2019 USA Women’s Junior

National Age Group Programs Born in 2000 and 2001

2019 U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team

The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team is the highest level of programming for the Junior age group and will represent the United States at the 2019 FIVB U20 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.

The final 12 athletes will be invited to train 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:
 July 12 - 21, 2019

COMPETITION: 2019 FIVB U20 World Championships

COMPETITION LOCATION:
 Mexico

COST: No charge, USAV covers all costs

USA Women’s Junior A1 National Training Team Program

The Junior A1 Program is the National Training Team Program for USA Volleyball in the Junior age group. Participating athletes train as a group for 5 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.

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. 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.

PARENTS & FAMILIES:
 Parents are welcome to attend the competition as spectators. The teams will remain together at all times through training and competition. We recommend that parents who are interested in watching 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.