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High School Team Programs

For girls, school-sponsored programs are mainly in High Schools (grades 9th thru 12th).  It is a selective program run in the fall with tryouts in early August to fill two or three teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV) and often Freshmen.  Immediately after tryouts, teams practice or play 4-6 times a week until school begins and continue after school all the way though playoffs in November.  Matches are typically scheduled twice per week against regional schools of a similar size. 

For public schools, girls volleyball is governed by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) with schools across the state grouped by Class (size), Region and District with only like-sized schools competing against each other.  For private schools, there are several regional athletic conferences.  Most teams play in a Virginia-wide playoff organized by Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) which groups schools into three divisions based on size.

For boys, volleyball is no longer a public school-sponsored sport in Northern Virginia.  Instead, it operates through the Northern Virginia High School Boys Volleyball League (NVHSBVL) during the fall season.  Most teams hold tryouts in late summer, practice 2 to 3 times each week after school, and play roughly 2 matches per week against other league teams between mid-September and early November.  Paul IV HS in Fairfax is currently the only school in NoVA with a varsity boys volleyball team.

VHSL (Public) - GIRLS

Below are the VHSL districts in Northern Virginia including the high school's county / school district.

CLASS 6 REGION C
Cardinal District Gunston District Patriot District
C.D. Hylton (Prince William) Annandale (Fairfax) Fairfax (Fairfax)
Charles J. Colgan (Prince William) Hayfield (Fairfax) James Robinson (Fairfax)
Forest Park (Prince William) Mount Vernon (Fairfax) Lake Braddock (Fairfax)
Freedom (Prince William) T.C. Williams (Alexandria) South County (Fairfax)
Gar-Field (Prince William) West Potomac (Fairfax) W.T. Woodson (Fairfax)
Potomac (Prince William)   West Springfield (Fairfax)
Woodbridge (Prince William)    

 

CLASS 6 REGION D
Concorde District Liberty District Cedar Run District
Centreville (Fairfax) George C. Marshall (Fairfax) Battlefield (Prince William)
Chantilly (Fairfax) Herndon (Fairfax) Osbourn (Manassas City)
James Madison (Fairfax) Langley (Fairfax) Osbourn Park (Prince William)
Oakton (Fairfax) McLean (Fairfax) Patriot (Prince William)
Westfield (Fairfax) South Lakes (Fairfax) Stonewall Jackson (Prince William)
  Washington-Lee (Arlington)  
  Yorktown (Arlington)  

 

CLASS 5 REGION C
National District Potomac District
Falls Church (Fairfax) Briar Woods (Loudoun)
JEB Stuart / Justice (Fairfax) **Moving to 6C Broad Run (Loudoun)
Lee (Fairfax) Freedom (Loudoun)
Marshall (Fairfax) **Moving to 6C John Champe (Loudoun)
Thomas Edison (Fairfax) Potomac Falls (Loudoun)
Thomas Jefferson (Fairfax) Rock Ridge (Loudoun)
Wakefield (Arlington) Stone Bridge (Loudoun)
  Tuscarora (Loudoun)

 

CLASS 4 REGION C CLASS 3 REGION B CLASS 2 REGION B
Dulles District Northwestern District Bull Run District
Dominion (Loudoun) Brentsville District (Prince William) Central / Woodstock
Heritage (Loudoun)
Fauquier (Fauquier) **Moving to 4C
Clarke County (Clarke)
Loudoun County (Loudoun) Handley (Winchester) **Moving to 4C George Mason (Falls Church City)
Loudoun Valley (Loudoun) James Wood (Frederick) **Moving to 4C Madison County
Park View (Loudoun) Kettle Run (Fauquier) **Moving to 4C Rappahannock County
Riverside (Loudoun) Liberty (Fauquier) **Moving to 4C Strasburg
Woodgrove (Loudoun) Manassas Park (Manassas Park)  
  Millbrook (Frederick) **Moving to 4C  
  Sherando (Frederick) **Moving to 4C  
  Skyline (Warren)  
  Warren County (Warren)  

 

VISAA (Private) - Girls

There are several regional private school athletic conferences where schools compete against each other.  Some span across DC, Maryland and other parts of Virginia.

Virginia teams also play in a state-wide playoff through VISAA in three divisions based on size.  Below are the Northern Virginia schools including known conferences.

Division I Division II Division III
Bishop Ireton HS - WCAC Highland School - DAC Christ Chapel Academy - NVIAC
Bishop O'Connell HS - WCAC Middleburg Academy - DAC

Emmanuel Christian

Episcopal High School - ISL Trinity Christian School - DAC Quantico HS - DAC
Flint Hill School - ISL   Wakefield School - DAC
Foxcroft School - DAC   Wakefiled Country Day - DAC
Madeira School - ISL   Others:
Paul VI Catholic HS - WCAC   Fairfax Home School - NVIAC
Potomac School - ISL   HEARTS for the LORD Academy - NVIAC
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School - ISL   Virginia Academy - NVIAC

Varsity Boys Volleyball

Paul VI Catholic HS is the only regional school that fields a HS boys volleyball team.  It has won the Independent School Volleyball League (ISVBL) title 6 of the past 10 years.  

High School Volleyball News

No Panic Open Houses on Sept 15 & Oct 13

By Alan Aranas 09/23/2018, 3:45pm EDT

We will be hosting 2 open houses for an opportunity to meet us

and us to get to know you!  During the openhouse, we will be

providing tryout information, introducing this season's club

coaches for each age group and our program offerings.

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Join us for Open Gym after!

 

There will be prizes!

 

 

WHEN:

Saturday, September 15th at 5:00pm (Please RSVP by 9/14)

or

Saturday, October 13th at 5:00pm (Please RSVP by 10/12)

 

LOCATION:

Cassel's Sports Complex

14000 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171

 

Light refreshments will be provided so please kindly RSVP by

the dates above so we know to expect you!

 

We'll see you then!

 

NPV Team