The Northern Virginia Volleyball Club (NOVA) is under the jurisdiction of the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA), one of the largest regions and in the country. The CHRVA encompasses Northern Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Delaware. The Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association is associated with USA Volleyball (USAV). The Northern Virginia Volleyball Club participates in tournaments sponsored by the United States Junior National program, also a member of USAV.
The philosophy and intent of NOVA is to promote and develop the sport of volleyball at the middle/high school level. This is done through an emphasis on technical instruction that teaches the skills and attitudes needed to play the sport competitively. Goal setting and achievement of those goals are emphasized and used as measures of success. This assures an atmosphere that promotes individual skill improvement and mental understanding of the game while encouraging competitiveness and fun. As a result of their training at NOVA, several former NOVA players have gone on to compete at the collegiate level.
To this end, NOVA places a high degree of emphasis on its coaching staff. All club coaches are certified by the National Coaching Accreditation Program and each team has at least one coach who has served as a head coach at either the High School or Middle School level. Our coaches are extremely dedicated individuals who are determined to give of themselves for the good of the players and the organization.
Most teams will compete in approximately three multiday tournaments and practice twice a week for 2 hours per session. Most teams begin practices at the beginning of December and start competition by mid January. The season generally concludes in May - or through June if a team qualifies for Nationals.
Fees are basically standardized across all teams. These fees cover two overnight multi-day tournaments (two hotel nights per tournament), one local multi-day tournament (D.C. Classic - no hotel nights), and 6-7 local tournaments. Club fees also include (but are not limited to) such items as: uniforms, bags, warm-ups, tournament entry fees, practice facilities, administration, coaches stipends, etc.
It cannot be over emphasized that this program requires commitment. The rewards however can be well worth it!