2015 Women's Junior
National Age Group Programs Born in 1996 and 1997
2015 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team
- Number of Athletes: 12 on team (plus 4 alternates train with team domestically)
- Tryout Date: February 20-22, 2015
- Tryout Location: United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
- Training Dates: June 16 – June 27, 2015
- Training Location: University of New Orleans
- 2015 Competition: 2015 FIVB U-20 World Championship
- Competition Location: Limassol and Kato Polemidia, Republic of Cyprus
- Competition Dates: July 3 – July 12, 2015, return to USA July 13
- Cost: No charge, USAV covers all costs
The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team is the highest level of programming for the Junior age group and will represent the United States at the FIVB U20 World Championship in July of 2015. The team plus four alternates will meet in New Orleans on June 16 for training through June 27. The team may compete in some exhibition matches with the U.S. Collegiate National Team during this time, as well. On June 28, the team will depart for Cyprus to train and acclimate until the tournament begins on July 3. The 2015 FIVB U-20 World Championship will conclude on July 12 and the delegation will return to the United States on July 13, 2015. Athletes on the U.S. Youth and Junior National Teams have the longest and most significant time commitment of all programs, however USA Volleyball covers all associated costs for this program.
USA Women's Junior A1 National Training Team Program
- Number of Athletes: 33
- Program Event: USA High Performance Championships
- Venue: Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
- Location: Des Moines, IA
- Dates: 10 Day Program… July 15 – 25, 2015
- Cost: $1400, plus travel
The Junior A1 Program is the National Training Team Program for USA Volleyball in the Junior age group. The athletes who participate in this program are in strong contention to fight for a position on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team in the subsequent year. 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.
USA Women’s Junior National A2 Invitational Team Program
Number of Athletes: 64
Offered every other year in the cycle (even years). Not available in 2015.