USAV Reveals Beach HP Tryout Schedule

Jan. 25, 2013, 6:38 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Communications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2013) – USA Volleyball has announced the schedule of 2013 Beach High Performance (HP) Tryouts for athletes looking to participate on various beach volleyball national teams and High Performance programs.

A U.S. players competes at the 2011 FIVB Junior World Championships

Tryouts are open to all beach athletes ages 12 to 25 who were born between Jan. 1, 1988 and Dec. 31, 2001. Registration for tryouts will open on Feb. 22. To register, click here.

Entry into USA Beach High Performance (BHP) programs is based upon selection at one of several USAV Beach High Performance Tryouts held in host regions, March through June. Each tryout will include three to four hours of beach time where athletes strive to be selected for the USA Beach Junior National Training Teams (Junior A1), USA High Performance Teams (Junior A2), USA High Performance Camps (Junior A3 and A4), or Senior A2 Teams.

Athletes are divided into six age classifications and are evaluated and ranked based on the entire tryout population in their age classification. Any participant must have a current USA Volleyball membership (available online or through your local region) and be a U.S. citizen. A membership link will be sent to those who are not verified as current USAV members.

Tryouts will be led by USA Volleyball Beach CAP certified coaches. All athletes will receive a written evaluation and do not need to sign up with a partner.  Registration is $70 per participant per tryout.  All registration is online and closes midnight Pacific Time the Wednesday before each event. Walk-up and late registrations may be accepted on a space-available basis, plus $25 late entry fee.  Athletes may attend more than one tryout.

2013 Beach High Performance Tryout Schedule (to register after Feb. 22, click here)

March 17: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
March 17: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
March 23: Glendale, Ariz. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages)
April 6: Honolulu, Hawaii – 8 a.m.-noon (athletes born 1997-2001)
April 6: Honolulu, Hawaii – 2:30-6:30 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
April 7: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
April 7: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
April 12: Siesta Key, Fla. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
April 13: Chula Vista, Calif. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
April 13: Chula Vista, Calif. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
April 13: Siesta Key, Fla. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
April 14: Cocoa Beach, Fla. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (all ages)
April 27: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
April 27: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
April 27: Rochester, N.Y. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (all ages)
April 28: Cary, N.C. – 1-5 p.m. (all ages)
May 4: Chula Vista, Calif. – 9-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
May 4: Chula Vista, Calif. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
May 5: Gulf Shores, Ala. – 2-6 p.m. (all ages)
(CUTOFF FOR U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOMINATION)
May 11: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
May 11: Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
May 11: Mason, Ohio – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (all ages)
May 12: Rehoboth Beach, Del. – noon-4 p.m.
(CUTOFF FOR U26 WORLD UNIVERSITY NOMINATION – TBC)
May 17: Milwaukee, Wis. – 2-5:30 p.m. (all ages)
May 18: Portland, Ore. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (all ages)
May 18: Denver, Colo. – 8 a.m.-noon (athletes born 1997-2001)
May 18: Denver, Colo. – 3:30-7:30 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
May 19: Austin, Texas – 8 a.m.-noon (athletes born 1997-2001)
May 19: Austin, Texas – 3-7 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
(CUTOFF FOR U21 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOMINATION)
May 25: Atlanta, Ga. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (all ages)
May 26: Dallas, Texas – 8 a.m.-noon (athletes born 1997-2001)
May 26: Dallas, Texas – 3-7 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
June 1: Des Moines, Iowa – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (all ages)
June 1: Chula Vista, Calif. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
June 1: Chula Vista, Calif. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
June 2: Saratoga, Calif. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
June 2: Saratoga, Calif. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)
June 2: Chicago, Ill. – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (athletes born 1997-2001)
June 2: Chicago, Ill. – 2-6 p.m. (athletes born 1988-1996)

2013 FIVB / USA Volleyball High Performance Age-Group Classifications
In accordance with the goals of USA Volleyball to provide aspiring young volleyball players with world-class training and competition, USA Beach High Performance age-group classifications are consistent with those established by the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball). These age-group classifications govern international competition and all levels of Beach High Performance programs. Please note that these age-group classifications differ from USA Volleyball Junior club and Junior Beach Tour age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
University-U26: Born in 1988 through 1992
Novice-U23: Born in 1991 or 1992
Junior-U21: Born in 1993 or 1994
Youth-U19: Born in 1995 or 1996
Select-U17: Born in 1997 or 1998
Future Select-U15: Born in 1999 through 2001

Upcoming International Events*
Youth Olympic Games NORCECA Central Zone Qualifier, TBC
U19, U21, and U23 NORCECA World Championships Qualifiers, TBC
FIVB U-23 World Championships, June 5-9, Myslowice, Poland
FIVB U-21 World Championships, June 19-23, Umag, Croatia
FIVB U-19 World Championships, July 11-14, Larnaka, Cyprus
FISU World University Games (U26), July 7-14, Kazan, Russia
USA Beach High Performance Championships July 17-21, Hermosa Beach, Calif.
USA Beach International Invitational Aug. 1-4, location TBD

*Note that USAV does not control international competition, qualification, or nomination dates, and in some cases may need to nominate preliminary teams to events before the tryout schedule is complete.  Please see cutoff dates in schedule for the last possible dates to be considered for international events.  Please see Junior Beach National Teams for more information on selection for international events as it becomes available.

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, 2012 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 related 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 or High Performance competition, NCAA athletes must receive required 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 on USA Beach High Performance Tryouts contact USAV Beach Programs: BeachHP@USAV.org - 200 Pier Ave., Suite 134, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Ph (310) 975-3030 Fax: (310) 376-7300

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