Welcome to USA Volleyball High Performance Indoor National Team Programs.
USA Volleyball High Performance is your Pathway to the Podium!
How do I get involved?
Every athlete's first step is to attend one of USA Volleyball High Performance Tryouts at a convenient location. USAV HP offers more than 30 locations all across the country. Click on the link above for the full 2014 USAV HP Tryout schedule and click on the link to register for your choice of tryout. You will register in the age group that corresponds with the year you were born - see below for more information. If you have never participated in a USAV High Performance tryout or program before, you will be prompted to set up an account to continue. This is free and takes only a minute. The tryout registration process will allow you to select the position in which you would like to try out and you will select a PIN that will allow you to find your tryout results once they are posted.
What happens after I try out?
A few weeks after the tryout, you will receive an e-mail that verifies the PIN you selected and offers you a reminder of when tryout results will be posted online. Save that e-mail until the tryout posting dates. On the first day of the tryout posting window for your age group, check the USAV HP website using the link in the post-tryout e-mail you received. The page to which you will be directed will have every USAV HP Program listed and the code for every athlete who tried out listed under one program. Once you find your code, you will click on the name of the program for which you were selected for more information and the link to register for the program. You will then be registered for a USA Volleyball High Performance National Team Program! Click the link above for a complete listing of the programs available for 2014.
2014 and 2015 FIVB / USA VOLLEYBALL HIGH PERFORMANCE AGE-GROUP CLASSIFICATIONS
The USAV HP 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 HP programs. Please note that these age-group classifications differ from USA Volleyball Junior club age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
USAV High Performance works on a two-year cycle, with a cycle starting at the beginning of an even year (like 2014) and finishing at the end of an odd year (like 2015). Athletes remain in the same age group throughout the two years, then move up to the next age group at the beginning of the next even year to start a new cycle (like will happen next into 2014 and will happen again in 2016). Athletes may only try out and play in their own age group – there is no “playing up.”
The reason for these cycles is simple. The two-year cycle matches the international competition schedule in which USA competes. The NORCECA Championships in even years is the opportunity for USA to qualify for the FIVB World Championship in odd years. Keeping athletes in the same age group for both years allows for the same athletes who qualify for Worlds at NORCECA to be eligible to play in Worlds. As each year is a new tryout year, the National Teams will naturally consist of some new athletes and some returning from the NORCECA team, however maintaining the opportunity for the same athletes to participate is the goal.