skip navigation

Welcome to Columbia Volleyball Academy!

Columbia Volleyball Academy offers a training environment for the club season that is unlike anything that you will find in Maryland.  Are you up for the challenge?  CVA will inspire you.  It will push you.  Come and be a part of our Academy style training.  Develop your mind, body and athletic spirit under the guidance of our dedicated staff of elite coaches. 

 

CVA FALL YOUTH PERFORMANCE CLINIC WITH HOCO PARKS & RECREATION

Columbia Volleyball Academy (CVA) and their top coaches in the area will instruct players in the finer points of the game. This clinic is designed to aide players in fine tuning their volleyball skills to assist them in playing on their future high school and club volleyball teams. 

Visit: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/activity/search/detail/117630?onlineSiteId=0&locale=en-US&from_original_cui=true

When: September 12th – October 26th

· Monday & Wednesday: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Meadowbrook Athletic Complex

Cost: $215.00

What are the ages of participants? 9-15 years old

What is the Coach to Athlete ratio? 8 players for every coach (Total of 50 participants allowed)

08/09/22

THe Red Hornets program is full!!

Columbia Volleyball Academy has established a development program tailored to younger players looking to enhance their skills in order to eventually play club volleyball once they reach an appropriate age. The program is tailored for players ages 9-13 but we may accept slightly older players if they have limited experience.  If your child is slightly older please contact us in advance to see if this program will be suitableIf you do not contact us before registering a child who is older than 13, we will refund your registration fee minus the processing fee!

We like for our players in this program to have basic skills (passing, setting & serving) and at least 1 year of recreation volleyball experience. Camp and clinic experience are also acceptable. 


The Red Hornets development program is coached by CVA coaches and Senior players and is a fun learning environment where young athletes can learn more about this great sport, make friends and work on volleyball skills.

This is not a club travel team; but we will have some tournament play towards the end of the season.  There will be plenty of scrimmaging, games and fun contests once the girls get more comfortable.

The Red Hornets Program will meet once a week (Mondays) starting in the middle of November and going until the middle of May.

The cost of the program is $550. There is also a credit card fee. Cash and checks are not accepted. 

Please read our refund policy on our camps and clinics page under the Red Hornets section.

 

2022 Coaching Staff

Clinics and Camps

2021-2022 Teams

CVA Youth Skills & Drills Clinic

We are excited to offer our younger athletes an opportunity to continue to grow and develop here at CVA! Coach Laura Britton and Coach Carrie Flint will be working with your athlete (born between July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2013) to develop solid foundational skills as an all-around player as they continue to grow. Please fill out the information below and email directly to Coach Laura at columbia12black@gmail.com or confirm with her and bring your forms to the clinic you will be attending. Clinics will run from Sunday August 7th to Sunday, August 28th from 2-4pm at Leadership Through Athletics in Lansdowne, MD.  Please arrive by 1:50pm for check-in!

Sold out!!!

 

Columbia Volleyball Academy's Covid Protocols

  1. Our Covid policy (which follows the CDC guidelines) is the following in the case of an exposure and you are fully vaccinated (3 doses):
  2. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.  For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.

           For those who are unvaccinated in the case of an exposure:

             Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19.

            Updated CDC Quarantine policy:

People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.

How to add a Guardian

Having trouble adding a parent to an account? Here is the link to the step-by-step instructions on how to add a Guardian:

https://www.sportsengine.com/article/guardians-allows-multiple-parents-be-connected-child

Missed our Information Sessions?

Click on the document below to view the presentation.

CVA College Commitments

Congratulations to our Seniors who have made their commitments to play in college! We are so proud of you and we wish you the best of luck!

  • Ryan Rorls- Susquehanna University
  • Mary Grace Goyena- Georgetown University
  • Kayla Browne- University of Mary Washington
  • Rheign Davis- Winston Salem State University
  • Tyasia McDuffie- Morgan State University
  • Emma Marthins- Bethany College
  • Jaleah Murray- Delaware State University
  • Rebekka Sanchez-Castro- Cedar Crest College
  • Jourdan Page- Morgan State University

Fees for 2021-2022

Team

November Signing

January 5

February

5

March

5

Total

12U Red

$1,085

$750

$750

$615

$3,200

13U Red

$1,185

$900

$900

$815

$3,800

14U Black

$1,185

$900

$900

$815

$3,800

15U Black $1,085 $800 $800 $615 $3,300

15U Red

$1,185

$900

$900

$815

$3,800

16U Black

16U Red

$1,085

$1,185

$1,085

$900

$1,030

$900

$1000

$815

$4,200

$3,800

17U Red

$1,085

$1,085

$1,030

$1,000

$4,200

18U Black

$1,185

$900

$900

$815

$3,800

 

What the Fees above DO NOT cover:

The AAU tournament in June (for 15 Red, 16 Black, 16 Red, and 17 Red) is a separate cost which is not included in the above fees and will be collected at a later date. 

  • Travel for players and parents
  • Uniforms & Spirit Wear 
  • Incidentals, food, drinks, etc. players incur when traveling
  • Optional Recruiting Combines or Showcases

Columbia Volleyball Academy Teams Win!

  • 16 Black wins at AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida!
  • 17 Red wins at AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida!
  • 18 Black takes second at ACPL Ricmond!
  • 15 Black takes Gold at ACPL Richmond!
  • 13 Red takes Gold at ACPL Richmond!
  • 15 Red takes Gold at ACPL Richmond!
  • 13 Red takes 3rd place at NEQ!
  • 15 Red takes 2nd at MVSA Tournament!
  • 16 Black wins CHRVA Non-Bid Regionals!
  • 16 Black takes Gold at York Strong!
  • 15 Black takes Silver at York Strong!
  • 15 Red takes Gold at York Strong!
  • 17 Red takes Gold at York Strong!
  • 13 Red takes Gold at York Strong!
  • 18 Black takes Gold at KRVA Lucky Charm!
  • 17 Red takes Bronze at KRVA Lucky Charm!
  • 15 Red takes Gold at KRVA Lucky Charm!
  • 16 Black takes Gold at KRVA Lucky Charm!
  • 13 Red takes Gold at KRVA Lucky Charm!
  • 16 Black takes 2nd at the Baltimore Elite 16 Open Tournament!
  • 17 Red takes 2nd at the Vienna Elite 17 Open Tournament!

Our Mission

Columbia Volleyball Academy provides athletes with high-level technical skills training and tactical instruction in a positive learning environment that fosters personal growth and development and a passion for the game of volleyball.

Columbia Volleyball Academy is committed to ensuring that every CVA athlete has a positive experience that fuels their love of volleyball and competition. We focus on the process over outcomes and developing a growth mindset.  In other words, our top priority is always striving to improve and give each athlete the feedback and tools to help them improve as a volleyball athlete and person every day.  While we do provide our athletes with the highest caliber of volleyball training, it is equally important that athletes learn life lessons that will stay with them long after their volleyball career comes to an end. Our coaches are mentors, role models, and above all, teachers.  We teach our athletes the game of volleyball including all aspects of skills training, tactical knowledge, and match strategies.  Additionally, we teach our athletes to be disciplined, compete and train at full effort, be a positive and supportive teammate, be a problem solver, push beyond their comfort zone, and compete with confidence and enthusiasm.  Above all we teach and expect all of our athletes and coaches to conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity and character.  Winning matches is far less important than competing with character, being honest, ethical, and kind, and respecting everyone and everything we encounter along with this wonderful sport we all love. That is the ultimate win.

We expect both our athletes and our coaches to constantly find ways to improve and grow. Our coaches get together at least once a month to discuss training methods and techniques and share their successes with their teams so that we can learn from one another. Columbia Volleyball Academy’s Technical Director trains and works with every coach on staff to ensure that each team is receiving the same high-level coaching and to create continuity between all of our teams and age groups.

Columbia Volleyball Academy limits the number of teams at each age level to allow us to focus our organizational abilities and maintain our attention to detail, providing the highest quality club volleyball experience possible.  CVA can then ensure that every team has extraordinary coaches.  We are very fortunate to have an outstanding group of coaches upon whom our athletes can rely on for instruction, guidance, and support.

Columbia Volleyball Academy teams are formed with the goal of creating nationally competitive teams at every age group and work throughout the season to qualify for the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships or the AAU National Championships.  We expect a high level of commitment from everyone involved with Columbia Volleyball Academy and seek athletes who want to put in the time and work necessary to be the best volleyball player they can be.  Our staff and coaches share that commitment and work tirelessly to build highly successful teams and athletes.

Technical Director/Head Coach - Michael Rainbow!

Michael Rainbow has spent the past season with Virginia Elite as the Setting Technical Lead & 17 National Head Coach after most recently coaching the 18 National Teams at both Maryland Juniors (2017), and Columbia Volleyball Club (2012-2017). Michael hails from Wilmington, Delaware and was a High School & Collegiate Volleyball player. He began coaching in 2000 at the club level, and continued on to coach at the high school and collegiate levels.

Michael has coached players to All-American accolades at the college level, and numerous recognitions within the state, conference & county levels. He has had his players recruited to colleges such as University of Tennessee, UMBC, Quinnipiac, Bucknell, Clarion University, Delaware State, Liberty, Wilmington University, Holy Family, LaSalle, and Shepherd University. Currently he teaches and served as the Head Coach at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, MD from 2013-2018 where he was named 2014 & 2015 Carroll County Times Coach of the Year while winning back to back conference championships and a Regional Championship in 2015, and before that at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. He is also the founder and Head Coach of M2 Volleyball Training based in Jessup, Maryland (www.m2volleyballmd.com), and continues to be a guest coach at collegiate camps and clinics around the county. Michael is an AVCA member, CAP 1 Certified, IMPACT, and First Aid & CPR/AED certified.

Please join us in congratulating Michael and wishing him much success in his new role. We are excited for the evolution of our club under his direction and leadership.

Columbia Volleyball Academy

Columbia Volleyball Academy is a not‑for‑profit organization of volleyball enthusiasts including student athletes, coaches, referees, adult helpers and parents from hundreds of families. Participating student‑athletes are girls ages 9 to 18. While based in Howard County, Maryland, we typically have players from more than a dozen high schools and several middle and elementary schools in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland.

Siteheader
CVA_MD Columbia Volleyball Academy CVA_MD

 Columbia Volleyball Academy
Post Office Box 6071
Columbia, MD 21045-8071