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USA Boys’ Youth Holiday Camp

  • Number of Athletes: 40 
  • Venue: Epic Volleyball Club
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Dates: 5 Day Program – December 26 – 30, 2014
  • Cost: $600, plus travel to San Diego, CA (SAN)
  • Camp Roster

The USA Boys’ Holiday Camp is an invitation-only program designed for the top 40 athletes in the country in the Select and Youth age groups.  The program is offered between Christmas and New Year’s each year.  Players are selected based on their performance in the previous summer’s HP Tryouts and Programs as indicated by their evaluations by our High Performance Pipeline Coaches.  Invitations for Holiday Camp are typically offered by e-mail in the months of September and October of each year.  Holiday Camp features some of USA Volleyball HP’s top Pipeline Coaches.

2014 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team 

  • Number of Athletes: 12
  • Training Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Training Dates: July 7 - July 13
  • 2014 Competition: 2014 U-19 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • Competition Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Competition Dates: July 14 - July 20
  • Cost: No charge, USAV covers all costs
  • BYNTT Roster

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ken Shibuya - Stanford University
Asst. Coach: Brad Keller - UCLA
Asst. Coach: Kris Berzins - Loyola University, Chicago

The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team is the highest level of programming for the Youth age group and will represent the United States at the NORCECA Continental Championship in the summer of 2014.  The 2nd tryout, training, and travel arrangements will be decided and posted here once the date of the competition has been released by NORCECA – hopefully by February of 2014.  Typically, 19 – 30 athletes will be selected for a “2nd tryout” following the release of spring tryout results.  From that group, 12 athletes will be selected to train and travel together to compete in the international competition.  These athletes have the longest and most significant time commitment of all programs, however USA Volleyball covers all associated costs for this program.  Additional details will be added as more information becomes available.

USA Boys’ Youth A1 National Training Team Program

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Colin McMillan - Penn State University
Asst. Coach: Kevin Moore 
Asst. Coach: Sam Shweisky - Princeton University
Asst. Coach: Jonathan Winder - Pepperdine University
Asst. Coach: Robert Rios - Vegas Volleyball Club
Asst. Coach: Mark Hulse - Loyola University, Chicago
Asst. Coach: Matt McCarthy - Lewis University
Asst. Coach: Kris Berzins - Loyola University, Chicago

The Youth A1 Program is the National Training Team Program for USA Volleyball in the Youth age group.  The athletes who participate in this program are in strong contention to fight for a position on the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team in the subsequent year. Participating athletes train as a group for 5 days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 11 for the USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance Pipeline Coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.

The USA HP Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a myriad of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In the last two years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico. USA A1 Teams typically “play up” an age group for this tournament; for instance the Select play in the International Youth Division. The USA HP Championships is frequented by many college coaches across the country, both on staff in the A1 Program, Continental Team Programs, and Region HP Programs, and by unaffiliated coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament.

USAV Boys’ Youth Continental Team Program

Coaching Staff

Associate Head Coach: Mike Rumbaugh - St. Francis University
Asst. Coach: Ryan Perrotte - IFPW
Asst. Coach: Kyle Exline - North Central University

Athletes who come from regions that do not send a team in their age group or older to the USA HPC’s are eligible for the USAV Continental Team Program. Participating athletes  train as a group for 5 days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 11 for the USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance Pipeline Coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.

The USA HP Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a myriad of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In the last two years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico. The USA HP Championships is frequented by many college coaches across the country, both on staff in the A1 Program, Continental Team Programs, and Region HP Programs, and by unaffiliated coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament.

Continental Teams typically compete in their own age group division (Youth Teams compete in the Youth Division). USAV HP is aware of which Regions sponsor programs and know which athletes are eligible for programs when making program decisions.

USA Boys’ Youth National A2 Invitational Team Program

  • Number of Athletes: 27
  • Venue: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Dates: 7 Day Program - July 11-17, 2014
  • Cost: $935, plus travel to Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • Camp Roster

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ryan Perrotte - IPFW
Asst. Coach: Joel Walton - Ball State University
Asst. Coach: Chris Kosty - Splash Volleyball Club

The USA National A2 Invitational Team Program is designed to give more of the country’s top athletes the opportunity to work with top HP coaches at a competitive event. Players who participate in the program train for 4 days as a group, training in all skills and focusing on position-specific areas each day. On the fifth day, players are split into 3 tiered 9-player teams, in which they train for a full day under international rules and learn opponent scouting. The final two days of the program feature an international-style tournament culminating in a tournament championship on the final day. 

USA Boys’ Youth National A3 Training Program

  • Venue: SPIRE Sports Institute
  • Location: Geneva, Ohio
  • Dates: 5 Day Program - July 8-12, 2014
  • Cost: $650, plus travel to Cleveland, Ohio (CLE)
  • Camp Roster
Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Rumbaugh - St. Francis University
Asst. Coach: Casey Marcelo - The Academy for Volleyball, Cleveland
Asst. Coach: Dan Liberto - Keuka College
Asst. Coach: Greg Walker - Pfeiffer College

  • Venue: Adversity Volleyball Club
  • Location: Vernon Hills, ILL
  • Dates: 5 Day Program - July 7-11, 2014
  • Cost: $650, plus travel to Chicago (ORD)
  • Camp Roster
Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mark Hulse - Loyola University, Chicago
Asst. Coach: Ryan Perrotte - IPFW
Asst. Coach: Kyle Exline - North Central University
Asst. Coach: Bryan Johnwick - Sports Performance VBC/Lewis University
Asst. Coach: Mark Lau - Graceland University
Asst. Coach: Bryan Paliza - Niles West High School

The USA National A3 Training Program is a traditional USAV HP Training Program, consisting of 5 days of training and a round-robin international-style tournament. Players are introduced to international skills and systems as developed by our USA National Team coaching staff. As with all HP Programs, coaches for the National A3 Training Program come from the USAV HP Coaching Pipeline.  Athletes who are offered a spot in the USA National A3 Training Program have the opportunity to choose the location and dates that work best for their family.