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AZHP 2015

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AZ Region High Performance Teams

Congratulations on the following players for making the AZ Region Indoor and Beach High Performance Teams. The Beach teams will compete July 15-19 in Hermosa Beach, CA and Santa Monica, CA. The Indoor teams will compete July 22-25 in Des Moines, IA.

Beach HP Teams        
U15 - Girls U17 Boys   Beach Coaches
  Mykenna Nelson/ Kate Spellman   Chris Davis / Brendan James   Ben Lee
U17 Girls U19 Boys   Bethany Jorgensen
  Macy Gordon / Alexa Rockas   Alex Marsh / Bryson Varney   Emily Haas
  Joey Benson / Alyna Draper        
  Kelli Agnew / Ellie McDonald        
U19 Girls        
  Makenna Martin / Molly Scheel        
  Natalie Braun / Kara Woodward        
  Candace Lacour / Moira Murphy        
Indoor HP Teams
Boys' International Youth Girls International Youth Girls National Select
  Preston Brown   Tyler Gebhart - Captain   Tori Anderson
  Ryan Chapman   Alex Koehler   Jennessey Cain
  Jordan Cox   Courtney Laliberte   Kyla Chavez
  Ian Fields   Kayla Long   Sierra Dominguez
  Caelan Huffman   Ashtyn Lunt   Claire Dunn
  Kaelon Lattomus   Jessica McNeese   Kamaile Hiapo - Captain
  Andrew Lincoln - Captain   Emily Rowlison   Rylee Johnson
  Fred Miller, Jr   Joliana Sadler   Avery Luoma
  Conner Nagaki   Margarete Schepelmann   Isis Mitchell
  Liam Santa Cruz   Taylor Sheppy   Jordan Simon
  Garrett Wagner   Diamond Sims   Terayah Stukes
  Britton West   Tiana Weeks   Kennedy Wright
  Ryan Woodworth - Head Coach   Chris Lishko - Head Coach   Megan Taylor - Head Coach
  Trent Bruns - Asst Coach   Ashley Kastl - Asst Coach   Shelby Taylor - Asst Coach

How to sign up for the AZ Region HP Camps & Tryouts

Log into Webpoint, select USAV & Region Events on the left side, from the menu select Other Region Events. Click on the clinic or AZ Region tryout you are interested in entering and register and pay online.

USAV Indoor and Beach HP Tryouts in Arizona are coming in March

USAV Girls Indoor HP Tryouts will be held March 20th and March 22nd at Court One Athletics. Both days the time is 4 pm - 8 pm. Please arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior to check in and begin physical training prior to the start of the tryouts. An attendee should only register for one of the days - not both. Register for the tryouts at The cost does go up as the tryouts near. Registration up to 1 week prior is $65, within one week of the tryouts the cost is $90, walk up registration is $110.

USAV Beach HP Tryouts will be held for boys and girls on March 21st at Victory Lanes Sports Complex. The tryout will be for those born in 1993 - 2004. Registration is online only at this link The cost to register online is $75. Walk up registration is $100.

Important Dates

March 8th (Sun) AZHP Pre-Tryout Clinic from 9am – 12pm @ Court One Athletics
March 20th (Fri) USA Volleyball HP Indoor Tryouts from 4-8pm @ Court One Athletics
March 21st (Sat) USA Volleyball HP Beach Tryouts  from 9am – 1pm Victory Lanes Sports Complex in Glendale
March 22nd (Sun) USA Volleyball HP Indoor Tryouts from 4-8pm @ Court One Athletics
April 26th (Sun) Arizona Region Golf Tournament 1pm @ Whirlwind Golf Course  (
May 10th (Sun) AZHP Girls HP Indoor Tryouts9am – 12pm @ TBA

June 13th (Sat) AZHP Beach Tryouts - Boys and Girls - Mesquite HS - check in at 8:30, tryouts 9 am - 12 pm. Cost is $50, register in Webpoint under Region HP Tryouts.

AZHP Beach 2015 - Boys and Girls
Arizona Region Beach HP teams compete in the HP Championships in Hermosa Beach, CA in mid-late July. USA High Performance tryouts in Arizona for 2015 are March 21st at Victory Lane from 9am – 1pm. 

The Arizona Region tryouts will be held on Saturday, June 13. Site has changed from Grand Canyon University to Mesquite HS - 500 S. McQueen Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233. Check in at 8:30 am. Tryouts will run from 9 am - 12 pm. Cost is $50.

The Arizona Region will be selecting girls and boys for teams in the U15, U17 and U19 age divisions.

Please register for tryouts in Webpoint under Region HP Tryouts.

The teams will be selected and will practice in July with the coaches, then travel to Hermosa Beach, CA for practice and the HP Championships the week of July 15th.

For questions about the AZ Region HP Beach teams contact Ron Pelham at or 520-661-4695


USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball in the United States. The national organization runs and manages the USA National Men's and Women's Volleyball Teams, the USA Olympic Teams, and also USA Youth and Junior National Teams for each gender. The Youth and Junior National Teams, along with a number of tiered training programs, fall under the High Performance (HP) Department. The national HP Department works to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our USA Olympic Teams.

The HP Program at USA Volleyball is the "pipeline" for young volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and who dream to one day represent the USA on the National Men's or Women's Volleyball Team. HP provides many team and camp opportunities for young volleyball athletes in three designated age groups for each gender. These age groups are determined by an athlete's year of birth (using international criteria) and begin approximately when they are 13 or 14 years old, continuing for six seasons, often into their collegiate years.

The mission of the USAV High Performance Program is to build a national pipeline of junior volleyball athletes and coaches, creating broad opportunities for advancing the level of play, competition and skill development throughout the sport.

What is happening in the Arizona Region with HIGH PERFORMANCE?

The Arizona Region is working with directly with USA Volleyball to provide the best possible opportunities for all members in our region.  We are doing this in the following ways.

  • The Region hosts USA Volleyball National High Performance tryouts in Arizona each year.  There are separate tryouts for the girls and boys.  The National tryouts in Arizona for boys is held in late January or early February; the National tryouts for girls are held in mid-late March; the National tryouts for Beach are held about the same time as the Girls HP tryouts in March.  These dates are arranged each year around the girls’ national qualifier schedule.  For 2015 the dates are: Boys – Jan 24th at Grand Canyon University; Girls Indoor - March 20th and 22nd at Court One Athletics and; Beach - March 21st at Victory Lanes Sport Complex in Glendale.
  • The Arizona Region forms HP teams to compete in the High Performance Championships in July each year.  The Arizona Region will sponsor two girls’ teams (Youth and Select) and two boys’ teams.  For 2015 the HP Championships will be held in Des Moines, IA

What is the advantage of attending the Arizona Region Tryout? The Arizona Region tryout is exactly the same at the other tryouts held at national qualifiers all around the country.  Attending the Region hosted tryout is for the Arizona Region team selection only.  It also means that athletes can play HIGH PERFORMANCE even though they may not participate in national qualifiers with their club team. If an athlete does not tryout in Arizona, they will not be eligible for the AZHP teams.

General Questions About High Performance

1.  What is the time commitment?
The Arizona High Performance (AZHP) teams will begin training the week of July 15th-20th in the Phoenix metro area.  The team will be training approximately 2 times per day during that time.  The training is to prepare the team to compete in the High Performance Championships in late July. 

2.  What is the cost of participating on the AZHP team?
The cost of participation on the team is $950.00. This fee covers the cost for training, hotel stay and travel to and from the HP Championships city.  The fees will be broken into 2 payments if needed. 1st payment of $475 is due upon commitment to the team and balance will be due no later than July 1.  Group flights will be booked as soon as all rosters are confirmed for Arizona Region High Performance teams (girls and boys).  The commitment is basically from July 13th – July 26th. 

3.  How do you make the team?
The tryout is for those athletes that are available to commit to the time frame and fall in the respective gender and birthdate categories for the teams being offered.

4.  How many athletes are chosen for the teams?
The AZ Region will choose between 10-12 athletes per team that is formed. 

5.  When are teams announced?
The Arizona Region HP Director and coaches will announce the teams within 10 days of the tryouts.

If you have any other questions, please email Ron Pelham, AZHP Director, at