USA Beach Volleyball Tryouts Coming to Salt Lake City
USA Volleyball has announced the schedule of 2012 Beach High Performance (HP) Tryouts for athletes looking to compete on beach volleyball national teams. (Click to register for tryouts.)
Tryouts are open to all beach athletes ages 12 to 25 who were born between Jan. 1, 1987 and Dec. 31, 2000. Registration for tryouts will open on Feb. 22.
Selected athletes will comprise the Future Select-U15, Select-U17, Youth-U19, Junior-U21, and Senior A2-U26 beach national teams representing the United States in various national and international competitions including the Beach High Performance Championships on July 18-22 in Hermosa Beach, California. Information on all USAV Beach High Performance Programs will be updated soon on the USAV Beach Page.
Tryouts will be led by USA Volleyball beach staff. All athletes will receive a written evaluation and do not need to sign up with a partner.
Each tryout will include 4 hours of beach time where athletes will receive instruction and strive to be selected for one of the USAV Beach High Performance Programs. Athletes are evaluated and ranked based on the entire tryout population from across the country.
Registration and a fee of $70 per tryout are required; athletes may attend more than one tryout.
Participants must be USAV members. A membership link will be provided for those who are not verified as current USAV members.
New to the USAV Beach HP Programs will be a Select and Future Select National Training Team for boys and girls born 1996-2000.
2012 Beach High Performance Tryout Schedule
March 18: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1993 & 1998-2000) March 18: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Athletes born 1994-1997) March 25: Phoenix, Ariz., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) April 21: Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (All ages) April 22: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000) April 22: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 2-6 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) April 29: Gulf Shores, Ala., 1:30-5:30 p.m. (All ages) April 29: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) April 29: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 2-6 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000) May 5: Rochester, N.Y., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) May 6: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000) May 6: Hermosa Beach/South Bay, Calif., 2-6 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) May 13: Rehoboth Beach, Del., noon-4 p.m. (All ages) May 13: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) May 13: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 2-5 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000) May 19: Largo, Fla., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Athletes born 1996-2000) May 19: Largo, Fla., 1-5 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) May 20: Tallahassee, Fla., 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. (All ages) May 19: Denver, Colo., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) May 20: Austin, Tex., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) May 26: Salt Lake City, Utah, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) June 2: Chicago, Ill., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Girls/Women Only) June 2: Chicago, Ill., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Boys/Men Only) June 2: Chula Vista/San Diego, Calif., 3-7 p.m. (All ages) June 3: Des Moines, Iowa, 8 a.m.-noon (All ages) June 7: Dallas, Texas, 8 a.m.-noon (Athletes born 1996-2000) June 7: Dallas, Texas, 3-7 p.m. (Athletes born 1987-1995) June 9: Portland, Ore., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) June 10: San Jose area/Saratoga, Calif., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (All ages) TBC
2012 FIVB / USA Volleyball High Performance Age-Group Classifications
In accordance with USA Volleyball’s goal of providing aspiring young volleyball players with world-class training and competition, Beach High Performance age-group classifications are consistent with those established by the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball). Those age-group classifications govern international competition and all levels of Beach High Performance programming. Please note that these age-group classifications differ from USA Volleyball Junior club and Beach Junior Tour age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
A2-U26: Born in 1987 through 1991 Junior-U21: Born in 1992 or 1993 Youth-U19: Born in 1994 or 1995 Select-U17: Born in 1996 or 1997 Future Select-U15: Born in 1998 through 2000
Beach High Performance Tryout Information Participants: U.S. citizens, ages 12-25 (born 1987-2000) Cost: $70 Registration: Online by midnight PT, the Wednesday before each event . Walk-up and late registration accepted on a space-available basis, plus $25 late entry fee Web site: Registration will open on Wednesday, Feb. 22. For U26 athletes: In order to be eligible for the World University Games, athletes must submit an official copy of their university transcripts showing current enrollment in at least one course or a degree dated Jan. 1, 2011 or later.
For NCAA student-athletes: The Beach High Performance Tryouts are USAV-sanctioned Beach National Team tryouts in compliance with NCAA regulations. Your institution may be permitted to pay for your tryout and required travel.
Intermountain Volleyball is proud to be hosting the 2012 West Coast Club Championships here in Salt Lake City on May 11th and 12th. We want all the teams in the Intermountain Region and throughout the west to come out and compete.
To sweeten the pot we have dropped the price of entry to an incredibly low $275 for the two-day tournament. Not only have we slashed the price, but we’ve also added a fantastic prize. The winning team in each age division* will get their $750 entry fee into the 4th Annual Summer Soiree paid by IVA. The Summer Soiree Volleyball Tournament takes place from June 22nd to June 25th in sunny Anaheim, California right down the street from Disneyland and makes for a great end-of-year tournament and vacation for any club.
Register for the 2012 West Coast Club Championships on www.advancedeventsystems.com. For more information on the Summer Soiree visit http://www.scvavolleyball.org/girls_kickoff_classic.htm.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the IVA offices at (801) 534-1933.
We will see you there!
*Age division must have at least 12 clubs entered to qualify for the prize.
April 5 – April 7, 2012, Joint PAVO/USAV Advanced Training Camp National Collegiate Club Championships (NCVF), Kansas City, MO
The joint PAVO/USAV Advanced Training Camp will be held in Kansas City this year. All campers must have a minimum PAVO State rating or USAV Regional rating. Registration is accepted on a first-paid, first accepted basis. Campers are responsible for their own travel costs, meals and lodging expenses during the camp. The Head Trainer will be Julie Voeck.
Campers will attend an evening classroom session (7-10 pm) on Wednesday, April 4. Campers will participate in on-court training sessions the next two days of camp and may be scheduled to officiate additional matches during the camp period, depending on the needs of the event. Camp duties may include line judging, scorekeeping, officiating and ball shagging. Campers will be paid for duties performed outside of the camp at established event rates, if used. The registration fee for this camp is $275.
The following information is necessary for registering for this camp:
1. Available or not to officiate on the last day of the tournament if needed
2. Current USAV and PAVO rating
USAV Premier Referee Camp at GJNC
July 1 – July 4, 2012, Premier Referee Camp for USAV Girls Junior National Championships, Columbus, Ohio
A Premier Referee Camp for USAV will be held at the GJNC in Columbus, Ohio, prior to the beginning of the Junior National Referee Candidates rating session. The camp will be held starting the evening of July 1, 2012, and will continue through July 4, 2012, until around 2:00 p.m. The registration fee for this USAV Premier Training Camp is $250. All campers must have a minimum USAV Regional rating and we anticipate that most campers will be Junior National candidates. Registration is accepted on a first-paid, first-accepted basis only. Campers are responsible for their own travel costs, meals and lodging expenses during the camp. If you have talked to those who took this camp in the past, you know this is the one to register for. Also, a USAV National Referee Clinic is required and one will be held on the evening of July 1, 2012, if a camper needs it.
Campers will attend a classroom session Sunday evening and then be observed and evaluated in the first and second referee positions on the following days. Campers will also have the opportunity to officiate with training staff members, work with score sheets, and round out the training with activities to help prepare them for their next advancement. After each set of matches, the campers will be debriefed and have the opportunity to discuss the matches and ask questions of the National Trainers. Members of the training staff will be available throughout most of the GJNC to answer questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the latest techniques and rules from some of the top trainers and officials in the country. Space in the camp is limited, so register for the camp now! If you have questions, please contact Thomas Hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USAV Premier Referee Camp – 2012
Fill out this form and return it to George Egan at 715 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Checks should be made out to “USA Volleyball Referee Camps.”
I wish to attend the USAV Premier Training Camp, July 1-4, 2012, at the GJNC in Columbus at the cost of $250. I understand the requirements of the camp as outlined.
Email Address _______________________________________ Cell Phone ____________
Current USAV Rating _________________________ Region _______________________
Your registration will not be considered and is not complete until the $250 fee is received by George Egan at the USAV offices.
Tell Your Story
In preparation for Brain Injury Awareness Month, the CDC Foundation in partnership with CDC is launching the Heads Up Film Festival to help give a voice to brain injury—a once “Silent Epidemic.”
We encourage you to send in videos to share your stories and ideas and help create a national conversation on brain injury. Videos can be posted anytime from now through the end of March 2012. You can post it yourself at the Heads Up Film Festival page or email it to CDCFoundationTBI@gmail.com. Or if you’d rather share your story without video, visit CDC Heads Up Facebook page.
Who can post a video story?
All are welcome! The film festival is non-competitive and open to all. Whether you are a survivor, family member, caregiver, researcher, educator, health care professional, parent, coach, or anyone who cares about brain injury – lend your voice and share your story!
The USAV sent out some new rules interpretations over the weekend. The rulings deal with player equipment and libero substitutions and rotations. Check it out here: 2011-2012 USAV Rules Interpretation #1.