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 are piloting a High School option in Spring 2018, pending coach/player interest.
VYI offers play at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced/travel level. In addition, VYI offers skills clinics throughout the year. VYI does not currently offer a Boys only league or a club level team. See below for a guide to the various leagues, clinics, and skill level definitions.
Beginner to Intermediate - C and B level players
Spring and Fall seasons
Grades 4-5 (coed: boys and girls)
Grade 6 (coed)
Grades 7-8 (girls)
For grades 4-8, generally one weeknight combined practice/match per week against other VYI House teams. Some teams will have a second practice night at coach request.
Grades 9-12 (girls; spring only): Pending coach/player interest, fielding team(s) in MYA HS House league in Spring 2018. One weeknight practice and one Saturday game per week.
Intermediate to Advanced - B and BB Level players
Spring Season only
Grades 7-8 (girls); advanced 6th graders considered
Active club players not eligible
2 weeknight practices and 1 Saturday match per week against other local teams
Advanced - A and BB Level players
Grades 7-8 (girls)
Fall and Spring Season in the Northern Virginia Travel Volleyball League
2 practices and 1 match per week
All levels (4th - 8th grade), players are grouped by ability and age
Generally during fall and spring seasons; summer and winter sessions depend on court/coach availability
C – Little to no understanding of the game. No developed volleyball skills.
B – Very basic understanding of the game and rules. Some developed volleyball skills, such as passing and serving.
BB – Solid knowledge of the game and rules. Skill levels range from Advanced Beginner to Advanced Intermediate.
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.