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Howard County Recreation & Parks offers volleyball programs, camps and leagues for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to adult recreational players.

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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 cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov 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 coaches@howardcountymd.gov.

After-School Volleyball (6-10 yrs) 

Practice makes perfect! This program is for beginners who enjoy this exciting sport and want to learn the basics. Individual players develop new skills and improve existing ones. Lessons emphasize sportsmanship, skill technique, hard work and fun in a team atmosphere. Learn to pass, hit, set and serve. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov


Volleyball Skills Development (8-18 yrs)

This program is for new 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 cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.


School’s Out Volleyball Tune-Up (
9-15 yrs)
When school is out, sharpen your volleyball skills and develop new ones in three condensed sessions. Skill instruction includes serving, passing, setting and hitting. The coaching staff and curriculum focus on having fun while learning through drills and games in an encouraging environment. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.


New! Boys Instructional Volleyball Clinic (8-16 yrs)

Join Ofer Levy and his coaching staff as they instruct players on fundamentals of the game and progress towards the finer points, This clinic is designed to aid players in developing techniques and fine tuning their volleyball skills. Focus is on passing, hitting, setting and serving. Don't miss out! Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.


Volleyball Skills Development (8-16 yrs)

Practice makes perfect! This program is for new 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 cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.

Instructional Volleyball League (6-10 yrs)
6-10 yrs Designed for first-time players or those wanting to improve fundamental skills, this program includes basic skill development through drills and scrimmages. The first 4 weeks are instructional practices, the final 4 weeks are scrimmage games. Fee includes t-shirt. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.


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 Parent 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. CLICK HERE for the YVL league rules and regulations. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov

Volleyball Academy with Ofer Levy (9-15 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 cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.


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 cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.


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 cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.


Volleyball Elite with Columbia Volleyball Club (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. CVC coaches and alumni provide instruction. The club is based in Howard County and has worked with players from the surrounding counties for 30 years. Fee includes t-shirt. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.

Co-Rec Volleyball League (18+ yrs)

The volleyball leagues play 6-on-6, with rosters up to 12 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 officals fees of $20 on the court at each match. Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov


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: Cathy Vigus, 410-313-7311 or cvigus@howardcountymd.gov


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 samarkovitz@howardcountymd.gov.

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 mknoerlein@howardcountymd.gov.

Recreation and Parks hosts Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association Tournaments.  

Click here for more information/registration.