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 indoorhp@usav.org.

Map of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

HP Championships Competition Venue: Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center

HP Championships Airport: MIA Miami International Airport

Flight Arrival Time: Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 13; 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: Anytime prior to noon; the competition will be complete in the late evening on July 22, though athletes will not be able to fly out until July 23.

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:
Travel itineraries should be submitted in your Ex3 registration by June 1.

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 designated 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, headshot 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 Miami airport is large but we will have staff in each terminal that we are set to have athletes arrive in and there are more than 300 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 upload proof of purchase into the travel itinerary of their program registration by June 1. Those athletes will be met at their respective GATE by a USAV HP coach upon arrival in Miami 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 meeting 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 or text the staff cell number that we provide and report the issue to us to allow us to adjust our pick-up schedule. If you text, please include the athletes first name and program. 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 Miami International Airport Terminals

Driving Procedures:
Check-in time is from 12-3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites

Athletes who drive themselves to the program are responsible for all parking costs that may be incurred. Keys will be turned in and signed in to the program lead at check-in and given back at check-out. If an athlete is departing from the program with a non-parent / guardian, they must complete the non-parent / guardian release form.

Required Paperwork

Be sure to print and complete these three forms, athlete and parent signing in all necessary areas prior to arrival. Athletes will not be allowed to participate until these forms are received at HPCs (do not send ahead of time). (Click the link to open the file and print)

Check-In:
Check-in time is from 12-3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites

Program Rosters:
All rosters are published on our website, along with coaching staff closer to program start dates. A1 Rosters Continental Rosters

High Performance Championships Program Coaches
The list of coaches for each program can be found on the HP Program roster page. Staff lists are updated regularly.

Training Schedule
Court Schedule

Opening Ceremonies
There will be no opening ceremonies this year.

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 five days, with all finals scheduled to take place on July 23.

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 schedule until team are announced. The tournament schedule will be available on the Indoor High Performance Championships Homepage by July 15.

Live Streaming
As in the past we are planning on live streaming matches played throughout the tournament on specific courts only. Stay tuned for more info on this as we get closer to the tournament. All USA Volleyball live streams are on the Watch page.

Housing
Athletes will be housed at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street for the duration of HPCs.

Meals
During the training camp breakfast will be provided at the athlete’s hotel each morning. Lunch and dinner will be eaten as a team at local eateries. 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 local area. There will be coaches and/or USAV staff with each team during meals. Once the competition begins athletes will be responsible for paying for their meals for those lunch and dinners from July 18-22, estimates $150-$200.

Laundry
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.

Weather
Athletes should check the weather in Fort Lauderdale before packing for the trip for proper planning purposed. Typical high in Fort Lauderdale in July is about 90 degrees, while the typical low is about 70, though temperatures may get as high as 100 degrees and as low as 60 degrees. There is a pretty good chance of some rain or thunderstorms in the afternoon, so an umbrella or light rain jacket may be prudent as athletes will be walking to and from the convention center for training. All training facilities are air conditioned. There is also high humidity in July.

Gear
USA Athletes will receive the following gear for training and competition:

3 numbered cotton USA Volleyball Training T-shirts        

2 Pair Adidas Shorts/Spandex

2 Adidas Game Jerseys

1 Pair Adidas Court Shoes

1 Adidas Go-to Performance Tee
1 Pair Adidas Knee Pads              

What To Bring

USA Volleyball High Performance Athlete Packing List


*Please note that athletes are required to not have their cell phones during team practices, meals, meetings, etc. so their response time to parents may be delayed. Upon their arrival on site, they can send you their schedule so you know when they are unavailable.

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 HPCs. 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; this includes Kinesio 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.

Family
Parents are welcome to come to Fort Lauderdale and should plan on doing that for the tournament that starts on July 18. The teams will remain together at all times through training and competition. We recommend that parents who are interested in watching their son/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 Fort Lauderdale 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 and staff. Parents are not involved with chaperoning, etc.