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High Performance


The competition is ON!

Volleyball regions from around the U.S., including the Arizona Region, are meeting up to compete High Performance in Orlando, Florida.

We have in place the BEST OF THE BEST coaches in Arizona to train the highest level junior boys and girls teams and will expect the same level of competition and professionalism as in any other year.


We are consolidating all of our awesome photos from Summer 2021 Arizona Region High Performance on its own dedicated webpage.

Please bookmark our PHOTO GALLERY today and check back often!

Photo gallery for 2021 Arizona Region High Performance

Check out all the action from 2021 Arizona Region High Performance!



Arizona Region of USA Volleyball High Performance Delegation 2021

The Arizona Region’s best are headed to high performance competition in Orlando and we’re adding updates in two places!
1. Our top notch #AZHP correspondents, Kyla Chavez and Alyssa Avitia, will post stories to our Instagram page at @azregionusavolleyball
2. Back at home, our #AZVolleyballMom will be updating a photo gallery on our website at Bookmark the page and feel free to check back periodically.
We are beyond excited for our high performance program of coaches and athletes led by our dedicated director Ron Pelham. Safe travels and… LET’S GO!
P.S. Visit to get information about the Arizona Region’s High Performance program, coaches, and athletes.





Rita Stubbs, David Thistle - Girls' International Youth
Terri Spann, Rachel Kater - Girls' International Select
Deitre Collins-Parker, Bryan Meyer - Girls' National Select

Dave Chavez, DT Nguyen - Girls' Future Select
Taylor Stallman, Tim Zemp - Boys' International Youth

Arizona Region Indoor High Performance Teams for 2021

The Arizona Region of USA Volleyball is proud to sponsor junior teams for the USA Volleyball High Performance Competition in July 2021. 

May 6, 2021 - USA Volleyball has cancelled the 2021 HP Championships tournament which was going to be held in Phoenix in July.   

The Arizona Region is working with a group of other USAV regions to compete during the same time frame the HP Championships were scheduled to be held. 

This new High Performance event will be held in Orlando, Florida in July 2021.

Registration for AZHP Tryouts are still being taken at the link below.


The Arizona Region of USA Volleyball will host additional tryouts and HP clinics only for athletes who were at Red Rock Rave. Registration is now open.

Boys and girls tryouts/clinic:

  • May 26th & 27th for GIRLS: 4:30-6:30pm
  • May 26th & 27th for BOYS: 6:30-8:30pm
  • AZ Region Facility - 7100 W. Erie Street, Chandler, AZ  85226

Click here to register for AZ HP Tryouts/Clinic.

This link takes you to Ready Set Register website. 

  • Go to our AZ Region Tryouts/Clinic event here
  • "Make a New Account" or Log in
  • Select 1 day, 2 days or 3 days to attend
  • Follow the prompts to review your order and pay

Your payment is your registration.


*Athletes who are selected for teams will be notified the 2nd week in June 2021.

*2021 training costs for each athlete is TBA as we figure out the additional cost involved in going to Orlando. Half of the cost is due upon acceptance of an offer to play on a team. The other half is due July 1st.

*Teams will be in training July 13-17, 2021.

*AZ Region teams will compete July 21-25, 2021 in Orlando, FL.  More info is coming on this event.

Please bookmark this page and follow #AZHP in social media for updates.


For athletes who make AZHP teams, the Training, Travel and Competition Dates are:

  • July 13-17, 2021 - Training Days
  • July 20, 2021 (Depart Phoenix for Orlando)
  • July 21, 2021 (Practice Day)
  • July 22-25, 2021 (Competition)
  • July 26, 2021 (Depart Orlando for Phoenix)

Location: Orlando, FL
Venue: Orange County Convention Center

Arizona Region HP Contact

Ronald Pelham

High Performance Director
Arizona Region Volleyball


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 works 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 Arizona Region forms HP teams to compete in the High Performance Championships in July each year. The Arizona Region will sponsor up to three girls’ teams (International Youth, National Select and/or Future Select) and up to three boys’ teams (International Youth, National and/or Regional).

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 AZ 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 chosen for the AZHP teams.

General Questions About High Performance

1.  What is the time commitment?
The Arizona High Performance (AZHP) teams will train the week of July 13th-17th in the Phoenix metro area. The teams 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 mid July.  The commitment is basically from July 13th – July 25th. 

2.  What is the cost of participating on the AZHP team?
The cost of participation on the team is $650.00. 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 $325 is due upon commitment to the team and balance will be due no later than July 1, 2021.

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 birth date 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 which is formed. 

5.  When are teams announced?
The Arizona Region HP Director will contact the selected athletes for a commitment within 10 days of the tryouts. When all the commitments have been received the teams will be announced.

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

Ron Pelham

High Performance Director, Associate Official's Division Coord

Phone: 520.661.4695