Region HP

Region High Performance Programs are the regional branches of USA Volleyball’s National HP Program. Region HP Programs are operated by the USAV Region that sponsors the program in order to provide junior athletes with high-level training and skill development with some of the top coaches from their region. Many regions also send teams to USA Volleyball’s High Performance Championships, providing more athletes the opportunity to compete in the highest level junior tournament available in the United States and the only international tournament sponsored by USA Volleyball.

Region HP Programs can vary in scope from a 3-day training program to comprehensive programs that include coaching education, sustained athlete training, and team selection and competition at the High Performance Championships. Some regions even select and train teams to travel overseas for international tournament play. While flexibility is permitted in determining the scope of Region HP programs, each program must remain consistent with USAV National criteria and standards.

Please see the list of Regions here to determine what kind of Region HP program your region offers. Please use the region-specific contact information provided for more details about your Region’s HP Program.

* Regions with Region HP Teams - Athletes from these regions may tryout for their respective Region HP program AND USA Volleyball High Performance. These athletes are eligible for all available HP programs EXCEPT the Continental Teams. Trying out for both Region and USA Volleyball HP programs increases the athlete's opportunity to attend the High Performance Championships.

* Regions without Region HP Teams - Athletes from these regions may try out for USA Volleyball High Performance, and are eligible for all available programs. USA Volleyball offers at least one Continental team in the Select and Youth age groups (and in some cases 2 or 3 teams per age group) to provide these athletes with an opportunity to attend the High Performance Championships.

What is the difference between a Region High Performance Program and the US National High Performance Programs? If I am invited to both, which should I attend?

USA Volleyball has forty regions across the US. Of these forty regions, approximately 18 run Region High Performance programs in any given year. These programs are a part of the National HP Programs, but the tryouts and summer programs are run separately. Region HP programs usually hold Region tryouts, select a team, train, and then compete at the USAV High Performance Championships. Athletes interested in participating in a USAV HP Program will need to attend a USAV HP National tryout and be selected to participate in a program. USAV HP program dates are inclusive (there are no training sessions that take place outside of the 5 - 10 day programs).

USAV wants athletes to be able to compete against top talent in the country. Depending on what program an athlete is invited to at the National level will depend if the athlete should play for the Region or USA. Below are USAV's recommendations that can help athletes' families make this decision:

-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A1 program, we recommend that you attend the A1 program. A1 National Programs put you among the very top volleyball players in the country in your age group and at the top of the USAV HP Athlete Pipeline.

-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A2 Invitational, we recommend that you attend the Regional HP program. Strive to participate in both the Region and A2 programs, schedule and finances permitting, as you are welcome and encouraged to attend the USAV National HP Camp at the level for which you qualified in addition to the Region program. Please see our USAV HP Programs page for more information about National HP Programs.

-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A3, Training, or Skills Program, we recommend that you attend the Regional HP program. You are also welcome and encouraged to attend the USAV HP Program at the level for which you qualified. Please see our USAV HP Programs page for more information about National HP Programs.

**If you are listed as an alternate for a program that will conflict with your Regional program invitation, please notify your Region immediately that you have been selected as an alternate for a National program (particularly at the A1 level). As team selections are typically made in the same time frame, deadlines to accept Regional and National invitations sometimes conflict. Please note that it often takes 3-4 weeks for a USAV HP National program to fill and alternates are contacted throughout that time. In most cases, your Region will be willing to compromise on a deadline that will allow alternates time to see if you are invited up to a National program from the waitlist.

Please know that Region High Performance programs WILL NOT be posted on this website. If you tried out for a High Performance Program in your Region, you will need to contact that region for your tryout results.