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    The email that was sent to all members of the OVR last week during the website outage pertained to the GIRLS program only. The Boys age groups have remained the same and we will be fielding two boys teams. If you were offered a spot at camp and have not sent in your contract or deposit, please do so immediately. Information on how to accept your camp position was included in the email you received.

    Thank you very much to the girls who tried out this past weekend. I hope to have the results posted here on the website no later than the end of this week.

    The make-up tryout for both age groups (Select and Youth) will be held on Friday, May 16th in the Columbus Convention Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you are not invited to camp as part of the results from the first tryout and would like to return, you may do so without re-registering. Please email me at hills@ovr.org or mwhills1@gmail.com and let me know you will be coming. You must also wear the shirt you were given at the first tryout. Keeping the same number helps us with the evaluation process.

    We are leaving the option open for those players born in 1996 and 1997 (Junior level- pertains to name of age group, not grade in school) to come to the tryout and possibly be offered a spot at the training camp. You must pre-register for the tryout as well.

    If you did not attend the tryout this past weekend and wish to be considered, please register on-line by Thursday, May 15th at 9:00 p.m. The cost for trying out is $50.00 and is payable at the tryout only with cash or check payable to the OVR. Please feel free to email me at the addresses above if you have any questions.

    To register for the OVR Girls' HP tryout on Friday, May 16th, complete the following form by May 15, 2014:

    [ OVR Girls' HP Tryout Registration Form ]

    Thank you.

    Michelle Hills OVR Director of HP

    April 4, 2014 Girls HP Tryout Results

    Thank you to all of the players who participated in the Girls High Performance Tryouts this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Invitations to the Training Camp are being extended to the players whose numbers are listed below. If you are listed as an alternate, you will be notified if a camp position comes available no later than May 20,2014. (4 days following the 2nd tryout)

    Girls Tryout Results List

    If your number is listed in the link above and you wish to accept your invitation, please email Michelle Hills at hills@ovr.org . Once you have accepted your invitation, you will receive a contract. This must be signed and returned to Mrs. Hills no later than May 5, 2014.

    If your number is not listed in the link above and you would like to return to the make-up tryout on May 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Columbus Convention Center, you may do so without re-registering or paying another tryout fee. However, you must email Michelle Hills and let her know that you will be attending the tryout and you must wear your numbered shirt from the initial tryout. Alternates are also invited to come back to the make-up tryout for additional consideration if they wish.

    At this time, we are extending 2 invitations to Junior Age Players to attend the training camp only. Depending on the turnout at the make-up tryout in May will determine whether additional camp offers will be made to Junior Age players. (Born in 1996 and 1997)

    Our goal is to have 20 Select and 20 Youth Players at the training camp. However, we may be slightly over or slightly below that number depending on the players who come to the make-up tryout.

    The training camp will be held at Bowling Green State University, July 11-13, 2014.

    Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions. (hills@ovr.org) Thank you again for your support of the OVR HP program.

    Michelle W. Hills OVR Director of HP

    Glenn Freed OVR Boys Program Director

    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.

    teamdate of birth
    Women's Juniorborn on or after January 1, 1996
    or Girls National Selectborn on or after January 1,2000
    Girls International Youthborn on or after January 1, 1998
    Boys Selectborn on or after January 1, 1999
    or Boys Regional Youthborn on or after January 1, 1997
    Boys National Youthborn 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:

    [ OVR Boys' HP Tryout Registration Form ]

    Complete details for OVR Boys' HP Tryouts are availble in the Boys' HP Flyer.


    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 hills@ovr.org or Glenn Freed at freed@ovr.org .


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