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AZHP 2016

Indoor High Performance

NOTE: Beach HP Tryouts Site Change - Horizon Park, 15444 N. 100th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Important Dates:

USAV Boys HP Tryouts Saturday, Feb 6, Kingdom Courts
Pre-USAV Girls HP Indoor Tryout Clinic Sunday, March 20, Atkinson Pavilions
USAV Girls Indoor HP Tryouts Friday, April 1, Court One Athletics
USAV Girls & Boys Beach HP Tryouts (U13 - U23) Sunday, April 3, Victory Lanes Sports Complex
AZ Region Girls Indoor Pre-HP Tryout Camps Fri, May 13; Sun, May 15; Sat, May 21 @ Ct One
AZ Region Girls Indoor HP Tryouts Sat, May 21 - invite only - Court One Athletics
AZ Region Boys Indoor HP Tryouts Friday, May 20, 6 pm - 9 pm Court One Athletics
AZ Region Girls and Boys Beach HP Tryouts Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Horizon Park, 15444 N. 100th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 - site change 6/8
AZ Region Future Select All Skills Camp July 12 - 15, 8 am - 12 pm. American Sports Center Avondale - 755 N. 114th Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323

AZ Region Future Select All Skills Camp - July 12 - 15 - American Sports Center Avondale.

Register now in Webpoint for the Arizona Region Future Select All Skills Camp. This camp will be training the Future Select age group while our HP Teams are training. The same skills and procedures will be taught to the camp participants as our HP teams are learning. It is a great way to see what the High Performance program is all about.

The cost is $325

The camp is for Boys and Girls in the Future Select Age group - Boys born in 2003 and 2004 or later; Girls born in 2004 and 2005 or later.

Dates are July 12 - 15

Time is 8 am - 12 pm

Location is American Sports Center Avondale - 755 N. 114th Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323

For more information contact Ron Pelham at or 520-661-4695.

AZ Region High Performance Teams

The Arizona Region HP Tryouts were held in late May. The teams have been selected. The Region will take 1 International Youth Boys team, 1 International Youth Girls team, 1 National Select Girls team and 1 Regional Youth Boys team to Ft. Lauderdale, FL for the USA High Performance Championships in late July.

The Region Beach HP will take boys and girls teams in the U17 and U19 age divisions. These teams will participate in the USAV Beach HP Championships in Hermosa Beach, CA..

Beach HP Teams        
U17 - Girls     Beach Coaches  
  Joey Benson/   Joseph Rohr - Head Coach  
U19 Girls     Mackenzie Phelps - Assistant  
  Lauren Orlich/Kelli Agnew   Vince Zanzucchi - Assistant  
  Cierra Flood / Meagan McCall      
  Macy Gordon / Claire Coppola      
U19 Boys        
  Alex Marsh / Brendan James      
Indoor HP Teams
Boys' International Youth   Girls International Youth
1 Michael Benedict   1 Kyla Chavez Outside / DS
2 Jesse Carter   2 Breanna Allen Outside
3 Jakob Chavez   3 Avery Luoma Right Side
4 Jordan Cox   4 Isis Mitchell Setter
5 Brian Endres   5 Katana Montford Setter
6 Sean Even   6 Tatiana Ortiz-Hannah Middle
7 Jackson Hickman   7 Ashlyn Overby Middle
8 Mark McGrath   8 Kylra Porch Libero / DS
9 John Ross   9 Brianna Rivera Outside/Right Side
10 Ryan Serrano   10 Alexis Soncrant Outside
11 Trevor Weary   11 Kailey Trapp Middle
      12 Ashley Yeung Libero / DS
  Ryan Woodworth - Head Coach   Chris Lishko - Head Coach
  Taylor Stallman- Asst Coach   Charita Stubbs - Asst Coach
Boys National Youth   Girls National Select
1 Avery Clark   1 Amanda Koath Middle/Right Side
2 Braiden Franco   2 Noelle Elkinton Middle/Outside
3 Kevin Lu   3 Kennedy Farley Outside Hitter
4 Peter Pataki   4 McKenzie Jefferson Outside Hitter
5 Karlton Reiswitz   5 Kialah Jefferson Setter/Right Side
6 Preston Schoenhardt   6 Molly Kipp Setter/Right Side
7 Nicholas Calles   7 Ainsley Malis Setter/Right Side
8 Nikolas Zeiner   8 Sarah Martin Libero/Outside
      9 Kaori Robertson Libero
      10 Katelen Tellez Outside Hitter
      11 Kayla Conway Outside Hitter
      12 Abbey Russell Middle
  Robert Esser - Head Coach   Megan Taylor - Head Coach  
        Shelby Taylor - Asst Coach  


HP Tryout Info

AZ Region High Performance Team Tryouts

Boys - Arizona Region Boys HP Tryouts will be held on Friday, May 20th from 6 - 9 pm. Check in will begin at 5:30. The fee to tryouts is $50.

The Arizona Region will be selecting players for a team in the Youth age group (born in 1998 - 2000). We will also be evaluating for interest in a Select (born in 2001-2002) team or camp and Future Select (born in 2003 or later) Camp.

Girls - The Arizona Region Girls Indoor High Performance pre-tryout camps will be held over 3 days: Fri, May 13, 5:30 - 9 pm, Sun, May 15 - 9 am - 12:30 pm and Sat May 21 - 9 am - 12:30 pm. The cost to attend all 3 days is $225, 2 days is $150 and 1 day is $100. The location will be Court One Athletics for all 3 camp dates.

No one is required to attend all 3 camp dates. Those that do attend all 3 dates and make one of the AZ Region HP teams will be credited $100 towards their HP Fees.

The 3 day camps have been designed to allow the player the flexibility to attend the camp or camps that is convenient for them to attend and also to allow the player to show the evaluators their skills over a period of time - instead of one day where they could be nervous or have a bad day. No one is required to attend more than one day.

Participants in the camp that show the evaluators the possibility of making one of our HP Teams will be invited to attend the HP Team tryouts on the afternoon of May 21st, if needed to finalize positions. There will be no additional charge for the HP Tryouts.

At tryouts the Arizona Region will be selecting players for their Youth (born in 2000-2001) and Select (born in 2002-2003) age group teams. We will also be evaluating for interest in a Future Select (born in 2004 or 2005) Camp to be held in July during the HP Team training period.

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

Log into Webpoint, select Other Region Events on the left side. Click on the Camp or AZ Region tryout you are interested in entering and register and pay online. Note that all the deadlines to enter are the day before the clinic at midnight.

USAV Indoor and Beach HP Tryouts in Arizona

Pre-USAV Indoor HP Tryout Clinic - will be held on Sunday, March 20 at Atkinson Pavilions in Phoenix. The clinic will run from 9 am - 12 noon. Please arrive no later than 8:30 am for check in so we can start on time. The clinic is intended to familiarize the athlete with the USAV HP tryout process and give feedback. There is no feedback given at a USAV HP Tryout. The clinic cost is $35 for those pre-registered and $50 for walkups. Pre-register in Webpoint under Other Region Clinics.

USAV Girls Indoor HP Tryouts will be held Friday, April 1st at Court One Athletics. 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. Register for the tryouts at Create an account in Ex3 if you have not already done so and then register for the Tryouts through the Ex3 system. The cost does go up as the tryouts near. Registration up to 1 week prior is $75, within one week of the tryouts the cost is $100, walk up registration is even more.

USAV Beach HP Tryouts will be held for men and women/boys and girls in the U13 - U23 age divisions (those born in 1994-2005) on April 3rd at 8 am at Victory Lanes Sports Complex. Registration is online only at The cost to register online is $75. Walk up registration is $100.

AZ Region HP Beach 2016 - Boys and Girls
Arizona Region Beach HP teams compete in the HP Championships in Hermosa Beach or Santa Monica, CA in mid-late July. USAV Beach High Performance tryouts in Arizona for 2016 are April 3rd at Victory Lanes. 

The Arizona Region tryouts will be held Wednesday, June 8 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Horizon Park, 15444 N. 100th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 - this is a site change as of June 8th . The Region tryouts will be held after USAV has selected the players for their HP teams and camps.

The Arizona Region will be selecting girls and boys for teams in the U15 (born 2002 and 2003), U17 (born 2000 and 2001) and U19 (born 1998 and 1999) 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 or Santa Monica, CA for practice and the HP Championships the week of July 11th.

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