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Travel Volleyball


High School and Middle School students have an opportunity to play competitive volleyball on one of SYAV’s Middle and High School Travel teams. The program is ideal for athletes with high school playing experience looking to keep their skills fresh prior to high school team tryouts in August. Matches are played against other youth volleyball programs in Fairfax County, including area club teams (typically younger players). The spring Northern Virginia Travel League consists of MS (7 / 8 Graders), HS 1 (9 / 10 Graders) and HS 2 (11 / 12 Graders) travel and club teams from all over Fairfax County. Practices will begin February/March with games starting the first week in April (Wednesday nights) and end with single elimination playoffs in early June. The SYAV travel team’s home site will be Liberty Middle School in Clifton.


  • The SYAV Travel program anticipates the formation of the following middle and high school teams:

MS (grades 7 – 8)

HS 1 (grades 9 – 10)

HS 2 (grades 11 – 12)

  • Teams are formed after an open tryout in February
  • Practices are held at least once a week in Centreville/Clifton gyms
  • Matches are played once a week on Wednesdays starting in early April
  • Most matches are typically played in Vienna, Springfield or Centreville.
  • Other youth volleyball programs in the league are from McLean, Chantilly, Vienna, Springfield, Manassas, Haymarket and Braddock Road areas.


Players must register on-line for volleyball at – please select the “Volleyball – Travel Tryouts” choice in the SYA spring sports registration. The open registration period is from December 12, 2016 to February 20, 2017. The total cost for travel is $140 [$170 out-of-county –see below].  During registration you will be asked to pay $25 which is the travel tryout cost. Once your daughter makes a travel team you will be asked to complete an online acceptance and pay the remaining $115. If your daughter wants to play on a house team if she doesn’t make the travel team then you should register her now at a cost of $115. If she makes travel this fee will take the place of the travel fee.

An additional Fairfax County imposed fee of $30 will be assessed if your child lives outside of the county.


During the try out middle and high school level teams will be selected to participate in the spring Northern Virginia Travel League. If there are not a sufficient number of competitive level players then we will only form one MS and one HS team. These teams are not to be confused with the SYA Volleyball Club teams. Once formed the travel teams will practice at least one day a week to prepare for play against other youth association travel and club teams.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Liberty Middle School (6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124) from 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM.

MS Travel Tryouts – 6:15 – 7:45 pm

HS Travel Tryouts – 7:45 – 9:15 pm

HS Travel Assessment Make-Up will be held Thursday, February 23 at Liberty Middle School (6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124).

MS & HS Travel Tryouts Make-Up – 8:00 – 9:30 pm


Practices will begin around March 16th. Matches will be played every Wednesday at various locations in Fairfax County, starting April 5, 2017 and concluding on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
At the completion of the regular season a single elimination playoff will be played in early June. (May need an additional day to complete playoffs in June 2017). Typically matches are played either from 5:45 to 7:15 PM or from 7:15 to 8:45 PM, but this depends on gym availability.

NOTE: No practice or match play scheduled during the week of April 10-14, 2017 due to spring break.

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