2013 USA Boys’ Youth A1 and Youth Continental Team Programs (BYA1 and BYCT)
Welcome and congratulations! The rosters for the top USA Youth programs –
- Boys’ Youth A1 and
- Boys’ Youth Continental
together represent the USA Youth High Performance Championships Program. The athletes chosen to participate in these programs are the highest-ranked Youth -age group volleyball players in the country from High Performance tryouts who did not make the Youth National Team.
At High Performance, we believe that you are not too young to start dreaming and preparing to be world class. You have worked hard to get here, and we hope that we can provide you with the coaching, training and motivation that will help you continue to improve and become the very best volleyball player that you can be!
This year, we have brought both of the top Youth boys’ High Performance programs within the same program schedule, coaching philosophy and competition (US High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, FL),
The Youth A1 and Youth CNT teams will have the same training block prior to the High Performance Championships and will compete at the HPC’s in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from July 18th-28th (includes travel days). We consider this an important leap forward and an excellent opportunity for unified training, development and for evaluation of Youth athletes as they look towards the second year of the age cycle.
This webpage includes current information for the 2013 USA Boys’ Youth A1 and Youth Continental Programs. Please bookmark this page - as updates and further information become available for this Program, they will be placed on this webpage. For all email correspondence related to this program, please include your name and either BYA1 or BYCT in the subject line of the email. Please know that we will try to answer all questions ASAP, but with the volume of questions we receive after posting tryout results, you may not receive a response until later in April.
Purpose of the Boys’ USA Youth High Performance Championships Program:
Head coach Kevin Moore states that “athletes selected to participate in the HPCs over the past few years have played a significant role in the recent success of our Youth, Junior, and Men’s National programs.”
The Youth HPC Program is specifically designed as an introduction to the USA National Team system. It is intended to mirror the training and competition that USA athletes will experience as they move up to the USA Youth National Team, USA Junior National Team and USA Men’s National Team.
It is important to say now that the path to the Men’s USA National Team is not a journey that is typically completed in a few years. The players who end up wearing USA when it counts the most, on the Medal Podium at the Olympic Games, are those who have taken a many-year or life-long perspective to the challenge of becoming great at their sport.
By next year, as members of the Men’s Junior Age Group, the top players from this year’s Youth Age Group will be expected to have realized much of their potential. We will be looking for them to be able to bring together their athleticism and game skills into a cohesive package. For areas where they still have untapped potential, that potential will need to be clearly evident … and they will need to be substantially on their way to achieve it.
Youth HPC Program is partly designed to allow our coaching staff to give you a final assessment and evaluation of where you need to get to in order to advance to the next level. By having four teams worth of the top players in the country competing with and against one another, strengths and weaknesses of each player will be evident – as will be their priority areas for improvement.
Top Youth Program:
This year, the top two Boys’ Youth Programs – Youth A1 and Youth Continental - are going to be run as a unified program under Head Coach of the Youth group, Kevin Moore of Juniata College. Coach Moore will be heading up an incredibly talented staff of excellent coaches and teachers; and we expect this to be one of the best Youth programs ever run at HP Championships.
“The staff for this year’s HPCs in Ft. Lauderdale possess a wealth of experience and success coaching within the USA HP Pipeline. Working together, we look forward to helping this year’s athletes reach their goal of representing USA volleyball on an international stage,” says coach Moore.
The entire Youth staff has been selected for their ability to teach the game and also to teach players how to compete.
The coaching staff for the Boys’ Youth A1/ Youth CNT National Program includes:
- Head Coach, Kevin Moore, Juniata College
- Asst. Coach, Dan Friend, Lewis University
- Asst. Coach, Kris Berzins, Loyola University of Chicago
- Asst. Coach, Chris Harger, Spectrum Volleyball Club
- Asst. Coach, Matt Martin, St. Louis High Performance
- Asst. Coach, Sam Shweisky, Princeton University
- Asst. Coach, Cam Green, University of Southern California
- Asst. Coach, Kevin Burch, University of California Irvine
- Asst. Coach, Robert Rios, Vegas VBC
- Asst. Coach, Ryan Perrotte, IPFW
- Asst. Coach, TBD
- Asst. Coach, TBD
The Youth High Performance Championships Program will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL this year, and players will fly there on July 18th, train for five days, get broken up into four A1 teams of 11 players and then compete in US High Performance Championships. There are 44 total openings for the YA1 however 4 of those openings are being held for those BYNT athletes that do not make the travel roster. YCNT will split into 2 teams of 11 players and also compete in the US High Performance Championships. Flights home should be scheduled for July 28th (after you received a confirmation to your registration, you can set up your flights for this program, in accordance with the criteria set forth below).
- Online Registration: Click the respective program name to register BYA1/ BYCNT
- You will receive a confirmation email via our online registration system 5 minutes after registering for the program online. Upon receiving this email, you are free to book your travel plans. Please submit your travel itinerary based upon whether you are flying or driving (if you are flying one way and driving the other please fill out the ‘flying’ travel itinerary) using the following links:
Flying: 2013 Boys HPC Travel Itinerary (Flying) (If you need a ride to and from the airport)
Driving: 2013 Boys HPC Travel Itinerary (Driving) (Applies if a parent will be traveling with their child and will be driving them to and from the airport)
- Cost: $1250 (*You can pay with a credit card-cost is $1275 total and includes the credit card charge fee; you can still pay with a check for $1250 by using the promotion code 2013HPC-FDHX to complete your online registration*)- includes airport pickup/drop-off, local transportation, room, food during training period, training, facility, competition costs and training gear (we will detail for you in a later update what that gear will include). Athletes will also be responsible for cost of lunch and dinners during the competition (approximately 6 lunches and 5 dinners) – estimated $150 - $175.
- Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2013
- PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR APRIL 4th DEADLINE IS A PRETTY DEFINITE DEADLINE FOR MAKING YOUR DECISION, UNLESS YOU CONTACT COLLIN POWERS AND RECEIVE AN EXTENSION FOR MAKING THAT DECISION. WE WILL BEGIN SLOTTING IN ALTERNATE PLAYERS AFTER APRIL 4th IN ORDER TO GIVE THOSE FAMILIES SUFFICIENT TIME TO PLAN FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM.
- Payment Deadline: April 1st, 2013
- This year you can pay online using a credit card to complete your registration. If you choose this option the total cost is $1275. You can still pay with a check for $1250. To complete registration using the pay with check option you will need to put in the promotion code HPCCPVUV. Once you receive the confirmation email, please mail a $1,250 check payable to USAV to the address below. Please put the athlete’s name and BYA1, BYCT Camp in the bottom, left-hand corner of the check.
- USA Volleyball Attn: High Performance BS (A1, or CT) Camp 4065 Sinton Rd. Ste 200 Colorado Springs, CO 80907
- Please contact Brandon Dyett in the HP Dept. if you need to set up a payment plan. With a payment plan, you can send checks in using three monthly installments.
- After April 1st, we will begin slotting alternates into the program.
- Once you receive confirmation of your registration, you can book your son’s flight to and from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Or you may drive him there.
- For flights, please schedule his flight into Ft. Lauderdale on July 18th in the preferred window of 11:00a – 2:30p arrival time.
- If you schedule him arriving earlier than 11:00a in Ft. Lauderdale, staff may or may not be there to greet him upon his arrival.
- If you book his arrival for later than 2:30p, we will do our best to make it work, but he might miss a team meeting or have to rush eating dinner.
- For departure from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) on July 28th, please schedule his departure in the 9:00a – 1:00p range.
- Please contact Brandon Dyett about any variances in arrival or departure.
- We still ask that you not book your flights until after you have received confirmation. Thanks.
- Rosters will be posted on the USAV HP website 2-3 weeks after registration closes.
- We will send out additional information on the training site, what to bring, how we will meet you at the airport, etc. closer to the actual start of the program.
- These emails will go out in the coming weeks.
- Parents are welcomed and encouraged to come and watch the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.
- Parents are on their own, though they will have complete information on where the players are playing, etc. for booking their travel arrangements.
- For athletes, we do local airport pickup to the designated airports.
- The $1250 covers all training costs, lodging, food during the training period, beds, etc.
- Athletes will also be responsible for cost of lunch and dinners during the US High Performance competition – estimated $125 - $175.
- The gear that athletes will receive will be detailed later.
For questions, please contact: