2019 USA Boys Youth

National Age Group Programs Born in 2001 and 2002

2019 U.S. Boys Youth National Training Team

The U.S. Boys Youth National Team is the highest level of programming for the Youth age group and will represent the United States at the 2019 FIVB U19 World Championships. The 2nd tryout, training, and travel arrangements will be decided and posted once the date of the competition has been released by organizing committee. Typically, 19-24 athletes will be selected for a “2nd Tryout” in order to then determine the final group of 12 for competition. This “2nd Tryout” invitation will be received over the same invitation release dates as all other HP Summer Programs.

A final 12 athletes will be selected from the 2nd tryout group to continue training and travel together to compete in the international competition. These athletes have the longest and most significant time commitment of all programs. USA Volleyball covers all associated costs for this program including travel to and from training and competition, meals, lodging, and gear. Additional details will be provided to those selected individuals along with their initial invitations.

TRAINING DATES: TBD

TRAINING LOCATION:
 TBD

COMPETITION DATES:
 August 21-30, 2019

COMPETITION:
2019 FIVB U19 World Championships

COMPETITION LOCATION: Tunisia

COST: No charge, USAV covers all costs

USA Boys Youth A1 National Training Team Program

The Youth A1 Program is the National Training Team Program for USA Volleyball in the Youth age group. The athletes who participate in this program are in strong contention to fight for a position on the U.S. Boys Youth National Team in the subsequent year. Participating athletes train as a group for five days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 12 for the USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance Pipeline Coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training.

Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.USA High Performance Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a myriad of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In past years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico. USA A1 Teams typically “play up” an age group for this tournament; for instance the Select play in the International Youth Division. USA HP Championships is frequented by many college coaches across the country including the staff in the A1 Program, Continental Team Programs, and Region HP Programs, and by unaffiliated collegiate coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament. (see below details for more information on the A1 program at High Performance Championships).

2019 High Performance Championships

DATES: July 13-23, 2019 (11 days, 10 nights)

LOCATION: Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward Country Convention Center (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

COST: $1,450

LODGING: All USA Teams will reside at a local USAV-provided hotel for the duration of the event. All athletes will be placed in rooms with other athletes, but will be provided with their own bed. Roommate requests are not permitted.

MEALS: Meals are provided for the duration of the training period. Breakfasts are provided throughout the entire stay and are included in the cost of the program. The program cost does not cover lunches and dinners during the five-day competition period (estimated at $150). The team will eat as a group, but each athlete will be responsible for their own meals expenses (lunch and dinner during five days of competition).

TRAVEL: Designated airport: Miami International Airport (MIA). Athletes who are not traveling with a parent or guardian must arrive at the designated airport between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first day of the program. Flights should be scheduled to depart prior to noon on the final day of the program to utilize the included HP staff-escorted ground transportation to and from the airport.Unaccompanied Minor Travel Policy & FAQ's

PARENTS & FAMILIES:
 Once the athletes check in to the program they will be under the supervision of HP staff for the duration of the program. All training sessions are open to view, and parents are welcome to attend the tournament as spectators.

USA Boys Youth Continental Team Program

Athletes who come from regions that do not send a Region HP Team in their age group or older to the USA HPCs are eligible for the USA Continental Team Program. Participating athletes train as a group for five days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 12 for USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance Pipeline coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.

USA High Performance Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a myriad of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In past years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico. USA HP Championships is frequented by many college coaches across the country including the staff in the A1 Program, Continental Team Programs, and Region HP Programs, and by unaffiliated collegiate coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament.

Continental teams typically compete in their own age group division (Youth teams compete in the Youth Division). HP is aware of which regions sponsor programs and know which athletes are eligible for programs when making program decisions.

2019 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships

DATES: July 13-23, 2019 (11 days, 10 nights)

LOCATION: Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward Country Convention Center (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

COST: $1,450

LODGING: All USA Teams will reside at a local USAV-provided hotel for the duration of the event. All athletes will be placed in rooms with other athletes, but will be provided with their own bed. Roommate requests are not permitted.

MEALS: Meals are provided for the duration of the training period. Breakfasts are provided throughout the entire stay and are included in the cost of the program. The program cost does not cover lunches and dinners during the five-day competition period (estimated at $150). The team will eat as a group, but each athlete will be responsible for their own meals expenses (lunch and dinner during five days of competition).

TRAVEL: Designated airport:  Miami International Airport (MIA). Athletes who are not traveling with a parent or guardian must arrive at the designated airport between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first day of the program. aFlights should be scheduled to depart prior to noon on the final day of the program to utilize the included HP staff-escorted ground transportation to and from the airport. Unaccompanied Minor Travel Policy & FAQ's

PARENTS & FAMILIES:
Once the athletes check in to the program they will be under the supervision of HP staff for the duration of the program. All training sessions are open to view, and parents are welcome to attend the tournament as spectators.

USA Boys Youth A2 Invitational Training Program

The USA National A2 Invitational Team Program is designed to the give the next tier of the country’s top athletes the opportunity to work with top HP coaches at a competitive event. Players who participate in the program train for four days in all skills and focusing on position-specific areas each day. On the fifth day, players are split into teams, in which they train for a full day under international rules and learn opponent scouting. The final two days of the program feature an international-style tournament culminating in a tournament championship on the final day.

In addition to the training and competition within the program, athletes will receive volleyball-specific classroom sessions. High Performance coaching staff will provide a comprehensive athlete evaluation to USA Volleyball for tracking in the pipeline, those evaluations will also be provided to each athlete following training.

DATES:
July 25-31, 2019 (7 days, 6 nights)

LOCATION: Carolina Union Volleyball Club, Winthrop University (Rock Hill, S.C.)

COST: $995

LODGING: All athletes will reside at university dormitories for the duration of the event and will be placed in rooms with other athletes, but will be provided with their own bed. Roommate requests are not permitted.

MEALS: Meals are provided for the duration of the training period beginning with dinner on the first day of training and lunch on the last day of competition. Athletes are advised to bring their own snacks to eat between training sessions.

TRAVEL: Designated airport: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Athletes who are not traveling with a parent or guardian must arrive at the designated airport between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first day of the program and should schedule departing flights no earlier than 2 p.m. on the last day of training/competition to utilize the included HP staff-escorted ground transportation to and from the airport. The program will end approximately 11 a.m., at which point athletes will be released to their parents or to depart on USAV ground transportation to the airport. Unaccompanied Minor Travel Policy & FAQ's

PARENTS & FAMILIES: Once the athletes check in to the program they will be under the supervision of HP staff for the duration of the program. All training sessions are open to view, and parents are welcome to attend the tournament as spectators.

USA Boys Youth A3 National Training Program (Commuter Program)

The USA Boys A3 National Training Program is a high-level training program available to high potential volleyball players as an opportunity to advance in the National Team Pipeline. The training received is modeled after the techniques, systems, and daily practices of our U.S. National Team.

In addition to the training and competition within the program, athletes will receive volleyball-specific classroom sessions. High Performance coaching staff will provide a comprehensive player evaluation to USA Volleyball for tracking in the pipeline, those evaluations will also be provided to each athlete following training.

DATES: July 31 - August 4, 2019 (5 days, 4 nights)

LOCATION:
Adversity Volleyball Club (Vernon Hills, Ill.)

COST: $550

LODGING: Athletes will be traveling and staying with their own families. Athletes will check-in and out of training daily. 

MEALS:
Lunch will be provided to the athletes during day 2, 3 and 4. (Aug 1-3)

TRAVEL: Nearest airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Athletes and families are responsible for all travel to and from the training location and airport. Arrival on the first day of the program should be between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for check-in and gear distribution; training to follow. On the last day of the program, athletes will train in the morning until approximately  11 a.m. and then be released. A daily schedule of training times will be provided to athletes closer to the event in a final logistical email.

PARENTS & FAMILIES:
All expenses are the players' responsibility including lodging, transportation, meals and snacks. HP staff will assume daily responsibility for all athletes checked in for training and classroom hours until they check out for the day. All training sessions are open to view, and parents are welcome to attend the tournament as spectators.