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    2016 OVR High Performance Program

    2016 OVR Girls HP Make-Up Tryout Results

    Thank you to the over 300 players who tried out in April and May for the OVR HP Program. We completed the last tryout last Friday and have listed below the additional players we are inviting to participate in camp at Bowling Green State University.

    If your number is listed below, we are inviting you to participate in the OVR HP camp at BGSU. The Select and Youth Players will be evaluated during camp and the top 10 players from each age group will be invited to travel together to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida of the USAV High Performance Championships.

    It is expected that all players attending camp in both Youth and Select age groups are willing and able to commit to travel to Ft. Lauderdale and participate in the USAV HP Championships.

    The deadline for accepting or declining is June 1, 2016. The deadline for all paperwork, contract and information sheet along with the camp payment of $350.00 is due by June 15th. All materials should be mailed to:
    Michelle Hills
    OVR HP
    4743 Carriage Crossing
    Sylvania, OH 43560

    We expect to have 24-26 players at camp in both the Youth and Select Divisions. We expect to have 30-36 players at the Future Select Camp.

    Future Select:
    205, 207, 212, 235, 245, 252, 256, 258, 260, 280, 300/400; 308/309; 408/409

    128,169, 181, 218, 311

    9, 70, 85, 86, 113, 114, 116, 117

    By June 5th, we expect to be able to post the names and club affiliations of all players who have accepted their spots in this year.

    If you have any questions about your tryout evaluation, please contact Sandra Borer at borer@ovr.org.

    If you have any questions about the HP program, please contact Michelle Hills; hills@ovr.org

    2016 OVR Boys HP Make-Up Tryout Information

    The make-up tryout for the OVR Boys' High Performance Team is on June 15, 2016 at Advancement Academy, 459 Orange Point Drive, Lewis Center, OH 43035. Check-in is at 6:00pm and the tryout is from 6:30-8:30pm. We currently have openings in the positions of setter/libero, middle hitter, and outside/opposite hitter for the team traveling to Ft. Lauderdale.

    Players must be born in 1999 or after to be able to tryout.

    To register for the Boys Make-Up tryout, please follow this link

    If you have any questions about the boys make-up tryout, please contact Glenn Freed at gfreed@ambridge.k12.pa.us

    2016 HP Update 4-15-2016

    Girls Tryout Results from April 8th Tryout:

    Thank you to all of the players who attended the tryout this past Friday at the Columbus Convention Center. It was the largest turnout for OVR HP in several years and the coaching staff was very impressed with the level of talent in the gym. It made the selection process very difficult. Listed below are the numbers of the players who are being invited to the High Performance Training Camp. The camp will be held July 8-10, 2016 at Bowling Green State University.

    If your number is listed below and you wish to accept your position at camp, you must do two things.1. Email Michelle Hills at hills@ovr.org and indicate your acceptance. Be sure to include your tryout number and age division in the email. 2. Complete the contract and information sheet and send with a check payable to the OVR for $175.00 to the address listed on the contract. The deadline for the deposit, contract and info sheet is May 10, 2016.
    If you are listed as an alternate, we will let you know if a position comes available for you. We may not know until after the May 13th make-up tryout.

    Youth and Select: 10 players from the Youth and Select age groups will be selected from camp attendees to travel to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in late July to participate in the USAV High Performance Championships. We will meet in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, July 16th and fly out of Columbus in the early evening. We will return to Columbus in the early afternoon on Sunday, July 24th.

    If you accept a position to come to camp, it is expected that you are also willing and available to travel to Ft. Lauderdale. Players will not be considered for the Ft. Lauderdale trip unless they have participated in the training camp at BGSU.

    Future Select: If your number is listed below, you are being invited to participate in the Future Select Camp. It will be held at the same time as the Select and Youth Camp at BGSU (July 8-10) There is no team or travel component for the Future Select Girls.

    If your number is not listed and you are interested in coming back for reconsideration to the make-up tryout for your respective age group on Friday, May 13th, please email Michelle Hills at hills@ovr.org

    Depending on the turn-out for the May tryouts, we may extend camp offers to players who were at the April turnout. We are looking to have 26-28 players per age group at camp for the Select and Youth. We are looking to have up to 36 players at the Future Select Camp.

    Future Select - WHITE TRYOUT SHIRTS
    202, 204, 206, 211, 221, 225, 227, 228, 230, 231, 232, 233, 236, 237, 239, 240, 241, 242, 245, 246, 247, 248
    Alternates: 205, 207, 212, 245, 251, 258, 260

    102, 103, 104, 120, 129, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 185, 186, 187, 192, 193, 200, 203, 207, 208, 219,220
    Alternates: 169,181

    2, 3, 5, 14, 18, 20, 28, 33, 34, 46, 47, 50, 58, 59, 60, 72, 107, 108, 109
    Alternates: 9, 18, 21, 38, 51

    Registration will reopen for the May tryout on Monday, April 18.

    If you have any questions regarding the HP program in general, please email Michelle Hills at hills@ovr.org

    If you have questions about your tryout evaluation, please contact Sandra Borer at borer@ovr.org

    2016 HP Update 3-13-2016

    The Ohio Valley Region will once again participate in the USAV High Performance (HP) Championships. The championships will be held in Ft. Lauderdale from July 19 - 23rd. The OVR teams will compete against teams from other regions, USAV HP teams and International teams.

    Please note that selection for participation in the OVR HP program is different that selection for the USAV program. To be considered for the OVR team you must participate in our tryouts. Trying out at the one of the HP tryouts held in conjunction with a qualifier is for consideration for one of the USAV programs - everything from a USAV camp to the Junior National Team.

    The OVR will sponsor three teams, (one boys and two girls teams) for this International Competition. The process for getting involved with the OVR HP program is by tryout only. Due to the timing of their respective seasons, the selection process for the boys and girls is slightly different.

    New this year is a Girls Future Select Camp; which will be held in conjunction with the HP Training Camp at BGSU. This is for girls born in 2004 and after. See below for more information.

    2016 Girls Tryouts

    We will field a Team in the Youth Division and the Select Division. Youth girls are those born in 2000-20001 and the Select girls are those born in 2002-2003. Please note that the age groups do not follow the same age definitions as the USAV season or grade in school.

    More information about the age groups: FIVB Age Group Definitions

    The girls' tryout will be held on Friday, April 8th in the Columbus Convention Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be an additional make-up tryout held during the May Regional Championships on Friday, May 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Columbus Convention Center.

    Up to 24 girls per age group will be selected between the two tryouts to be invited to the training camp. 10-12 players from each age group will be selected for the team that will compete at the High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale.

    The Select Team will be coached by Audrey Ludwig, Assistant Coach, University of Dayton. This will be Audrey's 3rd season of coaching the Select Team for the OVR. She will once again be assisted by Michael Varn. Mike is the current assistant coach for the TVC 13-1 team. He coached the past several years at Mintonette before joining the TVC staff this past summer.

    The Youth Team will be coached by Chuck Rey, Associate Head Coach, Miami University. This is Chuck's first year coaching HP for the OVR, but he has extensive collegiate coaching experience and is looking forward to the opportunity to coach the High Performance Girls Youth Team. He will be assisted by Sandra Borer. Sandra has been assisting with the HP program for the past several years and has collegiate and club coaching experience. In addition to coaching at Advancement Academy in Columbus, she is also the OVR Public Information Officer.

    Ohio Valley Region High Performance Program to Include Future Select Camp!

    OVR is adding a new level to our HP program this summer. We will be hosting the first "Future Select" Camp as part of our HP Training Camp. The Future Select group is our up and coming players who were born on or after January 1, 2004.

    The camp will be held at Bowling Green State University, July 8-10, 2016. There will be a 1:8 coach to player ratio and the camp will be limited to 32 campers. We will be asking club directors and coaches to nominate players to invite to the tryout. However, it will be an open tryout to anyone who is interested. The tryout will be held on Friday, April 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The cost for the tryout will be $25.00. We may have an additional tryout in May depending on the numbers from our April tryout.

    Tim O'Brien, Head Coach at Wilmington College and a current club coach for both boys and girls in the Dayton area (Air City and Dayton Juniors) will head up the coaching staff for the Future Select Camp.

    The Future Select Players will not be participating in the USAV High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the end of July. However, this camp will give them a feel for the HP program and an opportunity to get intensive training over a 3 day period with some of the best collegiate and club coaches in the region. We think this experience will also give the participants a leg up when it comes time to tryout for OVR HP Travel teams or the USAV HP programs down the road.

    The cost for camp is $350.00 and will cover all room and board, practice shirts and 7-8 training sessions. The players will stay in the dorms at BGSU and eat in the dining hall and have the opportunity to interact with the Youth and Select Players.

    For more information about the Future Select Camp, please contact Michelle Hills at hills@ovr.org

    Training Camp - Boys and Girls

    The Training Camp will be held on the campus of Bowling Green State University Friday, July 8th to Sunday, July 10th. Players must be available to attend all sessions of camp to be considered for the travel team.

    Cost for Participation: The cost for participating in the training camp is $350.00. The fee includes coaching, room and board and practice shirts.

    Players who are selected to travel to Ft. Lauderdale will pay an additional $500-$600**. The fee covers round trip flight from Columbus to Ft. Lauderdale, double/triple hotel accommodations, some meals, uniform package from Kaepa (3 uniforms, spandex/shorts, warm-up, travel bag and backpack) (**This is an increase from our original cost estimate due to the cost of flying to Ft. Lauderdale)

    The player's fees are supplemented by generous support from the OVR. Without the funding provided to the program the cost for participation would be nearly double.

    2016 Boys Tryouts

    We will field a team in the Youth Division. Youth Boys are those born in the years 1999 and 2000.

    More information about the age groups: FIVB Age Group Definitions

    The boys' tryouts were held on Saturday, March 5th at Centerville High School (Dayton area) and Sunday, March 6th at Advancement Academy. Based on the numbers at the tryout, we will be fielding just one boys team in the Youth Division.

    10 players were selected from the tryout who have been invited to the training camp AND the competition in Florida. Additional spots will be left for a second tryout to be held after the completion of the boys' high school season in June.

    The Coaches for the Youth Team are Tim Embaugh, OSU Men's Team Assistant Coach and Evan Amstutz, Wittenberg University Men's Head Coach. Glenn Freed, OVR Boys HP Director, Head Coach at Beaver Valley Premier club and Ambridge Area High School and long time HP Select Coach will assist with the logistical arrangements with both the girls and boys teams.

    The cost for participating in the tryouts is $50.00 provided the athlete is registered at least 48 hours in advance of the tryout. The on-site registration cost is $75.00.

    If you have any questions about the OVR HP Program, please feel free to contact us.

    Thank you for your interest in the OVR HP program.

    Michelle Hills - OVR HP Director - hills@ovr.org
    Glenn Freed - OVR HP Boys Director - freed@ovr.org
    Sandra Borer - OVR Public Information Officer and HP Assistant - borer@ovr.org

    For more information about the USAV HP program, please go to the USA Volleyball website


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