Athletes Compete in High Performance A2 Program

By Darci Miller | July 25, 2013, 6:22 p.m. (ET)

Darci Miller, USA Volleyball Communications Intern, Phone: 719-228-6800, Email: darci.miller@usav.org
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 25, 2013) – Some of the top young volleyball talent in the U.S. took part in USA Volleyball’s National A2 Invitational Team Program this summer in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The A2 Program is USAV High Performance’s newest training program. It is designed to give more of the country’s most promising athletes the opportunity to work with top HP coaches at a competitive, week-long event. Participating players trained for four days as a group, training in all skills and focusing on position-specific skills each day. On the fifth day, players split into 16 teams of eight. For a full day they trained under international rules and learned opponent scouting. The final two days of the program were devoted to an international-style tournament in which a championship was awarded on the final day.

Besides the HP Pipeline Coaches who are also college coaches working the A2 Program, coaches from across the country were invited to watch the competition portion of the event.

The girls’ camps were held on July 5-11 for two age groups. The 2013 Girls’ Youth A2 Invitational Training Team features athletes born in 1996 and 1997, and the roster can be found here. The 2013 Girls’ Select A2 Invitational Training Team includes athletes born in 1998 and 1999. Click here for the roster.

The boys’ camps were held on July 12-18 for two age groups. The 2013 Boys’ Youth A2 Invitational Training Team is comprised of athletes born in 1995 and 1996. Click here for the roster. The 2013 Boys’ Select A2 Invitational Training Team is made of athletes born in 1997 and 1998, and the roster can be found here.

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