2016 Girls' Tryouts

Girls' Tryout registration is now open.

1. CREATE A USAV HIGH PERFORMANCE ACCOUNT IN EX3

Step by Step Account Creation Instructions for Athletes 

2. LOGIN TO USAV HIGH PERFORMANCE IN EX3 and REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS 

Step by Step Tryout Registration Instructions for Athletes  New & Returning HP Coaches 

Registration $75 - Closes one week (7 days) prior to tryout date at 10:00am EST

Late Registration $100 - Available starting one week (7 days) prior to tryout date until 3 days prior to tryout start date at 10:00am EST

Last Chance Registration $125 - Available starting 3 days prior to tryout date until tryout starts (local time)

*Tryout participation is guaranteed if you register at least 7 days in advance, registration is capped and space is limited for athletes who register late. 

Check-in at each location starts at the tryout start time through the first 30 minutes of the tryout, with Physical Testing taking place over the course of the first hour as athletes are checked in.

Date Time City Location
Friday, February 12, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Friday, February 12, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm San Mateo, CA San Mateo Event Center
Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Atlanta, GA 1 Georgia International Convention Center
Friday, February 26, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Boston, MA Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Friday, February 26, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Denver, CO 1 Denver Convention Center
Thursday, March 3, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Denver, CO 2 Denver Convention Center
Friday, March 4, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Hempstead, NY Hofstra University
Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm Hilo, HI  (All Ages) Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium
Sunday, March 6, 2016 11:00-3:00pm Portland, OR Eastmoreland Courts
Thursday, March 10, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm St. Louis, MO America Center & Edward Jones Dome
Friday, March 11, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Raleigh, NC Raleigh Convention Center
Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm Honolulu, HI Le Jardin Academy Gym
Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Anaheim, CA American Sports Centers
Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Convention Center
Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Philadelphia, PA 1 Pennsylvania Convention Center
Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Orlando, FL Orange County Convention Center
Friday, March 18, 2016 5:00 - 9:00pm Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Recreation Center
Sunday, March 20, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Spokane, WA 1 Spokane Convention Center
Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Spokane, WA 2 Spokane Convention Center
Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Chicago, IL McCormick Place
Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Atlanta, GA 2 World Congress Center 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Philadelphia, PA 2 Pennsylvania Convention Center
Friday, April 1, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Kansas City, MO 1 Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall
Friday, April 1, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Tempe, AZ Court One Facility
Thursday, April 7, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Kansas City, MO 2 Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall
Monday, April 11, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Los Angeles, CA 1 Los Angeles Convention Center
Friday, April 15, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Dallas, TX 1 Dallas Convention Center
Friday, April 15, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Reno, NV 1 Reno Convention Center
Sunday, April 17, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Los Angeles, CA 2 Los Angeles Convention Center
Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Dallas, TX 2 Dallas Convention Center
Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Reno, NV 2 Reno Convention Center
Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:00 - 8:00pm Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Convention Center


Parent Information: 2016 High Performance Girls' Parent Handout

What to Bring

All tryout attendees must bring the following completed forms to the tryout. You must complete registration online prior to the tryout start time and bring your completed medical release form with you to the tryout. 

2015-2016 USAV Medical Release

USA Volleyball Membership
All athletes trying out for USAV HP must be USA Volleyball members and provide proof of membership or are required to pay a $5 One-Time Event Membership fee in addition to their registration fee. This fee covers mandatory insurance for the duration of the tryout. If you do not know your number, please contact your volleyball club or contact the region in which you play - USA Volleyball cannot provide you with your membership number.

*Prior to each event, membership checks are conducted via Ex3. Note that if the athlete's name appears differently in Ex3 and the USA Volleyball Membership system (Webpoint) then the athlete's membership will show as missing. To prevent this, please ensure that both names are listed with the same spelling/abbreviation.

What Position Should I Play?

Sometimes, volleyball players play more than one position for their school and/or club team. We recommend that you try out for the position in which you are most successful. You must choose one position for a tryout as our evaluators are looking at skills specific to each position while evaluating. Athletes may not try out in more than one position at a given tryout. If you try out in one position and decide that you would like to also try out in another position, you will need to register, pay the registration fee, and attend another tryout in that position. Please know that in almost ALL cases when players try out in two positions at two tryouts, the evaluation at each tryout places the athlete in the same program. Players who try out for more than one position will receive an invitation for the position for which he or she is ranked the highest. Athletes will be invited to programs by position and may not switch to another position for the program, so please choose carefully!

Can I Attend More Than One Tryout?

You are more than welcome to attend as many tryouts as you like.  Athletes who attend more than one tryout in a given year will receive an invitation for a program based on the tryout at which you were evaluated to a higher-level program.  Again, please know that in almost ALL cases when players try out at two tryouts, the evaluation at each tryout places the athlete in the same level program. 

When Would USAV HP Suggest Attending More Than One Tryout?

1. If you leave the tryout and think, "That was the worst volleyball I've ever played and is not representative of me as a player."
2. If you are sick or injured and feel that you could perform better another time.
3. If you are interested in trying out in another position (remember, USAV will decide in which position you will train for the summer, based on the higher-level program evaluation). 

What Is USA Volleyball High Performance Looking For In Athletes?
Click on HP Athlete Search for more information! 

How Should I Prepare For A USAV High Performance Tryout?

There is nothing special you should do - you should just expect to play a lot of volleyball with other great players from across the country!  You may want to look over the USAV High Performance Tryout Plan.  The drills and games conducted at the tryout are pretty typical and give the evaluators lots of opportunities to see you play.  Mostly, come with a great attitude and terrific work ethic and just do YOUR best.  Don't compare yourself with others around you - you will be evaluated individually in your age group against all players across the country, not the people next to whom you're playing at the tryout.  The best thing to do is listen to the coaches giving instruction, hustle, play hard, and be a great teammate.  Represent for USA!

United States Citizens Living Abroad
Please click the link above for instructions for Americans living overseas. 

What To Expect

Check-in and physical testing begins at the tryout start time through the first hour of the tryout. You are welcome to check-in anytime within that time, though most athletes are more comfortable at the tryout when arriving early. All types of registration can be completed online, including Last Chance Registration up until the tryout start time. When you arrive, you will get in the check-in line either just outside the gym or right inside the gym. You should make sure you have your 2015-2016 USAV Medical Release form completely filled out and signed in all appropriate places. Make sure to pick up a parents’ meeting handout regardless of if your parents are with you or not. There is lots of great information there about USAV HP. Once you have turned in your paperwork, you will receive your numbered tryout shirt. The number is randomly assigned to you - it is just a way for the coaches to identify and easily evaluate you. You will want to put your shirt on right away. 

FOR GIRLS ONLY:

After you have your shirt on, the coaches will be conducting physical testing. All players will be tested on the shuttle run, vertical jump, block jump; everyone except for liberos will be evaluated on their serve before the tryout officially begins. You will want to go through each of the evaluation stations right away. If you do not get your physical testing done before the tryout starts (shuttle run and/or jump testing), it is your responsibility to let a coach know as soon as the tryout finishes so that you can get those things completed. If you missed the serve evaluation station, not to worry, as you will be evaluated again during the tryout. When it is time to start, the coaches will pull the athletes together and have a short meeting. Right after the athletes’ meeting, the parents will meet at an on-site location and have an informational meeting of their own with a USAV Staff Member.

Some coaches will be leading the drills, while others will be strictly evaluating. Remember, this is a tryout not a camp, so the coaches will probably not give you any coaching or feedback they are just there to either run the drills or evaluate your play. You will be evaluated on all skills pertinent to your position. This means that the drills and activities that you do at the tryout will depend completely on the position in which you tryout. At the end of the tryout, there may be a small wrap-up meeting. The most important thing is that you have fun and enjoy playing the game of volleyball! The USAV HP Evaluators are experts at their craft - they can judge your ability and potential just by watching you play for a short time, so the more you work hard and really enjoy yourself, the more it will show in your evaluation!

Transfers and Cancellations (Refunds)

To Transfer a Tryout Registration:

To transfer from one tryout date and/or location to another, complete the following steps:

  1. Login to your Ex3 account:  https://ssip.ex3host.com/usav/login/login.aspx#
  2. Select “My Options” in the left hand column then “MY USAV Events”.
  3. Click on the tryout that you are currently registered for, that you would like to transfer from to highlight it. Once the tryout is highlighted, click the “Transfer Tryout” button.
  4. Click “Ok” in the pop-up window and then follow the registration steps for the new tryout that you are transferring to.
  5. You will receive a new confirmation email for the tryout that you have transferred to. You are now registered for the new tryout date and location.

To Request a Cancellation (Refund):

Refunds will be given for withdrawing from a tryout, less $20 for administrative processing fees.

To request a tryout registration refund, please complete the following steps:

  1. Login to Ex3: https://ssip.ex3host.com/usav/login/login.aspx
  2. On the left menu, under “My Options”, select “My USAV Events”.
  3. Select the tryout that you have registered for, and then select “Cancel Tryout”.
  4. Review the details of the transaction that you wish to cancel, and confirm the cancellation request.

Your tryout registration has now been cancelled and your refund will be processed within 24-48 hours.

*If you complete these steps after the tryout has already passed you will need to request an adminstrative refund by HP Staff. Please send an e-mail to indoorhp@usav.org with the athlete's name, birth date and the tryout for which they are registered. Please note that refunds are typically processed within 1-2 weeks of submission.