Please be informed that after much consideration for the safety, health and welfare of our Athletes and Staff as well as those surrounding them we have canceled GEVA's High Performance Program for this season.
We conferred with our facility providers, staff, and USA Volleyball. This season the risk of conducting the program far outweighs any perceived benefit.
The Geva High Performance Program will undergo a review of future programming in line with the future goals and programing of USA Volleyball.
Athletes currently registered GEVA tryouts will be notified and fully refuned. USA Volleyball is fully aware of our decision.
1. Play in front of high level college recruiters at the 2020 USA High Performance Championships
2. Gain exposure to elite level coaching
3. Train alongside other all-star caliber athletes from all over the region
4. Compete against the best athletes from all of the other regions and international teams around the world.
5. Get awesome GEVA swag!
HIGH PERFORMANCE INDOOR PROGRAMS
GEVA USA High Performance is the sole Sanctioned USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance Program in the GEVA Region. The Program allows our region to train and compete under the USA Volleyball National HP Program umbrella. We duplicate the programs, training, and concepts athletes from across the nation can receive if they make a USA Volleyball National Program camp or team. The Mission of the Garden Empire Volleyball Association (GEVA) Regional HP Program is to provide additional and unique development opportunities for the Region’s Elite Junior Volleyball Athletes as well as to the Region’s Elite and Aspiring Volleyball Coaches. We operate in full compliance with the USA Volleyball National Team Athlete Development Philosophy. Coaches are selected through an open application process. Athletes are selected through a multi-tiered competitive selection process in compliance with USA Volleyball National Team Development Standards. There are NO restrictions on the number of Coaches or Athletes allowed participating from any given Team, Club, School or other Organization. The Program has NO Team, Club, Organizational Alliances or Affiliations other than the Garden Empire Volleyball Association (GEVA) and The National High Performance Championships.
USA Volleyball has forty regions across the US. Of these forty regions, eighteen ran Region HP programs in 2019. These programs are a part of the National HP Programs, but the tryouts and summer programs are run separately. Region HP programs usually hold Region tryouts, select a team, train, and then compete at the USAV High Performance Championships. Athletes interested in participating in a National HP Program will need to attend a National tryout, be selected to participate in a program and the program dates are inclusive (there are no training sessions that take place outside of the 5 or 10 day program).
We want athletes to be able to compete against top athletes in the country. Depending on what program you are invited to at the National level will depend if you should play for the Region or USA. Below will help you and your parent make the decision; however, these are just USAV’s recommendations:
-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A1 program, we recommend that you attend the A1. A1 National Programs put you amongst the very top volleyball players in the country in your age group and at the top of the USAV HP Athletes Pipeline.
-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A2 Invitational, we recommend that you attend the Regional HP program but strive to participate in both, schedule and finances permitting, as you are also welcome and encouraged to attend the USAV National HP Camp at the level for which you qualified. Please see our USAV HP Camps link for more information about National HP Programs.
-If you are invited to a Regional HP program and a National HP A3, Training, or Skills Program, we recommend that you attend the Regional HP program. You are also welcome and encouraged to attend the USAV HP Program at the level for which you qualified. Please see our USAV HP Programs link for more information about National HP Programs.
**If you are listed as an alternate for a program that will conflict with your Regional program invitation, please notify your Region immediately that you have been selected as an alternate for a National program (particularly at the A1 level). As team selections are typically made in the same time frame, deadlines to accept Regional and National invitations sometimes conflict. Please note that it often takes 3-4 weeks for a program to fill and alternates are contacted throughout that time. In most cases, your Region will be willing to work with you on a deadline that will allow alternates time to see if you are invited to a National program from the waitlist.
From USAV HP
Selection Camp Prices: $375
Team Camp Prices: Free for those invited
Trip Cost for Players: $600*
*this is only the cost for registration, hotel, and travel. Each player will also need a meal budget and money for odds and ends.
USAV HIGH PERFORMANCE YOUTH CHAMPIONS