PVI Program Information

  1. PVI Program Philosophy
    • Ensure a safe learning environment
      • Safe to make mistakes
      • Learn skills – both physical & mental
      • Environment – best teammates, coaches & equipment
    • Compete at the highest level possible with a growth mindset
    • Compete with dignity/pride and respect the sport
    • Assist young people to become better leaders & better people
  2. PVI Achievements
    • American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Academic Award
      • Varsity team maintains 3.3 GPA for entire academic year
      • PVI Girls won award for 7th consecutive year
      • PVI Boys won award for 4rd consecutive year
    • 2018
      • WCAC Champions – 1st since 2002, VISAA Runner-Up
      • Washington Post Final Top Ten, 29-5 record, 19 match winning streak
      • POY and Two 1st Team All-WCAC Players, WCAC Coach of the Year
    • 8 appearances in WCAC Championship Match in past 12 years
    • 5 appearances in VISAA Championship Match in past 12 years
    • 6-Time ISBVL (Boys) Champions
      • 2015 Undefeated 19-0 (didn’t drop a set) Champions
    • WCAC/VISAA All League Individual Awards
      • Two WCAC Player of Year Awards, Two 1st Team All-MET Awards
      • Over 60 1st/2nd team selections over past 13 years
  3. PVI Coaching Staff
    • Head Coach:   Sam Farrar, 13th year at PVI, Overall career record 419-206
      • WCAC Coach of Year (2018), VISAA Coach of the Year (2013), ISBVL Coach of the Year (5 times)
    • JV Head Coach: Kory Borde (4rd year at PVI)
    • Freshman Head Coach   Jenna Richardson (1st year at PVI)
  4. PVI Open Gyms & Clinics
    • Summer Developmental Camps (3rd to 9th grades)
    • Open gyms throughout off season
    • Open to returning/incoming/prospective players
    • Run from late November 2019 to late summer 2020
  5. PVI Player Expectations
    • Players must minimize extra-curricular activities during season, in-season sport has priority
    • Academics are priority one and are monitored for eligibility
  6. PVI Practice Schedules
    • V/JV/F practices begin immediately after conclusion of tryouts
    • Varsity 3:15pm – 5:30pm (M-F, some weekends)
    • JV/F 5:30pm – 7:30pm (M-F)
  7. PVI Tryouts
    • Date:     Mid-August
    • Paperwork – Physical form & 4-Part Form required
    • Team Size
      • F typically 12 to 14 players
      • JV typically 12 -to 14 players
      • V typically 12 to 16 players
  8. PVI Schedule/Opponents
    • Match Schedule
      • WCAC Conference: Good Counsel (MD), Holy Cross (MD), Ireton (VA), McNamara (MD), O’Connell (VA), Ryken (MD), Seton (MD), St Johns (DC), Carroll (DC)
      • Out-of-Conference: TBA
      • Tournaments: TBA
    • WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference)
      • Conference Tournament
    • VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association)
      • State Tournament
      • Weekly Rankings – Top 8 in Division 1 play for state title
  9. Parent Involvement
    • Dig Pink
    • Senior Night
    • Media Guide
    • Spiritwear
    • Team Activities (meals, bonding, etc)
    • Fund Raising (banners, Booster membership)
  10. Transportation – provided by PVI
  11. Uniforms – provided by PVI
  12. Spirit Wear – Typically $150 – $200
  13. Communications