U.S. Men to Hold Open Tryout in October

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans (bj.evans@usav.org) | Sept. 27, 2019, 11:51 a.m. (ET)

U.S. Men's Tryout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2019) – USA Volleyball will host the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team Open Tryout from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim.

USAV will be looking for athletes to compete on the U.S. Men’s National Team and the U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Teams.

The tryout is open to current college-age athletes and athletes who were born in the years 1994-2001. Athletes born before 1994 must contact USAV at indoorhp@usav.org for approval.

Tryout athletes must be current 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.

“For us, this is presenting a path to everyone where they can come be a part of the National Team,” U.S. Men’s Assistant Coach Rob Neilson said. “We’re opening that door. There are so many players that we don’t get to see.”

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

“Athletes should be prepared to play at a high level and compete,” Neilson said. “We’re going to play a lot of volleyball. Hopefully we will create a very competitive environment for the players.”

The tryout will consist of two sessions, one from 9-11:30 a.m. and one from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Athletes are responsible for their own travel and their accommodations in Anaheim.

Tryout registration will open on Monday, Sept. 30.

For more information on eligibility and registration, visit the U.S. Men’s National Team Open Tryout home page. The registration deadline is Oct. 14.