What is USA Volleyball Beach High Performance?
The USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Program is the most prestigious junior beach volleyball program in the country and is recognized as one of the premier international pipeline development programs in the world. Similar to the Indoor HP programs that are run, there are different levels and camps for the Beach HP program.
The closest tryouts for the USAV Beach HP tryouts to the Badger Region are April 29-30 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For details, click here.
2017 Age Definitions:
Novice-U23: Born in 1995 or 1996
Junior-U21: Born in 1997 or 1998
Youth-U19: Born in 1999 or 2000
Select-U17: Born in 2001 or 2002
Future Select-U15: Born in 2003 or 2004
Future Stars-U13 (girls only): 2005, 2006 or later
A1 – USAV Junior Beach National Teams
This is the highest level of HP competition, these athletes often have previous national or international already. They typically compete in FIVB or NORCECAA events in addition to the USAV Beach HP Championships.
A2 – USAV Beach HP Teams
These are athletes just below the Junior National level. They will attend the Beach High Performance Team Camp and Championships. Athletes in this group are (U15, U17, and U19) and typically possess a high level of skill and/or physicality and demonstrate the ability to compete at a national level.
A3 – USAV Beach Elite Development Camps
A3 athletes are those who show potential to improve their game and physicality through rigorous training. They will be invited to a top-level camp experience to work with outstanding coaches to help them try and improve their games. These athletes are also encourage to participate in the Junior Beach Tour, trying to earn a spot to the Junior Beach Tour Championships.
A4 – USAV Beach Advanced Skills Camps
Below the A3 program is the A4 program which is for athletes that are just not quite ready to compete at the Elite level. They will go through rigorous training in a camp-only setting designed to improve their beach game. These athletes are also encourage to participate in the Junior Beach Tour, trying to earn a spot to the Junior Beach Tour Championships.