High Performance

“The HP Progam at USA Volleyball is the pipeline for young volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and who dreams to one day represent the USA on the National Men’s and Women’s Volleyball team.”

The 2011 Aloha Region Selectees
Representing the Jammers VBC are: Select A1 : Ariel Miyasaki, Libero
Future Select A1 : Bailey Choy, Libero
Future Select A2 Camp : Ana Oglivie, Libero
Future Select A2 Camp : Elena Oglivie, Libero
Future Select A2 Camp : Nohea Ornellas
Middle Future Select A2 Camp Alt : Lexxie Yano, Setter
Future Select A2 Camp Alt : Gabi Lau, Libero
Future Select A2 Camp Alt : Kylie Matsumoto, Libero
Youth A3 Camp : Casie Gaza, Libero
Youth A3 Camp : Allie Yamashiro, Libero

2011 USA Volleyball HP  Championships 26-30 July, Tucson, AZ
Representing The Aloha Region  Girl’s National Youth Team  and the Jammers VBC are:
Kasse-Ann Kiriu Dela Cruz, Jammers 16
Casie Gaza, Jammers 16
Kelci Keeno, Jammers 16Representing The Aloha Region  Girl’s National Select Team  And The Jammers Vbc Is: Lia Mausolf, Jammers 14. Congratulations to all our  High Performance Girls!

The following Jammers have achieved individual recognition by being invited to the High Performance Program.

Name Year Age Position Category
Chelsey   Keoho 2009 Select Libero A1
Ashlee   Asada 2009 Select Libero A1
 Taylor   Dayton 2009 Select OH A2
 Tayler   Higgins 2009 Select Setter A2
 Carly   Kan 2009  Select A2
 Julia   Lau 2009 Select DS A3
 Jordan   Meredith 2009  Junior OH National   A2
Chelsey   Keoho 2008 Select Libero A1
Ashlee   Asada 2008 Select Libero A1
Jordan   Meredith 2008 Junior OH A2
Cara   Rosehill 2008 Aloha   Region OH A Team
La   Shawn Dela Cruz Koopua 2007 Youth
Candace   Soares 2007 Youth
Tiana   Pearson 2007 Youth
Maile   Yoon 2007 Select
Courtney   Leleplai 2007 Youth
Jordan   Meredith 2007 Youth
Scarlet   Gable 2007 Select
Jordan   Meredith 2006 Youth OH National   Team
Angela   Heath 2006 Youth Camp
Courtney   Leleplai 2006 Youth A2
La   Shawn Dela Cruz Koopua 2006 Youth A2
Candace   Soares 2006 Youth A2
Elissa   Ji 2006 Youth A2
Maile   Yoon 2006 Select
Scarlet   Gable 2006 Select Camp
Cara   Rosehill 2006 Select A2
Nicole   Sepulveda 2006 Select A2
Kanani   Herring 2005 Junior
Chanteal   Satele 2005 A2
Coutney   Lelepali 2005 Camp
Anuhea   Akamine 2005 Camp
Careena   Onosai 2005 Youth
Tricia   Yoshimura, 2005 Aloha   Region
Deven   Bukowski 2005 Aloha   Region
Marya   Kaminski 2005 Aloha   Region
Chanteal   Satele 2004 Youth
Dani   Hout 2005 Aloha   Region Youth A Team
Kanani   Herring 2004 Junior A2
Lena   Yee 2004 Junior A2
Jordan   Meredith 2004 OH
Kristen   Keeno 2004 DS
Anuhea   Akamine 2004 Aloha   Region OH
Courtney   Lelepali (MB), 2004 Aloha   Region MB
Marisa   Shigetomi 2004 Aloha   Region Libero
Lena   Yee 2003 Youth Libero A1
Briana   Amian 2003 Aloha   Region
Konae   Purcell 2003 Aloha   Region


High Performance Tryouts

Entry into HP programs is based upon selection at one of many USA National High Performance Tryouts. These tryouts are held across the country from January through April. Boys HP Tryouts are typically held from January through February and Girls HP Tryouts are typically held February through April.

Registration is required to participate in a High Performance tryout along with a tryout fee.

Evaluation and Selection from HP Tryouts

Through the HP Tryouts (which includes approximately three hours of court time), athletes strive to be selected for a National-level Team or Camp in their age group. Athletes are evaluated and ranked based on the entire tryout population from across the country.

National High Performance Programs Age Groups

  • USA Select is the youngest program. For example, for 2009 must be born 1994, 1995 or earlier
  • Youth group is the next youngest and the girls must be born 1992, 1993
  • Junior group is the oldest USA Girls and the girls must be born 1990, 1991

USA Select Programs

Highest Level team A1- In the youngest age group (USA Select), 30 athletes are selected to the National A1 Program will participate in a five to six day training camp with the other top athletes selected from tryouts. That group will then be broken into 3- USA SELA1 teams (Red, White, Blue) that compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

Below the National A1 Program in each gender there are one to four levels of training programs that athletes may be selected to participate in. These include:

  • A2 programs (Jammer Jordan) (Boys and Girls),
  • A3 Camps (Girls),
  • Training Camps (Girls), and
  • Development Camps (Girls).

Each camp is four to five days and provides athletes the training and feedback necessary to move to the next level of performance.

Youth & Junior Programs

In the Youth and Junior Age groups, nineteen athletes are selected to the National Training Team. The National Training Team will train for 10-14 days during which the team will be paired down to a final squad of twelve athletes. Below the National Team, the athletes selected to the National A2 Program will participate in a four to five day training camp with the other top athletes selected from tryouts. Athletes will then be divided into USA A2 teams and compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.
Our subsequent training programs for Youth and Junior Athletes are the A3 Camps (Boys and Girls), Training Camps (Youth Girls), and Development Camps (Youth Girls). Each camp is four to five days and provides athletes the training and feedback necessary to move to the next level of performance.

State of Hawaii Aloha Region High Performance Team
Those girls who did not make the A1 team but would still like to compete in the High Performance Championship Tournament may tryout for the Aloha Region High Performance team that travels to play in the National High Performance Championship.

USA Volleyball High Performance Championships

Each year the USAV hosts the High Performance Championship Tournament in which teams comprised of players selected in national competitive tryouts for the USAV’s High Performance program compete against each other and against American regional select teams and international teams. 

2008

781 girls in the Select age group tried out in the High Performance Programs.  The top 30 Girls were chosen to participate in the girls USA Select A-1 Program.  Jammers Ashlee Asada and Chelsey Keoho from Jammer’s Volleyball Club were chosen.

The program consisted of training and competing in the 2008 High Performance Championships in Tucson, Arizona HP.  The girls trained from July 17 – July 22 three times a day.  After their training, the 30 girls were broken into three teams ; USA Select Red, USA Select White and USA Select Blue.  These three USA Select teams participated in the 2008 High Performance Championships Girls International Youth Division, yes they played up with the Youth Group, which are the older girls born in 1992 and 1993.

Jammer Girls Chelsey Keoho was on the USA Select Red Team and Ashlee Asada was on the USA Select White Team.  Both Girls played the position of Libero.  From July 23 – 26 the girls competed to bring home the gold medals.

Jammer Ashlee Asada was the libero for the USA Select White team which placed 4th in the gold division in the Youth International Division. During the 2008 season, Asada played for Jammers 14s.

Chelsey won a Silver Medal with her team. Keoho was the libero for the Jammers 13s, which were the silver medalists at the 2008 Junior Olympics and was libero for the Jammers 12s which were were the gold medalists at the 2007 Junior Olympics

Jammer Jordan Meredith qualified for the Junior A-2 team and earned the “Best Passer” award and one of the coveted positions on the All tournament team at the USAV High Performance Championships — Junior Women International Division on Saturday, July 27, 2008, in Tucson, Arizona.  The Junior Women’s Division is “under-20” in international competition.  Meredith was an outside hitter for the USA Junior Red team coached by Jon Stevenson from Cal Poly.  During her 8 year club “career”, Meredith played exclusively in club ball for Jammers.  Meredith will play for the Boston College Eagles beginning in August, 2008

Jammer Cara Rosehill was an outside hitter for the Aloha Region “A” team, which won 3rd place in the Bronze bracket in the Youth International Division.  During the 2008 season, Rosehill played for Jammers 16s.

2007

Tuesday, August 15:  Jammers at Post-Season Training
Several Jammers attended post-season training through the USAV High Performance Program. Coach Debby Yee was honored by being asked to coach at the USAV Development Camp in Colorado Springs. Malie Yoon was a memeber of the USAV High Performance Select Team in Fort Lauderdale. Courtney Leleplai was a member of the USAV Youth National A2 team in Fort Lauderdale.

Several Jammers attended post-season training through the USAV High Performance Program. Coach Debby Yee was honored by being asked to coach at the USAV Development Camp in Colorado Springs. The Jammers pictured are La Shawn Dela Cruz-Kaopua (best libero), Candace Soares, and Tiana Pearson, with Coach Deb at the Colorado Springs Youth National Development Camp with the members of the Women's Olympic team and staff.

Several Jammers attended post-season training through the USAV High Performance Program. Coach Debby Yee was honored by being asked to coach at the USAV Development Camp in Colorado Springs. The Jammers pictured are La Shawn Dela Cruz-Kaopua (best libero), Candace Soares, and Tiana Pearson, with Coach Deb at the Colorado Springs Youth National Development Camp with the members of the Women’s Olympic team and staff.

Jordan Meredith was a member of the USAV Youth National team in Gainesville, Florida.

 Saturday, February 3: Jammers at the Holiday High Performance Camp

Several Jammers were honored with an invitation to participate in the Holiday High Performance Camp:
Youth National Division — Pomona, California
Jordan Meredith
Courtney Lelepali
Candace Soares
HP Select — Austin, Texas
Malie Yoon
Scarlet Gable
Jammers Head Coach was invited to coach at the HP Youth National Camp in Pomona. This was her second stint coaching for the USAV High Performance program. Campers at both locations were exposed to coaching by college coaches as well as Jenny Lang Ping, US Women’s Olympic coach.

2006

Saturday, May 13: Jammer Player Selected for Youth National Training Team; Nine Jammers Honored

Jammer Jordan Meredith was selected as one of 18 players for the USAV Youth National Training Team. The 18 players will compete for twelve roster spots that will represent the USA at the 2006 U 18 NORCECA Championships. They will train at the University of Florida in Gainesville from July 9-24. The NORCECA 18U Tournament will be held from July 25-31 in Gainesville. Jordan, a member of Jammers 17s, has been a member of Jammers volleyball club since 2000, when she joined the club as a fifth-grader. Jordan’s teammate Angela Heath, who shares her birth date with Jordan, has been invited to attend a Youth National Developmental Camp. Both will play at the Junior Olympics in the National Division 17s.

Members of the Jammers 15s received invitations to attend other USAV High Performance camps. Courtney Lelepali was invited to the USAV Youth National A2 teams and will play on one of the USAV national teams at the USAV High Performance championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in July. Court’s teammates Candace Soares, La Shawn Dela Cruz-Kaopua, and Elissa Ji have been invited to the Youth National Developmental or the A2 Developmental camps which will be conducted at several locations in July. Selection of players for the national teams and camps was made after 23 tryouts across the country. Hawaii was fortunate to host tryouts in Hilo and in Honolulu.

Sunday, May 14: Jammer Selected for High Performance Select Team

Jammer Malie Yoon was selected for the USAV Select Team. She is one of only 30 players in the country to receive an invitation to represent the USA in the National High Performance Championships in the Select age group. She is a member of Jammers 14s. The Select Team played “up” in the youth national age group in the International High Performance Tournament and won the Silver Medal.

Jammer Scarlet Gable was invited to attend the USAV Select Developmental Camp. She is a member of Jammers 13s.

Jammers Cara Rosehill and Nicole Sepulveda were invited to attend the USAV Select A2 Developmental Camp. They are also members of Jammers 14s.

2005
Tuesday, May 10:  Jammer Selected for High Performance Team

Congratulations to Jammer Kanani Herring for her selection to the USAV 2005 High Performance Camp. Kanani is one of 24 junior volleyball players, born January 1, 1990, or later, selected for the camp.   She will attend training for approximately two weeks in Austin, TX, in July. Kanani has been a member of Jammers for two years.

Congratulations to Chanteal Satele for her selection to the USAV A2 camp for the High Performance age group. Chante has been a Jammer for two years.   Coutney Lelepali and Anuhea Akamine were selected for the HP Developmental camp. Careena Onosai was selected for the Youth National Developmental camp.

 Wednesday, August 10: Two Jammers are National MVPs
On July 23, 2005, Jammers was honored by the selection of two members as Most Valuable Player in national competition.
The USAV High Performance Championship is a national competition in which each USAV region selects an elite team for inter-regional competition. Play was for four days from July 20 to July 23 in Austin, Texas, the home of Lance Armstrong and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

The USAV High Peformance program fielded two teams from the national High Performance Camp to play “up” in the Youth National Division. Jammer Kanani Herring was key to the success of the USAV HP Red team, which won first place in the Youth National Division.

The Aloha Region HP team was coached by Coach Deb. Five Jammers were scheduled to play on the team but due to other sports and injury, only three Jammers were able to play in Austin. Chanteal Satele, Jordan Meredith and La Shawn Dela Cruz Kaopua were the only active Jammers on the team. Anuhea Akamine was injured a few days before the trip. Other players on the team were Rainbow Asics’ Tatiana Santiago, Sydney Yogi, Haililani Pokipala and Sammy Misa. Rebekah Torres from HIVA was the region’s 8th player. The Aloha Region won first place. Our Hawaii team was the only team in the HP age group which did not lose a single match.
The all tournament team for each age group was selected by all of the coaches with the provision that no coach may vote for a player from his/her region. Jammer Kanani Herring was chosen Most Valuable Player of the Youth National Division.

Jammer Jordan Meredith was chosen Most Valuable Player of the High Performance Division.
The Aloha Region Youth National Team has three Jammers, Tricia Yoshimura, Deven Bukowski, and Marya Kaminski. The region’s Youth National Division placed second in the Youth National Division in the Intermountain Region’s global challenge which featured teams from China, Russia, Slovenia and elite regional teams in Salt Lake City. The Aloha Region’s Junior National Team (born in 1986 or later) has one current Jammer, Kaui Todd, and one graduated Jammer, Dani Hout. The Aloha Region team was third in the Global Challenge.

2004

Thursday, May 6:  2004 High Performance Tryout Results
Congratulations to Jammer Chanteal Satele from the Jammers 16s who was selected for the 2004 High Performance camp, to Kanani Herring (Jammers 14s and 16s) who was selected as an alternate to the High Performance Camp and an automatic A2 camp position, to Jammer Lena Yee from the Jammers 17s who was chosen for the 2004 Junior National A2 camp.

For Lena and Chanteal, each of the girls were rated nationally as being among the top thirty-six girl volleyball players in their respective age groups. For Kanani, this means she was rated in the top 75 girl volleyball players in the High Performance age group.   Selection means that the girls received four days of training with the USAV High Performance staff.

Congratulations to Jordan Meredith (OH) and Kristen Keeno (DS) who were invited to play “up” on the Aloha Region Youth National Team and to Anuhea Akamine (OH), Courtney Lelepali (MB), and Marisa Shigetomi (Libero) who were invited to play on the Aloha Region High Performance Team.

The High Performance Championships (formerly called the Volley Classic) were held in Austin, Texas, so this was the second trip in three weeks to Texas for the Jammers who also played in the Junior Olympics. The Championships featured elite teams from each USAV region.

2003

Wednesday, October 22: JAMMER TO GO TO NATIONAL HOLIDAY CAMP
Jammer Lena Yee is among the select group of players invited to play in the second annual USAV National High Performance Holiday Training Camp, to be held this coming December 27th – 30th, 2003, in Austin, Texas. Lena will be a member of the Blue Squad, along with other elite athletes from the 2003 Girls Youth National Team, Girls A2 Team and National High Performance Camp. Coach Toshi Yoshida, head coach for the U.S. Women’s Olympic and World team will serve as Head Coach of the Blue Squad.  Lena is a member of the Moanalua High School Menehunes.

 Tuesday, July 29: JAMMER CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

CONGRATULATIONS TO LENA YEE. Lena was selected as the Defensive Specialist on the All Tournament Team for the USAV National Volley Classic competition in St. George, Utah in July, 2003.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jammers Briana Amian and Konae Purcell for also playing on the Aloha Region Volley Classic teams. The Volley Classic showcases teams chosen from multiple clubs in the USAV regions. This was the first year in which the Aloha Region participated in the competition. Players were chosen from High Performance tryout participants.

The Aloha Region 15+ team with Lena and Konae won second place nationally. The under-14 Aloha Region team, with current Jammer Briana Amian and several former Jammers, won first place.

The Aloha Region’s Rebekah Torres, who played for HIVA in the 2005 season, was chosen “best attacker.”

Other National Competition at the end of July

USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball in the United States. They run and manage the USA National Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams, the USA Olympic Teams, and also USA Youth and Junior National Teams for each gender. The Youth and Junior National Teams, along with a number of tiered training programs, fall under the High Performance (HP) Department.

The HP Department works to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our USA Olympic Teams. The HP Program at USA Volleyball is the “pipeline” for young volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and who dream to one day represent the USA on the National Men’s or Women’s Volleyball Team.

HP provides many team and camp opportunities for young volleyball athletes in three designated age groups for each gender. These age groups are determined by an athlete’s year of birth (using international criteria) and begin approximately when they are 13 or 14 years old, continuing for six seasons, often into their collegiate years.

 

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