Playing-Up Policy

Players may play up one age division under the following circumstances:

  • The player’s parent submits a written request to the club administration (info@brycvolleyball.org) for the player to try-out for the older team OR a coach may submit a request on behalf of the parent, with the parent’s full knowledge and consent, for the player to try-out for the older team.
  • At no additional cost to the player, with respect to tryout fees, the player must attend both the tryout session of the older team as well as the tryout session for their own age group.
  • At each tryout session, the player will be evaluated by the coaching staff and the Tryout Director.
    • The player being considered must be evaluated by the Tryout Director as being one of the top players in their own age group over-all based on the players in attendance at the regularly scheduled try-out session.
    • The player being considered must be evaluated by the Tryout Director as being one of the top six players over-all in the older age group based on the players in attendance at the regularly schedule try-out session.
      • To clarify, this means that the player would likely be a starting member of the National team, not as compared to the top six on the lower American team.
    • The player being considered must be accepted onto the team by the coaching staff of the older National team.

Provided the player’s parents, coaches and Tryout Director agree, the player will, at this point, be permitted to play for the older team.

The purpose of this policy is twofold. While the club does not want to hold players back who can absolutely play at the higher level, we also believe it does not benefit the the player to move a them up to an older team where they will sit on the bench during matches.

Note: A player is not considered to be playing up if the player’s birth date is after the cut-off date of August 31st, meaning they qualify, age-wise, to play at one level but the majority of players in her school grade are playing at the higher age level.
Example, if you are a high school sophomore who age-wise can play USAV 15s, you may play on a USAV 16s team and NOT be considered to be playing up.

Also, if there is no team at the player’s age group (i.e. USAV 12s), a player may try-out and play for the 13s team without having the policy above apply to them.




Page Last Updated: Sunday, August 23, 2015



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MDJRS 13/14 Mixed

Location: Maryland Juniors Sports Center
Team: Girls 14 American
Date: 2017-05-06

MVSA 16s Capital Festival

Location: Discovery Sports Center South Germantown Recreational Park
Team: Girls 16 National
Date: 2017-05-06

MDJRS 12s Mixed

Location: Maryland Juniors Sports Center
Team: Boys 12 Regional
Date: 2017-05-06

ODR REGIONAL CHAMPS G 12,13,14,15 B 14, 15

Location: Henrico, VA
Team: Boys 14 National
Date: 2017-05-06

ODR REGIONAL CHAMPS G 12,13,14,15 B 14, 15

Location: Henrico, VA
Team: Boys 14 American
Date: 2017-05-06

VA Elite 13/14 Open Invitational

Location: The Maderia School
Team: Girls 13 National
Date: 2017-05-07

TVP Invitational

Location: Damascus, MD
Team: Girls 15 National
Date: 2017-05-07

ODR REGIONAL CHAMPS G 16, 17 B 16, 17, 18

Location: Henrico, VA
Team: Boys 16 American
Date: 2017-05-07

ODR REGIONAL CHAMPS G 16, 17 B 16, 17, 18

Location: Henrico, VA
Team: Boys 17 National
Date: 2017-05-07

ODR REGIONAL CHAMPS G 16, 17 B 16, 17, 18

Location: Henrico, VA
Team: Boys 18 National
Date: 2017-05-07

ODR REGIONAL CHAMPS G 16, 17 B 16, 17, 18

Location: Henrico, VA
Team: Boys U18 Regional
Date: 2017-05-07

MD Juniors 13/14 Mixed

Location: Maryland Juniors Sports Center
Team: Girls 13 National
Date: 2017-05-13

MVSA 14s Capital Festival 2 day Tournament

Location: Discovery Sports Center Germantown Recreational Park
Team: Girls 14 National Edge
Date: 2017-05-13

AVA 15/16 Hurry Up

Location: Potomac Athletic Center
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-05-13

Beach Fest - JVA Challenge

Location: Ocean City, MD
Team: Girls 16 National
Date: 2017-05-13

Beach Fest

Location: Ocean City MD
Team: Girls 16 American
Date: 2017-05-13

MDJRS 15/16 Mixed

Location: Jessup
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-05-14

MVSA 12s Invitational

Location: Inter-Denominational Church of God
Team: Boys 12 Regional
Date: 2017-05-20

MD Juniors 13/14 Mixed

Location: Maryland Juniors Sports Center
Team: Girls 13 National
Date: 2017-05-21

Happy Volley Club Championship

Location: State College, PA
Team: Girls 16 American
Date: 2017-05-26

South Atlantic Championships

Location: Richmond
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-05-27

South Atlantic Championships

Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center
Team: Girls 17 National
Date: 2017-05-27

2017 Boys East Coast Championships

Location: Richmond, VA
Team: Boys 14 National
Date: 2017-05-27

2017 Boys East Coast Championships

Location: Richmond, VA
Team: Boys 14 American
Date: 2017-05-27

2017 Boys East Coast Championships

Location: Richmond, VA
Team: Boys 15 National
Date: 2017-05-27

2017 Boys East Coast Championships

Location: Richmond, VA
Team: Boys 16 American
Date: 2017-05-27

2017 Boys East Coast Championships

Location: Richmond, VA
Team: Boys 17 National
Date: 2017-05-27

2017 Boys East Coast Championships

Location: Richmond, VA
Team: Boys 18 National
Date: 2017-05-27

2017 Boys East Coast Championships

Location: Richmond, VA
Team: Boys U18 Regional
Date: 2017-05-27

ACPL - Championships

Location: Manheim, PA
Team: Girls 13 National
Date: 2017-06-03

ACPL - Championships

Location: Manheim, PA
Team: Girls 14 National Edge
Date: 2017-06-03

ACPL - Championships

Location: Manheim, PA
Team: Girls 15 National
Date: 2017-06-03

ACPL - Championships

Location: Manheim, PA
Team: Girls 16 National
Date: 2017-06-03

ACPL - Championships

Location: Manheim, PA
Team: Girls 17 National
Date: 2017-06-03

AAU Championships

Location: Orlando, Florida
Team: Girls 16 National
Date: 2017-06-23

2017 USAV Girls Junior National Championships

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Team: Girls 13 National
Date: 2017-06-25

2017 USAV Girls Junior National Championships

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Team: Girls 14 National Edge
Date: 2017-06-25

2017 USAV Girls Junior National Championships

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Team: Girls 17 National
Date: 2017-06-25

2017 USAV Boys Junior National Championships

Location: Columbus OH
Team: Boys 14 National
Date: 2017-06-28

2017 USAV Boys Junior National Championships

Location: Columbus OH
Team: Boys 15 National
Date: 2017-06-28

2017 USAV Boys Junior National Championships

Location: Columbus OH
Team: Boys 17 National
Date: 2017-06-28

2017 USAV Boys Junior National Championships

Location: Columbus OH
Team: Boys 18 National
Date: 2017-06-28


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