COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2013) – Reprinted by Permission: Bill Kaufmann, USAV Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance has announced its tryout schedule for 2013 for junior, youth, select and future select age groups.
A total of 16 tryouts will be held for boys’ from the east coast to the west coast and Hawaii. The first two tryouts have been held the first two weekends of 2013, while the final tryout will take place March 9. On the girls’ side, 33 tryouts will be held across the country starting Feb. 15 and running through April 25.
USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance Girls’ Tryout Schedule
Date: City, Facility, Time, Registration Link
Feb. 24: Anaheim, Calif., American Sports Centers, 5-8 p.m., Register
Each tryout costs $65 per athlete prior to online registration closing three days prior to each tryout date at 6 a.m. MST. Athletes wishing to participate in the tryout after online registration closes must register as a ‘walk-up’ on site and pay a $100 registration fee. For the boys’ tryouts, athletes living in the Florida and Northern California Regions who wish to register as a ‘walk-up’ for those respective tryouts will have to pay a $120 walk-up registration fee for the regional and USAV HP tryouts.
Attending a National tryout is a prerequisite for entry into any USAV HP Program. Each year, athletes attend tryouts held across the country and are evaluated by USA Volleyball HP Coaches. HP coaches and staff then combine all tryout evaluations from each age group and rank players based on overall skill, positional skill, athleticism and potential. Based on this ranking system, athletes are then invited to attend one of our program levels. As athletes participate in our programs each year, USA Volleyball keeps track of their progression, working to help each athlete reach their potential and to help develop the next USA Volleyball Olympian.
The HP Program and athlete pipeline include players of each gender in five age groups that are based on the birth year of the athlete. Those age groups are referred to as senior (oldest), junior, youth, select, and future select (youngest). These age groups are determined by an athlete’s year of birth using mandatory international criteria beginning approximately when they are 11 or 12 years old as future select athletes and continues for eight seasons through the Junior age group, often into their collegiate years.
2012 and 2013 Women / Girls’ Age Groups
- Women’s Junior- Women born in 1994 or 1995
- Girls’ Youth- Girls born in 1996 or 1997
- Girls’ Select- Girls born in 1998 or 1999
- Girls’ Future Select*- Girls born in 2000 or 2001. Interested athletes who were born in 2002 and later may also try out in the Future Select age group. Typically, Future Select athletes will not be separated into their own age group at HP Tryouts. Future Select athletes may be invited to participate in summer HP Programs with other Future Select athletes or potentially with Select athletes if appropriate.
For additional information and any updates on the USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance girls’ tryout schedule, click here.