USA Volleyball Offers HP Development Camps

Feb. 19, 2009, 1:10 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 19, 2009) - USA Volleyball will offer High Performance Development Camps this summer to any athlete who will be in grades 9-12 during the fall of 2009.

Girls' Development Camps are open to athletes born in the years 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1995 who choose to attend or not to attend a USA Volleyball High Performance National Tryout. The Development Camp athletes will train under the guidance of a USA Volleyball High Performance coaching cadre. A majority of the camp's available time will focus on skill development.

"USA Volleyball recognizes that many young girls may not have the opportunity to attend a High Performance Tryout, but are still wishing to develop their volleyball skills and attend one of our training programs," said Tom Pingel, USA Volleyball managing director of indoor high performance programs. "We are excited to expand on this program from last year's introduction to our camp offerings."

The Development Camp will cost $500 and includes a minimum of 17.5 hours of instruction, local transportation to and from the airport, housing, meals, three training T-shirts, athletic trainer coverage and evaluation.

To register for a particular High Performance Development Camp, click here.

Athletes will still need to use the High Performance tryout process to be part of the other pipeline programs and camps. Tryout information, including the online registration, can be found at

For additional information the program, contact Pingel at

2009 USA Volleyball High Performance Development Camp Schedule
Date: School (Location)

June 14-17: University of Minnesota-Morris (Morris, Minn.)
June 15-18: Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa)
June 22-25: Webber International University (Babson Park, Fla.)
July 6-9: Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
July 7-10: Maryville College (Maryville, Tenn.)
July 9-12: University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks, Alaska)
July 12-15: Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa)
July 13-16: Bethel University (St. Paul, Minn.)
July 13-16: Quincy University (Quincy, Ill.)
July 19-22: Western State College (Gunnison, Colo.)
July 23-26: Ft. Lewis College (Durango, Colo.)
July 24-27: University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)