McLean Youth Volleyball MYV provides house, select and travel volleyball programs for Elementary School, Middle School, and High School athletes in the greater McLean Virginia VA area including Great Falls, Falls Church, Arlington, Vienna, Fairfax, Reston

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HS Select Overview

The HS Select league is an advanced league for players who want to have a competitive volleyball experience without the Club or HS Travel commitment. During its successful inaugeral season in 2019 over 70 girls with HS team and club experience played on 8 different teams. 5 teams played during the abbreviated 2021 season. All matches were extremely competititve.

HS Select follows a "BYOT/BYOC" format where a group of friends and aquaintences registers as a team and identifies its own coach(s). The commitment is one 90-minute practice during the week (also optional) and one 60 or 90-minute match on the weekend. Use the following link to register a HS Select team (closed for 2022). ALL MEMBERS OF THE TEAM MUST OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR THE SPRING 2022 SEASON.

Singles interested in playing in the HS Select league may be picked up by a BYOT team looking for additional players should attend a tryout on Monday, March 7 at 6:30pm-8:30pm at McLean HS Main/Lower Gym #2. Use the following link to signup for the tryout (closed for 2022) which is free. YOU MUST BE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR THE SPRING 2022 SEASON BEFORE ATTENDING THE HS SELECT TRYOUT.

 

What is BYOT? – Bring Your Own Team

  • Similar to adult volleyball leagues, BYOT means a group playing HS Select signs up as a complete team – could be friends, classmates, former teammates, etc.
  • The team must commit to fielding enough girls to play throughout the season – see below for guidelines on substitutes, forfeits and bye-weeks

What is BYOC? – Bring Your Own Coach

  • Each HS Select team identifies its own adult coach(es) -- could be a parent, former coach, etc.

Practices and Matches

  • During registration, HS Select teams have the option to forgo a weekly practice or identify a day of week for a 90-minute practice that works for the entire group
  • HS Select matches are on Saturdays (or Sundays) for 60-minutes following standard HS volleyball rules including unlimited service wins and positional substitution (continuous substitution is also allowed).

Team Skill Level

  • Because HS Select is open to any level of experience and skill, it's likely that some teams will be naturally stronger than others.  During the first month of the season, the HS Age Group Coordinator will assess teams and may alter the schedule so teams with comparable skills play against each other more frequently.
  • Active club players and HS Travel players cannot participate in HS Select

Registration Basics

  • The deadline for registering a HS Select team is February 28.
  • Girls planning to play HS Select must first register as an individual and pay the league fee.  Note, there is no extra charge for HS Select.
  • The group then submits a separate team registration (closed) including a roster of 8 to 12 girls by the Feb 28 deadline. Only registered girls can be added to a team roster.  No active club players, MS Select or HS Select players can be on the roster.
  • During team registration, teams also identify a team name, two captains, adult coach(es), a preferred practice day and proposed bye-weeks (up to 2). 
  • Singles should indicate their interest in playing HS Select and may be picked up by a team looking for additional players.  Otherwise, singles must attend the HS Travel tryout to be considered for a league-formed HS Select team (if room exists).

Forfeits, Substitutions, and Bye-Weeks

  • Forfeits: Teams must have a minimum of 5 players per match.  Less than 5 players could lead to a match forfeit.
  • Substitutions: To avoid a possible forfeit, teams captains are allowed to bring in subs not on their roster. The sub must already be registered and can come from any team from any league including MS Select and HS Travel.  However, no substitutes are permitted during playoffs.
  • Bye-Weeks: To avoid a possible forfeit, teams can select 1 or 2 bye-weeks during the season (for beach weekend, prom, graduation activities, etc.) where they won’t be scheduled to play a match.  These dates must be identified by the team registration deadline of February 28.
  • If a team forfeits more than one time, it will not be permitted to participate in playoffs

If you have questions, please contact us at Vicki Gilmer at