USAV to Host First Men's National Team Tryout

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans | Oct. 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m. (ET)

Men's volleyball players train in Anaheim

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2018) – Men’s volleyball players interested in trying out for a U.S. National Team will get their chance.

USA Volleyball is hosting a U.S. Men’s National Team Open Tryout on Dec. 17-18 at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, Calif. USAV is looking for male athletes ready to play for its Collegiate National Team, Junior National Team and Senior National Team.

The tryout is open to men’s volleyball players born between 1990 and 2000 (those born before 1990 must get approval) who are U.S. citizens, have a high-level working knowledge of the sport and its systems and possess a high level of athleticism, consistent with that of a college athlete.

Besides making a national team, the tryout also offers the opportunity to work with top coaches and to play against some great athletes.

Athletes who have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to be invited to be a member of the U.S. Men’s Volleyball National Team on a full-time basis are required to take part in this tryout process. Men's National Team Training could begin as early as the spring of 2019, or when an athlete’s scholastic or professional club season has concluded.

Athletes who have remaining college eligibility are still in contention and evaluation for the Men's Senior National Team. Their participation will begin in mid-May or when their scholastic calendar ends for 2019.

The 2018 Tryout will begin on Dec. 16 with an optional open gym practice in the evening. Play will last all day on Dec. 17 and the tryout will conclude on Dec. 18 around noon.

For more information on eligibility and registration, visit the U.S. Men’s National Team Open Tryout home page. The registration deadline is Nov. 30.