GREENSBORO, NC - USA Volleyball will be hosting their East Coast High Performance volleyball camp at UNC Greensboro's Fleming Gym and the Greensboro Sportsplex from July 12-16.
Elite volleyball players from all over the eastern half of the United States will be coming to Greensboro to participate in this camp. Training Camps are the fourth tier of program selection for girls who participate in an HP Tryout. In 2009, approximately 220 athletes attended Training Camps held in Long Beach and Wisconsin Dells for boys and Danville, Colorado Springs, Davidson, San Antonio and Memphis for girls.
This camp is a collaboration between USA Volleyball, UNCG athletics, and the Greensboro Sportsplex, a facility of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation. Campers will participate in training at UNCG's Fleming Gym on Monday and Friday and at the Sportsplex throughout the week. In addition, participants are staying on the UNCG campus during the week in campus housing.
USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball in the United States. It runs and manage the USA National Men's and Women's Volleyball Teams, the USA Olympic Teams, and also USA Youth and Junior National Teams for each gender. The Youth and Junior National Teams, along with a number of tiered training programs, fall under the High Performance (HP) Department.
The HP Department works to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our USA Olympic Teams. The HP Program at USA Volleyball is the "pipeline" for young volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport with the hope of someday playing for the USA on the National Men's or Women's Volleyball Team.
HP provides many team and camp opportunities for young volleyball athletes in three designated age groups for each gender. These age groups are determined by an athlete's year of birth (using international criteria) and begin approximately when they are 13 or 14 years old, continuing for six seasons, often into their collegiate years.
The goals of the HP Program include bringing young volleyball athletes together in challenging and rewarding training environments; providing them the opportunity to learn and develop with the best coaches in the USA Coaches' Pipeline and to compete at the elite and international levels; growing the number of opportunities available to volleyball athletes, the number of high-level matches that they are able to play and the amount of time they are able to train; and to consistently prepare a broad pool of qualified and experienced athletes available to compete for spots on the USA Men's and Women's National Teams.
Blaine Tendler of Piedmont Volleyball Club will serve as the primary coach for this camp. Scott Blackmon of USAV High Performance is the associate head coach, with Stefanie Carrington of Dominican College, Trevor Hewitt of the Greensboro Sportsplex, Abby Masters of TopGun Volleyball Club and Denise Silvester of Pine Crest School serving as assistant coaches.
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