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Arizona Region HP teams at the airport in July 2019

COMING SUMMER 2020 - ARIZONA REGION HIGH PERFORMANCE FOR JUNIORS

By Jen Barber, 12/18/19, 12:00PM MST

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Juniors will be able to try out for our Arizona Region High Performance Teams in May 2020

Junior boys and girls will have 3 opportunities to try out for our Arizona Region High Performance teams in May 2020.

Arizona Region High Performance Junior Teams

Junior boys playing volleyball at HP Championships Summer 2019

Junior boys competing at HP Championships Summer 2019

Our Arizona Region of USA Volleyball is planning on forming boys and girls indoor teams to compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships again in Summer 2020.

WHAT IS HIGH PERFORMANCE VOLLEYBALL?

High Performance - also known as HP - is a program working to advance volleyball talent by building a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for the USA Olympic teams.

Few are chosen from around the country for the national USAV teams. However, Arizona has LOTS of talent! So we coordinate teams comprised of local juniors to compete at the championships, as well. Teams represent the Arizona region.

The Arizona Region provides High Performance training with outstanding Arizona coaches. Tryouts are open to all juniors in Arizona. The top athletes who try out are selected and invited to join our teams which train and compete at the championships with other teams from around the world.

TRYOUTS 2020
 
Junior boys and girls will be able to try out for our indoor HP teams up to 3 times. Dates are May 15, 16, and 17, 2020 and will be held at our region facility.
 
Find age brackets and rules on the TEAM USA website. The teams we form will depend on the turnout at tryouts.

High Performance works on a two-year cycle, with a cycle starting at the beginning of an even year (2020) and finishing at the end of an odd year (2021). Athletes remain in the same age group throughout the two years, then move up to the next age group at the beginning of the next even year to start a new cycle (what will happen next in 2022). Athletes may only try out and play in their own age group – there is no “playing up.”

AzHP Junior boys celebrate in huddle
Registration will open in early 2020. You do not have to attend all 3 tryouts. However, if you have a poor tryout, you have at least 2 more opportunities to show what you can do.
 
Selected athletes will be notified by the 2nd week of June 2020.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU’VE MADE A TEAM
 
High Performance Championships are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 22-26, 2020.
 
Athletes must available for training July 13th - 18th. Travel is scheduled for July 20-27th to Pittsburgh. All athletes will travel with their coaches and teams.
 
Hotel and flights are covered by the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball.
 
Families cover the costs for laundry, meals, and personal expenses on the road.
 
Parent chaperones can volunteer once teams are selected. Perks in chaperoning duties include flights, hotel accommodations, and AzHP gear. Chaperones will undergo a background check and must have SafeSport certification.
AzHP Junior Girls hug prior to final match

2 weeks. Lifelong volleyball friendships.

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Please follow our social media for instant updates and follow our hashtag #AZHP.
 
 
SPONSORS WELCOME
 
The Arizona Region of USA Volleyball is a charitable 501(c)3 organization. We welcome sponsors in helping us cover expenses such as training, uniforms, hotel accommodations and flights.
 
Please contact our AZ Region High Performance Director Ron Pelham to see how you can get involved.
 
 
Ron Pelham
High Performance Director
Arizona Region Volleyball
520-661-4695

AZHP@Azregionvolleyball.org

BECOME AN ARIZONA REGION HIGH PERFORMANCE SPONSOR

We are so incredibly grateful for the sponsors who help us send our High Performance teams to championships each year.

We thank:

  • Jimmy Johns
  • Baker's Sporting Goods
  • Hamilton Inn Chandler
  • Peak Performance
  • Destination Phoenix
 
Junior girls watching on as junior boys compete