USAV HP Announces Girls’ Holiday Camp Rosters The USA Volleyball (USAV) High Performance (HP) Department is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2011 Girls’ Youth and Select Holiday Camps slated for Dec. 26-30.
Photo: Copyrighted by USAV - Athletes at the 2010 USAV HP Holiday Camp
The USA Volleyball (USAV) High Performance (HP) Department is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2011 Girls’ Youth and Select Holiday Camps slated for Dec. 26-30 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Long-time USAV HP coach Jeff Wanderer will serve as head coach of the Girls’ Select Holiday Camp and USAV Girls’ Youth National Team head coach Jim Stone will be the head coach of the Girls’ Youth Holiday Camp.
“I am hopeful the athletes will take full advantage of this opportunity,” Wanderer said. “The athletes at this camp are tremendously talented and our goals will be to train them in advance of the summer programs and to provide them the tools to sustain success in the pipeline.”
Forty-eight of the top-evaluated volleyball players in the United States, in their respective age groups (Youth are girls born 1996-1997 and Select are girls born 1994-1995) received invitations to attend the camp from the USAV HP Department. The goal of the USAV HP Department during the camps is to bring together rising volleyball standouts with some of the top HP pipeline coaches for the opportunity to learn the sport at its highest level.
"I'm looking forward to the Holiday Camp and the opportunity to work with great coaches and players who have potential to be great,” Stone said. “The goal of the camp is to allow players to improve their skills as well as gain an understanding of how the game should be played at a high level.”
Stone has been the head coach of the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team for three seasons and led the 2011 squad to a ninth-place finish at the FIVB World Championships in Turkey. Wanderer serves as head coach at West Hills College and was the 2011 USAV Select Continental Team head coach. This year marks the 10th year that Wanderer has been a coach for the USAV HP Department.
“I am very excited to be a part of such an outstanding staff,” Wanderer said. “This staff has such a wealth of experience.”
“The format of the camp allows for great skill development as well as allowing the players to compete with and against other talented athletes,” Stone said. “The Youth National Team of last year was great at attending and working very hard at these sessions and I thought it facilitated significant improvement. I also appreciate the athletes giving up some of their holiday to contribute to USA Volleyball. It should be a great training camp."
The 2011 edition of the camps mark the ninth year that USAV HP has conducted these training sessions. The Holiday Camps are used as tools to bridge the gap between the summer programs. For more information regarding the USAV Indoor High Performance Programs, click here.