Club volleyball offers the most advanced and competitive youth volleyball in the area. Club teams are available starting with Elementary School (U11, U12) going through Middle School (U13, U14) and High School (U15, U16, U17, U18). In Northern Virginia, most clubs are members of the Chesapeake Region (CHRVA) of the USA Volleyball (USAV) governing organization. Participants must be USAV members and coaches must be certified.
Club tryouts for boys are always in October. Starting soon after tryouts, teams practice 2 - 3 times per week for about 2 hours in the evenings or weekends. The indoor tournament season runs from December through May or June with teams competing in single-day or multi-day tournaments on weekends roughly 2 times each month. Single-day tournaments are usually local within a 1 hour drive. Some multi-day tournaments are local but many are not and require overnight stays. Tournament days are LONG, running from 7 to 10 hours (no kidding) so this is a commitment for the whole family, not just the player.
The Northern Virginia volleyball clubs with boys programs are:
Boys Indoor Clubs
Clubs considering adding a boys program:
Boys Beach Clubs
To learn more about both girls and boys club volleyball, have a look at the Guide to Club Volleyball.