2017 Girls' TryoutsThe 2017 Girls' Tryout schedule is now posted. Tryout registration is now open.
Registration $75 - Closes one week (7 days) prior to tryout date at 10:00am EST
Late Registration $100 - Available starting one week (7 days) prior to tryout date until 3 days prior to tryout start date at 10:00am EST
Last Chance Registration $125 - Available starting 10:00am EST 3 days prior to tryout date until tryout starts (local time)
*Tryout participation is guaranteed if you register at least 7 days in advance, registration is capped and space is limited for athletes who register late.
Check-in will begin at the tryout start time, with Check-In and Physical testing continuing through the 1st hour of the tryout. At the conclusion of Physical Testing, there will be an Athlete Meeting, immediately followed by a Parent Meeting.
2017 Girls' High Performance National Tryout Schedule
|Friday, February 17, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||San Mateo, CA||San Mateo Event Center|
|Sunday, February 26, 2017||10:30am-3:00pm||Portland, OR||Portland Community College-Sylvania|
|Thursday, March 2, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Boston, MA||Boston Convention and Exhibition Center|
|Friday, March 3, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Denver, CO 1||Colorado Convention Center|
|Sunday, March 5, 2017||8:00am - 12:00pm||Honolulu, HI||University of Hawaii - Klum Gym|
|Thursday, March 9, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Denver, CO 2||Colorado Convention Center|
|Friday, March 10, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Atlantic City, NJ||Atlantic City Convention Center|
|Friday, March 10, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Raleigh, NC||Raleigh Convention Center|
|Sunday, March 12, 2017||8:30am -12:30pm||Hilo, HI||Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium|
|Sunday, March 12, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Anaheim, CA||American Sports Centers|
|Thursday, March 16, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Louis, MO||America Center & Edward Jones Dome|
|Friday, March 17, 2017||5:00pm - 9:00pm||Schenectady, NY||Union College, Memorial Field House|
|Friday, March 17, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00 pm||Nashville, TN||Music City Convention Center|
|Friday, March 24, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Indianapolis, IN||Indianapolis Convention Center|
|Sunday, March 26, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Spokane, WA 1||Spokane Convention Center|
|Thursday, March 30, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Indianapolis, IN 2||Indianapolis Convention Center|
|Thursday, March 30, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Atlanta, GA||World Congress Center|
|Thursday, March 30, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Spokane, WA 2||Spokane Convention Center|
|Friday, March 31, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Tempe, AZ||Court One Facility|
|Thursday, April 6, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Orlando, FL||Orange County Convention Center|
|Friday, April 7, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Philadelphia, PA 1||Pennsylvania Convention Center|
|Friday, April 7, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Dallas, TX 1||Dallas Convention Center|
|Friday, April 7, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Kansas City, MO 1||Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall|
|Sunday, April 9, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Las Vegas, NV||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Thursday, April 13, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Chicago, IL||McCormick Place|
|Thursday, April 13, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Philadelphia, PA 2||Pennsylvania Convention Center|
|Thursday, April 13, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Dallas, TX 2||Dallas Convention Center|
|Thursday, April 20, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Kansas City, MO 2||Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall|
|Thursday, April 20, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Minneapolis, MN||Minneapolis Convention Center|
|Friday, April 21, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Reno, NV 1||Reno Convention Center|
|Thursday, April 27, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Reno, NV 2||Reno Convention Center|
|Thursday, April 27, 2017||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Minneapolis, MN||Minneapolis Convention Center|
There will be a Parent Meeting held immediately following the Athlete Meeting that takes place after Check-In and Physical Testing at each tryout location to give parents the opportunity to learn more about USA Volleyball High Performance and review the training and competition opportunities available for this year. Please take some time to review the information in the handout below prior to the meeting:
What to Bring
All tryout attendees must bring the following completed forms to the tryout:
- 2017 Ex3 Tryout Registration Confirmation Receipt *Note that you can register online at any time or from any device up until the tryout start time
- 2016-2017 USA Volleyball High Performance Medical Release Form
- 2016-2017 USA Volleyball Membership Card
USA Volleyball Membership
All athletes trying out for USAV HP must be USA Volleyball members and provide proof of membership (USA Volleyball Membership Card) or are required to pay a $5 One-Time Event Membership fee in addition to their registration fee and turn in a completed 2016-2017 USA Volleyball One-Time Event Membership Form. This fee covers mandatory insurance for the duration of the tryout. Note that players who are already a part of a club USA Volleyball affiliated club are current members of USA Volleyball. If you need a copy of your USA Volleyball Membership Card, please contact your volleyball club or contact the region in which you play.
What Position Should I Play?
Sometimes, volleyball players play more than one position for their school and/or club team. We recommend that you try out for the position in which you are most successful. You must choose one position for a tryout, as our evaluators are looking at skills specific to each position while evaluating. Athletes may not try out in more than one position at a given tryout. If you try out in one position and decide that you would like to also try out in another position, you will need to register, pay the registration fee, and attend another tryout in that position. Please know that in almost ALL cases when players try out in two positions at two tryouts, the evaluation at each tryout places the athlete in the same program. Players who try out for more than one position will receive an invitation for the position for which he or she is ranked the highest. Athletes will be invited to programs by position and may not switch to another position for the program, so please choose carefully!
Can I Attend More Than One Tryout?
You are more than welcome to attend as many tryouts as you like. Athletes who attend more than one tryout in a given year will receive an invitation for a program based on the tryout at which you were evaluated to a higher-level program. Again, please know that in almost ALL cases when players try out at two tryouts, the evaluation at each tryout places the athlete in the same level program.
When Would USAV HP Suggest Attending More Than One Tryout?
1. If you leave the tryout and think, "That was the worst volleyball I've ever played and is not representative of me as a player."
2. If you are sick or injured and feel that you could perform better another time.
3. If you are interested in trying out in another position (remember, USAV will determine which position you may receive an invitation for, based on the higher-level program evaluation).
What Is USA Volleyball High Performance Looking For In Athletes?
Click on HP Athlete Search for more information!
How Should I Prepare For A USAV High Performance Tryout?
There is nothing special you should do - you should just expect to play a lot of volleyball with other great players from across the country! You may want to look over the USAV High Performance Tryout Plan. The drills and games conducted at the tryout are pretty typical and give the evaluators lots of opportunities to see you play. Mostly, come with a great attitude and terrific work ethic and just do YOUR best. Don't compare yourself with others around you - you will be evaluated individually in your age group against all players across the country, not the people next to whom you're playing at the tryout. The best thing to do is listen to the coaches giving instruction, hustle, play hard, and be a great teammate. Represent for USA!
United States Citizens Living Abroad
Please click the link above for instructions for Americans living overseas.
What To Expect
Check-in and physical testing begins at the tryout start time through the first hour of the tryout. You are welcome to check-in anytime within that time, though most athletes are more comfortable at the tryout when arriving early. All types of registration can be completed online, including Last Chance Registration up until the tryout start time. When you arrive, you will get in the check-in line either just outside the gym or right inside the gym. You should make sure you have all of your required forms completely filled out and signed in all appropriate places. Make sure to pick up a parent handout regardless of if your parents are with you or not. There is lots of great information there about USAV HP. Once you have turned in your paperwork, you will receive your numbered tryout shirt. The number is randomly assigned to you - it is just a way for the coaches to identify and easily evaluate you. You will want to put your shirt on right away.
FOR GIRLS ONLY:
After you have your shirt on, the coaches will be conducting physical testing. All players will be tested on the shuttle run, vertical jump, and block jump. You will want to go through each of the evaluation stations right away. If you do not get your physical testing done before the tryout starts (shuttle run and/or jump testing), it is your responsibility to let a coach know as soon as the tryout finishes so that you can get those things completed. When it is time to start, the coaches will pull the athletes together and have a short meeting. Right after the athletes’ meeting, the parents will meet at an on-site location and have an informational meeting of their own with a USAV Staff Member.
Some coaches will be leading the drills, while others will be strictly evaluating. Remember, this is a tryout not a camp, so the coaches will probably not give you any coaching or feedback they are just there to either run the drills or evaluate your play. You will be evaluated on all skills pertinent to your position. This means that the drills and activities that you do at the tryout will depend completely on the position in which you tryout. At the end of the tryout, there may be a small wrap-up meeting. The most important thing is that you have fun and enjoy playing the game of volleyball! The USAV HP Evaluators are experts at their craft - they can judge your ability and potential just by watching you play for a short time, so the more you work hard and really enjoy yourself, the more it will show in your evaluation!