USA Volleyball

What to Expect



Before arriving to the tryout, each athlete must have the following items. Bring these items with you to the tryout:

1. High Performance Tryout Registration Confirmation Receipt
2. 2019-2020 USA Volleyball High Performance Medical Release Form
3. 2019-2020 USA Volleyball Membership Card or 2019 - 2020 Limited Membership for HP Athletes Form*

Make sure to check the Volleyball Calendar for the tryout's specific date, time and location (gym/hall) information. All tryout registrations should be completed online prior to check-in during the tryout.

*USA Volleyball Membership
All athletes at a USAV HP tryout must be USA Volleyball members and provide proof of membership (USA Volleyball Membership Card). If not a member, athletes are required to complete a 2019 - 2020 Limited Membership for HP Athletes Form.(link above)

Note that players who are already a part of a USA Volleyball-affiliated club are current members of USA Volleyball. If you need a copy of your USA Volleyball Membership Card, please contact your volleyball club or contact the region in which you play.


Arrive to the tryout and get into a check-in line, with your forms ready in hand. Present your forms to the coach at the check-in table. Pick up a parent handout regardless of whether your parents are with you or not. There is lots of great information on this handout about USAV HP. After turning in paperwork, you will receive your numbered tryout shirt. The number is randomly assigned to you - it is how the coaches identify athletes for evaluation. You must wear the USAV HP shirt given to you at check-in during the entire tryout.

Put your tryout shirt on and look for coaches conducting physical testing stations. Go through each of the evaluation stations. If you do not get your physical testing done before the tryout starts, it is your responsibility to tell a coach so that physical testing can be completed done after the tryout. Physical testing will last approximately 1 hour. After physical testing is completed for all athletes, the coaches will assemble everyone together for the Athletes' Meeting. After the Athletes’ Meeting, the parents will have an informational Parent Meeting at an on-site location with a USAV Staff Member. This meeting gives parents the opportunity to learn more about USA Volleyball High Performance and review the training and competition opportunities available for this year. Please take some time to review the information in the parent handout prior to the meeting.

After the Athletes' Meeting, skill evaluation will begin. Follow all coaching instructions for drills and court locations. Some coaches will be leading the drills, while others will be strictly evaluating. This is a tryout not a clinic, so coaches will offer very limited feedback. You will be evaluated on the skills pertinent to your position, for example middle blockers will be evaluated on blocking skills while liberos will not. The skills evaluation portion of the tryout will last approximately three hours. At the end of the tryout, there will be a concluding meeting led by a coach or USAV staff member.


After the tryout has concluded, make sure you leave the facility with all of your gear (water bottle, shoes, backpack, etc.) and thank your coaches for their time. Evaluations from tryouts are not released to athletes. Make sure you are familiar with the Selection Process, this page details what happens after tryouts and has information about summer program selection.