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MDJRS 2020-2021 SEASON

MDJRS 2021 TRYOUT Schedule

Date Teams Times
Sunday, October 18th Boys Tryouts: 12U, 13/14U 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sunday, November 1st 12-14 Elite Teams, 12 Regional 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sunday, November 1st 15 Elite Teams 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Sunday, November 1st 16 Elite Teams 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Sunday, November 1st 17-18 Elite Teams, 18 Open 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, November 2nd 13-15 Open Teams 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, November 3rd 16-17 Open Teams 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 4th 13-15 Regional Teams 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 5th 16-17 Regional Teams 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Please complete the following steps for tryouts

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS FOR TRYOUTS 

STEP 1 COMPLETE CHRVA MEMBER REGISTRATION
  • Register with CHRVA 
  • You will be asked to pay $55 to CHRVA for USAV regular juniors Membership; there is also the option of a 10 day tryout membership for $20 with an upgrade to full membership once you have joined a team
  • Print out the confirmation email.
STEP 2 REGISTER MDJRS 2020-2021 TRYOUTS ONLINE
  • Click the registration link
  • Create or log in to your account
  • Follow the instructions, fill out all information and pay $60 tryout fee ONLINE. Make sure to check your age definitions as cut off date changed to July 1st.
  • Tryout Fee is not refundable for any reasons
STEP 3 FILL OUT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 
  1. Proof of USAV Jr. Membership (confirmation email)
  2. USA Volleyball medical release form
  3. MDJRS Tryout Registration form
ALL PAPERWORKS MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE TRYOUTS!!
1. DROP OFF AT MDJRS SPORTS CENTER OR
2. MAIL TO 14105 PUNCH STREET, SILVER SPRING, MD 20906
 

 

JUNIOR AGE DEFINITIONS ADJUSTED FOR 2020- 2021 season (July 1st)

  • 18U Division/Seniors: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 or Players who were born on or after July 1, 2001 and are a high school student during some part of the current academic year
  • 17U Division/Juniors: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003
  • 16U Division/Sophomores: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004
  • 15U Division/Freshman: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005
  • 14U Division/8th Grade: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
  • 13U Division/7th Grade: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
  • 12U Division/6th Grade: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008
  • 11U Division/5th Grade: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009

Safety Protocols For Tryouts

Please read carefully and be sure to follow the directions below.

 

While in the gym

  • Masks must be worn by Players/Coaches/Staffs at ALL TIMES while in the gym
  • All people should maintain social distancing when possible, this includes players during water breaks and in group discussion with coaching staff
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for each court.
  • Volleyballs, carts will be sanitized for each tryouts

Check in

  • All required documents (tryout form, medical release form, and USAV membership card) must be turned in or mailed in before tryouts. 
  • All players must enter the Suite F door(main door) of the gym and exit the Suite C door of the gym and meet their parents there
  • All players will need to be at the facility 20-30 minutes before the actual tryout time to go through the registration process. 
  • Players waiting to check in will observe the 6’ rule (No parents/guardians may accompany players to check in process)
  • After checking in at the table and receiving their number, players will go to their designed court, keep distance while waiting for the tryout to start. 

Tryouts

  • According to CDC guidelines, no water fountains will be available, so all players should bring enough water. Beverages can also be purchased at concession. 
  • No Spectators during tryouts. All parents/guardians (and other siblings/spectators)  are expected to wait in their cars during the tryout. 
  • Offers will be made during tryouts. If needed, parents will be called in to the gym and talk to the coach. 
  • Each player will receive a note after tryouts to avoid miscommunication. If parents have questions/concerns about the results and need to communicate with the evaluation coach, please let the front desk know and we will try our best to arrange a quick conversation but keep in mind that some coaches are working multiple tryouts and might not be available until a late time. 

Tryouts FAQ

Why MDJRS?

MDJRS is a non-profit organization that was founded by Club Director, Xiangrong Liu, in 2003. Started with 4 teams, MDJRS now has become one of the largest and professional training clubs in Maryland. In the 2020 season, we had 25 girl’s teams, 2 boy’s teams and a total of 306 players. MDJRS not only creates opportunities for various levels of volleyball athletes, we also provide student-athletes with sound fundamental volleyball skills and develop each player to their maximum potential.

  • In 2020, we have 4 teams qualified for USAV Juniors National Championships (13,14,16 and 17 Elite Black). 3 Elite Black teams ranked top 2 in the Chesapeake Region and rest 3 Elite Black Teams ranked top 5 in the Region. Our Open and Regional teams also make huge improvements over the season every year.
  •  Year after year, MDJRS continues to help numerous players to play Division I, Division II, Division III volleyballs.
  • Varsity athletes, from Maryland Juniors, compete throughout the area, many of whom earn all county and all state honors.
  • We have our own dedicated 11 courts practice facility; our teams never have to worry about where their next practice will be. 
  •  MDJRS hosts many CHRVA tournaments, which not only provides a valuable opportunity for players to compete and improve in game plays, but also create a convenient environment for all players and parents.

What if there is a conflict with multiple club tryouts?

Unlike some clubs which will be sending offers through emails after tryouts, our coaches will make offers during tryouts, for this reason, we highly recommend you come to MDJRS tryouts if you have serious interest in our teams or see MDJRS as your preferred club.  

Can I tryout for a different or multiple age groups?

We recommend players trying out for their current age group (2020-2021 Age Definition), if you want to tryout for more than one team, please inform your evaluation coach so they are aware. But you will only receive one Offer Letter.

Should I arrive early?

All players will need to be at the facility 20-30 minutes before the actual tryout time to go through the registration process.

All paperworks need to be turned in before tryouts!! No walk ins will be allowed. 

WILL I KNOW RIGHT AFTER THE TRYOUT PERIOD WHETHER I HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR A TEAM?

During the Tryout session players will receive either an Offer Letter or a Waitlist Notice.
  • If you receive an Offer Letter/Commitment Form, you have 72 hours to make your decisions. And if you do not respond within the 72 hour window, we will assume that you are declining the offer and we will then offer your position to the next player on the waitlist.
  • If you are given an Offer and you decide to decline it, please advise us ASAP so your spot can be offered to another player who is interested.
  • If you receive a Waitlist notice you will be contacted in a few days with either an offer to join a team or to let you know that the team rosters are full.Coaches will stay in touch with players until all positions have been filled. You may also contact the team coach. 
  • If you received a waitlist, it does not mean you are guaranteed a spot for the next level team. For example, you attend 15 Open Yellow tryouts and receive a Waitlist, if 15 Regional Black(next level team) is your second option, you should attend Regional tryouts to get an offer,  just so you will have a team to play in case all rosters are filled from 15 Open Yellow. If you only intent to try out for a particular team, then no need to attend the next level tryouts.

Will there be any supplemental tryouts?

We do not have any supplemental tryouts scheduled at this time.  Supplemental tryouts might be held at the discretion of the coaches and depend on how well they fill their rosters. Please keep an eye on our website and social media after primary tryouts.

What Happens after I accept the offer?

Once you accept our offer,  you may not pursue an offer from a different club or team. Per USAV and CHRVA policy, no recruiting contacts shall be made with any players who have committed to another club. 
Coach will contact you about the club/team meeting in November to sign the official contract, meet with your teammates, order uniforms. etc. 

Team descriptions

  • Elite-- 3 coaches. Practice 3 times a week. Travel the farthest, attend Junior National Qualifiers, and a multi-day tournament at the end of the season. Playing time is strictly earned, teams compete to win. Coaches will make attempts to play everyone but not at the expense of the team. Club dues are paid for instruction at practice, not playing time.
  • Open/14U Boys--2 coaches, practice 3 times a week. Compete in tournaments throughout the region as well as multi-day tournaments and the end of season multi-day tournament. Playing time is earned and geared toward whole team participation. Club dues are paid primarily for instruction at practice.
  • Regional/12U Boys-- 2 coaches, practice twice a week. All tournaments are in the Chesapeake Region (MD, DE, and VA). Strong emphasis on fun, teamwork, and fundamentals. Playing time is as equal as possible -- with lots of chances to recover from mistakes

2021 MDJRS Coaching Staffs

Teams Coaches
18 Elite Sean Liu, Josh Isaccson, Li Chen
18 Open Sarah Sweet, Grace Sweet
17 Elite Black Marissa Kozlowski, Peter Russell, Tiffany Prusinowski
17 Elite Yellow Victoria Johnson, Amanda Goodspeed, Valen Johnson
17 Open Paulette Gabourel, Erin Parkinson
17 Regional Jennifer Van Oosten, Ryan Van Oosten
16 Elite Black Cinthia Angus, Alexis Tyree, Peter Russell
16 Elite Yellow Ashley Williams, Ajla Hosic, Lindsay Bay
16 Open Black Dawn Oshea, Ava Fredrickson
16 Open Yellow Rachel Neal, Dawn Oshea
16 Regional Black Chanel Young, Kierra Gibson
16 Regional Yellow Brian Schamaun, Monet Lea
15 Elite Black Jingqiao Li, Kristin Lee, Rui Liu
15 Elite Yellow Corey Somersville, Jennifer Dixon, Olivia Haley
15 Open Black Nick Sharp, Matthew Tatar
15 Open Yellow Monet Lea, Nick Sharp
15 Regional Black Siri Ngundam, Yaje Ngundam
15 Regional Yellow Matthew Tatar, Jennifer Dixon
14 Elite Black Jason Monjes, Grace Sweet, Marissa Kozlowski
14 Elite Yellow Cassidi Kichler, Kabria Haskins, Amy Harvey
14 Open Ryan Van Oosten, Jennifer Van Oosten
14 Regional Kierra Gibson, Shabria Boykin
13 Elite Keenan Namkung, Kelsea Belt, Jenn Dixon
13 Open Amy Harvey, Elizabeth Harvey
13 Regional Jasmine Alston, Anna Gamble
12 Elite Kristin Watson, Karine Cunha,Tiffany Prusinowski
12 Regional Sabrina Lago, Nick Sharp

2021 MDJRS Club Fees and Payment Schedule

Team 1st Due  2nd Due 3rd Due Total Club Fees Travel Deposit

Uniforms

(new players)

  Nov. Meeting 2/1/2021 3/1/2021   1/15/2021 Nov. Meeting
12 Elite $1600 $600 $400 $2600 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
13 Elite

$1600

$600 $400 $2600 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
14 Elite Black  $1800 $900 $500 $3200 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
15 Elite Black  $1800 $900 $500 $3200 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
16 Elite Black  $1800 $900 $500 $3200 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
17 Elite Black  $1800 $900 $600 $3300 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
18 Elite Black  $1800 $700 $300 $2800 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
             
14 Elite Yellow $1750 $800 $400 $2950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
15 Elite Yellow $1750 $800 $400 $2950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
16 Elite Yellow $1750 $800 $400 $2950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
17 Elite Yellow $1750 $800 $400 $2950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
             
13 Open $1600 $600 $400 $2600 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
14 Open

$1600

$600 $400 $2600 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
15 Open $1600 $600 $400 $2600 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
16 Open $1600 $600 $400 $2600 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
17 Open $1600 $600 $400 $2600 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
18 Open $1200 $600 $400 $2200 plus uniforms

$0

$260
             
12 Regional  $960 $400 $200 $1560 plus uniforms $0 $260
13 Regional $1350 $400 $200 $1950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
14 Regional $1350 $400 $200 $1950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
15 Regional $1350 $400 $200 $1950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
16 Regional $1350 $400 $200 $1950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
17 Regional $1350 $400 $200 $1950 plus travel & uniforms $250 $260
             
12 Boys $960 $400 $200 $1560 plus uniforms $0 $160
13/14 Boys  $1600 $600 $400 $2600 plus uniforms $250 $260
             

​​​​​​Under Armor Uniform Package

New Player (girl)-$260, includes
  • Long sleeve red jersey (with last name)
  • Short sleeve black jersey (with last name )
  • 2 spandex 
  • 1 warm up jacket(with first name)
  • 1 warm up pant
  • 2 practice T-shirts
New Player (12U boy)-$160, includes
  • Short sleeve black jersey (with last name )
  • Short sleeve red jersey (with last name)
  • Black shorts
  • Red shorts
  • 2 practice T-shirts
New Player (13/14U boy)-$260, includes
  • Short sleeve black jersey (with last name ), and black shorts
  • Short sleeve red jersey (with last name), and red shorts
  • 1 warm up jacket(with first name)
  • 1 warm up pant
  • 2 practice T-shirts

$250 Travel Deposit 

Club will collect a $250 travel deposit by January 15th to cover coaches expenses for the season ending tournaments. The reason we are collecting deposits up front is to encourage all players attending the last tournament, and if players won't be able to travel due to personal reasons, it won't affect travel cost for the rest of the team. 

Players will be staying with parents while traveling for the 2021 season. Hotel information will be available early December.

2021 MDJRS Tentative Travel Tournament Schedule

Players will be staying with parents while traveling for the 2021 season.

Hotel information will be available early December. 

12 Elite  13 Elite
*In addition to 4 local tournaments *In addition to 4 local tournaments
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
January 16-17th MD MLK Challenge (MDJRS) January 16-17th MD MLK Challenge (MDJRS)
February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC) February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)
TBD CHRVA Bid Regional Championships  TBD CHRVA Bid Regional Championships 
April 2nd-4th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia) April 2nd-4th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia)
May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh) May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh)
  *USAV Girls Junior Nationals(if qualify)   *USAV Girls Junior Nationals(if qualify)
       
14 Elite Black  14 Elite Yellow
*In addition to 2 local tournaments *In addition to 2 local tournaments
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
January 16-18th Monument City Classic (Richmond) January 16-18th Monument City Classic (Richmond)
January 30-31st Mid-Atlantic Power League (Hampton) February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)
February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)   AAU Grand Prix (Princess Anne/OC)
TBD CHRVA Bid Regional Championships  TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships 
April 2nd-4th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia) April 2nd-4th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia)
April TBD-AAU Tournament April TBD-AAU Tournament
May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh) May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh)
June 5-6th JVA Summerfest (Columbus)    
  *USAV Girls Junior Nationals(if qualify). OR AAU Nationals    
15 Elite Black  15 Elite Yellow
*In addition to 2 local tournaments *In addition to 2 local tournaments
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament  TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
January 16-18th Monument City Classic (Richmond) January 16-18th Monument City Classic (Richmond)
January 30-31st Mid-Atlantic Power League (Hampton) February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)
February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)   AAU Grand Prix (Princess Anne/OC)
TBD CHRVA Bid Regional Championships  TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships 
April 9th-11th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia) April 2-4th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia)
April 30-May 2 Northern Lights Qualifier (Minn.) April TBD-AAU Tournament
May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh) May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh)
June 5-6th JVA Summerfest (Columbus)    
  *USAV Girls Junior Nationals(if qualify). OR AAU Nationals    
       
16 Elite Black  16 Elite Yellow 
*In addition to 2 local tournaments *In addition to 2 local tournaments
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
January 16-18th Monument City Classic (Richmond) January 16-18th Monument City Classic (Richmond)
January 30-31st Mid-Atlantic Power League (Hampton) February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)
February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)   AAU Grand Prix (Princess Anne/OC)
TBD CHRVA Bid Regional Championships  TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships 
April 9th-11th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia) April 9th-11th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia)
April 30-May 2 Northern Lights Qualifier (Minn.) April  TBD-AAU Tournament
May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh) May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh)
June 5-6th JVA Summerfest (Columbus)    
  *USAV Girls Junior Nationals(if qualify). OR AAU Nationals    
       
17 Elite Black  17 Elite Yellow 
*In addition to 2 local tournaments *In addition to 2 local tournaments
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
January 16-18th City Of Oaks (Raleigh) January 16-18th Monument City Classic (Richmond)
January 30-31st Mid-Atlantic Power League (Hampton) February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)
February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)   AAU Grand Prix (Princess Anne/OC)
February 27-28th Mid-Atlantic Power League (Raleigh) TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships 
TBD TBD Qualifier April 9th-11th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia)
TBD CHRVA Bid Regional Championships  April TBD-AAU Tournament
April 9th-11th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia) May 29-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh)
May 29th-31st East Coast Championships (Pittsburgh)    
June 5th-6th JVA Summerfest (Columbus)    
  *USAV Girls Junior Nationals(if qualify). OR AAU Nationals    
       
18 Elite    

*In addition to 2 local tournaments

 

 

TBD

MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament

 

 

January 16-18th

City Of Oaks (Raleigh)

 

 

Jan. 31-Feb 2nd

Ohio Valley Qualifier

 

 

February 13-15th

Capitol HIll Classic (DC)

 

 

Feb. 26-28

Boston Volleyball Festival

 

 

TBD

CHRVA Bid Regional Championships

 

 

March 27th-29th

NorthEast Qualifier (Philly)

 

 

 

*USAV Girls Junior Nationals(if qualify). OR AAU Nationals

   
       
13-14 Open Teams 15-16 Open Teams
*In addition to 4 local tournaments *In addition to 4 local tournaments
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
January 16-17th MD MLK Challenge (MDJRS) January 16-17th MD MLK Challenge (MDJRS)
February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC) February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)
TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships  TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships 
March 26-28th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia) April 2-4th NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia)
May 29-31st South Atlantic Championships (Richmond) May 29-31st South Atlantic Championships (Richmond)
       
       
17 Open 18 Open 
*In addition to 4 local tournaments *In addition to 4 local tournaments
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
January 16-17th MD MLK Challenge (MDJRS) January 16-17th MD MLK Challenge (MDJRS)
February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC) February 13-15th Capitol HIll Classic (DC)
TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships  TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships 
March 20-22nd NorthEast Qualifier (Philadelphia)   (season ends  April 30th)
May 29-31st South Atlantic Championships (Richmond)    
       
12 Regional /12U Boys 13-17 Regional Teams
*In addition to 3 local tournaments  *In addition to 3 local tournaments 
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament
TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships  TBD CHRVA Non-Bid Regional Championships 
    May 29-31st South Atlantic Championships (Richmond)
13/14U Boys    
*In addition to 4 local tournaments    
TBD MDJRS Score Keeper Tournament    
January 16-17th MD MLK Challenge (MDJRS)    
TBD TBD Boys' 2 days tournament    
TBD CHRVA Bid Regional Championships     
TBD TBD Boys' 2 days tournament    
May 29-31st Boys' East Coast Championships (Richmond)