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The NERVA HP program seeks to identify, train and provide a completive opportunity to the top players in our region. The program consists of tryouts, trainings camp and participation in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

What makes NERVA HP different?
This program is subsidized by the New England Region and this allows us to tailor our program to suit the player’s needs. All training that our players receive will be in the same format that the USA National Team uses for its training sessions. This style of training and the intensity of the competition is designed to bring the athletes game to the next level.

How can you become part of this program?
We will be having tryouts for NERVA HP teams.

There will be a combined USAV HP and NERVA HP tryout before the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival.
Girl’s on Thursday March 2nd 4pm – 8pm
Boy’s on Friday March 3rd 4pm – 8pm
Registration for these tryouts can be found at


NERVA tryouts will also be held on the following dates:
Jan 6th 2017 at the CT Convention Center – Boy’s (Junior born in 1997 or 1998)(Youth born in 1999 or 2000)
       CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION                                                                           

Jan 6th 2017 at the CT Convention Center – Girl’s Youth (born in 2000 and after) and Girl’s Select (born in 2002 and after)

Jan 13th 2017 at the CT Convention Center – (Part of the Winterfest players Showcase) – Women’s Junior (born in 1997 and after) Girls Youth (born in 2000 and after)

Registration for these tryouts can be found on webpoint.

What happens after tryouts?
After tryouts players will be selected for the NERVA HP teams. They will than meet once in June to receive their NERVA HP gear and practice with teammates.
The teams will then report to training camp on Friday July 14th at “The Den” Windsor CT.  The teams will be housed at a local hotel and will train together until the teams leave for the USAV HP Championships on Sunday July 16th.
This year the tournament is in Fort Lauderdale FL. The teams will train in Florida on Monday. The tournament starts Tuesday July 18th and ends on Saturday July 22nd. We will fly back to Bradley Airport on Sunday July 23rd.

What is the USAV HP Championships?
This tournament is different from any other junior’s tournament you have played, it is a 5 day tournament. All matches are 3 out of 5 and teams do not have any work team assignments. You will be playing all-star teams from across the country. Teams may also play international teams. You will also be play using international rules (FIVB).

What is the Cost?

All players selected will be charged a fee of $500.
This included camp, housing, airfare, tournament cost, NERVA HP gear.

Who will be coaching?

This year our coaching staff includes:
Mark Thomas – New England College
Stephanie Dragan – Franklin Pierce University
Michael Houlihan – Umass Boston University
Sue Everden – Amherst College

Read about our 2016 team at