USA Teams

This is general information regarding the HP Championships. 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 email to

Map of Tulsa, Oklahoma

HP Championships Competition Venue: Cox Business Center

HP Championships Airport: TUL Tulsa International Airport

Flight Arrival Time: Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 19
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 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The competition will be complete in the late evening on July 28, though athletes will not be able to fly out until July 29.

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 U045 when booking on the United Airlines website.

Travel Itineraries:
There will be more information about submitting your travel itineraries as we get closer to HPCs.

Airport Pick-up
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 email 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 Tulsa 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 hotel, 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 no later than July 1. Those athletes will be met at their respective GATE by a USAV HP coach upon arrival in Tulsa 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 son/daughter to contact you when he/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 Tulsa International Airport Terminals

Driving Procedures:
More information to come closer to HPCs.

High Performance Championships

Required Paperwork

  • 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.

    More information to come closer to HPCs.

    Program Rosters:
    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.

    Training Schedule
    More information to come closer to HPCs.

    Opening Ceremonies
    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.

    2018 High Performance Championships Manual

    Tournament Schedule
    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 4.5 days, with all finals scheduled to take place on July 28.

    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 24.

    Live Streaming
    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. All USA Volleyball live streams are on the Watch page.

    Athletes will be housed at the DoubleTree Hilton or the Holiday Inn for the duration of HPCs.

    During the training camp breakfast will be provided at the athlete’s respective hotel each morning. Lunch and dinner will be eaten as a team at the Cox Business Center. 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. During the competition, breakfast will be provided at the hotels, lunch and dinner will be eaten as a team at one of the many eateries within the downtown Tulsa area. There will be coaches and/or USAV staff with each team during meals. Once the competition begins athletes should plan on bringing money for those lunch and dinners from July 24-28, estimates $125 - $175.

    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 Tulsa before packing for the trip for proper planning purposed. Typical high in Tulsa 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:

    Female Athletes

  • 3 Training T-shirts
  • 2 Pair Spandex
  • 2 Game Jerseys
  • 1 Pair Court Shoes
  • 1 Performance Shirt
  • 1 Pair Knee Pads
  • Male Athletes
  • 3 Training T-shirts
  • 2 Pair Shorts
  • 2 Game Jerseys
  • 1 Pair Court Shoes
  • 1 Performance Shirt
  • 1 Pair Knee Pads
  • What To Bring

    At least five 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
  • Toiletries
  • 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)
  • Pajamas
  • Gym bag or backpack (See Carry-On Section for more details)
  • Reusable water bottle with name clearly marked
  • Snacks, if desired
  • Camera
  • 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.

    Carry-on Bag
    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.

    Athletic Trainer
    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 Tulsa and should plan on doing that for the tournament that starts on July 24. 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 Tulsa 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.