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2014 Girls' Select

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USA Girls’ Select A1 National Training Team Program

  • Number of Athletes: 55 
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  • Program: USA High Performance Championships
  • Location: Tulsa, OK
  • Dates: 10 Day Program -July 17 – 27, 2014
  • Cost: $1255, plus travel to Tulsa, OK (TUL)

Confirmed Coaches
Head Coach: Paula Weishoff, University of California, Irvine and three-time USA Volleyball Olympian, 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist, 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist, and 2012 Olympic Silver Medal winning coach
Assistant Coaches:
Ben Bodipo-Memba, University of California Berkeley
Kayla Cole, Minnesota Select Volleyball Club
Brian Doyon, University of Utah
Margo Linton, Bates College
Abbey Masters, Alliance South Volleyball Club
Nickie Sanlin, McKendree University
Stacy Sykora, USA Volleyball
Matt Ulmer, University of Oregon
Jeff Wanderer, West Hills College
Brian Wright, University of Texas

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: 22-33 
  • Program: USA High Performance Championships
  • Location: Tulsa, OK
  • Dates: 10 Day Program - July 17 – 27, 2014
  • Cost: $1255, plus travel to Tulsa, OK (TUL)

Confirmed Coaches
Head Coach: Casey Steinbrecher, James Madison University
Assistant Coaches:
Nilo Maurcio, San Francisco Juniors Volleyball Club
Lindsey Schlegel, VolleyFX Volleyball Club
Kehau Stancil, Kamana Volleyball

In 2013, 20 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 20 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
  • Venue: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Dates: 7 Day Program - July 11 – 17, 2014
  • Cost: $940, plus travel to Colorado Springs, CO (COS)

Confirmed Coaches
Head Coach: Jeff Wanderer, West Hills College
Assistant Coaches:
Quinton Bradley, Santa Monica Volleyball Club
Robert Cowart, A5 Volleyball
Uros Davidovic, University of South Florida
David Gannon, University of Idaho
Abbi Hayes, Wingate University
Jenny Hazelwood, Mississippi State University
Kristina Hernandez, Stetson University
Wendy Holderfield, North Alabama Spikers Association
Matt Johann, Juniata College
John Kohut, Vicenza, Italy
Margo Linton, Bates College
Naveed Nizam, Michio Chicago VBA
Sam Soliday, KC Lightning Volleyball Club
Brian Swenty, Vilseck High School, Germany
Millicent Van Norden, University of New Orleans

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

128 Total Athletes in three locations:

Confirmed Coaches
Head Coaches:
Kayla Cole, Minnesota Select Volleyball Club
Doug Harbottle, Mid-Coast Volleyball Academy
Steve Wilcosky, Wildfire Volleyball Academy

Associate Head Coaches:
Paul Goodwin, vc Nebraska
Nicki Holmes, North Carolina Central University
Jesse Tupac, Iowa State University
Denise Silvester, USA Volleyball
Matt Soderstrom, Syracuse University

Assistant Coaches:
Abigail Amwake, Princeton University
Andrea Buckner, SCVA High Performance
Bob Crank, Quincy University
Tom Emmons, White Tiger Volleyball Club
Daniel Freeman, Aftershock Volleyball Club
Donald Gleeson, University of Buffalo
Lynn Hall, Encore Volleyball Club
Matt Hoffman, Wichita State University
Susan Kim, La Salle University
Daryl Lambert, Team Colorado Volleyball
Bob Landis, Powerhouse Athletics
Lisa Lindberg, Hamilton College
Jorge Penate, Xceleration Volleyball Club
Amy Perry, Liberty Christian Academy
David Shumaker, Bryan College
Brian Way, CT Volleyball Academy
Carlee Wolfe, East Valley Juniors

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

96 Total Athletes in three locations:

  • Venue: Davenport University
  • Location: Grand Rapids, MI 
  • Dates: 4 Day Program - June 28 - July 1, 2014
  • Cost: $525, plus travel to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)

  • Venue: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Dates: 4 Day Program – July 29 - August 1, 2014
  • Cost: $525, plus travel to Las Vegas, NV (LAS)

Confirmed Coaches
Head Coaches: 
Kayla Cole, Minnesota Select Volleyball Club
Doug Harbottle, Mid-Coast Volleyball Academy
Blaine Tendler, Piedmont Mizunoe Volleyball Club

Associate Head Coaches:
Andrea Buckner, SCVA High Performance
Chris Byham, Paso Robles High School
Uros Davidovic, University of South Florida

Anthony Elizondo, Santa Monica Volleyball Club
Lindsey Schlegel, VolleyFX Volleyball Club
Millicent Van Norden, University of New Orleans

Assistant Coaches:
Dawn Barnes, Chicago State University
Jim Dietz, Lincoln Land Community College
Ryan Dimal, Arizona Sky
Emily Gordon, White Tiger Volleyball Club
Heather Harbottle, Mid-Coast Volleyball Club
Nicole Klingsporn, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Tolis Koskinaris
Brittney Kraeer, Revolution Volleyball Club
Chris Leonard, Pilipa'a Volleyball
Andrew McAllister, Eastside Volleyball Academy
Theoddeus Millan, Lewis-Clark State College
Dipen Patel, Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy
Elizabeth Quanaim, Austin Junior Volleyball
Harvey Sanders, GCCC Cameron Sitler, UTPA
Robin Sparks, Northwest Juniors Volleyball
Kurt Trout, Iowa Region High Performance

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:

USA Girls’ Select Holiday Camp

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.