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IMPORTANT NOTE:  Times for 16 Elite and 15U tryouts have changed.  Date and location are the same.  All new times are listed below in the tryout chart

Practice times and locations are listed on each individual team page

Please check back regularly as things are changing every day in the midst of the pandemic.  We will put all new information on our website as soon as we get it.  This is going to be a season like we have never seen before.  We are doing everything in our power to insure that it will be  great experience for all of our players and families.


Here is a summary of what was covered at our parent meeting on Sunday 10/18/2020.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

Sue Dillon, Director 

COVID-19 and the 2020-2021 season

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited gym space, at this time we will be limited to 8 teams for the 2020-2021 season.

2020-21 LMVC 12-14U tryouts


2021-20 LMVC 15-18U tryouts


REMEMBER:  Don't wait til the last minute to get your USAV REGISTRATION.  It is a new system.  You will need to bring proof of this  membership to tryouts!  Please use this link to go to an instructional page which also includes a short "how-to" video  

covid protocol during tryouts

- We will be checking everyone's temperature before they will be allowed to enter the facility. 

- All participants are required to wear a mask into the facility.  Athetes may take theirs off when they get to the court.  Parents are required to keep them on

- We also ask that all parents socially distance.  We encourage bringing your own chairs as we cannot crowd the bleachers.

- All balls will be sanitized before and after each tryout

- There will be a 30 minute window between tryouts to prevent overcrowding of the facility.

Register for tryouts now

NOTE: There is a $20 pre-registeration tryout fee for this years tryouts. The tryout fee will be $25 for any walk ups (not pre-registered on our site).


12U Sunday Oct 25, 2020 3:30-5:30 pm Sonny's Sportsplex
14U Sunday Oct 25, 2020 6:00-8:00 pm Sonny's Sportsplex
14U National Callbacks Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 6:30-8:30 pm St Andrews Park - County does not allow spectators in the gym
12U Makeups Sunday Nov 1, 2020 3:30-5:30 pm Sonny's Sportsplex
14U Makeups Sunday Nov 1, 2020 6:00-8:00 pm Sonny's Sportsplex
DECISION DAY Tuesday Nov 3, 2020 4:00 pm
17U & 18U Saturday Nov 7, 2020 4:00-6:00 pm St Andrews Park - County does not allow spectators in the gym
16 ELITE Sunday Nov 8, 2020 12:30-3:30 pm Sonny's Sportsplex
15U Sunday Nov 8, 2020 4:00-6:30 pm Sonny's Sportsplex
15U & 16U National Callbacks Sunday Nov 8, 2020 7:00-9:00 pm Sonny's Sportsplex
15U Makeups Sunday Nov 15, 2020 1:00-3:00 pm Columbia First Nazarene
16 ELITE Makeups Sunday Nov 15, 2020 3:30-5:30 pm Columbia First Nazarene
17U & 18U Makeups Sunday Nov 15, 2020 6:00-8:00 pm Columbia First Nazarene
DECISION DAY Monday Nov 16, 2020 4:00 pm

Sonny's Sportsplex - 578 Anders Drive

St Andrews Park - 920 Beatty Road

Columbia First Nazarene - 901 St. Andrews Road


Congratulations to our very own Ellie Thomas and Olivia Noffsinger (16 National) on their 2nd place Silver finish at the Myrtle Beach Summer Sizzle this past weekend.  We are all so proud of you!!!


Season So Far!

2020 Medal Count

  • 17 National - 2nd in Silver! Charleston Jam - 1/4&5/20
  • 16 National - Wins Silver! Charleston Jam - 1/4&5/20
  • 14 National - Wins Gold! Winter Blast - 1/11/20
  • 18 National - Wins Gold! Winter Blast - 1/11/20
  • 17 Gold - 2nd in Gold Winter Blast - 1/11/20
  • 16 National - Wins Silver! Winter Blast -1/11/20
  • 14 Regional - Wins Copper! Southern Classic - 1/19/20
  • 14 National - Wins Gold!! Carolina Classic - 1/18/20
  • 18 National - Wins Silver! Winter Classic - 1/18/20
  • 17 National - Wins Silver! Carolina Classic - 1/18/19
  • 16 National - Wins Silver! Carolina Classic - 1/18/19
  • 15 National Elite - 2nd in Open Gold! K2 Elite
  • 14 National Elite - 3rd in Open Gold! K2 Elite
  • 15 Regional - 1st in Silver!! Crosstown Showdown
  • 15 Elite - 2nd in Gold! Beach Ball Bash
  • 13 Regional - 1st in SILVER!! Caronlina One Challenge
  • 15 Regional - 2nd in GOLD!! Carolina One Challenge
  • 14 National Elite - 3rd in OPEN GOLD! Capitol Hill Classic
  • Jayden "JJ" Johnson - BEST SETTER Capitol Hill Classic - 14 Open
  • 18 National Wins GOLD! Winter Heat
  • 16 National - 2nd in GOLD! Winter Heat
  • 15 National Wins GOLD!! Winter Heat
  • 15 National Wins Bronze Southern Classic
  • 14 National Elite wins GOLD!! Southern Classic
  • 15 National Elite wins GOLD!! Southern Classic
Barbara Wilkes, SCCAWS Hall of Fame Inductee

We are blessed to have had Barbara Wilke's family join our LMVC family this season.  Barbara is a SCCAWS Hall of Fame Inductee and her granddaughter, Logan, is playing on our 14 national team.  Barbara has graciously agreed to share with us every couple of weeks and we are thrilled!  Thank you Barbara!

Barbara's Blog

Origination of Volleyball (article #2)

Originally Volleyball came from humble beginnings. The game came into existence in 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William G. Morgan created the game which was originally called “Mintonettte”. The name was later changed to Volley Ball, and finally as we know it today, Volleyball. Morgan created a fun unique game for the businessmen who came to the YMCA. They wanted a game which was competitive, but less physical than basketball. The game was created by mixing a variety of elements from: Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, and Handball


The first rules, written in longhand by Mr. Morgan, contained the following basic features:

  • Court size was 25 x 50 feet

  • Height of the net was 6 feet, 6 inches

  • Any number of participants was allowed

  • Serves could be assisted across the net

  • A second serve was permitted (as in tennis) if the first was served out of bounds

  • There was no limit to the number of hits on each side of the court

  • Players could continuously “air dribble” the ball up to a restraining line 4 feet from the net

  • Any ball touching the net was considered out of bounds

  • Faults by the receiving team, balls landing in the receiving team’s court or hit out of bounds by the receiving team resulted in a point for the serving team

  • Faults by the serving team, balls landing in the serving team’s court or hit out of bounds by the serving team (except for first serves) resulted in “side- out” for the serving team

  • Length of the game was nine “innings,” with three serves per team per inning, for three or more players on a team. If one player on a team, then one serve per side; two players on a team were thus allowed two serves per side.

Volleyball began as a fun game for men at the YMCA in Holy Yoke, MA. Today volleyball is one of the leading sports for men and women at all levels. It has continued to grow and change into a highly competitive sport played at all levels.



coach AMy


Congrats to Coach Katie for being voted one of the 13U Coaches of the Year for 2019!! Also, congrats to Coach Sue for honorable mention, Director of the Year for 2019! 2019 was an outstanding season!

  • LMVC Board
  • AAU trophy- 3rd place in Club division!!
  • Coach Katie and Coach Sue with their awards!
  • Celebrating awards and club family!

parent liaison - myya johnson

We are thrilled to have Ms. Myya Johnson returning this season as our Parent Liaison.  Myya has been around volleyball for YEARS (her daughter Journee just graduated college and she started playing in 7th grade!).  Myya is the best type of person for this position as she is extremely objective and honest.  She is also a great mediator.   Parents can go to Myya to try to help them with any situation that arises and Myya will decide whether or not it needs to be brought to the board.   She will also be a great resource for any parents that have questions about our club and how things work.  Thank you for all that you do Myya!!

Team Moms/Hotels - Erin Sutton

We are so excited to announce that Coach Erin will be taking over the position of team mom/hotel coordinator, under the guidance of Coach Katie.  In an effort to try to delegate responsibilities, Coach Erin has been kind enough to take this on for us.  Her organizational skills and OCD should prove to be perfect qualities for this position.  Thank you Erin.

National Teams

All of our National  & National Elite teams will be going to the Big South National Qualifier. These do not show up on the list of events above as this is not a Palmetto Region tournament.