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Nov 04 U.S. Women's Open Tryout Dates Set

By Bill Kauffman | Nov. 04, 2013, 4:47 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2013) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team will hold its annual open tryout Feb. 21-23, 2014, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The tryout process will be used primarily to identify prospective athletes for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Athletes not invited to participate with the National Team may be invited to attend a second tryout as part of the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program (formerly U.S. Women’s Senior A2 Teams).

To be eligible for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team through this tryout, athletes must have concluded their collegiate eligibility. This program could begin as early as the spring of 2014, or when the athlete’s academic year or professional club season has concluded.

Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility will be eligible for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, as well as the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program, which consists of two different options if selected. USA Volleyball will have one U.S. Collegiate National Team of 12 athletes and two coaches travel to China June 13-27, 2014, for a series of training sessions and matches in conjunction with a separate team representing the PAC 12 Conference. For a quick video on the PAC 12 Conference trip to China last year, click here.

The second option for the selected U.S. Collegiate National Team is training and participation at the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) held in Minneapolis. A projected 36 athletes will be invited to participate in the program with training beginning on June 22, 2014, followed by the competition portion June 26-30. U.S. Collegiate National Teams will compete against each other while serving as inspiration for junior athletes competing in the GJNC on what the next level of competition is like in college.

Athletes born in 1996 and after will also be considered for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team during the tryout process.

The tryout fee is $225 for athletes wishing to stay on the OTC complex, which includes housing, meals, local transportation to-and-from the airport and tryout expenses. To register for the tryout with OTC housing, click here. The tryout fee for athletes not wishing to stay at the OTC is $150, which also does not include meals. To register for the tryout without OTC housing, click here.

This tryout is open to current college-age athletes and older born in the years 1996-1986 inclusive, AND high school athletes born in 1996 or earlier.

For further information on the tryouts, click here. For questions on the tryout, contact indoorhp@usav.org.

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