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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.


Cardinal District

Cedar Run District

C.D. Hylton (Prince William)

Battlefield (Prince William)

Charles J. Colgan (Prince William)

Freedom (Prince William)

Forest Park (Prince William)

Gainesville (Prince William)

Freedom (Prince William)

John Champe (Loudon)

Gar-Field (Prince William)

Patriot (Prince William)

Potomac (Prince William)

Osbourn (Manassas City)

Woodbridge (Prince William)

Osbourn Park (Prince William)


Unity Reed (Prince William)



National District

Patriot District

Annandale (Fairfax)

Alexandria City (Alexandria)

Hayfield (Fairfax)

Fairfax (Fairfax)

Mount Vernon (Fairfax)

James Robinson (Fairfax)

Falls Church (Fairfax)

Lake Braddock (Fairfax)

Justice (Fairfax)

South County (Fairfax)

Lewis (Fairfax)

W.T. Woodson (Fairfax)

Thomas Jefferson (Fairfax)

West Springfield (Fairfax)

Edison (Fairfax)

West Potomac (Fairfax)



Concorde District

Liberty District

Centreville (Fairfax)

George C. Marshall (Fairfax)

Chantilly (Fairfax)

Herndon (Fairfax)

James Madison (Fairfax)

Langley (Fairfax)

Oakton (Fairfax)

McLean (Fairfax)

South Lakes (Fairfax)

Wakefield (Arlington)

Westfield (Fairfax)

Washington-Liberty (Arlington)


Yorktown (Arlington)






Potomac District

Dulles District

Northwestern District

Bull Run District

Briar Woods (Loudoun)

Dominion (Loudoun)

Brentsville District (Prince William)

Central / Woodstock (Shenandoah)

Riverside (Loudon)

Heritage (Loudoun)

Fauquier (Fauquier)

Clarke County (Clarke)

Woodgrove (Loudon)

Loudoun County (Loudoun)

Handley (Winchester)

George Mason (Falls Church City)

Independence (Loudon)

Loudoun Valley (Loudoun)

James Wood (Frederick)

Madison County (Madison)

Stone Bridge (Loudoun)

Park View (Loudoun)

Kettle Run (Fauquier)

Rappahannock County (Rappahannock)

Potomac Falls (Loudon)

Rock Ridge (Loudon)

Liberty (Fauquier)

Strasburg (Shenandoah)


Broad Run (Loudon)

Manassas Park (Manassas Park)



Lightridge (Loudon)

Millbrook (Frederick)



Tuscarora (Loudon)

Sherando (Frederick)




Skyline (Warren)




Warren County (Warren)




William Monroe (Greene)




Meridian (Falls Church)


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.  

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