Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates. 

  • In-person camps will begin on June 29. Due to safety requirements, many camps initially set to begin this month have been cancelled.
  • This spreadsheet is a list of camps that are ready to run. This list will grow weekly, so please check back often.
  • HCRP Summer Camp COVID Safety Policies (updated June 2020)
  • Click here for a list of our online/virtual camps.
  • Click here for a list of our adult in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our youth in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our Family online programs.
  • If you are uncertain as to the status of an upcoming camp or program, please contact our registration staff at 410-313-7275 or
  • Know before you go! Call our inclement weather line about programs, classes, events, community centers, and parks:





Howard County Recreation & Parks offers volleyball programs, camps, and leagues for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to adults. The HCRP Volleyball Program is designed to help kids develop fundamental skills in a safe, organized environment. The goal is to provide a fun, positive experience so that kids are encouraged to continue with the sport. Programs focus on skill development through instruction, drills, games, and matches with an emphasis on sportsmanship. Advanced options are available for the older age groups.


Core Values and Benefits

  • Different programs designed to fit your child’s age, skill, and experience level.
  • Certified coaches that have completed an ASEP (American Sport Education Program) coaching course, concussion training, and a background check.
  • Introduction to the game in a positive, GoodSports learning environment.
  • Equal Opportunity – Substitution policy ensures equal playing for all kids in the Youth Volleyball League.
  • Competitive Balance – Teams formed based on scores from preseason skills evaluation.
  • HCRP facilities that are safe, clean, and easy to access.
  • Develop friendships through positive social interaction.
  • Self-esteem and character building.
  • Most importantly, have FUN!!

Read concussion and sudden cardiac arrest information. Review of this information is required by law before you are allowed to register for youth sports programs.

Concussion Information | Sudden Cardiac Information | League Refund Policy | Program Status / Inclement Weather Info

Volunteer Coach Opportunities
The Youth Volleyball League (YVL) is looking for Volunteer Coaches to lead our young players through the next exciting season.

Parents, please take advantage of the Head Coach’s Child discount option and register in the appropriate section.

No player in the league, but want to give back to the sports? Please contact Carson Nickell at to learn more.

To become an official Howard County Recreation and Parks Coach, coaches are REQUIRED to become a member of our Coaches Registry.  Please CLICK HERE for more information about our Coaches Registry. Follow the instructions on this page in order to complete all of the necessary requirements. Please email all Coaches registry questions and/or concerns to

Youth Program

Volleyball Skills Development (8-16 yrs)
This program is for beginner to intermediate players who enjoy this exciting sport and want to learn the basics. Individual players develop skills and improve existing ones. Lessons emphasize sportsmanship, skill technique, hard work and fun in a team atmosphere. Learn skills such as passing, hitting, setting and serving. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or

Instructional Volleyball (6-10 yrs)
Designed for first-time players or those wanting to improve fundamental skills, this program includes basic skill development through drills and instruction. Schedule includes instructional practicies and activities with focus on technique. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or


Volleyball Preseason Training (14-18 yrs)
Get ready for try-outs and make the team by training with us! Athletes go throguh training sessions that cover all skills and provide the most extensive and well-rounded training experience. Training includes specific individual skills and competitive game drills on Thursdays with Ofer Levy and staff, and exclusive conditioning sessions on Tuesdays provided by HCRP fitness staff. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or


Performance Clinic with CVA (Columbia Volleyball Academy) (9-14 yrs)


Join coaches from the Columbia Volleyball Academy (CVA) and other top coaches in the area as they instruct players in their 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. Don't miss out! Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or


Youth League

Youth Volleyball League (10-16 yrs)
Experience the excitement and gain the skills necessary to enjoy this popular Olympic sport. This program provides a “Good Sports” atmosphere, bringing together aspiring players weekly in an effort to learn and practice the fundamentals of the game. Our ASEP-Certified Volunteer Coaches provide a quality recreation environment for our players, parents, coaches and spectators. Weekly practices are scheduled between 5-9 PM on a weekday at a Recreation & Parks indoor facility depending on team placement and coach’s availability. Matches are on Sundays between noon-4 PM at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. Players are placed on teams after a skills evaluation. Specific details on one-hour matches/practice times are communicated after each season’s skills evaluation. The YVL is for novice to experienced players who wish to learn more about the sport.  Special requests are not accepted. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or

YVL - Rules and Regulations 

YVL - Frequently Asked Questions


Volleyball Academy with Ofer Levy (8-16 yrs)
Our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in novice to experienced players. Develop fundamental passing, setting, hitting, blocking and serving skills through a variety of drills and game play. Learn basics of team play, offense and defense. Instruction provided by Ofer Levy and staff, experienced volleyball officials and high school volleyball coaches. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or

Spring Break Volleyball Academy (9-15 yrs)
Practice makes perfect! This camp is designed for beginner/intermediate players who enjoy the exciting sport and want to learn more. Players improve existing skills and develop new ones. The lessons emphasize sportsmanship, skill technique, and hard work in a team atmosphere. Learn skills such as passing, hitting, setting, and serving. Instrction provided by Ofer Levy and staff. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or

Performance Volleyball with Mike Bossom (10-18 yrs)
Instruction provided by Mike Bossom, former Head Coach at Centennial High School and former head coach at Goucher College. Novice to experienced players, come learn new skills, scrimmage and prepare for the fall, winter and high school seasons. Instruction includes passing, setting, serving, hitting and blocking. The camp also covers the basics of team play (offense, defense and rotations). During Coach Bossom’s 12 seasons at Centennial, he guided the Eagles to 214 wins and eight state championships, including five consecutive titles. Fee includes t-shirt. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or

Volleyball Elite with CVA (Columbia Volleyball Academy) (10-18 yrs)
This camp is designed to bring you to your highest level in volleyball as an individual and as a team. Two years of club experience is recommended. The focus is on individual skill and quickly advances to team play. Participants are grouped according to ability and experience. Coaches strive to challenge and help improve your play in a positive and motivating atmosphere with an emphasis on teamwork. Developing the mechanics, the right move and execution are emphasized. CVA coaches and alumni provide instruction. The club is based in Howard County and has worked with players from the surrounding counties for 30 years. Two years of club experience is required for the Elite section. Fee includes t-shirt. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or


Co-Rec Volleyball League (18+ yrs)

The volleyball leagues play 6-on-6, with rosters up to 15 players. Schedule includes eight matches and all teams participate in post season playoffs. Fee includes scheduling, facility, awards, and administration. Teams are required to pay game officials fees of $20 on the court at each match. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or

Co-Rec Volleyball Eteamz Page - CLICK HERE

Co-Rec Volleyball (55+ yrs)
Join senior men and women of various volleyball skill levels for competitive and fun volleyball play. Previous volleyball experience is helpful. Prior to registration, visit the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex and see if this is for you. The program meets twice a week. The fee is based on when you register and is good through the end of the calendar year. Info: Curtis Gore, 410-313-7281 or


Drop In

Drop-In Co-Rec Volleyball (18+ yrs)

Join other athletes of all ability levels for volleyball scrimmages. Choose the night and location that best works for you. Games are self-officiated and site staff help form balanced teams. Driver's license required for admission. Note: Some gyms may be canceled by the third meeting due to insufficient registration or attendance. Info: Susan Markovitz, 410-313-4674 or

Get Active Package - For one low fee, this membership package gives you access to open gym hours at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex and drop-in basketball and/or volleyball at select school gyms. Info: Matthew Knoerlein, 410-313-1163 or


Recreation and Parks hosts Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association Tournaments.