Region High Performance Programs are the regional branches of USA Volleyball’s National HP Program. Region HP Programs are operated by the USAV Region that sponsors the program in order to provide junior athletes with high-level training and skill development with some of the top coaches in that region. Many regions also send teams to USA Volleyball’s High Performance Championships, providing more athletes across the country the opportunity to compete in the highest level junior tournament available in the United States and the only international tournament sponsored by USA Volleyball.
Region HP Programs can vary in scope from a 3-day training program to comprehensive programs that include coaching education, sustained athlete training, and team selection and competition at the High Performance Championships. Some regions even select and train teams to travel overseas for international tournament play. While flexibility is permitted in determining the scope of Region HP programs, each program must remain consistent with USAV National criteria and standards.
Please see the list here to determine what kind of Region HP program your region offers. Please contact the region using the information provided for more information about your Region’s HP Program.
* Regions with Region HP Teams - Athletes from these regions are NOT eligible for USA Volleyball Continental Teams and should therefore try out for USA Volleyball High Performance AND their Region HP program to increase their opportunity to attend the High Performance Championships.
* Regions without Region HP TEAMS - Athletes from these regions should try out for USA Volleyball High Performance for all available programs. USA Volleyball offers at least one Continental team in the Select, Youth, and Junior age groups (and is some cases 2 or 3) to provide these athletes with an opportunity to attend the HP Championships.
What is the difference between a Region High Performance Program and the US National High Performance Programs? If I am invited to both, which should I attend?
USA Volleyball has forty regions across the US. Of these forty regions, eighteen ran Region HP programs in 2011. These programs are a part of the National HP Programs, but the tryouts and summer programs are run separately. Region HP programs usually hold Region tryouts, select a team, train, and then compete at the USAV High Performance Championships. Athletes interested in participating in a National HP Program will need to attend a National tryout, be selected to participate in a program and the program dates are inclusive (there are no training sessions that take place outside of the 5 or 10 day program).
We want athletes to be able to compete against top athletes in the country. Depending on what program you are invited to at the National level will depend if you should play for the Region or USA. Below will help you and your parent make the decision; however, these are just USAV’s recommendations:
-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A1 program, we recommend that you attend the A1. A1 National Programs put you amongst the very top volleyball players in the country in your age group and at the top of the USAV HP Athletes Pipeline.
-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A2 Invitational, we recommend that you attend the Regional HP program but strive to participate in both, schedule and finances permitting, as you are also welcome and encouraged to attend the USAV National HP Camp at the level for which you qualified. Please see our USAV HP Camps link for more information about National HP Programs.
-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A3, Training, or Skills Program, we recommend that you attend the Regional HP program. You are also welcome and encouraged to attend the USAV HP Program at the level for which you qualified. Please see our USAV HP Programs link for more information about National HP Programs.
**If you are listed as an alternate for a program that will conflict with your Regional program invitation, please notify your Region immediately that you have been selected as an alternate for a National program (particularly at the A1 level). As team selections are typically made in the same time frame, deadlines to accept Regional and National invitations sometimes conflict. Please note that it often takes 3-4 weeks for a program to fill and alternates are contacted throughout that time. In most cases, your Region will be willing to work with you on a deadline that will allow alternates time to see if you are invited to a National program from the waitlist.
Please know that Region High Performance programs WILL NOT be posted on this website. If you tried out for a High Performance Program in your Region, you will need to contact that region for your tryout results.