2019-2020 MVA Team Tryouts | Grand Rapids & Lakeshore
Grand Rapids Tryouts
5th & 6th Grade | U12
|7th Grade | U13
Sunday October 20, 2019
Elite – 10:00a – 1:30p
Regional – 2:30p – 6:00p
U13 Pricing & Season Information Here
8th Grade | U14
|9th Grade | U15
Sunday November 3, 2019
National & Elite – 10:00a – 1:30p
Regional – 2:30p – 6:00p
U15 Pricing & Season Information Here
|10th -12th Grade | U16 – U18
Sunday November 10, 2019
All levels – 10:00a – 1:30p
U16 Pricing & Season Information Here
U17 Pricing & Season Information Here
U18 Pricing & Season Information Here
MVA Lakeshore Tryouts
|10th – 12th Grades | U16 – U18
Sunday October 27, 2019
5:15p – 7:15p | Cost $25
U16 – U18 Pricing & Season Information Here
All athletes will tryout with their appropriate age group.
Please choose the tryout sessions appropriate for the level your athlete wishes to play. In Grand Rapids 6month National/Elite teams may tryout at separate times for some age groups.
Please review the age group information sheets and the program level quick facts, to determine your options between National, Elite, and Regional. You can find pricing and season information in the individual links under specific tryout groups.
Individuals who tryout for, but are not placed on, a National or Elite team will automatically be considered for a regional team.
Still have questions? We would be happy to help. Contact us here or give us a call at 616.608.5905
MVA PROGRAMS & LEVELS
What is the difference between MVA Grand Rapids & MVA Lakeshore?
There is no difference in the product delivery between MVA Grand Rapids and MVA Lakeshore. MVA Lakeshore will practice out of the Lakeshore Athletic Complex, north of Holland. Currently, only 3-month Regional teams will be offered out of the Lakeshore but we will have offerings for every age group. Grand Rapids will continue to have Regional, Elite, and National teams.
Program level quick facts
National: Our most competitive level for our full season (6 month) athletes looking to compete at the highest level on a National scale.The National level is our highest commitment level with practice 3 times a week, play in the Open Level Power League, frequent travel throughout the MidWest, and attend the National Championships in June. National athletes commit for the full 6-month season with runs from late November to late June. Only offered in Grand Rapids.
Elite: For competitive athletes looking to play a full season (6 month). The Elite level offers 2 or 3 practices a week, competition in our Open Level Power League, several local 2 day tournaments, and regional travel including some of our team travel trips.Elite athletes will commit for the full 6-month season which runs from December to the first weekend of June. Only offered in Grand Rapids.
Regional: For our half-season (3 month) athletes looking to take the competition schedule up a notch. The Regional level offers a jump in competition and commitment. Regional teams have 2 practices per week, play in local events and one regional event per session. Athletes may play winter and/or spring. Winter season runs from December-early March, spring season runs from mid-March to early June. Offered in Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore.
MVA 616: Athletes have the opportunity to be involved in AAU competition through our local tournaments and leagues but at a lower cost/lower commitment option. MVA 616 teams have 1 – 2 practices per week and all events are local. Athletes may play winter and/or spring. Winter season runs from December-early March, spring season runs from mid-March to early June. Offered in Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore.
Online registration will reduce the amount of paperwork you have to fill out on location! The $25 payment is taken when you pre-register online. Pre-registration is to be completed by midnight the night before posted tryout time. If a parent will not be attending tryouts, online registration must be completed.
Players not registered online will need to arrive 60 minutes prior to the posted tryout time. They will need to register on-site and the $45 fee will be collected at that time.
Online registration is now Open!
I’m ready to register my athlete, what should I do?
- Visit MVA’s registration site
- Click on MVA activities in the photo menu
- Select MVA Activites in the left sidebar
- Scroll down to see MVA tryout options
- Select REGISTER for your athletes age group and location
- Create an account or log in to your existing account to register your athlete for tryouts
What to bring
Water bottle, athletic clothes, tryout payment (for those not registered online) and a motivated athlete.
What to expect
Players will check in and confirm birth date, grade, position, contact info, among other things. They will then receive a tryout number and t-shirt. Athletes will try on MVA volleyball jerseys 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 the website using assigned tryout numbers. A mandatory parent/player meeting will be held following the program placement announcement. Final team rosters are given after placement weeks.