Virginia Youth Volleyball League

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VYVL IS A WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM WITH TRYOUTS IN NOVEMBER AND PRACTICES STARTING IN JANUARY
 

Virginia Youth Volleyball League is designed to be an introductory travel program for girls ages 11-16. Therefore, we designed it for kids who want to make travel teams in the coming years or who simply don’t want to commit the additional time or money to travel. It will give players and parents a small taste of what a full travel team does. As teams are not a part of USAV, teams may be mixed ages based on registration numbers and skill. 

 
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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Online Registration opens: August 16, 2021 click here and choose the junior travel/VYVL option. 
  • Informational Parent Meeting: August 11, 2021 or October 13, 2021 at 7PM via Zoom. Please email juniors@rvc.net for meeting link.
    • We recommend parents who are new to the RVC Travel program or VYVL attend.
  • Pre-Tryout Orientations (pick one date to drop-in): 
    • Sunday, August 22, 2021 drop-in between 12:30 – 2:30 PM
    • Sunday, August 29, 2021 drop-in between 12:30 – 2:30 PM
    • Sunday, September 19, 2021 drop-in between 12:30 – 2:30 PM
    • Sunday, November 7, 2021 drop-in between 10:00 AM -12 PM 

In order to reduce the number of walk-ins requiring office staff assistance, any player that does not attend a pre-tryout orientation and has to come into the office to complete the pre-tryout orientation steps will be charged an additional $75 convenience fee (total registration fee $150). 

  • Try-outs:

Tryouts are required and not everyone will make a team. Players who tried out and did not make a travel team will still need to attend VYVL tryouts if they wish to make a VYVL team. 

Ages 11-14: November 13th from 9 AM – 12 PM at RVC Stonebridge

Ages 15-16: November 20th  9 AM – 12 PM at RVC Stonebridge

 
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Cost

Total season cost is $750 (A $75 non-refundable tryout fee is paid when registering online plus $675 paid when accepting spot on a team after try-outs). This fee includes uniform, coaches, tournament fees, RVC membership, $50 raffle fundraising fee (which may be earned back reducing your total cost to $700) and more. Players who wish to play VYVL  must register online before tryouts, attend a Pre-Tryout Orientation Day, and attend their age group’s tryouts. 

Raffle Tickets

To help reduce the cost of playing for parents and players, each player is given a book of 50 raffle tickets at their first team meeting. These raffle tickets are pre-paid for as a part of your team fee and can be sold for $1 each. When you sell the 50 raffle tickets, you keep the money, bringing the team fee down to $625. The raffle is for a cash prize drawn on President’s Day in February with 1st Place winning $1000, 2nd place winning $500, and 3rd place winning $250.

 

EXPECTATIONS

We expect our players to abide by the USA Volleyball Participant Code of Conduct and our parents to abide by the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation Sport Parent Code of Conduct

 
 

PRACTICES

Starting the week of January 2, 2022, VYVL teams practice 1x a week.

Competition

The Virginia Youth Volleyball League (VYVL) is designed to be an introductory travel program.  Teams will compete again other RVC VYVL teams, and similar teams from the Tidewater Volleyball Association (TVA) and possibly one other club. There will be at least four tournaments between February and April – three held at RVC and one at TVA in Virginia Beach. We are working with other clubs (Fredericksburg, NVVA, etc.) to hopefully schedule a fifth tournament. 

Set Tournament Dates:

  • VYVL Tournaments at RVC: February 5th, March 12th, April 23rd
  • VYVL Tournaments at TVA: April 2nd & 3rd

Note:  We are still finalizing plans with FJVC & NVVA  for tournaments. If, for some reason (COVID restrictions return, etc.) and we are unable to partner with  another club, we plan to play in house against each other with the possible addition of RVC Regional teams to increase competition. 

 
 
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