The Badger Region Boys’ High Performance (HP) program is an avenue for the region’s premier players to receive training and competition opportunities from some of the top coaches in Badger Region. Our program is the regional chapter of the USA Volleyball’s HP program. As a part of the HP pipeline, our program follows international age definitions and program offerings each year. There are three stages of the Badger Region Boys’ HP program: tryouts, training team/camp and championship team.
This season, we will be fielding one Badger Region Boys’ HP team in the following division:
– Boys’ National (born in 1999 and after)
Athletes chosen to be a part of the 2017 Badger Region Boys Travel Team:
S: Connor Muff
S/RSH: James Althoff
OH/RSH: Stevie Bresser
OH/RSH Ben Brochtrup
OH/RSH: Danny Butler
OH/RSH: Tyler Christensen (inj.)
OH/RSH: Sam Radtke
OH/RSH: Josh Kleinschmidt
MB: Blake Schwandt
MB: Jacob Sirny
L/DS: Thomas Robson
2017 BOYS HP COACHES
* Lead Coach: LJ Marx (Carthage College)
* Asst. Coach: Curtis Madson (Concordia University Wisconsin)
* Asst. Coach: Ryan Thompson (Milwaukee Sting/Carthage College/Wittenburg University)
* Training Coach: Shane Reid (MSOE)
* Training Coach: Tyler Frings (Marian)
* Training Coach: Ryan Schopf (Lakeland)
HP TRYOUT (NOW PASSED)
The Badger Region HP tryout is open to any Badger Region member wishing to join the Badger Region HP program. Attending the tryout allows players to make the Badger Region HP Training/Camp Team and ultimately the Badger Region HP Championship Team. To join this team, a player must attend the Badger Region HP Tryout that will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee (400 W. Wisconsin Ave.). Cost for the tryout will be $40 for pre-registered (prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 10) and $70 for walk-up registration.
HP TRAINING TEAM/CAMP
The 18-player Badger Region HP Training Team roster is populated through the tryout process. The offered age division for these training teams vary each season (see “Age Divisions” above). Players will participate in two training sessions that will take place April 23 and May 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milwaukee Sting Center. From the training sessions, one 12-person team (10 players and two alternates) will be selected to attend the HP Camp at Carthage College (see below). Cost for the two one-day training sessions will be determined at a later date.
HP CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
The HP Camp will be July 13-14, 2017, at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., and will be just for the 10 players and two alternates chosen to compete on the Badger Region High Performance team headed to Fort Lauderdale for the HP Championships. Cost for the two-day camp will include lodging, meals and the flight to Fort Lauderdale. After June 1, no refunds will be given. This 10-player roster will compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 18-22. The team flies out together on July 17 and returns home July 23. Parents are not required to attend this tournament with their athletes.
The Badger Region is seeking volunteers to work tryouts as court coordinators (running drills/entering downballs) and evaluators (working with lead coaches rating athletes by position). If interested, contact Brian Sharkey at email@example.com.