Video Tryout Submission Process

Video Tryouts

With High Performance tryouts being canceled across the country, USA Volleyball is encouraging prospective High Performance athletes to try out virtually. Any player who would like to be considered for the High Performance Pipeline is encouraged to submit a video of themselves playing either a match or practice competition that follows the guidelines below.

Beach HP Player Resume

Please fill out at 2020 Beach HP Player Resume and submit it with your tryout video.

Video Submission Details

Submission Link

Submit your video via SportsEngine

Deadline

Video submissions are due July 31, 2020 (extended from May 30)

Length

10-20 minutes (equivalent to one set of volleyball)

If you have no film to submit, please email beachhp@usav.org for assistance. Additional opportunities are available for athletes who do not have video. 

Cost

$75

Video Sequence

  • Introduction (optional)
  • Highlight video of 30-60 seconds prior to match video (optional, encouraged)
  • 10-15 minutes or equivalent to at least one full set of continuous live play (mandatory)
    • Clipping in between points is acceptable

Hint

  • When possible, send us your most competitive match

Footage to Include

  • May be from matches or a competition at practice (no drills, please).
    • Acceptable edits

      • Between serves
      • Timeouts
      • Sand grooming
      • Between matches/sets (if multiple matches/sets are used)
    • Unacceptable edits

      • Highlights only
      • Zoomed in on athlete only

Best Video Format Tips

  • End line view
  • Entire court visible
  • Athlete on near side of court
  • Athlete jersey number or color clearly visible

Benefits of Video Submission

  • Receive written evaluation form from HP evaluators
  • Consideration for HP teams and programs, including Beach Holiday Program
  • Your film will be stored in HP's video database

Skills to be Evaluated

Players to be scored 1-5 in the following areas:

  • Passing
  • Serving
  • Attacking
  • Blocking
  • Defense
  • Setting
  • Pull Defense
  • Athleticism
  • Competitiveness

In-person Tryout Updates

Also, visit USA Volleyball's COVID-19 hub for the latest information regarding canceled in-person Beach High Performance Tryouts. To see which in-person tryouts may still be currently scheduled, view the Beach HP Tryouts schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individual video files may be combined using various video editing software including iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro and others. 

Yes, you may submit video from any time in the last 12 months.

Yes, live 6v6 competition from practice is acceptable. Drill work is not desirable.
A select collection of High Performance staff, National Team staff and High Performance coaches will evaluate each video tryout athlete.

Follow the following steps to create a Sports Engine account. Or read them on the Sports Engine website.

Create Your Account

  1. Go to sportsengine.com.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of your screen, click Sign In.
  3. Under Welcome, click create an account.
  4. Fill out all requested information.
    NOTE: Ensure the information entered belongs to the primary account holder (parent/guardian).
  5. Once complete, click Sign Up.

Verify Your Account

  1. Navigate to your email inbox.
  2. Open the "Activate Your SportsEngine Account" email.
    NOTE: If you do not receive this email within 5 minutes, be sure to check your junk/spam folder.
  3. Click Activate My Account.

To submit a video already on YouTube, upload a link to the video while registering in SportsEngine.