TVP is hosting tryout sessions for USA Volleyball members: two sessions each for U14 and U18/17 and three sessions for U16/15. Tryout sessions begin October 12, 2018.
We have learned that productive conversations with each stakeholder do not happen in large group tryout sessions. Therefore, we are limiting each tryout session to a smaller group of participants so we can help players, parents and coaches better know and assess elements important to building a team. Consider your smaller group tryout session to be the start of a focused dialog with TVP to determine next steps.
Register online for one of the scheduled tryouts, indicated below. Select the earliest session you wish to attend according to your age-eligibility. The TVP Team tryout registration fee is $40 ($50 after October 10). When registering for a TVP Team tryout session, you will have the option to also register for two sessions of TVP Gym at a discounted rate.
Tryouts will be held at the Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. Additional times & locations may be scheduled. Check the TVP Calendar for up-to-date information.
Register online prior to tryouts to secure a place. Follow these steps to register for tryouts:
TVP Gym offers the opportunity for boys to have fun, play volleyball, and improve skills. The drop-in and play format offers boys the opportunity to apply their skills, and gain extra play to prepare for high school, club and league competition, and is priced and formatted to accommodate busy schedules.
The Fall 2018 TVP Gym is open for registration for high school and middle school boys with volleyball playing experience. The Fall 2018 TVP Gym registration fee is $200. Discounted fee is available to qualified participants (Apply here). Participants may also sign up for TVP Team tryouts at a discounted price when registering for TVP Gym.
NOTE: This is not an instructional program. TVP staff may offer skill clinics for an additional fee in conjunction with the TVP Gym program as resources allow.
Rumors and innuendo swirled around TVP this summer as a growing number of people voiced concern that TVP has changed its name to TCP, or worse, competed incognito at its largest tournament last season.
TCP is the name assigned to TVP in the Summer 2018 issue of VolleyballUSA. "The TCP acronym certainly helps with simplicity and readability. Simple in that the "C' is the third letter of the alphabet, while "V" is the 22nd letter of the alphabet" noted TVP Director John Hartranft. "The only thing simpler would have been 'TBP' because 'TAP' does not have three rhyming letters."
Since the publication went out to its global subscribers, the TVP office has been busy answering calls from new fans seeking technical assistance with Transmission Control Protocol, tenocyclidine, tricalcium phosphate, and a host of other TCP applications, substances and stuff.
Hartranft went on to clarify, "We want to reassure our existing fanbase that, though we are always open to all suggestions for name improvements, we will be sticking with TVP for now, as confusing as it is. We also wish to send a warm welcome all of our new TCP fans."
What is TVP, anyway? Take a look below.
With their Bronze medal finish in Phoenix at the 2018 Boys Junior National Championships, the TVP 18s capped a memorable season that included a CHRVA Regional Championship and a competitive practice and tournament schedule. With three athletes that have been with TVP since it's beginning in 2014, and two others that have been with TVP three years, the TVP 18s made their impact competing against teams from all of the nation's hotbeds for men's volleyball. Congratulations to Coach Amy, Coach Elliott and the athletes for achieving an outcome that approached the energy and effort put in to their practice!
TVP 17s began this season with a mission to build a competitive team that also served the academic needs of students in the midst of a rigorous academic year. Tournaments in Pennsylvania, Chicago, Maryland, Virginia and Arizona, including a CHRVA Regional Championship, were balanced with AP exams, SATs, and college visits. Kudos to Coaches Mark W., Mark V., and Noelle for taking this team all the way to Phoenix to compete at the 2018 Boys Junior National Championships!
TVP 16 reached the finals of Flight 2 at USA Volleyball's 2018 Boys Junior National Championships in Phoenix, finishing in the middle of the 77 team club division. Their performance caps a season that included several tournament finishes in the championship match, a CHRVA Region Silver medal, and a tournament championship. Five TVP 16 were selected to participate in USA Volleyball's High Performance Program, two earned bids to USAV Beach Nationals in Siesta Keys, FL. Congratulations to Coach Mary and Coach Luis and the team!
TVP 14 became the youngest TVP team to compete at USA Volleyball's Boys Junior National Championships! Their experience competing against teams from the Midwest and West included lots of grit and a promising future for this talented group of young athletes. Congratulations to Coach Greg and Lisa and the boys, and to Coach Bill for leading the team this season.
Montgomery County, Maryland coaches selected the 2018 MCPS Boys Volleyball All-County Team to honor performance during the course of the season. Fourteen TVP athletes were named to the team (indicated in red below). Congratulation to all!
Player of the Year - Francesco Sani (WJ)
Lucas Frassrand (RM)
Yu Wei Kuo (Wheaton)
Andrew Harper (WJ)
Erik Hillard (Churchill)
Noah Villanueva (Magruder)
Rafael DeLeon (WM)
Ryusei Taguchi (Springbrook)
Colby Fong (Whitman)
Henry Wileman (BCC)
Justin Jin (Churchill)
Micah Lawal (Magruder)
Richard Tan (Churchill)
Luke Morris (WJ)
Rajath Naik (NW)
Jake MacAfee (NW)
Kent Charlery (Blake)
Del Robinson (Wheaton)
Nathan Yen (Wootton)
Joshua Yu (RM)
Richard Chen (Clarksburg)
Michael Mantzouranis (Rockville)
Neba Ndonwi (WM)
Jake Alexander (Clarksburg)
Zachary Dou (Poolesville)
Neerij Shrestha (Wheaton)
Brian Rea (QO)
Jed Sarmiento (Magruder)
Phi Lee (Clarksburg)
Toan Le (Springbrook)
Thomas Lin (Wootton)
Kevin Jordan (Wootton)
Kyle Layman (Whitman)
Payton Jacobs (NW)
Jacob Yung (WJ)
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