USAV Releases Beach HP Tryout Schedule

Feb. 09, 2012, 6:03 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 9, 2012) – USA Volleyball has announced the schedule of 2012 Beach High Performance (HP) Tryouts for athletes looking to compete on beach volleyball national teams.

Tryouts are open to all beach athletes ages 12 to 25 who were born between Jan. 1, 1987 and Dec. 31, 2000. Registration for tryouts will open on Feb. 22.

Selected athletes will comprise the Future Select-U15, Select-U17, Youth-U19, Junior-U21, and Senior A2-U26 beach national teams representing the United States in various national and international competitions including the Beach High Performance Championships on July 18-22 in Hermosa Beach, California.

Tryouts will be led by USA Volleyball beach staff. All athletes will receive a written evaluation and do not need to sign up with a partner.

Each tryout will include 4 hours of beach time where athletes will receive instruction and strive to be selected for one of the USAV Beach High Performance Programs. Athletes are evaluated and ranked based on the entire tryout population from across the country.

Registration and a fee of $70 per tryout are required; athletes may attend more than one tryout.

Participants must be USAV members. A membership link will be provided for those who are not verified as current USAV members.

New to the USAV Beach HP Programs will be a Select and Future Select National Training Team for boys and girls born 1996-2000.

2012 Beach High Performance Tryout Schedule

March 18: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1993 & 1998-2000) 
March 18: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Athletes born 1994-1997) 
March 25: Phoenix, Ariz., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) 
April 21: Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (All ages)
April 22: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000) 
April 22: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 2-6 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) 
April 29: Gulf Shores, Ala., 1:30-5:30 p.m. (All ages)
April 29: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995)
April 29: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 2-6 p.m.  (Athletes born 1996-2000)
May 5: Rochester, N.Y., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages)
May 6: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000) 
May 6: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 2-6 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) 
May 13: Rehoboth Beach, Del., noon-4 p.m. (All ages)
May 13: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995)
May 13: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 2-5 p.m.  (Athletes born 1996-2000)
May 19: Largo, Fla., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000)
May 19: Largo, Fla., 1-5 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) 
May 20: Tallahassee, Fla., 8 a.m.- noon (All ages)
May 19: Denver, Colo., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages)
May 20: Austin, Tex., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages)
May 26: Salt Lake City, Utah, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (All ages)
June 2: Chicago, Ill., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Girls/Women Only)
June 2: Chicago, Ill., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Boys/Men Only)
June 2: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 3-7 p.m. (All ages)
June 3: Des Moines, Iowa, 8 a.m.-noon (All ages)
June 7: Dallas, Texas, 8 a.m.-noon (Athletes born 1996-2000)
June 7: Dallas, Texas, 3-7 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995)
June 9: Portland, Ore., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages)
June 10: San Jose area/Saratoga, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages)

2012 FIVB / USA Volleyball High Performance Age-Group Classifications

In accordance with USA Volleyball’s goal of providing aspiring young volleyball players with world-class training and competition, Beach High Performance age-group classifications are consistent with those established by the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball). Those age-group classifications govern international competition and all levels of Beach High Performance programming. Please note that these age-group classifications differ from USA Volleyball Junior club and Beach Junior Tour age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.

A2-U26: Born in 1987 through 1991
Junior-U21: Born in 1992 or 1993
Youth-U19: Born in 1994 or 1995
Select-U17: Born in 1996 or 1997
Future Select-U15: Born in 1998 through 2000

Beach High Performance Tryout Information
Participants: U.S. citizens, ages 12-25 (born 1987-2000)
Cost: $70
Registration: Online by midnight PT, the Wednesday before each event . Walk-up and late registration accepted on a space-available basis, plus $25 late entry fee
Web site: Registration will open on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
For U26 athletes: In order to be eligible for the World University Games, athletes must submit an official copy of their university transcripts showing current enrollment in at least one course or a degree dated Jan. 1, 2011 or later.

For NCAA student-athletes: The Beach High Performance Tryouts are USAV-sanctioned Beach National Team tryouts in compliance with NCAA regulations. Your institution may be permitted to pay for your tryout and required travel. Refer questions to your institution’s compliance counselor who may call the NCAA membership services interpretation hotline with questions.

NCAA athletes are required to inform their head coach that they are attending the tryouts in advance. If selected for a National Team event, NCAA athletes must receive proper clearance from their university’s athletic department no fewer than 45 days prior to departure if the event conflicts with any academic or athletic dates. Athletes who are attending the tryouts for training purposes only, and are unable to attend a championship event if selected, should make this known upon registration.

For more information contact USAV Beach Programs: 200 Pier Ave., Suite 134, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Phone: (310) 975-3030 Fax: (310) 376-7300

Beach High Performance Coordinator: Patricia Daugherty:
Beach Events Coordinator:Jonpaul Roepke:
Director of Beach High Performance and Development: Ali Wood Lamberson: