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High Performance Program

How do you stack up with the rest of the best

Palmetto Region uses Team Genius evaluation program- one of the best in the nation.  

Get a report on how you ranked compared to others within your age group.  

REgistration Link

REGISTRATION LINKS for each tryout: 

Click here to Register for one of more HP Tryout Dates: 

Each tryout is $30.00

Tryout Dates and Camp Date

Region will offer 3 HP Tryout Dates.  You may attend one or more.  Each tryout is $30 and this is non refundable. 

Friday Jan 21st 6-8:30pm at Rock Hill Sports Center (prior to Southern Classic Tournament)

Friday March 4th 6-8:30pm at Rock Hill Sports Center (Prior to Winter Heat Tournament)

Sunday April 24th 3pm-6pm at Cardinal Newman HS in Columbia. 

If chosen from one of the HP Tryouts, HP Camp will be Saturday June 11th. 9am-7pm held at Cardinal Newman HS in Columbia.  

HP Program Details

GOAL:  Helping the Best to get Better! 

MISSION: To identify and promote participation in a quality program that provides a positive and safe athletic environment through a variety of developmental and competitive opportunities for junior players of all ages. To build in our Region a sustainable pipeline  for the advancement of our Region athletes. Through this training life lessons are learned and a love for the game is fostered.

VISION: To develop junior players of all ages across our Region and influence a young generation of leaders through the sport of volleyball as we strive to place every athlete in a university, college and/or national team program that allows them to reach their full potential.

HP BACKGROUND: Region High Performance Programs are the regional branches of USA Volleyball’s National HP Program. Region HP Programs are operated by the USAV Region that sponsors the program in order to provide junior athletes with high-level training and skill development with some of the top coaches from the Southeast region.  Our goal is to have primarily college coaches, with no club affliation.   

Many regions also send teams to USA Volleyball’s High Performance Championships, providing more athletes with the opportunity to compete in the highest level junior tournament available in the United States and the only international tournament sponsored by USA Volleyball. Palmetto may do this in the future, for now, we are focusing on training and improving skill levels of the top players from 12u-17u.  Athletes may only try out and play in their own age group – there is no “playing up.”

 

PALMETTO REGION MISSION: To expand volleyball opportunities for athletes to compete at a higher level and to provide an opportunity to showcase our athletes as the future collegiate and national team prospects.

The Palmetto Region HP Committee is committed to offering our junior players an opportunity to get involved with the USA Volleyball High Performance Program. 

  • Offer 3 tryout dates that any athlete may apply to attend for an opportunity to be invited to the Palmetto HP Camp, to be held in June annually.  Tryout registration will only be $30.
  • Tryouts will be well structured, run by highly qualified coaches, with the goal to be primarily college coaches.  Tryouts will be evaluated by using a state of the art software program, Team Genius to provide scores and rankings on each player.  Parents will receive a report of their player, so you know how they compare within their age group. 
  • Age groups will be
    • (1) 12u< & 13u 
    • (2) 14u & 15U 
    • (3) 16u & 17u  

You must tryout within your age group.  You may attend more than one tryout, if you feel you didn’t do well

 in previous one. Region reserves the right to limit entries to each tryout based on capacity limits.

  • After all tryouts are complete, the HP committee will choose 20 players from each of the three age groups to be invited to the HP camp.  
  • HP Camp will be one day and held June 11, 2022 at Cardinal Newman HS in Columbia, sc.   Cost to the camp is $125.00 Palmetto Region will pick up the cost of $50 toward each chosen HP athlete,  cost of each athlete is only $75.  Participants are responsible for their travel, hotel accommodations if needed and breakfast.  The region will supply lunch and supper.

 Dates of Tryouts . (DEADLINES ARE 2 WEEKS PRIOR)

Players do not need to be participating in the tournament, may attend the tryout separate.  You may attend more than one tryout, registration is required and charged for each.

Not familiar with High Performance? Here are just a few of the great perks:

  • Expose athletes to high-level college (NCAA and NAIA) recruiters who attend the Camp that the Palmetto Region teams attend.
  • Offer a college-like sports athlete experience where athletes learn what it is like to be treated like an elite-level athlete.
  • Be a part of independent travel experience led by highly certified Coaches
  • Gain exposure to elite level coaching provided by the highest coaches. Our goal is to have majority college coaches.
  • Compete and train alongside other all-star calibre athletes from around the Palmetto Region.
  • Play against other all-star athletes from our Palmetto Region and building a player network in the region at the highest playing level.

We want athletes to be able to compete and train against the other top athletes in the Palmetto Region.

The Program has NO Team, Club, Organizational Alliances or Affiliations other than the Palmetto Region Volleyball Association and The National High Performance Championships.

INVITATION
Receiving an invitation means that the athlete has a confirmed spot for the camp if they choose to accept within the 48-hour window. Opportunities in programs are offered 1:1, meaning that the invite is yours and only yours until the 48-hour window has passed. Then the invite is given to the next waitlisted athlete. 

NEED TO CHANGE DATES: 

Email Jimmy at pedenjimmy@gmail.com .  Provide members name, date currently registered for and date you want to move to. 

WAITLIST / ALTERNATES
Waitlist, also known as alternate invitations, will be sent out to athletes at the same time as invitations. A waitlist position is the opportunity to participate in a program only if an invited athlete declines or vacates their offered position. The camp invites may take time to fill, please be patient as staff work to notify waitlist athletes of invitations in a timely manner.

HP Staff will contact waitlisted athletes based on rank and position with an email invitation if a spot becomes available for the camp and initiate program invitation. Please do not email regarding the timing or position of an athlete's waitlist status as we do not release this information.

NO INVITE
While Palmetto Region HP strives to provide many opportunities to participate, unfortunately not every athlete will be afforded an opportunity in a particular year. High Performance Programs are the most competitive volleyball in the United States. Athletes who do not make a program should not be discouraged, with hard work and determination, improvement can be made over time. Every year is a new tryout year and we anticipate athletes’ skill level to change throughout development.  Prior year results are wiped clear and every tryout season all athletes must earn an invitation regardless of prior involvement.

REGISTRATION
All athletes who attend a tryout must preregister for the tryout by the posted deadline date. Tryout registration is $30 and includes the player Skill evaluation and a HP Tshirt.  Walk-ups will not be allowed to participate in a tryout. Though it is not recommended, athletes may attend more than one tryout as long as they pay the preregistration fee.  Palmetto Region reserves the right to cut off registration to any tryout based on maximum capacity of tryout.

Participants will be sent a courtesy email notification reminder of designated Age Group posting dates. Tryout results are communicated in the form of posting program selections. Skill evaluations from the tryouts are included in the tryout fee and can be made available to th Palmetto USA High Performance will be sole Sanctioned USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance Program in the Palmetto Region. The Program allows our region to train and compete under the USA Volleyball National HP Program umbrella. We duplicate the programs, training, and concepts athletes from across the nation can receive if they make a USA Volleyball National Program camp or team. The program will provide additional and unique development opportunities for the Region’s Elite Junior Volleyball Athletes as well as to the Region’s Elite and Aspiring Volleyball Coaches. We operate in full compliance with the USA Volleyball National Team Athlete Development Philosophy. Athletes are selected through a multi-tiered competitive selection process in compliance with USA Volleyball National Team Development Standards.

Palmetto High Performance Program Director

RAFAEL SALAZAR AS PALMETTO REGION HIGH PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

As the Palmetto Region, High Performance Program is scheduled to start on 2020,   "We are pleased to announce that Rafael Salazar, from Augusta, GA will start as the Palmetto Region High Performance Director for 2020," states Jimmy Peden, Palmetto Region Commissioner.

Rafael Salazar has been part of the National HP program (and part of the National Cadre of Pipeline Coaches) since 2014 and coaching volleyball for about 16 years.

This past year (2019) , he was the Associate Head Coach for the National Skills Program in Franklin, TN. 2015 ; A2 Girls Youth National Invitational Team Program (Grand Rapids, MI), 2016 A3 Girls Youth National Training Program (Sonoma, CA), 2017 Slecet National Skills Program (Grand Rapids, MI), 2018 A2 Girls Youth National Invitational Team Program (Colorado Springs, CO)

Rafael will be tasked to hire primarily college coaches to run tryouts and the annual camp.  The goal of the region is to avoid in region club coaches so no conflict of interest arises. 

 

Contact

Palmetto Region Volleyball
 
137 Gardenia Dr. 
Ninety Six, SC 29666
 

(864) 576-3700

 
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