USA Volleyball Announces…
USA Women’s National Team Open Tryout
February 22-24, 2013
US Olympic Training Center (OTC) – Colorado Springs
This tryout is open to current college-age athletes and older, AND high school athletes born in 1993 or earlier.
NOTE: Per NCAA legislation (NCAA bylaw 22.214.171.124(c)) adopted 1/8/07 and effective 8/1/07, it is allowable for an institution, if it so chooses, to pay necessary expenses for its athlete to attend a National Team tryout.
HOUSING & MEALS: Athletes may choose to stay on the OTC grounds in the dorm and take meals in the dining hall or they may choose to stay off-site. Those choosing to stay off site will not have OTC meal privileges.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Athletes flying into the Colorado Springs airport (COS) and choosing to stay at the OTC will be greeted at the airport and transported to the OTC by USOC Transportation. Those choosing to fly into another airport (i.e. Denver) or choosing to drive to Colorado Springs will be responsible for their own transportation throughout their stay.
TRYOUT FEES: For athletes staying at the OTC, the fee will be $225 which includes housing, meals, local transportation and tryout expenses. For those athletes not staying at the OTC, the fee will be $150.
REGISTRATION: The registration process for the 2013 tryout will again be done via on-line registration utilizing the same system used for High Performance events. All tryout participants must also complete/submit the appropriate OTC Forms. The link for registering and instructions for this can be found at: http://usavolleyball.allregistrations.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/2013WomensNationalTeamOpenTryoutOnComplexHousing
If you encounter issues with the on-line registration process, please contact Monica Sedillo at (719) 228-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVEL: Athletes should arrive in Colorado Springs, Colorado as early as possible on Friday, February 22, and be prepared to remain in Colorado Springs until the completion of the tryout at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 24. Please schedule your airline departure from Colorado Springs after 1:00 pm on February 24. Upon completing the registration process, you will receive an email receipt/confirmation. Once you received this confirmation, you are cleared to book your travel to the tryout. ALL TRYOUT PARTICIPANTS must re-enter the on-line tryout site and enter their travel plans – even if they plan to drive to the tryout. The link to enter travel information: http://usavolleyball.allregistrations.com/VolunteerDetail.aspx/2013WomensNationalTeamTryoutTravelItinerary
INSURANCE: Tryout participants are required to provide proof of valid health insurance coverage upon their arrival at the tryout. USA Volleyball will provide sport accident insurance for injuries sustained during the tryout process. This will be a supplemental coverage to their personal coverage and does not cover non-tryout related illness or injury.
ELIGIBILITY: The tryout is open only to U.S. citizens meeting the age requirements previously addressed.
Participating athletes must possess a working knowledge of offensive/defensive systems and terminology consistent with that of a typical mid-to high level collegiate program. Participating athletes must also possess a level of athleticism, fitness and technical ability consistent with that of a high level collegiate player. Questions regarding this should be directed to Tom Pingel. Participants unable to meet these requirements will not be accepted for the tryout or may be removed from further tryout participation. No refunds will be offered in the latter case.
USA WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAMS:
Throughout the tryout process, USA Volleyball will be identifying prospective athletes for the following programs:
USA Women's Volleyball National Team Program – Athletes that have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to be invited to be a member of the USA Women’s Volleyball National Team on a full-time basis. This program could begin as early as the spring of 2013, or when an athlete’s scholastic or professional club season has concluded.
Also considered for training with this group will be athletes that have remaining college eligibility. Their participation will begin in mid-May or when their scholastic calendar ends for 2013.
USA Women's Senior A2 Teams – Athletes in college and with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2013 collegiate season not selected to join the USA Women’s National Team may be invited to participate with the USA Senior A2 program. This program is scheduled to take place in Dallas, TX from Tuesday, June 25 through Thursday, July 4. A projected 48 athletes will be invited to participate in the program, which will include training and competing at the USA Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) from July 1-4. Participants will be responsible for payment of a participation fee of $300 to help offset the necessary expenses during the tournament (room, meals, entry fee, etc.). Participants will also be responsible for their travel to/from Dallas. USAV will cover all additional expenses pertaining to participation at the GJNC, as well as all expenses pertaining to the training camp from June 25-28, directly preceding participation in the Championships.
USA Women's Junior National Team - As was done in 2011, this tryout will also serve as tryout for the Women's Junior National team and associated programs for athletes born in 1994 or after. The 2013 Women's Junior National Team is slated to play in the FIVB World Championships in the Czech Republic, August 9-18.
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