USA Athlete Information
This is general information regarding the HP Championships. Please know that specific information will be sent to all HP Championships athletes 1-2 weeks before the start of the program. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
MAP OF Ft. LAUDERDALE
HP CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION VENUE:
Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
HP CHAMPIONSHIPS AIRPORT: FLL
Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME:
Between 10:00am and 2:00pm on July 18
Please contact the High Performance staff for your age group should you require a variance to that arrival window (particularly for flights from the West Coast).
FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME:
Preferred departure window between 9:00a and 2:00p
All competition will be complete in the late evening on July 27th, though athletes will not be able to fly out until July 28th.
FLIGHT DISCOUNT WITH UNITED:
USA Volleyball is proud to partner with United Airlines to provide discounts on airfare for all USA Volleyball High Performance and National Team athletes. United Airlines offers 5% off the lowest published fare by using the promotional code "ZNZE332049" (without the quotes) when booking on the United Airlines website.
PLEASE submit your travel itinerary ONLINE as soon as you book travel for HPC’s. DO NOT send itineraries by e-mail, as we cannot accept them - they must be completed by you online, regardless of whether you are driving or flying. Please read this information below so that you know which link to use:
* Athletes flying to and from HPC’s
* Athletes driving in one direction and flying the other direction
* Athletes flying in with a parent or guardian, but athlete needing ground transportation
USE THIS LINK (FLYING):
FLYING TO FT. LAUDERDALE
* Athletes driving (or being driven) to and from HPC’s
* Athletes flying with a parent or guardian to and from HPC’s, but athlete NOT needing ground transportation
* Athletes flying into a different airport than Ft. Lauderdale (family responsible for arranging ground transportation)
USE THIS LINK (DRIVING):
DRIVING TO FT. LAUDERDALE
If you are driving your son or daughter to Ft. Lauderdale, PLEASE take the time to log that information in here. We must account for every athlete arriving into Ft. Lauderdale. If we do not know their mode of travel or itinerary, we must devote significant staff time to tracking down the whereabouts of these players during the travel/check-in day. Also, that lack of information makes it much more difficult for us to identify athletes who may be encountering ACTUAL emergencies during their travel.
Once you have submitted your travel itinerary online, you can be rest assured that USA Volleyball will either know that you are driving or arrange for your ground transportation to and from the airport. Please fly wearing USA Volleyball gear – your HP Tryout t-shirt will work great. USA Volleyball coaches and staff will be at the airport in USA Volleyball polos. USAV will have the name of each athlete and their flight information, so athletes should expect to be greeted by name once walking out of the security area of the airport (or if there are a number of athletes on a flight, they will know that you are one of a few names). The exact location of the meeting place will be given to you in an e-mail 1-2 weeks before the program begins as well as the name and cell phone number of the USA Volleyball staffer who will be waiting at the airport.
Athletes are NOT allowed to leave the airline terminal building until they have met up with a USA Volleyball staff member or coach – if you don’t see someone right away, don’t go looking for anyone, they will find you. The Ft. Lauderdale Airport is not large and there are more than 200 athletes and coaches coming in that day – if you do not see someone right away, they are definitely nearby.
The USAV staffer will direct you to the shuttle that will take you to the Embassy Suites, where you will be training and staying.
If an athlete has registered with the airlines as an Unaccompanied Minor and paid the additional fee, the family must send proof of UM Registration to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 1. Those athletes will be met at their respective GATE by a USAV HP coach upon arrival in Ft. Lauderdale and will be walked to the gate on the departure day as well. The High Performance Department will send out the name of the coach who will be meting each athlete, as well as all additional information as required by the airlines, about one week prior to departure.
If you experience a SIGNIFICANT travel delay (like a canceled, missed, or changed flight (all other delays will be known to us because staff will be posted at the airport), you will call the staff cell number that we provide and report the issue to us to allow us to adjust our pick-up schedule. We will remind your daughter to contact you when she arrives, so please avoid calling the staff while we are coordinating airport arrivals unless there is a flight change, significant delay, or emergency. This will help keep our phone lines open significantly.
Map of Ft. Lauderdale International Airport Terminals
If you will be arriving to Ft. Lauderdale by car, please arrive at the Embassy Suites, Ft. Lauderdale no later than 1:00pm on the 18th.
USA Volleyball Medical Release
USA Volleyball Athlete Behavior and Ethics Agreement
Be sure to print and complete these two forms, athlete and parent signing in all necessary areas. Athletes will not be allowed to participate until these forms are received at HPC’s (do not send ahead of time). Click the link to open the file and print.
For all athletes participating in the training or competition of US High Performance Championships, the medical release form must be signed by the athlete’s parent and notarized for that signature by a Notary Public. Medical Release forms that are not notarized will not be accepted at time of check-in.
Check-in will be at the Embassy Suites, Ft. Lauderdale (1100 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) from noon to 4pm (this will go later for those athletes who have later flight arrival times). The check-in process will take some time with over 250 athletes and staff arriving. There is no lunch scheduled for July 18 – plan to eat lunch prior to check-in. Training will begin the evening of the 18th.
The rosters for all programs will be located USA Volleyball website under HP Programs once finalized.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS PROGRAM COACHES
The list of coaches for each program can be found on the HP Program page. Staff lists are updated regularly and the staff for a particular program will not be confirmed until a program begins.
USA Teams will train at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center July 18 – July 22. The exact schedule will be posted here as soon as it is finalized (approx. middle of June). Teams will train for one session on 18th and train at least 2 times on July 19th – 22nd for 2 – 2 ½ hours each session. Training will be within the athlete’s assigned program, together as a group for most sessions. Tiered teams will be selected after the first training session on July 20th (after 4 training sessions), however teams may not be announced to athletes until later that week. Athletes will not be moved between programs, only placed on teams within their program.
Please use the link below to view the most up-to-date practice schedule.
This event hosts an exciting opening ceremony like most other International Competitions. Teams will line up and march into the playing venue promoting their region or country - USA teams have the very distinct honor of representing the United States in this ceremony. Athletes will wear APPROPRIATE LENGTH khaki shorts and a USAV HP-issued training shirt to this ceremony, along with any shoes desired. Please know that if shorts are deemed too short or inappropriate, athletes will be asked to change; if no suitable outfit is available, athlete will be held from participation. This is a professional sporting event and walking-style shorts would be appropriate. Admission is free to athletes/coaches of USA Teams and athletes/team delegations of teams who are staying in Host Hotels. A list of Host Hotels can be found in the High Performance Championships Manual.
2013 High Performance Championships Manual
Below is this year's schedule:
**IMPORTANT: NO DINNER THIS YEAR!
- 7:30pm on Tuesday July 23rd at the Grand Floridian Ballroom in the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center
- OC will include opening entertainment; introduction of teams with spotlights, video, and team music; welcome by local hosts; guest speaker; local entertainment act; and "HP's Got Talent"
- Doors open for spectators at 6:45pm
- Teams begin lining up at 7pm for processional
- Admission for OC is free to athletes/coaches of USA Teams and athletes/team delegations of teams who are staying in Host Hotels.
- Admission for each player/staff member is $5 per person for delegations not staying in host hotels
- Admission for family members and other spectators is $6 per person paid in advance online and $10 per person at the door (cash only).
- Link for online OC ticket purchases will be available below beginning July 6th.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAMS
Check out the Team Log for the list of all teams and in what division each team is scheduled to compete. Please know that the list is subject to change, and teams may move from division to division depending on the needs of the tournament.
With few exceptions, each team will play a total of eight 3 out of 5 set matches over the course of the event, two matches per day. The competition lasts 4 ½ days, with all finals scheduled to take place on July 27th.
The best information available regarding tournament schedule at this time is in the HPC Tournament Manual. You will not yet be able to determine when you play from this manual. All athletes will be placed on teams as a result of the first few training sessions, so no athlete will be able to determine their exact playing time. Visiting parents will be able to get information about when their athlete plays by the time the tournament begins on July 23rd.
As in the past we are planning on live streaming the Opening Ceremonies, as well as matches played throughout the tournament. Stay tuned for more info on this as we get closer to the tournament. The link will be located on the High Performance Championships webpage once the tournament begins.
All USA teams will be housed at the Embassy Suites –Ft. Lauderdale for the duration of training and throughout competition. Athletes will be housed 3 to a room. The hotel is less than ½ a mile from the Convention Center; it is approximately a 5 minute walk.
During the training camp breakfast will be provided at the Embassy Suites each morning. Lunch and dinner will be eaten as a team at one of the many eateries within the downtown Ft. Lauderdale area (very close walk). There will be Coaches and/or USAV Staff with each team during meals. Teams will be assigned time slots to coordinate with their training sessions and teams must stick to their time slot. Once the competition begins athletes should plan on bringing money for those lunch and dinner from July 23 - July 27, estimates $125 - $175. Breakfast will still be included at the Embassy Suites.
Teams will work together to do laundry each day, as athletes will need clean training shirts each day during training and clean jerseys during the tournament. Athletes should plan to bring several baggies or plastic containers of laundry detergent plus fabric softener, and should bring quarters for the laundry facilities. There is a small laundry facility at the Embassy Suites. There is a large laundromat within easy walking distance of the hotel.
Athletes should check the weather in Ft. Lauderdale before packing for the trip for proper planning purposed. Typical high in Ft. Lauderdale in July is about 90 degrees, while the typical low is about 77, though temperatures may get as high as more than 100 degrees and as low as 65 degrees. There is a pretty good chance of some rain or thunderstorms at some point, so an umbrella or light rain jacket may be prudent. All training facilities are air conditioned. There is also medium to high humidity in July.
USA Athletes will receive the following gear for training and competition:
* 3 Training T-shirts
* 2 Pair Mizuno Spandex
* 2 Mizuno Game Jerseys
* 1 Pair Mizuno Court Shoes
* 1 Mizuno Long Sleeve Drylite Shirt
* 1 Mizuno Long Sleeve Shirt
* 1 Pair Mizuno Knee Pads
* 3 Training T-shirts
* 2 Pair Mizuno Shorts
* 2 Mizuno Game Jerseys
* 1 Pair Mizuno Court Shoes
* 1 Mizuno Drylite Shirt
* 1 Mizuno Long Sleeve Shirt
* 1 Pair Mizuno Knee Pads
WHAT TO BRING:
- At least 5 days worth of volleyball attire:
* Black or navy spandex (you get two, but you probably want to bring more)
* Socks, underwear, sports bras, kneepads, ankle braces
* Court shoes (in case of break-in or sizing issues with the shoes issued to you)
* Shoes/sandals for travel to and from the training or competition site
* Plain white socks for competition
* Body wash, soap
* Shampoo, conditioner, hair products
* Brush, comb, hair dryer, flat iron, etc.
* Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
* Deodorant, Febreeze or other spray for shoes
* Feminine products, hair ties
* Razor, body lotion, lip balm, sunscreen
- T-shirts and shorts for comfort after sessions and to lounge around
- Casual clothes – jeans, shorts, sweats, etc.; comfortable, not fancy.
- APPROPRIATE LENGTH khaki shorts (see Opening Ceremonies for more details)
- Bathing suit
- Flip flops or slides for the shower in dorm
- Light rain jacket or umbrella (see Weather Section for more details)
- Alarm clock
- Notebook and writing utensil
- Contact information for parents / family in case needed during camp
- Pain reliever, any other necessary medications (see Athletic Trainer Section for more details)
- Laundry detergent, softener, quarters (see Laundry Section for more details)
- Money for food, snacks, tournament apparel, etc. (see Meals Section for more details)
- Gym bag or backpack (See Carry-On Section for more details)
- Reusable water bottle with name clearly marked
- Snacks, if desired
- Cell phone and charger, if desired
* Please note that athletes are required to keep cell phones in their dorm rooms at all times. In case of emergency, parents should plan to call the coach on duty, NOT their athlete. Coaches' cell phone numbers will be sent to families 1-2 weeks prior to camp starting.
Pack a carry-on bag (backpack/gym bag) with a change of clothes for training (including shirt, shorts, shoes, socks, kneepads, ankle braces) for at least one session. Airlines can lose your luggage and often it takes a day or more to be returned. You will be training the night you arrive and morning after, by which time you probably would not have lost luggage returned by the airlines.
Athletes must bring their own pain relievers and other necessary medications. In case of illness or injury, the trainer will not be able to provide any type of medications. Athletic training service is available to all athletes at HPC’s. The athletic trainer’s purpose is to support, evaluate, and assist in athlete injuries and medical issues. If athletes will require daily maintenance such as ankle and wrist taping, it is the responsibility of athlete to bring training supplies such as tape. The primary purpose for the USAV Medical Release is injury care. Any injuries that occur will be referred to the on-site athletic trainer. If needed, they will recommend further medical attention. If a parent is not present we will follow the athletic trainer’s advice in regards to treatment of the injury. If a parent is present, they can help determine the injury treatment. Please apprise us regarding any possible medical issues of which we should be aware. Also, if you are dealing with any nagging injury, please bring written advice from your doctor or trainer to help our trainers work with you.
Please see the link below for the athlete concussion injury protocol that will be followed during the championships.
CONCUSSION INJURY PROTOCOL
Parents are welcome to come to Ft. Lauderdale and should plan on doing that for the tournament that starts on July 23. The teams will remain together at all times through training and competition. We recommend that parents who are interested in watching their daughter attend the tournament and not the training sessions as athletes will be focused on their training and getting to know their coaches and teammates in the days prior to the start of the tournament. Athletes will not have time to visit with family during training. However, if family will be in Ft. Lauderdale during the training period, all training sessions are open and families may observe without distracting the athletes or the coaches. Since the time together for these athletes is limited, the ability for athletes to visit or leave with family will be kept to an absolute minimum. This is a USA Volleyball event and the athletes are responsible to their team first.
All oversight of athletes during their stay with this program is taken care of by USA Volleyball coaches. Parents are not involved with chaperoning, etc.
LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND AREA MAP
Parking is based on hourly rates with the maximum being $15 per day at the Convention Center, with no in and out privileges.
Tickets may be purchased by parents on-site using cash only.
* One day - $10
* Tournament Pass - $40
* Kids 12 and under are FREE