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USAV Selects Phoenix to Host HP Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 7, 2020) – USA Volleyball has chosen Phoenix as the host city for the 2021 High Performance Championship (HPC). This prestigious event, taking place from July 21-25, will feature the rising stars of the USA Volleyball National Team pipeline.

Teams from around the country will converge at the Phoenix Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown, to compete in this thrilling championship. The decision to select Phoenix as the host city was made with great excitement and anticipation.

“We were delighted to choose Phoenix as the host for our 2021 High Performance Championship,” said Jamie Davis, President, and CEO of USA Volleyball. “We look forward to showcasing the future stars of Team USA in a city that has a genuine passion for sport.”

Lorne Edwards, Senior Vice President of Sales & Service for Visit Phoenix, expressed similar enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with USA Volleyball and Team USA as we welcome the 2021 High Performance Volleyball Championship to downtown Phoenix next summer. Our city has a long history of successfully hosting a variety of marquee sporting events, and we are excited to welcome these incredible athletes. As we look towards the future and a return to normalcy after the pandemic, it is vital that we collaborate with our partners to ensure the safe return of these events that greatly impact our community.”

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The USA Volleyball High Performance Championship is a platform that highlights the talent of boys and girls from the USAV National Team pipeline, regional high performance teams, and international teams. Over the years, teams from Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and the United States have participated in the championship. In 2019, the event attracted approximately 145 teams.

Leading up to the HPC competition, athletes from the USA Volleyball National Team pipeline will undergo a rigorous five-day training camp from July 16-20, also taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center. This camp will determine the top teams in each age group.

Dr. Peter Vint, USAV Chief of Sports, emphasized the significance of the High Performance Championship, stating, “This event brings together the best age-group athletes from across the country to compete with and against each other. These ‘Best v Best’ opportunities provide unique challenges and accelerate the development of these promising young players, many of whom may represent our country as members of our National Teams in the future.”

Several current U.S. National Team players, including Tori Dixon, Lauren Carlini, Megan Courtney, Morgan Hentz, Kathryn Plummer, Aaron Russell, and T.J. DeFalco, have previously competed in the HP Championship.

The Phoenix Convention Center has a proven track record of hosting successful volleyball events, having previously accommodated the USAV Boys Junior National Championship and the USAV Open National Championship.

FAQs

Q: When and where will the 2021 High Performance Championship take place?
A: The championship will be held from July 21-25 at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

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Q: What teams will participate in the High Performance Championship?
A: The championship will feature teams from the USA Volleyball National Team pipeline, regional high performance teams, and international teams.

Q: Will there be a training camp before the championship?
A: Yes, there will be a five-day training camp from July 16-20 at the Phoenix Convention Center to determine the top teams in each age group.

Q: Who can compete in the High Performance Championship?
A: The championship is open to talented athletes in various age groups, selected through the USA Volleyball National Team pipeline.

Conclusion

The USA Volleyball High Performance Championship promises to be an exhilarating event, showcasing the brightest talents in volleyball from around the world. As Phoenix eagerly prepares to welcome these exceptional athletes, the city’s passion for sport shines through. This championship is not only an opportunity for the athletes to showcase their skills but also a chance for the community to come together and celebrate the spirit of volleyball.