Online Registration will reduce the amount of paperwork you have to fill out on location! If a parent will not be attending tryouts please make sure online registration is filled out. Players NOT REGISTERED ONLINE will need to arrive 60 minutes prior to the posted tryout time and pay $10 more than the normal tryout fee. Online registration link will be posted this fall.
When you check-in at your tryout, you will be expected to declare the levels you are trying out for. Your player will be placed in the highest level she has selected and is qualified for. Please review the age group information sheets to determine your options between National, Elite, Regional and Competitive. Information sheets will be available online in August.
$45 online payment is taken when you pre-register online. Pre-registration is to be completed by midnight the night before posted tryout time. $55 (cash or check only) will be collected for those who do not pre-register prior to the tryout date and need to register on-site.
Water bottle, athletic clothes, tryout payment (for those not registered online) and a motivated athlete.
Players will check in and confirm birth date, grade, position, and declare level. They will then receive a tryout number and t-shirt.
Athletes will try on MVA volleyball jerseys (located in the locker room) in order to allow us to order as soon as possible after tryout results are posted..
Athletes will complete both physical testing (jump, agility, speed) and on-court evaluations.
Tryout results and program placement will be posted on website using assigned tryout numbers. Final team rosters are given after placement weeks. A Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting will be held prior to the first practice.
iMove: Training is included in tuition, and located at MSA Fieldhouse.
Service: To date, MVA athletes have helped raise almost $10,000 in change donations and trailers of food donations to local and national charities. Our 2018 charity has not been determined yet, but you can be sure we aim to make a difference in the community!
In 2016 and 2017 MVA athletes collected $1200 in change and a trailer full of food to donate to Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids. In 2015 athletes raised over $1300 and again collected a trailer full of food! The girls and their teams have really helped get the word out about childhood hunger! In 2013 MVA raised $1525 towards the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. In 2012 MVA raised $4800 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Tuition help: Savory Cookies and Scrip are available to help you fundraise towards tuition this season!
Connect: MVA is on Facebook (Michigan Volleyball Academy) and Twitter (@mvavolleyball) Check us out!
How to Choose a Volleyball Club: : Click the link at left to read an article to help you with what questions you should ask when trying out for a club. We believe an educated consumer is a happy consumer so please take the time to read it over! When looking at club fees, compare Apples to Apples! Coach hotel fees are included in MVA tuition. Parents will not owe MVA more every weekend to house the coach. Be informed and ask questions no matter what club you decide to choose this season. Find your volleyball home!
Please see below information sheets for specific practice, tournament and cost information for each age group
All athletes, regardless of level (Regional and Competitive) will tryout with their appropriate age group.
When you check-in at tryouts you will be asked to decide what level(s) you are trying out for. Please be sure to review the information.
How do we determine what age an athlete should play at?
What age will they be September 1, 2017? The answer is typically what level they should play at, as listed below: