NorCal HP

Indoor High Performance Teams

NorCal HP

Indoor High Performance Teams

2018 – Largest Delegation at HP Championships!

2017 Bronze Medalists – Boys International Junior Division

2016 Gold Medalists – Boys International Junior Division

What is High Performance?

In conjunction with USA Volleyball, the NCVA will continue our Regional High Performance program. Participating athletes will represent our region in either an inter-regional USA Volleyball High Performance Championship tournament in July or the European Global Challenge Tournament in July. The goal of the High Performance Program is to provide volleyball athletes with the best coaching and competition available in Northern California. Many athletes attend the National Tryout to compete with the best athletes in and around the Region. Attending a National Tryout can help to increase an athlete’s visibility, particularly if the players plays for a team that does not get much exposure to collegiate recruiting.

Members of NCVA High Performance teams will have the opportunity to:

  • Compete with the best athletes in the country within their age groups both in the USA & abroad.
  • Play with some of the best athletes in Northern California.
  • Receive top quality coaching and instruction.
  • Learn USA Volleyball systems and techniques.
  • Increase individual visibility, particularly for those from club teams with low exposure.

2020 USAV High Performance Championships

In July, our participating athletes will represent the NCVA in an inter-regional USA Volleyball High Performance Championship tournament. This event is run by USA Volleyball.

Travel Days: July 20-27, 2020

Tournament Dates: July 22-26, 2020

Tournament Site: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Cost: We make every attempt to minimize player costs, which are currently anticipated to be around $1600 per player plus airfare and food. Parents are invited to attend this event. Once players accept a position on a team, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be required.

All information for the USA HP Championships is subject to change

What are Region High Performance Programs?

Region High Performance Programs are the local branches of the USAV National High Performance Pipeline.

The goals of Region Programs are the same as the National HP Program:

  • Build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our U.S. Olympic Teams.
  • Provide player development through training, evaluation, and competition opportunities.

Region programs allow athletes in different areas of the country in the Select, Youth, and Junior age groups the chance to get involved with High Performance without attending a National tryout. Regions have the flexibility to administer their Region HP Program in a number of different ways, from simple 3 day camps and training clinics to comprehensive programs that include coaches’ education, sustained athlete training, team selection, and travel to inter-regional or international competition.

Why should I tryout for my Region HP Program?

The experience that athletes have playing with High Performance Programs is unlike any other opportunity available for junior players in the United States, offering access to National-level volleyball training in their own backyard. To be chosen to represent one’s Region is another avenue to be trained in the techniques and systems actually used by our Women’s National Team in their practices. Region High Performance also offers athletes exposure and recognition on a National scale without having to play on Court 1 at a National Qualifier or qualifying for Junior Nationals.

In addition, playing on a Region High Performance Team offers the opportunity to play at the USAV High Performance Championships, an exclusive international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball in July of each year. Participating teams include USA National A1 and A2 Teams, USA Continental Teams, other Region Teams and teams representing a number of different countries, including Italy, Peru, Puerto Rico, Chile, Canada and Dominican Republic in recent years. The unique experience of participating in an international tournament with some of the top junior players in the world is exclusive and gives players empowering leadership experience.

Age Definition

2020 & 2021 USA High Performance Championships:

Girls Junior — born on or after 1/1/2001
Girls Youth — born on or after 1/1/2004
Girls Select — born on or after 1/1/2006
Girls Future Select — born on or after 1/1/2008

Boys International — born on or after 1/1/2002***
Boys National — born on or after 1/1/2003
Boys Select — born on or after 1/1/2005

*** Players born on or after 1/1/2001 allowed if enrolled in high school during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Tryout Infomation

When are players notified? 

Tryout results are communicated directly to players and their parents via email. Once players accept a position, they are posted below under team rosters. Once teams have 9 players on a team, we will select 4-6 alternates for each team. Alternates will be notified via email.

Notifications will begin to be sent on March 31st.


Thank you for attending tryouts!

Tryout Infomation

Does my player need to attend every tryout?

Players are not required to attend all tryouts. We offer several tryouts to allow more players to attend and compete. You are encouraged to attend as many tryouts as possible to get more court time with our coaches. We highly recommend a second tryout if you feel you first was not what you wanted due to sickness, schedule, etc.

Do I need to pay more than once if my player plans to attend more than one tryout?

NO! Only one registration is required, one tryout fee for all three tryouts.

I am not able to attend the tryout with my player, what will be discussed? 

At the tryout, we will review the Parent Meeting Handout and answer any questions.

Girls' Tryouts

January 25, 20209:30 AM - 10:00 AM10:00 AM - 1:00 PMTBAPre-Register by Jan 15: $85
At Tryouts: $110
February 9, 20209:30 AM - 10:00 AM10:00 AM - 1:00 PMTBAPre-Register by Jan 15: $85
At Tryouts: $110

Boys' Tryouts

January 12, 2020

Register Online - NCVA and USAV
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM5:00 PM - 8:00 PMSan Mateo Event CenterNCVA Only Pre-Registered by Dec 29: $85
NCVA Only On-Site: $110

USAV & NCVA Combined:
Early Registration: $110
Late Registration: $135
On-Site Registration: $160
Early registration closes one week (7 days)
prior to tryout date at 10:00am EST

January 25, 202012:30 PM - 1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PMTBAPre-Register by Jan 15: $85
At Tryouts: $110
February 9, 202012:30 PM - 1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PMTBAPre-Register by Jan 15: $85
At Tryouts: $110

USAV Tryouts

January 12, 2020
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PMSan Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
February 14, 2020
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM5:00 PM - 8:00 PMSan Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113
April 17, 2020
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM5:00 PM - 8:00 PMReno/Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
April 24, 2020
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM5:00 PM - 8:00 PMReno/Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

For more information and to register, please visit USA Volleyball High Performance

2019 Teams
2018 Teams
2017 Teams
2016 Teams
2015 Teams
2014 Teams
2013 Teams
2012 Teams

Important Links for Team Members

Players selected for a team should use the links below to submit their registration and payments:

Important Trip Information

Online Registration/Payments

Medical Release FormThis form MUST be notarized

Submit Medical Release online

Submit your flight info here!

Submit COPY of Birth Certificate online

Submit your player’s head-shot online

Tournament Location:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Team Practices

Each team will have 4-5 practices before attending the High Performance Championships.

All practices for the HPCs will take place between July 5 and July 15.

2019 Practice Schedule:

Girls Youth

Girls Select

Girls Future Select


2019 Practice Schedule:

Boys Intl Red

Boys Natl Red

Boys Select Red

Due to the nature of these teams and the fact that you only have a few practices together – Players are required to attend all practices.

We understand that many players are participating on club teams that are still preparing for upcoming summer events. Please note that your club commitments come first. You should not cancel a club practice to attend an HP practice. If you have a conflict, please email [email protected].

NCVA HP Policies

Here are the contracts that each and every player agrees to when submitting payment to participate with the NCVA High Performance program. (These policies apply to any team traveling to any destination as a part of the NCVA High Performance program. This includes, but is not limited to USAV High Performance Championships, Cornacchia World Cup, Global Challenge, and Aloha Summer Classic.)

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

HP Conduct Contract & Parent Agreement (Includes Refund Policy)

HP Policy – Parents

HP Policy – Participants

Regarding the USAV National Program and payments made for NCVA teams headed for the USAV High Performance Championships:

If your player attends tryouts and is selected for the USAV A1 program traveling to the USAV High Performance Championships that year, we will process a refund for all payments made so that they can opt to participate with the National USAV program. We will not process a refund for USAV A2 or USAV A3 programs. This does not apply to any NCVA/USAV teams headed to Europe, Hawaii, or other events besides the USAV High Performance Championships.