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Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA) Winter 2021-2022 Basketball Evaluation Information


Basketball is back! MVAA is excited to announce the evaluation information for our Mid-Maryland teams. The Mid-Maryland basketball league features the most competitive middle school basketball in our area. Our Middletown teams are limited in the number of players they can keep and will carry the most advanced players on their rosters. Players not selected will be placed on MYBA teams for the upcoming season. Only players who have registered through MVAA will be allowed to participate in the evaluations. Players are encouraged to make both dates, but must be present at at least one evaluation to be considered. Please note that coaches may need to add more evaluations and select 7th grade players may be moved to the varsity level. Please contact basketball director, Chip Phillips, chip@mvaasports.com with any questions. The programs will be conducting their evaluations on the following date(s):


JV (6th-7th graders) Tuesday & Wednesday October 26th & 27th 6:00-7:30 @MMS

Varsity (8th graders) Tuesday & Wednesday October 26th & 27th 7:30-9:00 @MMS


JV (6th-7th graders) Thursday October 28th 6:00-7:30 & Monday, November 1st 5:00-6:30 @MMS

Varsity (8th graders) Thursday October 28th 7:30-9:00 & Monday, November 1st 6:30-8:00 @MMS

**Players that do not participate in evaluations or don’t make a tryout team will still play on a team playing in the Monocacy Youth Basketball Association (MYBA).  All players registered before 10/15 will be guaranteed a roster spot.**





Who should show up for evaluations/tryouts?


1.) A player has an interest to play at a more competitive level

2.) A player has the skill set to play with advanced kids.


If your player has the interest, but you don't know if the player has the skill set, we recommend that you DO send them to tryouts. A description of the teams is below.

But again, the tryouts are for players that want to play at an advanced level. If a player is not interested in playing at this level, please do not have them come.

What is Mid-Maryland?


Mid-Maryland is an entirely different league made up of two levels: JV & Varsity.


The JV team is made up of predominately 7th graders. The Varsity team is made up of predominately 8th graders. These players are considered the best of their class and are considered to be one-step above the MYBA Level A Teams.


Mid-Maryland is a bigger commitment with more games and a more intense practice schedule. ***Mid Maryland practices and games are expected to be your child’s #1 extra-curricular priority.


Who conducts player evaluations?

All of our evaluations are being conducted by current coaches at the Mid-Maryland levels and the Middletown High School basketball staffs. We feel that this will ensure fairness during the evaluations process.


How can I volunteer to coach?

MVAA is a volunteer organization, all of our coaches and directors are volunteers working with our young athletes. In order for the basketball season to run smoothly and for our players to have the best possible experience we need volunteer coaches. The less coaches we have; the larger the teams, the less playing time for MYBA level players, which can lead to declining numbers of kids playing sports.

 If you are interested please contact:

Chip Phillips, MVAA Basketball Director, chip@mvaasports.com



MVAA Basketball

MVAA Basketball Mission Statement – To elevate the game of basketball for the youth of Middletown and surrounding communities by teaching fundamental skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship though positive coaching in a fun and competitive environment.

MVAA Basketball Vision Statement– Our vision is to provide a safe, comprehensive, exciting, and educational basketball program for youth and parents in the Middletown Valley community that fosters commitment, a love of the game of basketball, and encourages players to be the best they can be.


Supporting Strategies:

1.      Provide instructional and competitive basketball playing opportunities for boys and girls ages 5 to 18.  Maintain membership in good standing with the Monocacy Youth Basketball Association (MYBA) and the Mid-Maryland Boys and Girls basketball leagues.

2.      Set expectations by distributing codes of conduct for coaches, players and parents.

3.      Partner with the citizens and schools of the Middletown Valley and surrounding areas by soliciting volunteers and listening to feedback.

4.      Communicate directly and openly with players, parents and volunteers about all aspects of the MVAA basketball program.

5.      Provide coaching clinic opportunities for all volunteers and distribute recommended, age-appropriate basketball curriculum.

6.      Conduct background checks on all coaches and encourage all volunteers to complete a basic first aid course.

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