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2015 Girls' Select

National Age Group Programs Born in 2000 and 2001

USA Girls’ Select A1 National Training Team Program

  • Number of Athletes: 55
  • Program Event: USA High Performance Championships
  • Venue: Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Dates: 10 Day Program… July 16 – 26, 2015
  • Cost: $1400, plus travel

The A1 Program is the highest level of programming available to athletes in the Select age group.  Many of the athletes who will ultimately play on the U.S. Youth National Team will come from the Select A1 National Training Team Program.  Participating athletes train as a group for 5 days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 11 for the USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance Pipeline Coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.

The USA HP Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a myriad of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In the last two years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico. USA A1 Teams typically “play up” an age group for this tournament; for instance the Select play in the International Youth Division. The USA HP Championships is frequented by many college coaches across the country, both on staff in the A1 Program, Continental Team Programs, and Region HP Programs, and by unaffiliated coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament.

USAV Girls’ Select Continental Team Program

  • Number of Athletes: 22 
  • Program Event: USA High Performance Championships
  • Venue: Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Dates: 10 Day Program - July 16 – 26, 2015
  • Cost: $1400, plus travel

In 2014, 21 of the 40 USA Volleyball Regions sponsored Region High Performance Programs by sending at least one team to the USA High Performance Championships; however, that leaves 19 that did not. Athletes who come from regions that do not send a team in their age group or older to the USA HPC’s are eligible for the USAV Continental Team Program. Participating athletes train as a group for 5 days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 11 for the USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance Pipeline Coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.

The USA HP Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a myriad of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In the last two years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico. The USA HP Championships is frequented by many college coaches across the country, both on staff in the A1 Program, Continental Team Programs, and Region HP Programs, and by unaffiliated coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament.

Continental Teams typically compete in their own age group division (Select Teams compete in the Select Division). USAV HP is aware of which Regions sponsor programs and know which athletes are eligible for programs when making program decisions.

USA Girls’ Select National A2 Invitational Team Program

  • Number of Athletes: 128
  • Program Event: 2015 USA A2 Invitational
  • Venue: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Dates: 7 Day Program - July 13 – 19, 2015
  • Cost: $940, plus travel to Colorado Springs, CO (COS)

The USA National A2 Invitational Team Program is designed to give more of the country’s top athletes the opportunity to work with top HP coaches at a competitive event. Players who participate in the program train for 4 days as a group, training in all skills and focusing on position-specific areas each day. On the fifth day, players are split into 16 tiered 8-player teams, in which they train for a full day under international rules and learn opponent scouting. The final two days of the program feature an international-style tournament culminating in a tournament championship on the final day. Besides the High Performance Pipeline Coaches who are also college coaches working the A2 Program, coaches from across the country are invited to watch the competition portion of the event this summer.

USA Girls’ Select National A3 Training Program

Number of Athletes: 64 per location

  • Venue: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Dates: 5 Day Program… July 20 - 24, 2015
  • Cost: $655, plus travel
  • Venue: Davenport University
  • Location: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Dates: 5 Day Program… July 17 – 21, 2015
  • Cost: $655, plus travel

The USA National A3 Training Program is a traditional USAV HP Training Program, consisting of 5 days of training and a round-robin international-style tournament. Players are introduced to international skills and systems as developed by our USA National Team coaching staff. As with all HP Programs, coaches for the National A3 Training Program come from the USAV HP Coaching Pipeline.  Athletes who are offered a spot in the USA National A3 Training Program have the opportunity to choose the location and dates that work best for their family.

USA Girls’ Select National Skills Program

Number of Athletes: 64 per location

  • Venue: Davenport University
  • Location: Grand Rapids, MI 
  • Dates: 4 Day Program… June 29 - July 2, 2015
  • Cost: $530, plus travel
  • Venue: Wake Forest University
  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Dates: 4 Day Program… July 11 - 14, 2015
  • Cost: $530, plus travel

The USA Select National Skills Program is a 4-day program and a skill-intensive training experience, focusing on giving athletes a high level of game-like repetitions with feedback from High Performance Pipeline Coaches.  Players are trained in all skills and spend a portion of each session working on skills pertinent to the position in which they tried out. Players in this program are introduced to international volleyball concepts and learn how to apply these to domestic game situations. Athletes who are offered a spot in the USA Select National Skills Program have the opportunity to choose the location and dates that work best for their family.

Available for selected athletes in the winter by invitation only:

USA Girls’ Select Holiday Camp

  • Number of Athletes: 48 
  • Venue: United States Olympic Training Center
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Dates: 5 Day Program… December 26-30
  • Cost: $650

The USA Girls’ Holiday Camp is an invitation-only program designed for the top 48 athletes in the country in the Select and Youth age groups.  The program is offered between Christmas and New Year’s each year.  Players are selected based on their performance in the previous summer’s HP Tryouts and Programs as indicated by their evaluations by our High Performance Pipeline Coaches.  Invitations for Holiday Camp are typically offered by e-mail in the months of September and October of each year.  Holiday Camp features some of USA Volleyball HP’s top Pipeline Coaches.