Saturday, 13 Jul 2024

Tulsa Awarded 2018 USAV Indoor HP Championships

The City of Tulsa has been selected as the host for the 2018 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships (HPC) to be held from July 24-28 at the Cox Business Center. This prestigious event, which Tulsa previously hosted in 2014, is expected to draw in more than 100 teams and 1,200 athletes competing in eight different age and gender championship brackets.

USA Volleyball Senior Director, Tom Pingel, expressed excitement about the return of the championships to Tulsa, stating, “Tulsa has proven to be a wonderful host for past USA Volleyball events and a growing market for volleyball in the country.”

The HPC serves as a platform for boys’ and girls’ teams from the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline, regional High Performance teams, and international teams to showcase their skills. Over the years, several youth and junior national teams from countries such as the United States, Chile, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Peru, Canada, New Zealand, and Mexico have participated in this event.

Vince Trinidad, the Executive Director of the Tulsa Sports Commission, warmly welcomes the return of the HPC to Tulsa. He stated, “We look forward to promoting Tulsa as a preferred sports destination and hosting athletes, coaches, and fans in Tulsa next summer.”

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The HPC features an international theme and incorporates some variations of FIVB rules. Matches are played in a best-of-five sets format, with most teams competing in eight matches during the event. The tournament also introduces some new FIVB rules, including the primary and secondary libero, and the experimental rule of six total substitutions per set.

Prior to the championships, approximately 400 athletes from the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline will participate in a rigorous five-day training camp, vying for spots on the top teams in their respective age groups. The coaching staff for these teams is composed of experts from the top collegiate and junior programs across the United States, all of whom are part of the USA Volleyball High Performance coaching pipeline.

Tryouts for the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline are scheduled from January to March for boys and from February to April for girls.

FAQs

Q: How many teams are expected to participate in the 2018 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships?
A: The event is expected to have over 100 teams competing in eight different age and gender championship brackets.

Q: Which countries have previously participated in the championships?
A: In addition to teams from the United States, several countries have participated, including Chile, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Peru, Canada, New Zealand, and Mexico.

Q: What are the variations of FIVB rules used in the championships?
A: The HPC incorporates some variations of FIVB rules, such as the primary and secondary libero, and the experimental rule of six total substitutions per set.

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Summary

The City of Tulsa has been chosen to host the 2018 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. This event, which Tulsa previously hosted in 2014, is set to take place from July 24-28 at the Cox Business Center. With over 100 teams and 1,200 athletes expected to participate, the championships will feature eight different age and gender championship brackets.

The return of the HPC to Tulsa has been met with enthusiasm from USA Volleyball and the Tulsa sports community, recognizing Tulsa’s track record of successfully hosting volleyball events and the city’s growing interest in the sport. Notably, the HPC serves as a platform for teams from the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline, regional High Performance teams, and international teams to showcase their talent and compete against top-level competition.

In addition to the competitions, the HPC incorporates variations of FIVB rules, providing an exciting twist to the traditional format of the game. The event also includes a rigorous training camp for athletes vying for spots on the top teams in their age groups, led by expert coaches from renowned collegiate and junior programs across the United States.

The 2018 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships promise to be an exciting and highly competitive event, attracting athletes, coaches, and fans from around the world. As Tulsa welcomes this prestigious tournament, it further establishes itself as a preferred sports destination, showcasing its hospitality, facilities, and commitment to fostering volleyball excellence.

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