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Insidehp 1 USA Volleyball High Performance Introduces New Girls’ National Training Programs 2013 marks the beginning of a new Olympic Quadrennial, or “quad’ as it is more commonly called. USA Volleyball is busy hiring new National Team coaches for the quad leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, beginning with Karch Kiraly as the head coach and Reed Sunahara as the assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team with additional coaches to be announced in the very near future. A new quad brings with it new athletes in the National Team gym in Anaheim and a shift in the training of our National Team and High Performance athletes. A new quad also gives High Performance the opportunity to add and modify our current training programs to better model what is going on in the National Team gym and simply improve our Athlete Pipeline Training. In that vein, USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance is excited to announce new and updated programming for 2013 and the quad leading up to Rio. Please see the complete listing of all 2013 High Performance Programs, including dates and locations on page 7 of this newsletter. 2013 Women’s Junior National Team and Girls’ Youth National Team Age Groups: Junior and Youth The Junior and Youth National Teams are the highest level of programming in their respective age groups and will represent the United States at the FIVB World Championships this summer. Both teams will train for a number of days in the United States and then travel to the country hosting the FIVB World Championship for their age group competition. These athletes have the longest and most significant time commitment of all programs, however USA Volleyball covers all associated costs for these programs. More Info USA A1 International Training Team Program Age Group: Junior only Athletes in the A1 International Training Team Program will be selected from tryouts to represent USA Volleyball in the European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia. This is an international tournament featuring Youth and Junior National Teams and high-level club and professional teams from countries around the world. This group will 1 Team of a country to be announced, then travel to Croatia meet in Venice, Italy and will train for 5 days with the Junior National for the competition. Athletes will have the opportunity to do some sightseeing in a number of European countries during the training, competition, and travel. More info Continues on pg. 5

Inside HP: January-February 2013

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