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US Women's Open tryouts to be video streamed

Kim Hill, who was part of the 2013 tryouts, played in 95 of a possible 118 sets last year as a rookie with the national team

Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 21, 2014USA Volleyball has a projected record 247 athletes participating in open tryouts for the US Women’s National Volleyball Team and US Collegiate National Teams program (formerly US Women’s Senior A2 Teams).

The tryouts will take place from February 21 to 23, 2014 in the Sports Center II at the US Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado
are open and free to the public.

Among the 247 tryout participants representing 107 different colleges are 63 liberos, 61 outside hitters, 60 middle blockers, 36 setters and 27 opposites. The 2013 US Women’s National Team Open Tryouts attracted a then-record 240 participants.

As a new feature to this year’s tryouts, all sessions will be video streamed live. Additionally exclusive content will be available on USA Volleyball’s Facebook, Twitter (hashtag #usavtryout) and Instagram feeds.

The 27 athletes who have already completed their collegiate eligibility will be evaluated for potential spots on the US Women’s National Volleyball Team. Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility will be evaluated for the US Women’s National Volleyball Team as well as the US Collegiate National Teams program.

The US Collegiate National Teams program has two different options if selected. USA Volleyball will have one US Collegiate National Team of 12 athletes and two coaches travel to China from June 13 to 27, 2014, for a series of training sessions and matches in conjunction with a separate team representing the PAC 12 Conference.

The second option for the selected US Collegiate National Team is training and participation at the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) held in Minneapolis. A projected 36 athletes will be invited to participate in the programme with training beginning on June 22, 2014, followed by the competition portion from June 26 to 30. US Collegiate National Teams will compete against each other while serving as inspiration for junior athletes competing in the GJNC on what the next level of competition is like in college.

This tryout is open to current college-age athletes and older born in the years 1986-1996 inclusive, as well as to high school athletes born in 1996 or earlier.


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