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2014 OVR High Performance Program
For the past several years, the OVR has sent between 2 and 4 teams to the USAV Championships. This year, the 2014 USAV HP Championships will take place at the Tulsa Convention Center, July 22-July 26, 2014. The Championships bring together several region teams, the USAV A1 and USAV A2 teams along with several International teams. The teams play using International Rules.
Players have the option of playing for a national HP team or the OVR HP Regional teams. You may not play on both teams. Tryouts for these teams are separate. For more information and a Q&A about the USAV HP and Regional HP programs, please go to: USAV_HP_Indoor.
In order to be considered for an OVR HP team, you must attend the OVR tryout. In order to be considered for an USAV HP team or camp opportunity, you must attend a USAV sponsored tryout. See the above link for USAV tryout dates and information.
The OVR program is both a training opportunity as well as a playing opportunity. We will be fielding 4 teams this year: two boys teams and two girls teams. The age definitions are listed below. We will select 15-20 players per age group to attend a training camp in early July (after the Boys and Girls Junior National Championships). The players are selected through a tryout process which is held in conjunction with the regional championship (boys) and the OVR bid tournament and regional championship (girls). The dates and location for camp will be announced by February 1, 2014.
At the conclusion of the training camp, 10 players from each age division will be invited to participate on the travel team**. These teams will have additional training sessions in Tulsa prior to the start of the tournament and will compete in the 5 day tournament.
**If you are selected for an OVR HP travel team, you need to be available July 19th if we go by bus or July 20th if we fly. We will return on Sunday, July 27th.
The age requirements are below. No player can be age waivered for this event.
|team||date of birth|
|Women's Junior||born on or after January 1, 1996|
|or Girls National Select||born on or after January 1,2000|
|Girls International Youth||born on or after January 1, 1998|
|Boys Select||born on or after January 1, 1999|
|or Boys Regional Youth||born on or after January 1, 1997|
|Boys National Youth||born on or after January 1, 1997|
This is the first year of a 2-year cycle for the new age groups. The age requirements are above. No player can be age waivered for this event!
The Coaching Staff for the Boys will be announced on February 1, 2014 and the coaching staff for the girls will be announced on or before March 15, 2014. It is our goal each year to pair a collegiate level coach with a high level club coach.
The OVR underwrites a significant amount of the expense for this program. We are also pleased that a sponsorship from Kaepa covers the cost of the uniforms, warm-ups, shoes and travel bags for the coaches and players attending the Championships.
The participation cost for camp is $300.00. Players who are invited to travel to the Championships will pay an additional fee. This fee will be set once we determine our mode of travel to Tulsa. The travel participation fee can range between $300 and $600. The camp fee covers room and board along with 6-8 training sessions. The travel team fee covers travel to and from the tournament from the second training site, accommodations at the tournament, training in Tulsa, and some meals.
The tryout fee is $50.00 for players who register for tryouts at least 3 days in advance. On-site registration is $70.00. Tryouts are 2 and a half to 3 hours long and each player will receive a t-shirt.
2014 Tryout Dates:
Tryouts will be held on Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd in conjunction with the OVR Championships in Urbana, Ohio at Game Time Sports Center. The time is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Players may attend either the Friday or Saturday night tryout.
We will have an additional make-up tryout in early June. However, the majority of the camp offers will be made based on the tryout participants from the February tryout.
On-line registration link is now available. You must be a member of the OVR to participate in the tryouts.
To register for OVR Boys' HP tryouts, complete the following form by February 21, 2014:
Complete details for OVR Boys' HP Tryouts are availble in the Boys' HP Flyer.
Girls:Girls Select and International Youth tryouts will be held on Friday, April 4th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
There will be an additional tryout in conjunction with the OVR Championships, however, the majority of the camp offers will be made at the April tryout.
On-line registration link will be available after March 15, 2014.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Michelle Hills at firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenn Freed at email@example.com .