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 for the Boys’ National Youth Division (born in 2001 and after). The Region will also offer a camp (populated by a tryout process) for Boys National Select athletes (born in 2003 and after). The Boys National Select athletes (born in 2003 and 2004) will be chosen for training with HP coaches at the overnight camp at Carthage July 14-15 only. No other training or tournaments will be done with this team.
This year’s team will be coached by LJ Marx (Carthage College) and assisted by Curtis Madson (Concordia Wisconsin).
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. Tryouts will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Wisconsin Center. Cost for the tryout will be $40 for pre-registered athletes ($42 if paying by credit card due to service fees) and $70 for walk-up registration. To register for tryouts, click here.
HP TRAINING TEAM/CAMP
The 24-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. From the training session, one 14-person team (10 players and four alternates) will be selected to attend the HP Camp at Carthage College (see below). The overnight camp is July 14-15 at Carthage College for National Youth and Nataional Select athletes. Cost for the two one-day training sessions will be determined at a later date.
HP CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
The HP Camp will be just for the 10 players and two alternates chosen to compete on the Badger Region High Performance team headed to Tulsa, Okla., for the HP Championships. Cost for the two-day camp will include lodging, meals and the flight to Tulsa. After June 1, no refunds will be given. This 10-player roster will compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tulsa, Okla., July 14-28. The team flies out together on July 23 and returns home July 29. 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.