graders is designed to provide an opportunity for boys and girls who do not have a school volleyball team to practice and compete in the fall. This league is more competitive than a rec league and is designed for players with prior volleyball experience. Players with limited to no volleyball experience should participate in Jumpin’ Juniors instead. Matches will be played 6 on 6 with 12 players on a roster where all players will receive relatively equal playing time.  There will be modified serve rules in order to promote rallies and player and coaches will referee matches as well as compete during pool play.  Each team has an RVC coach and practices will focus on development and team concepts. 


FALL 2021 – Middle School League 7th-9th Grade

  • Season will run September 6 – November 6
  • Registration Fee: $395 (includes t-shirt, practices and competition)
  • Co-ed teams of 12 players
  • Paid RVC Coaches
  • Teams will be determined by coaches during Team Placement Day based on ability. No teammate/coach requests will be taken
  • No refunds will be given after Team Placement Day on August 28, 2021
Placement Day:
  • Team Placement Day is Saturday, August 28, 9 AM – 12 PM at RVC Byrdhill (2921 Byrdhill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228)
    • Players who do not attend Placement Day will not be cut, but will be placed onto teams at random. There will be no make up Placement Day. 
  • All practices will take place at Stonebridge Gym (200 Karl Linn Drive, N Chesterfield, VA 23225)
  • Starting the week September 6th, practices will either be Tuesday or Wednesday night. Either 5:15 – 7 or 7:15 – 9 depending on the coaches availability. Athletes should leave both days open for practice as practice day/times will be announced after the placement day. 
  • Teams will also practice Saturdays, September 18, October 2 & October 9th; either from 9:30-11:00 AM or 11 AM – 12:30 PM dependent on team placement
  • All tournaments will take place at Byrdhill Gym (2921 Byrdhill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228)
  • Saturday tournaments are from 9 AM – 1 PM on October 16, 23, 30,  and November 6.
  • Typical format is playing two matches and reffing one match. Format is subject to change 

Need Help Registering?

The PDF document below will give you step by step instructions on how to create a profile on Sports Connect (formerly named Blue Sombrero) and register for Jumpin’ Juniors.

Directions for Registering

Note: This system is for junior developmental programs only and will not be used for the 2020-2021 Junior Travel Season. Registration for Travel will be the same as last year.