Vienna Youth (VYI) Volleyball was formed in 2009 to meet the growing demand for youth volleyball in Northern Virginia. The program is coed (girls and boys) in 4th-6th grade, and girls only in 7th-8th grade. We offer high school girls options in spring.
VYI offers play at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced/travel level. VYI does not currently offer a Boys only league or a CHRVA club team. See below for a guide to the various leagues, clinics, and skill level definitions.
Fall and spring seasons each year
Fall (early September to early November): Grades 4-8 House league, grades 7-8 Travel league
Spring (late March to early June): Grades 4-12 House league, grades 7-8 Select league, grades 7-8 and 9-10 Travel leagues
More details on leagues/levels below
House Leagues (beginner to intermediate players; C/B/BB level)
No tryouts; beginners welcome (30%+ of players are beginners)
Spring and Fall seasons
Grades 4-6 (coed: girls and boys)
Grades 4-6 boys (fall only, pending interest levels, plays in McLean-based league)
Grades 7-8 (girls)
Grades 9-12 (girls, spring only)
For grades 4-8, generally one 60-90 minute weeknight practice per week and one weeknight match against other VYI House teams, plus periodic skills clinics.
For grades 9-12 (spring only), one 90 minute weeknight practice per week and one Saturday match in Vienna or McLean in MYA HS House league
MS Select League (advanced; A and BB level)
Spring Season only
Grades 7-8 (girls); advanced 6th graders considered
Plays in MYA Select league
Active club players not eligible
2 weeknight practices and 1 Saturday match per week against other local teams in McLean and Vienna
MS and HS Travel League (advanced; A and BB level)
Tryout mandatory; most intense/competitive option
Fall and Spring seasons; advanced 6th graders considered
Grades 7-8 (girls)
Grades 9-10 (girls), Spring 2019
Plays in Northern Virginia Travel Volleyball League
2 weeknight practices and 1 evening match (typically Wednesdays) per week against teams across the county
House Skills Clinics
All ages in active season
Instruction led by high school volleyball players
Generally during fall and spring seasons
C – Beginners with little to no understanding of the game. No developed volleyball skills.
B – Basic understanding of the game and rules. Some developed volleyball skills, such as passing and serving.
BB – Solid knowledge of the game and rules. Able to serve, pass, set, hit, and execute 3-touch sequence (bump, set, spike) with some consistency.
A – Excellent knowledge of the game and rules. Skill levels range from Advanced Intermediate to Experienced. All players understand rotational sequence, offensive concepts (i.e., 5-1, 6-2, etc.) and defensive positions and can apply them in competition. Game and player strategies are well understood (i.e., running offensive plays, identifying opponent weaknesses, reading opponents plays during volley, etc.) but may still be in refinement.