5 Levels of Training | 616, Regional, Premier, Elite, & National
MVA National teams are a full season 6 month commitment, practice 3 times a week and attend 11 two-day (or multi day) events from December – June/July. Teams will play in the Michiana Open Power League, multiple large Midwest events, National qualifiers, and the USAV or AAU Nationals. Nationals teams are the highest level of commitment and competition for their age group and are expected to attend and perform at a high level. National athletes are only allowed to participate in one activity outside of MVA during the season and should avoid scheduling conflicts.
Offered for ages U14-U18 in Grand Rapids Only
The MVA Elite level offers a more intense travel and practice schedule and a full season 6 month commitment. Elite teams practice 2 or 3 times per week (dependent on age group) play in 8-10 2 day events. They will play in the Michiana Open Power League and multiple large Midwest events, including some qualifiers. This level is for committed and competitive athletes. For the U13 age group it is the highest and most competitive level we offer. Elite athletes may be asked to only participate in one activity outside of MVA during the season and should limit any scheduling conflicts.
Offered for U13-U18 in Grand Rapids Only
Offered at the Lakeshore location only for U13 & U14. Premier teams are a 6 month commitment. Season runs from December to June. This level is the top level offered at the Lakeshore and is for competitive and committed athletes. Teams will practice 2 times a week and play in the Power League, local, and multi-day regional tournaments.
Offered for U13-U14 at Lakeshore only
The MVA Regional level offers a half season or 3 month commitment option for athletes who want to take their game up a notch. Regional teams have 2 practices per week, play in the Saturday only Lakeshore Power League (all events are local), one regional tournament (Lansing or Detroit), and a local end of season tournament. Winter season runs from December-early March, spring season runs from mid-March to early June. Athletes may choose to play Winter, Spring, or both!
Offered for U12-U18 at Grand Rapids and Lakeshore
MVA 616 is a local and affordable alternative for families who do not want to commit to travel volleyball teams. The 616 program exists to bridge the gap between MVA camps and clinics and travel teams.
This program is designed to provide players with a season of learning the fundamentals of volleyball with a commitment to keeping it fun. With 2 seasons to choose from, this program utilizes our incredible facilities to host training and competition within several different age groups.
Offered U12-U14 at Grand Rapids only
Looking for financial assistance for your athlete?
Contact the MSA Foundation for information about scholarships available for youth athletes in West Michigan.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event that MVA needs to close due to the lovely Michigan weather we will notify you via email a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your scheduled practice!
We also will immediately update our website, facebook and twitter feeds so your players can access that as well!
Please Note: We do NOT cancel practice based on School closings.