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    OVR High Performance Update. April 15, 2015

    Girls Tryout Results from April 10th Tryout:

    Thank you to all of the players who attended the tryout this past Friday at the Columbus Convention Center. Listed below are the numbers of the players who are being invited to the High Performance Training Camp. The camp will be held July 9-11. 2015 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 mwhills1@gmail.com and indicate your acceptance. Be sure to include your tryout number in the email.
    2. Complete the contract and the information sheet and send with a check payable to the OVR for $350.00 to the address listed on the contract. The deadline for committing to camp is May 15, 2015 and contracts, information sheet and payments are due by June 1, 2015.

    10 players from each age group will be selected from camp attendees to travel to Des Moines, Iowa in late July to participate in the USAV High Performance Championships. We will meet in Northwest Ohio on Sunday, July 19th for 2-3 training sessions and depart by bus on Monday, July 20th for Des Moines. Depending on when we arrive in Des Moines, we plan to have one additional training session prior to the start of the tournament on Tuesday, July 21. We will leave Des Moines and return to Ohio as soon as the last team is finished playing on Saturday, July 25th.

    If you accept a position to come to camp, it is expected that you are also willing and available to travel to Des Moines.

    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 (Select on Friday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. and Youth on Saturday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m.) please email Michelle Hills at mwhills1@gmail.com

    Depending on the turn-out for the May tryouts, we may extend camp offers to players who were at the April turnout. We are not limited to 20 offers for camp for either age group. We are looking for all positions in the Youth age group to fill our camp roster.

    Select (Green Numbers)
    14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73,75, 77, 78, 80, 86, 88, 92, 95, 96

    Youth (Red Numbers)
    9, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 135, 139, 145

    If you have any questions, please email Michelle Hills at mwhills1@gmail.com

    Registration is open for the May make-up tryout.

    Registration is open for the May OVR HP Girls Tryout. The second tryout for Select Age players will be held on Friday, May 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:300 p.m. in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The second tryout for Youth Age players will be Saturday, May 16th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Pre-registration is highly recommended and will be available on line until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14th. The cost for the tryout is $50.00 if registered in advance and $75.00 for on-site registration.


    High Performance General Information

    The OVR will field two girls teams this year.

    Select: Born on or after January 1, 2000. (There is no minimum age limit for players born after 2000. But young players will be competing with everyone in the Select Age group for a spot at camp.)

    Youth: Born on or after January 1, 1998.

    Please note that this is different than the age requirement for your current OVR team. There are no waivers permitted in the High Performance Program. If you were born before 1998 and wish to participate in the HP program, your option is to tryout through the USAV program.

    The make-up tryout will be held during the final weekend of the OVR championships.

    Friday, May 15th 6:00 pm to 8:30 p.m. Select Age group

    Saturday, May 16th 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Youth Age group

    Approximately 20 players from each age group will be selected through the tryout process to receive an invitation to camp. Camp will be held July 9-11, 2015 at Bowling Green State University. The cost for participating in camp is $350.00.

    10 players from each age group will be selected at camp to represent the OVR at the USAV HP championships in Des Moines, Iowa July 21-25, 2015. The OVR teams will meet on Sunday, July 19th for training (location TBD) and will leave by bus for Des Moines on Monday, July 20th. We will return to Ohio at the completion of play on Saturday, July 25th. The cost of participation on the travel team will be between $300-$400.00 and includes transportation, lodging and some meals along with a complete Kaepa uniform package. The OVR underwrites a significant portion of the costs of participation in the OVR HP program,.

    I am pleased to announce the coaching staff for the girls program.

    Head Coach: Tom Hanna, University of Akron Head Coach
    Extensive HP coaching experience for USAV and other regions prior to accepting position at Akron
    Assistant Coach: Sonny Lewis, Owens College Head Coach, TVC Coach 4 time OVR HP Head or Assistant Coach
    Assistant Coach: Elisa Joris, Graduate Assistant Coach, Ohio Dominican, Former Head Coach at Adrian College; CVA Coach; PVL Player

    Head Coach Audrey Ludwig, University of Dayton Assistant Coach 2nd year with the Select Team. Led them to a 4th place finish in 2014.
    Assistant Coach: Michael Varn, OVR HP Select Assistant Coach 2014 Mintonette m.71 Assistant Coach
    Assistant Coach: Tim Balice, University of Dayton Volunteer Assistant Elevation 15-1 Coach

    For more information about the OVR HP program please contact: Michelle Hills, hills@ovr.org.

    OVR HP Director:	Michelle Hills		hills@ovr.org
    OVR HP Assistant:	Sandra Borer		borer@ovr.org
    OVR Boys Director	Glenn Freed		freed@ovr.org

    For questions regarding the OVR Boys HP Program, please contact Michelle Hills, hills@ovr.org or Glenn Freed, freed@ovr.org


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