U.S. Men's National Team Open Tryout

About the tryout...

Dates: October 20, 2019
Location: American Sports Center, Anaheim, Calif.

This tryout is open to current college-age athletes and athletes who were born in the years 1994-2001 inclusive. Athletes born before 1994 must contact USA Volleyball at indoorhp@usav.org for approval of participation.

Note: Per NCAA legislation (NCAA bylaw 16.8.1.1) it is allowable for an institution, if it so chooses, to pay necessary expenses for its athlete to attend a National Team tryout.

Travel: Athletes should plan to arrive in Anaheim in the evening on Oct. 19. The tryout will begin Oct. 20 in the morning.The tryout will end at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, so please be aware of this when scheduling flight times. All athletes are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Tryout schedule: The tryout will take place at American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 20.

  • Session 1: 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Session 2: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration

Registration opens to the public at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30. Registration is limited by position and closes Oct. 14, or when full.

To register:

  1. Create an account (select "first-time visitor, click here) or log in to your existing account in our registration system.
  2. Register for the event
    • On the home page after you have logged in, select “click here to register for High Performance tryouts.”
    • Select the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team Open Tryout from the list of available events, then select “next.”
    • Continue through the registration process. Make sure that you select “Check-Out” on the last step prior to submitting your registration. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received.
If you experience any technical issues or difficulty completing the registration process online, email indoorhp@usav.org.

Registration FAQ

Yes, all athletes must have unique accounts in order to register for this event. Group registrations are not permitted.

If you would like to submit payment on behalf of one or more athletes via invoice or mailed check, please email indoorhp@usav.org to request an alternative form of payment. Once approved, you will then receive a registration code that will allow you to bypass payment at the time of registration, but all athletes must register online through the Ex3 platform.

Required Forms

Required Forms

  • 2019-2020 USA Volleyball Medical Release Form – All athletes must bring a physical, completed copy of the medical release form with you to the tryout. You will turn in this form during check-in. Do not send in your medical release prior to arrival.
  • Copy of Insurance Card - Tryout participants are required to provide proof of valid health insurance coverage upon their arrival at the tryout. USA Volleyball will provide sport accident insurance for injuries sustained during the tryout process. This will be a supplemental coverage to their personal coverage and does not cover non-tryout related illness or injury.

Eligibility

Eligibility

The tryout is open only to U.S. citizens meeting the age requirements previously addressed at the top of this page.

Participating athletes, regardless of age, must possess a working knowledge of offensive/defensive systems and terminology consistent with that of a typical mid to high level collegiate program.

Participating athletes must also possess a level of athleticism, fitness and technical ability consistent with that of a high level collegiate player.

Questions regarding this should be directed to indoorhp@usav.org.

Participants unable to meet these requirements will not be accepted for the tryout or may be removed from further tryout participation. No refunds will be offered in the latter case.

Results

U.S. Men's Senior National Team – Athletes who have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to be invited to be a member of the U.S. Men’s Volleyball National Team on a full-time basis are required to take this tryout process. Men's National Team Training could begin as early as the spring of 2020, or when an athlete’s scholastic or professional club season has concluded.

Athletes who have remaining college eligibility are still in contention and evaluation for the Men's Senior National Team. Their participation will begin in mid-May or when their scholastic calendar ends for 2020.

U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Teams (CNT) – Athletes born 2001 or earlier and with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2020 collegiate season may also be invited to participate with one of the U.S. Collegiate National Teams (CNT).

**All CNT programs are considered extended tryouts for the U.S.Men's National Team and are thereby eligible for necessary expenses to be paid for by the athlete’s school if that school so chooses.