CR High Performance Program

Welcome to “the first step in the USA Volleyball Athlete Pipeline”!

The Carolina Region High Performance (HP) Program provides an opportunity for players (boys and girls) at all levels to be trained by highly skilled coaches, using the methods and techniques which earned our Olympic Teams Gold and Silver medals during the Beijing Olympics in 2008, a Silver medal in London (2012), and Bronze medals in Rio (2016). It is our goal to bring a competitive, productive and challenging training environment to every player in the Carolina Region who wishes to Perform at a Higher level.

We currently offer two types of HP Clinics in the Region.

  • Initial Player clinic – players are measured in the typical areas (height, reach, jump, etc.) and various volleyball related skills and activities.  These measurements are entered into the player’s USAV member record for reference and use.  Players are then introduced to the various teaching methods the USAV HP Program utilizes to advance volleyball skills.
  • Advanced Skills and Positions Clinics.

USA Volleyball High Performance Offers programs at the following levels/Age Groups:

  • Junior
  • Youth
  • USA Select
  • Future Select

Depending on interest and player levels, we may offer training clinics in April/May to gauge whether training teams can be formed for the summer.

If you have more questions on the Carolina Region HP Program, contact Wade Brence, Programs Director –


The Carolina Region does not currently have any HP Player Clinics scheduled.  We are currently concentrating on improving the Coaching in the Region through CAP Clinics and possibly an HP Coaching Cadre (TBA).  Once we have implemented changes in the Coaching Training, we will look at bringing back HP Player Clinics click to read more.  Any clinics we are aware of will be available at the Player Clinic page.  NOTE:  The Carolina Region will again host a National USAV HP Tryout before the MAPL Raleigh tournament (February 28, 2020).  Details are at the above Player Clinic page and the USAV National HP Tryout schedule.

NEW2020 USAV High Performance – Video Evaluations:

Registration for the video evaluations is open and will be hosted through Sports Engine. While this will be a new registration platform for USA Volleyball High Performance and is a separate/new account from what you have used for USA Volleyball and High Performance in the past, Sports Engine will be the new member management system for USA Volleyball beginning with the 2020-2021 season. We are hoping that by moving to this user-friendly platform that our families will have a much more positive registration experience.



Video Tryout Information

Further information regarding the video tryout registration, including video format, deadlines, and cost can be found on our website at the below links. Athletes who submit a video tryout will receive a full written evaluation.