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WJNT - born in 1995, 1996, & 1997   GYNT - born in 1998 & 1999    GSEL - born in 2000 or later

TRYOUT RESULTS & CAMP INVITATIONS WILL BE LISTED BELOW IN THE RIGHT-SIDE COLUMN .  GSEL, GYNT and WJNT posted 4/15/14.  BOYS and FUTURE SEL to be posted by Friday 4/18.

Check back here for updates.  

Individual Camp Information

  What to expect at HP Individual Camp 

  • Great coaching:  the camp is led by USA Volleyball coaches, and camp coaches come from Iowa’s Colleges (Div. I, Div. III, and NAIA!), High Schools, and volleyball clubs.
  • Great volleyball:  every player at the HP Individual Camp is a great player, so the level of skill in drills and scrimmages will be higher than almost any other camp you have ever been to.
  • And if you're attending an overnight camp:  Great sleep!  You will play a LOT of volleyball every day, so you will be tired!
  • Great friends:  the connections and friendships developed between players and coaches will last for years to come!
  • Great ratio:  the coach to player ratio at camp is around 1:4.
  • At that camp, 8-10 players in each division will be selected for the travel teams, and will compete at the USAV HP Championships!

2014 HP Individual Camp Site

NEW SITE!  This year's Iowa HP Camp will be held on the Simpson College campus and you'll get the opportunity to train in their newly renovated athletic facility (multi-million dollar upgrades!).   And, your dorms and cafeteria will be just steps from the training gyms!  

http://www.simpsonathletics.com/building/index
Simpson College Facilities and Directions
Campus Maps

2014 HP Individual Camp Schedule 

GSEL & GYNT Divisions  (See tryout page for greater detail on divisions)
June 12-15, 2014

Site - Simpson College, Indianola Iowa
Check in times:   TBA
Cost: $495 in paying by cash or check.  $510 if paying by credit card. (includes room & board, and a t-shirt)

Boys HP Camp
June 12-14, 2014

Brochure and Registration information (PDF)  link will open soon!
Site - Simpson College, Indianola Iowa
Check in times:  TBA
Cost: $150 (includes room & board, and a t-shirt) 

Future Select HP Camp
June 14, 2014
Future Select age players (born in 2002 or later) will tryout with the GSEL for a spot at the HP Camp.  From the Future Select age players not chosen for the regular HP Camp, we will select approx. 25-30 to attend a one day, Future Select camp.  
Site - Simpson College, Indianola  Iowa
Check in times:  TBA
Cost: $75 (includes meals and a t-shirt)

WJNT Team Training Camp
June 12-13, 2014
Site - Simpson College, Indianola Iowa
Check in times:  TBA
Cost - $100 (includes overnight lodging, meals, and the a t-shirt)

Coaches Clinic
June 14, 2014
Once again, we will run our High Performance Coaching Clinic in conjunction with the HP Camps!  Coaches of all levels are invited to attend...please spread the word!   Additional clinic information found HERE.   
 

Camp Tournament Schedule (PDF) At the end of each camp, we have the athletes compete in a mini tournament-type format.   Camp competition schedule will be posted here during camp week so parents can better plan if they would like to come watch.

2014 Confirmed HP Camp Lead Coaches          

JEFF NYGAARD
University of Southern California Assistant Coach
3 time Olympian, and former AVP MVP 

  
Jeff Nygaard, has played on the AVP beach tour since 2001, earning AVP MVP honors in 2003 when he and Dain Blanton were named AVP Team of the Year. He has won 7 AVP tourneys and an FIVB event while earning more than $470,000. He captured a beach tourney for 4 consecutive years (2002-05), including an AVP-best 3 victories in 2003. 
The 6-8 Nygaard was a middle blocker on the U.S. National Team from 1993 to 2000 and represented the U.S. in 3 Olympics. He was a member of the indoor team at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and teamed with Blanton on the beach in the 2004 Olympics. He also helped the U.S. win a bronze medal at the 1994 World Championships. 
He played on the 1999 and 2001 Los Angeles Athletic Club teams coached by Ferguson that won the U.S. Men's Open national titles.

As a 4-year (1992-95) starter at UCLA, Nygaard was the first collegiate men's player to be named National Player of the Year in 2 consecutive seasons when he did so in 1994 and 1995. He was also the National and Conference Freshman of the Year in 1992. He was a 3-time (1993-95) All-American and All-Conference first teamer. He helped the Bruins to the 1993 NCAA title, setting an NCAA tourney record by hitting .867 in the semifinals and earning NCAA All-Tournament co-MVP honors. In 1994, he set UCLA season records with 650 kills while averaging 6.98 kills per match as the Bruins advanced to the NCAA championship match, where he made the NCAA All-Tourney team. The 1995 UCLA team won the NCAA title while posting a 31-1 record (going undefeated in league play) and he was named NCAA All-Tournament MVP. His 123 career aces set a school record. 
He helped La Follette High in Madison (Wisc.) to the 1987 and 1989 state championships and a runner-up finish in 1988. 
Nygaard was a volunteer assistant coach with the UCLA men's team for 3 seasons (2002-04). He spent 2009 as an assistant women's coach at Whittier. 
He was born on Aug. 3, 1972. He and his wife, Renee, have 2 daughters, Sophia and Elena.

 

RODNEY WILDE
2 time Olympian, and current Head Coach, USA Women's Jr. National Volleyball Team
Formerly:  

  • Assistant Coach, Women’s Volleyball Team, University of Wisconsin, 2001- 2008                      
  • Manager, High Performance Programs, USA Volleyball Association, 2001
  • Assistant Coach, USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, USA Volleyball Association,1993-2000 
  • Head Coach, Men’s Volleyball Team,University of California at San Diego, 1991-1993
  • Member of the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, USA Volleyball Association, 1989-1991
  • Head Coach, Men’s Volleyball Team, Pepperdine University,1985-1989
  • Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball Team,Drake University, 1984-1985
  • Member of the USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team, USA Volleyball Association,1982-1984
  • Head Coach, Men’s Club Team,University of Arizona, 1980-1982
  • Assistant Coach, Women’s Volleyball Team, Pepperdine University  1979-1980

Awards and Accomplishments: 

  • Member of USA Volleyball Hall of Fame
  • Member of Pepperdine University Hall of Fame
  • 13 Time All American Player – Adult USAV Nationals
  • Head Coach for USA Jr. Team World Championship Qualifier, Nicaragua 2012 (Bronze Medal)
  • Head Coach Youth Olympic Volleyball Team, Singapore 2010 (Silver Medal)
  • Coached 14 NCAA All American Volleyball Players
  • 1996 & 2000 Olympic Volleyball Team Coach
  • Bronze Medal 1994 World Championships
  • 1986 NCAA Championship -PepperdineUniversity
  • 1986 Pepperdine Coach of the Year
  • Starting Setter on the 1978 NCAA Championship Team
    • 3 Time NCAA All-American Selection
    • Member of the 1984USAOlympic Gold Medal Team
    • Served 8 years on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors; 4 years on the Executive Committee 
    • Co-author – Volleyball Today; West Publishing and contributing writer to “Volleyball Magazine”

Academic Credentials
B.S. in Kinesiology and minor in Physical Education, Pepperdine University                      
USA Volleyball Coaches Accreditation Program CAP Cadre Instructor  

2013 HP Camp Coaches

JEFF NYGAARD
University of Southern California Assistant Coach
3 time Olympian, and former AVP MVP 

 
Jeff Nygaard, has played on the AVP beach tour since 2001, earning AVP MVP honors in 2003 when he and Dain Blanton were named AVP Team of the Year. He has won 7 AVP tourneys and an FIVB event while earning more than $470,000. He captured a beach tourney for 4 consecutive years (2002-05), including an AVP-best 3 victories in 2003.
The 6-8 Nygaard was a middle blocker on the U.S. National Team from 1993 to 2000 and represented the U.S. in 3 Olympics. He was a member of the indoor team at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and teamed with Blanton on the beach in the 2004 Olympics. He also helped the U.S. win a bronze medal at the 1994 World Championships.
He played on the 1999 and 2001 Los Angeles Athletic Club teams coached by Ferguson that won the U.S. Men's Open national titles.

As a 4-year (1992-95) starter at UCLA, Nygaard was the first collegiate men's player to be named National Player of the Year in 2 consecutive seasons when he did so in 1994 and 1995. He was also the National and Conference Freshman of the Year in 1992. He was a 3-time (1993-95) All-American and All-Conference first teamer. He helped the Bruins to the 1993 NCAA title, setting an NCAA tourney record by hitting .867 in the semifinals and earning NCAA All-Tournament co-MVP honors. In 1994, he set UCLA season records with 650 kills while averaging 6.98 kills per match as the Bruins advanced to the NCAA championship match, where he made the NCAA All-Tourney team. The 1995 UCLA team won the NCAA title while posting a 31-1 record (going undefeated in league play) and he was named NCAA All-Tournament MVP. His 123 career aces set a school record.
He helped La Follette High in Madison (Wisc.) to the 1987 and 1989 state championships and a runner-up finish in 1988.
Nygaard was a volunteer assistant coach with the UCLA men's team for 3 seasons (2002-04). He spent 2009 as an assistant women's coach at Whittier.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1972. He and his wife, Renee, have 2 daughters, Sophia and Elena.

GABE GARDNER
2 time Olympian, and former professional player
Going Gold Volleyball Club Director

San Clemente, CA Native
1995 Orange and LA County Athlete of the Year (water polo, basketball, volleyball)
1995-1997 USC (exercise science, volleyball)
1997-2000 Stanford University (BA in Human Biology, volleyball)
2008 Certificate in Personal Financial Planning UCLA
2000-2011 Professional volleyball player (12 countries over 10 years)
1997-2012 USA Mens National (Olympic) Indoor Volleyball team
2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing Olympian
2008-2012 USOC Athlete Advisory Council representative for all volleyball players to USOC
2012-2016 Elected to Leadership of Athletes Advisory Council to the USOC
2010- present USA Volleyball Board of Directors Advisor
2010 Founded Going Gold Volleyball in Sacramento, CA
2011 - 2012: Employed by General Electric Aviation as part of their HealthAhead Healthymagination Team
2012 Corporate Athlete Course Certified Trainer
2012 - 2013 Certificate in Olympic Sport Mangement from the USOC Northwestern Kellogg school of business

ERIKKA GULBRANSON
Texas Tornados Club Director
Coached at USC, Utah State, Idaho, SCU Bakersfield, and Vanguard University 

Erikka Gulbranson has spent 20+ years in the sport of volleyball with her experience ranging from playing, coaching, directing and managing youth, collegiate and international teams. She coached for the 3- time Women's Volleyball National Champion University of Southern California, as well as Utah State, University of Idaho, CSU Bakersfield and Vanguard University. In addition,Erikka has been involved with USA Volleyball for several years. After serving as a Master Coach and Trainer for the Youth & Junior National Teams, Erikka developed a High Performance Coaches technical training manual, used to train all National Team program staff, while teaming up with former Olympic Team Coach Toshi Yoshida to write the book "Inside Out of Passing." Erikka’s experience and skills extend beyond coaching, as she also possesses strong marketing and business skills.

During her time with the USA Volleyball Program she served as a Head Coach for the Youth National Team, finishing 4th at World Championships in 2005. She has also had several First Assistant positions with National teams traveling to Canada, Mexico, Poland and Croatia.

Most recently, she headed two separate volleyball programs; 2011 in Peru and 2008 in Brazil, put together by the U.S. Embassy, spending a week traveling throughout the countries teaching volleyball. A few years before this, Erikka was part of an elite coaching staff that traveled to Nigeria to teach over 600 kids how to play volleyball, traveling with 100 volleyballs and ropes that they used for make-shift nets.

Erikka’s passion for this sport has taken her to over 30 countries working with kids and adults teaching volleyball, running clinics and doing community service projects to help players, parents and coaches understand the amazing team sport of volleyball.

 

Individual Camp Forms 
  • All 2014 links will be live soon!
  • 2014 Camp Acceptance Form (if you are listed below in the camp invitation area, please fill out this form regardless if you are accepting the camp position or not).
  • 2014 HP Participation Agreement --GYNT, GSEL (PDF)
  • 2014 HP Future Select Participation Agreement (PDF)
  • HP Camp Packing Checklist (PDF)
  • HP Camp Rules (PDF)

Iowa HP Gear Store-'14 Updates coming!

Clothing is available for purchase in the Iowa HP Gear Store! We welcome anyone involved in the High Performance program to purchase any of these items, but have some items that are geared toward travel team players. To receive items in time for the 2014 High Performance Championships, you need to order by _____.

To purchase items, CLICK HERE to go to the HP Store!

What is available for travel team players?  These items are optional for travel team players--the Iowa Region will not be supplying warmups, spandex, or shorts this year, but we're making them available for you to purchase as desired.  All items will have the Iowa HP logo.

  • Warmup pants and jackets--Mizuno 9 series, pants are available in long or regular length.
  • Black spandex (you may wear your own black spandex at the HP Championships--4" inseam or longer, small logo is allowed).
  • Red warm-up shorts

What is available for anyone to order?  

  • Iowa HP logo t-shirts: black t-shirt with a hot pink logo, and a neon yellow shirt with a black logo
  • HP Camp Survivor tshirt

 

2014 HP Camp Invitees
  • Invitees and alternates are listed by Division (GSEL, GYNT, or Future Select), SHIRT NUMBER, and INITIALS in random order. All invitees will also receive an email within 48 hours with more information and what to do next to decline/accept your position.  If you did NOT receive an email, please contact Michelle ([email protected]), as we may not have a correct email address for you.
  • To accept or decline your position at camp, CLICK HERE to go to the online form.  (posted soon!)
  • Alternates are listed in random order, and will be invited to camp based on position needs according to Iowa HP staff.
  • All boys are invited to attend HP Camp.  The travel teams have been partially selected, with a few spot remaining to be chosen at camp.

 

WJNT Travel Team/Camp Invitations

333SN
279BD
288JS
22BM
358GB
98RC
338DB
318AP

343SB

 

WJNT ALTERNATES:   Called upon as needed should another invitee need to decline the offer. 

400BW
131MT
381HM

 GYNT 2014 HP Camp Invites 

95TM
8AF
328EA
19PF
7BP
156HR
275MF
367JG
177KT
312DP
168HL
4MR
6KK
28MH
158AS
127ST
295KM
327DH
1TF
184SM
352DS
360KZ
374KC
294MO
397MP
416SW
435MW
324JH
298MM
313TK
311IT
189CS
276AT
97ED
142TD
167MW
121EC
136MG
132KJ
365EL
429HM
2AI
27KM
20JP
287EM
302TF
21HM
306KS
134ER

26JS

29BG

 

GYNT ALTERNATES:  To be selected as needed in the event another invitee must decline the offer.
290MP
305TD
317TK

GSEL 2014 HP Camp Invites 

243MR
242RH
45JT
96IM
115MB
258AM
256KH
67SD
398RO
269LV
267ML
241PC
273AS
244EL
17AR
255ES
24VT
15AI
199CS
217BE
334SM
173AR
259WK
372CS
373AL
382MH
411EO
379KB
73AH
84GT
99EH
254AG
204AD
125AH
341KP
247AW
214SK
155KC
387TD
330BH
69JH
 
196JH
257IS
39BA
101DD
40CS
122CA
140KB
157KS
209RK
233TM
176EF
118AP
124RD

 FUTURE SELECT HP DAY CAMP INVITES 

 Future Select HP Day Camp invitees will be posted by Friday April 18th.  
 Please check back soon for updates. 

Boys 14u & 17u HP Team Invites

Boys 14u Travel Team

BOYS travel teams will be posted by Friday 4/18.  
Please check back soon for updates!
 
 

Boys 17u Travel Team

BOYS travel teams will be posted by Friday 4/18.  
Please check back soon for updates!