Club Volleyball, also called Travel Volleyball, offers the most advanced and competitive youth volleyball in the area. Participants have the opportunity to hone their skills playing on teams that compete in regional and national tournaments. Colleges recruit players from club programs more often than from high school teams.
Club teams are available for both girls and boys 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. Some clubs are also members of the American Athletics Union (AAU) and/or the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA).
For a more detailed information for those new to club volleyball, read the following Guide to Club Volleyball in Northern Virginia.
Below is a list of all the known volleyball clubs in Northern Virginia with the primary county(ies) each serves. Most clubs are exclusively for girls except those noted. Additional information about each club is available by clicking the link.
For some ideas on how to evaluate and compare clubs, read the Guide to Club Volleyball in Northern Virginia.
USAV is the primary governing body of club volleyball in the United States with 40 regions including the Chesapeake Region (CHRVA) which includes Northern Virginia
CHRVA is the USA Volleyball entity governing the region that includes Northern Virginia as well as DC, Maryland and Delaware.
AAU Volleyball is an alternative to USAV which is popular with some of the more competative local club teams.
Side-Out is a non-profit that sponsors club volleyball events such as Dig Pink tournaments to raise awareness and funds for the battle against breast cancer.
Advanced Events System (AES) is a popular tool to manage club volleyball tournaments across North America. Based on tournament results, AES provides a "Power Ranking" of each club team to support seeding at future tournaments.
Below are some of the best known large-scale tournaments attended by club teams from this area.
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