HP Championships Draws 91 Teams

By Bill Kauffman | July 21, 2014, 11:50 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 21, 2014) – The 15th Annual USA Volleyball High Performance Championships (HPC), one of USA Volleyball’s annual signature events, will have 91 teams with top players from across the country and abroad competing in seven divisions at the Tulsa Convention Center/Cox Business Center July 22-26 in Tulsa, Okla.

The event features the majority of the best teams from USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline teams, USA Volleyball Region High Performance teams and international squads. The USAV HP pipeline will have 27 teams participating in the HPC. Out of USA Volleyball’s 40 Regional Volleyball Associations, 21 will field at least one team in this year’s HPC representing 56 teams. Rounding out the entries are eight international teams including five from Puerto Rico and one each from New Zealand, Canada and Dominican Republic.

Pool play opens the tournament on July 22. The playoff brackets conclude the tournament on July 26 for all seven divisions.

The HPC features an international format with some variations of FIVB rules including the experimental U-6 (no limit on entry per player; six subs per team). Further, a team can designate up to two liberos for a given match with only one allowed in the match at the same time. Matches are best-of-five sets format with most teams playing eight matches during the event.

The HPC will have three courts (Courts 13, 14 and 15) live streamed throughout the tournament, along with the championship matches on court 15.

USA Volleyball High Performance Championships Divisions and Teams

Women’s International Junior (born 1995 and after):
Team Florida WIJ; New England WIJ; Garden Empire Junior; Iowa WIJ; Iroquois Empire Junior; Puerto Rico Junior; BCO 18U Black (Canada); USA Junior A1 Red; USA Junior A1 White; USA Junior A1 Blue; USA Youth A1 Red; USA Youth A1 White

Girls’ International Youth (born in 1998 and after)
Arizona Girls’ Youth; Southern California HP Youth; Team Florida GIY; Ohio Valley Girls’ Youth; Puget Sound HP Youth; Badger Girls’ International Youth; Northern California Youth; Iowa GIY; Iroquois Empire Youth; Garden Empire Youth; Dominican Republic Youth; USA Select A1 Red; USA Select A1 White USA Youth A1 Blue

Girls’ National Youth (born in 1998 and after)
Team Florida GNY; Keystone HP Regional Girls; Chesapeake Youth; Aloha Region HP – GNY; Lakeshore Region Youth; Sun Country Youth; Carolina Youth; Lone Star Youth Gold; Iowa GNY; Iroquois Empire National Youth; Oklahoma Youth Red; Oklahoma Youth White; Moku O Keawe; USA Youth Continental Red; USA Youth Continental White; USA Select A1 Stars; USA Select A1 Stripes; USA Select A1 Blue

Girls’ National Select (born in 2000 and after)
Arizona Girls; Select; Southern California HP Select; Team Florida GNS; Ohio Valley Girls’ Select; Chesapeake Select; Puget Sound HP Select; Badger Girls’ National Select; Aloha Region HP – GNS; Lakeshore Region Select Team; Garden Empire Select; Sun Country Select; Carolina Select; Northern California Select; Lone Star Select Gold; Iowa Select White; Iowa Select Black; Oklahoma Select Red; Oklahoma Select White; North Texas Select; Puerto Rico Select; USA Select Continental Red; USA Select Continental White

Boys’ International Division (born in 1996 and after)
Arizona Boys’ Youth; Team Florida BIY; Keystone HP Regional Boys’ New Zealand Youth Men; Puerto Rico Boys’ Youth; USA Youth A1 Red; USA Youth A1 White; USA Youth A1 Blue; USA Youth A1 Stars; USA Select A1 Red

Boys’ National Division (born in 1997 and after)
Team Florida BNY; Ohio Valley Youth Red; Badger Boys’ National; Northern California Youth Red; Puerto Rico Boys’ Youth Blue; USA Select A1 White; USA Select A1 Blue; USA Youth Continental Red; USA Youth Continental White

Boys’ Regional Division (born in 1997 and after) – will play in National Division until Playoff Round
Ohio Valley Youth White; Northern California Youth White; USA Select Continental Red; USA Select Continental White; Puerto Rico Boys’ Youth Red; USA Select A1 Stars