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

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!
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:  Between 3-5pm; Kent Campus Center in the 1st floor Atrium. (Park in the large lot just north of Buxton & Picken halls & cross North St to the Kent Campus Center).  Dinner on your own & first session will begin at 6:30pm.
Campus Map 
Cost: $495* ($510 for credit card purchases).
Camp fees also include room & board, and a t-shirt.

Boys HP Camp
June 12-14, 2014

Brochure and Registration information (PDF) 
Site - Simpson College, Indianola Iowa
Check in times:  Between 3-5pm; Kent Campus Center in the 1st floor Atrium. (Park in the large lot just north of Buxton & Picken halls & cross North St to the Kent Campus Center).  Dinner on your own & first session will begin at 6:30pm.
Campus Map 
Cost: $150* ($155 for credit card purchases)
Camp fees also include room & board, and a t-shirt. 

Future Select HP Camp
June 14, 2014
Future Select age players (born in 2002 or later) who have tried out and have been offered the HP Future Select Camp invitation.
Site - Simpson College, Indianola  Iowa
Campus Map 
Check in times:  9am-9:45am; Kent Campus Center in the 1st floor Atrium. (Parking available in the large lot just north of Buxton & Picken halls.  Cross North St to the Kent Campus Center)
Camp Times:   10am-4pm (lunch provided)
Cost: $75* ($80 for credit card purchases)
Camp fees include lunch and a camp t-shirt. 

WJNT Team Training Camp
June 12-13, 2014
Site - Simpson College, Indianola Iowa
Check in times:  Between 3-5pm; Kent Campus Center in the 1st floor Atrium. (Park in the large lot just north of Buxton & Picken halls & cross North St to the Kent Campus Center).  Dinner on your own & first session will begin at 6:30pm.
Campus Map 
Cost - $100* ($105 for credit card purchases)
Camp fees includes room & board, and 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          

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.


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

  • 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  

Assistant Coach, Loyola University
USA Volleyball High Performance Pipeline Coach

Men’s Volleyball Head Coach - September 2010-Present
Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.  Responsible for all aspects of player development, recruiting, budgetary organization, and scheduling; Assure all staff members and players were in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations; Cultivate relationships with alumni and other constituencies to further goals of volleyball program, department of athletics, and Juniata College; Strengthened program’s ties to the community through involvement with local church and youth groups, elementary schools, and volunteer programs; 2013 Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Champions; NCAA Elite Eight; 2013 Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Coach of the Year; 2012 Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Eastern Division Champions; 2011 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Division 1 Hay Champions; 2011 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Coach of the Year; and Trained five American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III All-Americans, eight All-Conference selections, and two Conference Newcomers of the Year.

Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach - September 2008-September 2010
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

  • Recruiting coordinator:  Lead talent evaluator and organized all official and unofficial visits to campus; Plan, organize, implement, and follow-up on an extensive ongoing recruiting efforts through written, verbal and personal contact with student-athletes and their families.
  • Offensive Coordinator: Trained setters and helped develop offensive systems; Assist with practice planning, video analysis, and scouting reports. 2009 & 2010 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Division 1 Semi-Finalists.

USA Men’s National Team - May 2011 Anaheim, California
Experience:   Assist with scouting and film review in preparation for 2011 World League in Poland.  Facilitate training and drills during team practices.

High Performance Programs - Head Coach
High Performance & Youth A1 Camp - 2012 Des Moines, Iowa & 2013 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
A3 Camp - 2011-Present Geneva, Ohio
Future Select A1 Camp - 2010 Colorado Springs, Colorado


High Performance Programs - Assistant Coach
Youth National Team - 2013 U19 World Championships, Mexico
Youth Holiday Camp - 2007-Present
High Performance Championships and Youth A2 Camp (2008-2011)
Future Select A1 Camp - 2008 & 2011 Colorado Springs, Colorado

Training Coach
Youth National Team - 2006 & 2007


Playing  Experience:
Juniata College (1998-2001) - 1998 National Champions

BS: LIBERAL ARTS (May 2002)  Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
MS: Science in Education (May 2007)State University of New York, Brockport, NY

Individual Camp Forms & Information


Iowa HP Gear Store!

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. To receive items in time for the 2014 High Performance camp in June you need to order by May 23.

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

What is available for our camp and travel team players?  Please note:  These items are all optional (and each camper will get a 2014 HP Camp t-shirt, not sold here, as a part of their camp fee).  All items for sale will have the Iowa HP logo.

  • Warmup pants and jackets in both women's and men's styles.
  • Black spandex (you must wear your own black spandex at the HP Championships--4" inseam or longer, small logo is allowed).
  • Red warm-up shorts in women's and men's styles.
  • 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 t-shirt (same designs as last year)
Additionally, if you place any other order from the actual VBall Gear store website (link below) you will receive a 10% HP discount if you use the "iowahp" code at checkout.    To receive these orders by camp, these orders must also be placed by May 23.


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 follow the appropriate link above to your camp acceptance form.
  • 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.



 Congratulations to these FSEL athletes on their invitation to our one day HP camp, June 14 @ Simpson College.  More information available soon!   


Boys 14U & 18U HP Team Invites

Boys Travel Teams

The following boys are offered a spot on our travel team at either the 18U division or the 14U division as applicable. To accept or decline the position, please reply to Michelle Goodall ([email protected]) by Monday May 5th noon.  

Considering the extremely short turn-around between camp and our travel team's tournament in Chicago, as we have noted, many of the travel team participants are selected from the tryouts.  However, our program absolutely does allow for additional athletes to be picked up and selected for travel during the camp.   As we progress through camp, players will be offered spots as soon as it is determined they will be added to the travel team (to fill out positions, etc).  The final lists will be posted HERE no later than Friday June 13, 6pm in order to afford families time to plan for travel.   

Additionally, coaches and all HP Staff do reserve the right to shift younger players to fill out the older team roster as necessary.  Any shifts in these teams will also be listed HERE as soon as they are deemed necessary.  

14U Travel Team Roster as of 4/28 (with understanding that 2-4 more camp athletes will be added to the list as soon as it is determined at camp they will be offered the invitation).  

*Boys listed with initial and two digit birth month/day

CW 11/29
DW 07/08
DD 11/26
AW 05/07
BF 04/05
JR 11/09
SK 03/17
NS 07/31

18U Travel Team Roster as of 4/28 (with the understanding that 2-4 more camp athletes will be added to the list as soon as it is determined at camp that they will be offered the invitation):

BD 06/18
JS 07/08
AD 08/18
AS 07/03
TG 05/19
BA 05/22
AM 08/28