There are three opportunities for High School boys to play organized volleyball:
NVHSBVL was started in the 2000s when school-sponsored boys volleyball was discontinued in Northern Virginia. The NVHSBVL provides boys across Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun and other nearby counties the opportunity to form teams around school affiliations and play competitive volleyball during the fall season. Teams are coached by volunteers and are not limited to boys attending the named school although our preference is to keep boys from the same schools together. Teams either practice at the school or at other local gyms. League matches start in September and happen 1 to 2 times per week through early November. Most matches are in a "tri-match" format where 3 teams play a mini round round in 3 hours. Teams typically play around 16 matches in a season.
The stated purpose of the NVHSBVL:
The fall 2023 season saw record levels of participation, with 49 Boys teams:
This website is used by the league to track matches and results.
NVHSBVL is always looking for additional teams to join the program. For additional information contact league commissioner Rob Baily.
Although the high school league exists, Northern Virginia does not have school sponsored boys volleyball despite it being an official VHSL sport! There is a major initiative underway change this. To learn more, visit the Case for School-Sponsored High School Boys Volleyball page
Madison HS 2019
Heritage HS 2019