2015 Age Groups
*2015 is the 2nd year of the cycle so age divisions remain as they were in 2014.
Women's Junior National Team (WJNT)
(WJNT) born in 1995, 1996 & 1997
Girls Youth National Team
(GYNT) born in 1998 & 1999
(GSEL) born in 2000 & 2001 & later
born in 2002 or later (tryout as part of GSEL)
All ages welcome. Travel teams this year will attend the High Performance Championships and our teams will be entered into the Region & National Youth Divisions for ages 18U and younger. All players will be eligible for consideration on either Iowa team.
For tryout information, click here or at the "HP Tryouts" link at the top of the page!
What is High Performance?
Iowa HP is committed to select, develop, and help support athletes who will represent the Iowa Region at competitions with the ultimate objective of winning medals at the USAV National High Performance Championships and other national and international competitions.
To take part in Iowa High Performance, you must be a member of the Iowa Region, or live in Iowa or go to school in Iowa and participate in HP Tryouts.
Our Iowa HP experience is 3-tier and includes: tryouts, Iowa HP Individual Camp, and representation at the USAV HP Championship.
From tryouts, select players will be invited to attend the Iowa HP Individual Camp Camp provides an exceptional experience for all of our attending athletes. Athletes will train with the Regions' best....by a high caliber coaching staff, where elite USA coaches will lead and top collegiate staff will assist. Also at that camp (with the exception of our 2015 WJNT team which is selected directly from tryouts), our Iowa travel teams will be selected to compete at the 2015 USAV HP Championships (in Des Moines). We are extremely proud of our history, our competitiveness and our affiliation within the National HP pipeline.
Here is a brief explanation of the training opportunities for each age group:
Girls Youth National Team (GYNT) and Girls Select (GSEL): Players who want to be part of the Iowa HP program attend an HP tryout. From the tryouts, the HP staff will select ~60 players in each age group to attend the HP Camp in June. At the HP Camp, ~10 players in each age group will be selected to play on the Iowa HP travel team, and compete at the USAV HP National Championships in July.
Future Select: Players in the Future Select age group tryout with the regular GSEL age group for a spot at the GSEL camp. From the Futures who are not selected for the 4-day GSEL camp, we will select 25-35 players to attend a one day Future Select camp on June 13.
Women's Junior National Team (WJNT): Players in this age group attend tryouts in hopes to earn a spot on the travel team. ALL travel team players will be selected from tryouts for WJNT. Travel team members will be required to attend an abbreviated 2-day training block in conjunction with the HP camp in June.
Boys: Players who want to be part of the Iowa HP program attend an HP tryout. From the tryouts, the HP staff evaluate players for placement at the June training camp (all BOYS who would like to attend HP Camp, may--the tryouts are simply for placement at camp.) At the HP Camp, ~10 players in each age group will be selected to play on the Iowa HP travel team, and compete at the USAV HP National Championships in July in the Boys Regional Division. If our competitiveness merits, one of our travel teams may be entered into the National division.
HUGE thank you to our High Performance soft line sponsor -- GTM Sportswear!